added on: June 27, 2022

For decades, it has been known that using tobacco products is seriously harmful to overall health. Smokers (of any form) are highly susceptible to having a dry mouth. Without a sufficient flow of saliva, bacteria in the mouth breed at a much faster rate. In addition to high risks for… Read More…



added on: February 15, 2022

As studies reveal more intricacies of the COVID-19 virus, we are learning about what makes an individual more vulnerable and what can create a higher risk of its severity, or death. In the U.S., about 81 percent of COVID-related deaths have been in the 65 and over age group. Risks… Read More…



added on: December 17, 2021

Think about the trash can in a kitchen. When the garbage is left too long, it begins to stink. This odor is coming from its rotting contents, which are being saturated with bacteria. So, when the styrofoam and plastic package that chicken came in is tossed in the trash and… Read More…


added on: December 9, 2021

At times, stress or travel can impact our ability to get a good night’s sleep and feel rested and alert the next day. However, the quest for a consistently good quality of sleep is getting harder for American adults to come by. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA):… Read More…


added on: November 11, 2021

“I have always been afraid of the dentist because of childhood experiences. Almost 10 years ago I found Dr. Ban Barbat’s office and all those bad experiences are gone. Everyone is so friendly and cares. The office has worked with me all the time over the past 10 years, without… Read More…


added on: September 13, 2021

With the resumption of the school year, Macomb and Oakland County residents are settling back into a routine. The school year and its schedule tends to keep adults within a set timeframe, which helps to make us more organized and focused. Thinking back a year ago, one of the “negatives”… Read More…


added on: August 9, 2021

A friend recently shared her “maddening” experience during a lengthy flight. Being masked for the long period wasn’t the problem. It was the passenger behind her. “He dropped off to sleep soon after take-off and snored so loudly my headphones were no match for him.” Although the sound of snoring… Read More…


added on: April 27, 2021

Long before the pandemic began, it was known that oral wellness is an advantage to overall health. By having a healthy mouth, the body’s ability to keep its immune system in check is supported. When a mouth is overwhelmed with bacteria, it increases the burden of inflammation to the body’s… Read More…


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