added on: October 26, 2020

Although we would hope our perception of others is based on inner qualities – things like kindness, ethics, honesty – it’s hard to deny that physical appearance is a factor in our initial impressions of others. If you feel drawn to attractive people more than the “average” ones, your feelings… Read More…



added on: September 1, 2020

Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. Typically, people with extensive dental needs understand how they ended up there. Like many, ‘preventive dentistry‘ (regular care that helps people avoid problems from occurring) is set aside because it seems less urgent than others. Because dental problems often begin without obvious symptoms, the… Read More…



added on: February 27, 2020

It’s normal to “back burner” things we don’t like doing. Some people dread doing their taxes, postponing the task until the last minute. Some people go to the grocery store only when they are running low on food. Many of us know people who put off doing the laundry until… Read More…


added on: January 20, 2020

Since your smile is one of your most prominent facial features, it makes sense that something unnatural in appearance would stand out a great deal. Over the years, though, I’ve seen a number of cosmetics-gone-wrong cases, such as in the repair of a gap between front teeth. I’ve seen where… Read More…


added on: November 20, 2019

Accidents happen. But, when they involve front teeth — your “smiling” teeth, an accident (or injury) can leave people with a lifelong ordeal. While cuts, bruises and broken bones heal, permanent teeth that are “knocked out” don’t. Lost teeth are truly a loss. Upper teeth that are most visible in… Read More…


added on: October 9, 2019

For a number of reasons, adults occasionally lose teeth. Some more than others. Although the expectation in the U.S. is that it’s normal to lose teeth as we age, it certainly shouldn’t be. Through proper oral hygiene at home, regular dental visits, a healthy diet, and keeping the mouth moist,… Read More…


added on: September 25, 2019

Serving patients throughout Macomb County, Oakland County, and beyond, the Shelby Township dental office of Ban R. Barbat, DDS is known for offering advanced dentistry for all ages. To minimize treatment time, speed healing, and optimize treatment outcomes, Dr. Barbat and her team utilize some of the most advanced techniques… Read More…


added on: August 29, 2019

When a child has a toothache, the parent seems to ‘feel’ the discomfort the most. After all, no parent wants to see their child in pain. Even though ‘baby’ teeth will be replaced eventually, these young teeth can develop cavities as easily as ‘adult,’ or primary teeth. Baby teeth emerge… Read More…


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