added on: July 21, 2021

Like most adults these days, I keep a full schedule. Things like spending time to have my car’s tires rotated or getting the oil changed takes a chunk out of my day and always takes longer than I’d hoped. However, I know that not having these tasks done can come… Read More…


added on: June 17, 2021

Thank heavens! With the nation finally able to resume gatherings and (best of all) hugs, social events are returning, and just in time for summer’s warm outdoor weather. Socializing is good for us, physically and emotionally. In addition to moving us into more active roles when gathered together, staying involved… Read More…


added on: May 12, 2021

As the 19th year the dental office of Dr. Ban Barbat has awarded the Ban R. Barbat, DDS-PC Scholarship, three 2021 recipients have been chosen. These scholarships are awarded annually to a local high school graduate pursuing a career in the medical or dental field. Dr. Barbat is pleased to… Read More…


added on: May 4, 2021

We are all familiar with the smell of rotting garbage. If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic on a hot day behind a fully-loaded sanitation truck, you know how the scent tends to stick. Although odor coming from a truck that’s hauling garbage makes sense, a rotting odor coming from… 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…


added on: April 15, 2021

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness month. For adults who have regular dental check-ups, a visual and ‘touch’ exam is conducted on an annual basis for early detection of areas that may require a closer look. (see below for signs and symptoms) According to the Centers for Disease Control &… Read More…


added on: March 16, 2021

A neighbor recently had an entry way and adjoining living area repainted. With a new coat of paint, the entire area had a significantly improved appearance. Sometimes, small changes can make a dramatic difference. In our Shelby Township dental office, we often find that is true for smile enhancement. In… Read More…


added on: March 2, 2021

If you’re like many adults in the U.S., the COVID ‘shelter in place’ mandates have helped keep us safe, but not very svelte. According to some studies, more than a third of adults globally gained weight during the shutdown. However, in the U.S., more than 40 percent experienced a weight… Read More…


added on: February 9, 2021

For the most part, Americans are generally proactive in maintaining good health. To minimize the risks for health problems that can result from “what flies through the air” during the cold and flu season, many adults take steps such as annual flu shots, coughing or sneezing into a tissue, and… Read More…


added on: January 26, 2021

It’s becoming a distant memory of yesteryear for those who can recall the “bunny ears” that sat on the tops of televisions. Used to pick up broadcast signals, many baby boomers recall childhood viewing required adjusting the extended rods of antenna or adding aluminum foil for a clear (but often… Read More…


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