added on: October 27, 2021

We see a number of patients for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, known as TMD. In the general public, this is commonly referred to as “TMJ”, although TMJ is an abbreviation for the jaw joints. The “disorder” part comes in to play when the joints are frequently strained, which can result in… Read More…


added on: September 28, 2021

Any injury that requires an “emergency” visit is traumatic. When it comes to having a tooth “knocked out,” it can be an emotionally complex experience. Dental “avulsion” is when a tooth has been knocked completely out, even if it is hanging by tooth root tissues. Typically, these injuries cause excessive… Read More…


added on: August 18, 2021

For those who wish to replace missing teeth, there are several options to consider. However, the ideal and lasting one is Dental Implants. In our Shelby Twp dental office, we’ve taken certain measures to provide all stages of dental implant placement with advanced skills and technology. The advantages of having… 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: July 12, 2021

If you’re a regular reader of my write-ups, you’ve likely become familiar with my unique understanding of the issues surrounding TMJ disorders. As a neuromuscular dentist, I am able to intricately assess the individual structures of patients who display common symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction. To refresh you on temporomandibular… 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: March 26, 2021

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? This question reminds me of bruxism (bruk-siz-um), a condition that causes grinding and clenching of teeth. Although most people who brux do so during sleep (sleep bruxism), a growing number of American adults are experiencing the problem during waking hours. People who… 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…


added on: December 9, 2020

For people who are familiar with the term “TMJ,” most think of it as a problematic condition of the temporomandibular joints. These joints, located on each side of your head just in front of the ears, get quite the workout all day, every day. They are what connect your lower… Read More…


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