added on: April 12, 2022

Shelby Township neuromuscular dentist Dr. Ban Barbat is pleased to welcome… SABRINA R. SALIM, DDS Dr. Salim knew she was destined for the dental profession from childhood. She became involved in the dental profession from the time she was in high school, becoming a Certified Dental Assistant in her junior… Read More…


added on: February 8, 2022

After primary teeth (or “baby teeth”) are replaced by permanent teeth, we know that those are the teeth we will live with for the remainder of our lives. Over the course of many lifetimes, however, accidents, injury and decay can lead to losing a tooth. Losing one or two permanent… 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 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: November 5, 2020

The recent Halloween night was a rather eventful one, in addition to the costumes and scary movies. October 31, 2020 was the first Halloween with a full moon since 1944. It also marked the night when the “Fall Back” time change occurred (granting us that wonderful extra hour we all… Read More…


added on: September 21, 2020

As if Americans needed one more health risk to worry about, we are headed into the peak season for colds and flu. Healthy individuals are typically able to get past these. However, with immune systems that are less efficient, older adults find these illnesses aren’t so easy to kick. Developing… Read More…


added on: July 29, 2020

We are what we eat, and many Americans are taking note of WHAT we eat now more than ever. A particular issue that has prompted decades of research surrounds the issue of gluten. Gluten is a protein found in many wheat, barley and rye products.  Some people tolerate gluten fine… Read More…


added on: June 8, 2020

As our planet goes though the challenges of ever-changing viral strains, there is greater awareness of important yet basic actions that make a difference in added protection. Certainly, the practice of thorough hand-washing, surface cleaning and covering coughs and sneezes will never be taken for granted again. We are also… Read More…


added on: May 6, 2020

Following the most recent mandates issued by the Michigan governor, our Shelby Township dental office remains closed through May for all but urgent needs. While we know this period of staying indoors has caused oral wellness concerns for some of our patients, we hope they are following our tips for… Read More…


added on: November 12, 2019

Could psoriasis lead to gum disease? Could gum disease lead to psoriasis? While research has linked oral health to many diseases and conditions in the body, the psoriasis-gum disease connection seems to be one garnering much attention from researchers. And, rightly so. A growing list of other diseases, such as… Read More…


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