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: April 20, 2022

We don’t know what we don’t know. I learned this early on many times. For example, for years I thought I was cooking the “right” foods for my family. Then, I learned that the apples I was buying were laden with pesticides and the chicken was full of antibiotics.  In… 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: November 3, 2021

For many reasons, oral health has been acknowledged as an essential part of general health. Some factors can make people more susceptible to oral disease, including genetics. For example, genetic makeup can dictate the levels of certain bacteria in the mouth. Some of these bacteria create a higher risk for… Read More…


added on: August 30, 2021

Although our ‘public’ smiles are temporarily concealed behind masks, the masking requirement is one that will be resolved in due time. As vaccination rates go up and boosters are readily available, we will all be able to breathe a little easier and resume the act of smiling! So, why should… 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…


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