added on: January 14, 2021

Men who snore (and those around them) often take it in stride. “It’s a guy thing” or “typical for men,” according to comments of both men and women. However, women who snore are more uneasy with the realization that they snore at all. Snoring occurs from a narrowing of the… 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…


added on: October 7, 2020

Living a healthy life requires (a). eating a balanced diet with moderations on sugar, alcohol, caffeine and fats; (b). getting ample exercise every day; (c). having positive social connections; not smoking; and, (e). getting sufficient sleep. When we think of sleep, however, it’s not just the hours between turning the… Read More…


added on: July 8, 2020

A good night’s sleep… That doesn’t sound like something that should be difficult for American adults. After all, with our busy schedules and non-stop list of to-do’s all day, you’d think sleep would be the easiest thing we do in a 24-hour period. Yet, for an estimated 1 in 3… Read More…



added on: January 6, 2020

After receiving a doctorate in general dentistry and advanced training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, I began to look deeper into a newly-emerging specialty known as neuromuscular dentistry. Neuromuscular Dentistry is based on the understanding that all crainio-facial structures must work harmoniously during chewing, speaking, and in resting positions. Disharmony… Read More…



added on: December 4, 2019

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. This type of apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. Snoring is typically associated with obstructive sleep apnea and often a precursor. Although… Read More…


added on: October 1, 2019

Although you may not associate a Macomb County dental office with helping you get a better night’s sleep, the two are definitely interconnected. The shape of your mouth and position of your jaws have much to do with efficient oxygen intake, especially during sleep while in a reclined position. Breathing… 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…


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