added on: July 25, 2022

Baby Boomers is a term used to describe a population surge of those who were born post-WW II between the years 1946 – 1964. Starting in 2030, all “boomers” will be older than 65, making up 21 percent of the population (up from 15 percent at present). This gives the… Read More…


added on: April 27, 2022

Seeing is believing. While that’s sometimes debatable, seeing something certainly enhances the ability to verify its existence. One of the advantages of our Cone Beam 3D imaging technology is to give patients the ability to SEE the “inside” areas of their anatomy. In our dental office, that relates to dental… Read More…


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: March 31, 2022

We all have that family member who can, seemingly in a flash, fall asleep. Yours may nod off as soon as he sits down after Thanksgiving dinner. Or, a spouse may frequently (and quickly) fall asleep in front of the television. While the pleasure of sleep occurs more easily for… Read More…



added on: February 15, 2022

As studies reveal more intricacies of the COVID-19 virus, we are learning about what makes an individual more vulnerable and what can create a higher risk of its severity, or death. In the U.S., about 81 percent of COVID-related deaths have been in the 65 and over age group. Risks… Read More…



added on: December 9, 2021

At times, stress or travel can impact our ability to get a good night’s sleep and feel rested and alert the next day. However, the quest for a consistently good quality of sleep is getting harder for American adults to come by. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA):… 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 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…


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