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: 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…


added on: July 16, 2019

In yoga, many of the poses involve balancing positions. Stances such as Warrior, Tree, and Figure 4 help our bodies focus on its natural balance, its harmony. If you think about it, our bodies were designed, from our head to our toes, for balance. The head balances on our spinal… Read More…


added on: June 24, 2019

Years ago, I completed advanced training in neuromuscular dentistry. This was because, as an advanced care dentist, I desired to enhance our patients’ cosmetic dentistry and restorative procedures with the advantages of optimal “occlusion.” Occlusion describes the intricate balance between the alignment of teeth and its supporting structures. In biting,… Read More…


added on: June 4, 2019

There is a physical reason why people snore. The same physical components also cause some children to snore as well as some breeds of dogs or cats. Snoring is a vibration that occurs in your throat caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. Snoring can be prompted by a… Read More…


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