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…


added on: April 23, 2019

The weather is finally improving and Michigan residents are getting out and enjoying sunshine and fresh air again! After a long winter, the warmth feels good to body and soul. However, with warmer weather, we can no longer conceal those extra pounds under coats and sweaters. Thus, the realities of… Read More…


added on: March 27, 2019

Many of us remember Dad stretched out on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon, finally getting a well-deserved nap. Some of us remember his slumber with occasional snoring. Others may recall loud, window-rattling snores that our Mom amazingly endured nightly (which may have eventually parted them to separate bedrooms). Heavy… Read More…


added on: November 26, 2018

Over the past few decades, researchers have learned that the quality of one’s sleep has a great deal to do with overall health. Once thought that the brain was dormant while sleeping, it is now known that the brain is very active, especially during REM sleep. REM is an acronym… Read More…


added on: October 31, 2018

Sleep loss, even sporadically – such as from jet lag, or regular sleep disruptions experienced by shift workers – have been associated with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome (conditions including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels… Read More…


added on: September 5, 2018

For many people who snore heavily or have sleep apnea, an oft-prescribed remedy is a C-PAP device. Although effective and deemed the “industry gold standard” for restoring restful sleep, these devices are so encumbering that consistent use is not always the norm. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the soft… Read More…


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