added on: September 20, 2021

In September 2020, the New York Post ran an article addressing the statistics of adults in the U.S. who are not drinking enough water during the day.  https://nypost.com/2020/09/03/most-adults-dont-drink-enough-water-every-day-do-you/ More than half of adults in the United States don’t drink enough water, according to a poll of 2,000 people. Just 22… 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: 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…


added on: July 27, 2021

For most adults, losing a tooth is an emotional issue. Tooth loss can create worries over appearance, subsequent tooth loss, worry of costs for replacement and maintenance, and chewing dependability. Although tooth loss with age should never be deemed a ‘normal’ occurrence, it is fairly common. As with almost anything… 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…



added on: May 12, 2021

As the 19th year the dental office of Dr. Ban Barbat has awarded the Ban R. Barbat, DDS-PC Scholarship, three 2021 recipients have been chosen. These scholarships are awarded annually to a local high school graduate pursuing a career in the medical or dental field. Dr. Barbat is pleased to… Read More…


added on: May 4, 2021

We are all familiar with the smell of rotting garbage. If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic on a hot day behind a fully-loaded sanitation truck, you know how the scent tends to stick. Although odor coming from a truck that’s hauling garbage makes sense, a rotting odor coming from… Read More…


added on: April 6, 2021

Finally, Spring has arrived in Michigan! The weather is warming and heavy coats and gloves are being shed for less layers and shorter sleeves. Spring’s warm up allows people to get outdoors more and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine; good for both body and soul. Yet, after a year… Read More…


added on: March 26, 2021

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? This question reminds me of bruxism (bruk-siz-um), a condition that causes grinding and clenching of teeth. Although most people who brux do so during sleep (sleep bruxism), a growing number of American adults are experiencing the problem during waking hours. People who… Read More…


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