added on: October 18, 2021

It’s nearly impossible to walk through a store in October and not see gigantic bags of Halloween candy for sale. Even Home Depot has a display. As Mom to two sons, I understand the dilemma that parents have today in helping kids to manage their sugar intake without having them… Read More…


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: September 13, 2021

With the resumption of the school year, Macomb and Oakland County residents are settling back into a routine. The school year and its schedule tends to keep adults within a set timeframe, which helps to make us more organized and focused. Thinking back a year ago, one of the “negatives”… 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 21, 2021

Like most adults these days, I keep a full schedule. Things like spending time to have my car’s tires rotated or getting the oil changed takes a chunk out of my day and always takes longer than I’d hoped. However, I know that not having these tasks done can come… Read More…


added on: July 12, 2021

If you’re a regular reader of my write-ups, you’ve likely become familiar with my unique understanding of the issues surrounding TMJ disorders. As a neuromuscular dentist, I am able to intricately assess the individual structures of patients who display common symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction. To refresh you on temporomandibular… Read More…


added on: June 10, 2021

In our Shelby Township dental office, we pride ourselves on the trusted relationships we have with our patients. For over two decades, people in the Macomb and Oakland County area have relied on us to provide a complete care environment where each feels respected, confident, and always comfortable. Thus, I’d… 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 27, 2021

Long before the pandemic began, it was known that oral wellness is an advantage to overall health. By having a healthy mouth, the body’s ability to keep its immune system in check is supported. When a mouth is overwhelmed with bacteria, it increases the burden of inflammation to the body’s… Read More…


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