Queen of Dental Hygiene’s Year of Posts! Happy Anniversary!

Barbara Tritz
· March 31, 2015 ·

3 minutes

Wow!  This week marks the one year anniversary of the Queen of Dental Hygiene blog!  I’ve got 47 posts on a wide variety of topics.  I’ve learned so much, hope you have too.  Just when I think I’ve exhausted my repertoire, along comes a patient with a question or comment.  That gets me thinking- “Ohhh, what a great idea for a blog post”.  I’ve enjoyed writing, researching, learning and then sharing these with you.  So far I’ve had 6,700 pageviews.  Not bad for a small town dental hygienist writing about teeth, gums and bad breath!  Thank you everyone for your comments, ideas, encouragement and support.  Today’s post will be a directory of the year, organized by categories.


Buteyko Breathing Course - We learned so much!

Buteyko Breathing Course – We learned so much!

Introduction- who I am, why I do what I do, and where I do it.  I love my profession, and hope it shows.

I Love my Job, Second Introduction!
Get that Great-Smile 
Just a Cleaning, Please
Bragging Right from A to Z
Disclosure and legal stuff


Tooth Decay/Cavities/Causes/Preventing Cavities.  Tired of drill, fill, and bill?  So am I!  and I had a lot to say about it!

Tooth Decay is Not Okay
Brushing More is Not the Cure
Mouth Magic
Elixir Fixer for Your Dry Mouth
Conquering Cavities in Kids
The Other Ozone Layer
Tooth Decay, What’s pH of to do with it? The Final Wrap up, for Now

Your Tongue – does it Burn, is it Tied, and have you Cleaned It?

Gum Disease, Bleeding Gums, Bugs that cause Bleeding Gums.  Healthy gums do NOT bleed, ever, even when they get cleaned.  Bleeding gums= inflamed arteries. Be sure yours are healthy!  Lots and lots to say about this!

Rethink that Pink in the Sink
It’s a Small, Small, Extra Small World (and so cool to watch!)
I’m Still Learning What the heck is plaque?  Folks must really want to know, this one has almost 500 pages views!


The Oral-Systemic Connection:  It’s not on any map so how do you get there?

The Toothbrush  My preference is the electric kind, just like I prefer an electric screw driver or an electric mixer.  Who does that stuff by hand anymore?  Power tools just do a better, faster job.


Tools of the Trade  Find what works for you.  No lectures here!

Bad Breath! Wish mouthwash fixed this, but it doesn’t.  Learn what can be done.

Addressing Kissability

Kissability (Not Really a Homemade DIY Fix)

Mouth Breathing/Tongue Thrusting/Super Burps/Sleep apnea, even in children- Yup, all related.  Wish I’d known this sooner, be glad you know now!

Pretty White (CLEAN) Teeth  Who doesn’t want that?

More Teeth Information- Get Rid of Sensitive Teeth, for Good  In order to stop sensitivity, you gotta know the cause!  Listen when teeth “talk”.  They really are trying to tell you something important.

The Dark Side of Oral Piercing  This is what they don’t show you at the piercing parlor.

The Good, the Bad and the VERY  Ugly of Oral Piercing 

Conquer your Dental Fears and Phobias  Your dentist wants you to be healthy, and not going just makes it worse.  Finding the right dentist can make all the difference.

Healing From Within-  your “Fuel” Matters  So which is better: cookies or fruit…

Let’s make Oral Cancer Extinct  Screen yourself just like they recommend for breast cancer.

Dental Appliances: the Care and Feeding of   Not a doggie chew toy, have I said this enough?

Dentures, Retainers, Bite Guards, Aspiration Pneumonia, Oh My!

THANK YOU for reading!  If you have any questions, let me know!
Keep Smiling,

Hello, I'm Barbara Tritz

Unveiling the Stories Behind Dental Hygiene

Loving science, especially biology, from an early age, Barbara is a registered dental hygienist, certified biological hygienist, and orofacial myofunctional therapist. In 2019, she received the Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician Award from the American Dental Hygienist Association.

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