Queen of Dental Hygiene’s Year Two Round Up!

Barbara Tritz
· April 21, 2016 ·

4 minutes

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Thank you to all for reading this blog.  We’ve just completed writing year number two and are closing in on 34,000 page views!  WOW!  For a little old dental hygienist writing about teeth and mouth stuff that’s incredible.  It reinforces to me that people want information beyond the basic floss/brush/cavity lecture.  Instead, you want information you can use. Information on how to be healthier.  Good for all of you!
Here’s an index of the year’s posts. Clicking on the pink words will take you to the article.  Enjoy!

Tooth Decay – why isn’t this extinct by now?

K.I.S.S. Tooth Decay GOODBYE!  has some information that might just do that!

Twelve Top Tips to Tip Top Teeth  (I couldn’t resist- I love alliteration)  Keeping things simple and easy is the only way to make oral health a part of people’s lives.  Just so you know, I don’t spend hours working on my oral health.  Find out what I do to keep my pearlies white 😉

Baby Oh Baby, What Pretty Teeth You Have  and let’s keep it that way!  Easy tools and plans to help keep those baby chompers chomping away!

Oral Care for Dependent Seniors Just like little guys, bigger folk need extra special loving  care as well.

My Achy Breaky Tooth  – when teeth talk at you, you gotta listen.  Crisis prevention.

Teeth and Gums, Clean and Healthy! 

Teeth and Gums, Clean and Healthy!

Habits– they make us or break us!

Make a Dental Habit Stick Like Glue – some helpful hints on changing routines to start new healthful habits.  Doing the same old thing results in the same old problems.

Brace Face – got braces or appliances?  You need specialized tools that fit in all these nooks and crannies. Here’s a super list to help you prevent problems while moving those pearly whites around.

Sleeping revisited –  seems many people have sleep issues, and it shows up on your teeth.

Sleep Like Your Life Depends on it!  – no surprise but it really does.  And included is some new research you just gotta know!!!  Please share with all your friends and family!!  please!

Gum Disease – wish this was extinct too!

Why Do My Gums Need Therapy?   Why indeed? Are they just trying to take your money to line their pockets or do you really need it?

Revolutionary Oral Wellness – I love a rebel, folks who shake things up, think outside of conventional wisdom and move the profession forward.  Meet two ladies who are doing that!

Victory Over Dis-ease – disease such as asthma, jaw pain, and perio are controlled and eliminated with myofunctional therapy, proper breathing training, and Perio Protect trays.  More out of the box thinking. Love being a rebel myself!

Planning Ahead –  If it don’t hurt, why fix it?  Because when it hurts, it’s a crisis!

~Love these clean teeth~

~Love these clean teeth~

The Game Plan  How much do you want to gamble with your teeth and mouth health?  Avoid that crisis, don’t wait.  It’s only a matter of time. Plan so you save money, avoid pain and keep your mouth healthy!

Total Body Health Starts in the Mouth 

The Mighty Tongue – the lowly tongue is actually a mighty important muscle!

Cat Got Your Tongue?  The Problems of Being Tongue and Lip Tied  – This post is one of my most viewed posts with well over 2000 views.  It should be a law in the US that every newborn has their tongue and lip lifted. (It is in Brazil!)  It’s vital for baby’s health to check for lip and tongue ties.  Swallowing and eating are affected. Read on for more.

Dental Hygiene Pearls of Wisdom – I love nuggets of information and I’ve tucked lots of factoids in this post!

Year One Index

Queen of Dental Hygiene’s Year of Post’s – 47 posts in year one! Almost one a week. So much info, my fingers couldn’t type fast enough!


While year two didn’t have as many posts, I have been busy taking continuing education courses.  With over 70 hours of CE, there’s a lot of reading and processing to do so I can then share with you all this fabulous information.  Year three – I have lots of ideas for topics we haven’t addressed yet such as fluoride, and root canals, as well as more in depth information and research on periodontal disease.  If you have burning questions or suggestions for an article, I’d appreciate hearing from you.

It’s been fun and rewarding to share this information with you.  Thank you for reading and giving me feedback.  I truly love hearing from my readers, both local patients as well as from all over the world!  The internet is a miraculous invention.

Fish and Chips in a London Pub

Fish and Chips in a London Pub


Thanks again,

Til next time,
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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  1. Jeremiah Parker

    I had total elbow replacement surgery 6 years ago. about a year ago the joint was infected with bacteria the experts say originated in the teeth and gums. The prostesis had to be removed and I was treated with intravenous antibiotics for 6 weeks(2 types of antibiotics)then a new replacement was inserted several weeks later. Now after all of this that you probably just as soon not heard my question is I had bad teeth and had a total upper plate and am wanting to have the lower teeth extracted also will the removal of all my teeth eliminate the bacterial infections so as to keep my elbow healthy.

    • Barbara Tritz

      Great question! and good for you for exploring deeper and questioning why they didn’t require your dentist’s clearance before the first joint replacement.
      So, my answer: Maybe, but probably not. I know that’s not what you want to hear but the perio pathogens do infect the surrounding tissues as well as going into the bone. My suggestion is to find a biological dentist that will look deeper into this, do perio pathogen testing, and even a CT scan. The tissue and bone may need to be excavated and remove the deep infection, use ozone and then place PRF into the extraction sites to help heal the tissues/bone. This is too important to do half way. I would suggest you look at the IAOMT website and find a biological DDS. If you need help finding the right dentist, let me know.
      All the best,


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