Nuggets of News You Can Use

Barbara Tritz
· June 1, 2023 ·

3 minutes

Hello Readers!

I have so many articles and information I want to share with you! So, I am planning something different – for the next 30 days, I will post a daily new blog article with actionable information on all things revolving around biological dental health. “News” you can use immediately. Hope you learn lots and enjoy these shorter snippets of all my favorite topics! Let’s start with why I have embraced Biological Dental Hygiene.

Being Bio-Logical

What is a biological dental hygienist?

I found my way to biological hygiene because what I was doing clinically, and having my patients “do” at home was not working. Their gums were still bleeding, they still had periodontal disease and they were still getting new cavities. I knew I needed to dig deeper to find out why what I was told would work was not working. This led me to the phase contrast microscope,and ozone, and then I found my dental forever home in “biological dental health”. It has made all the difference in how I help my patients on their heath journey to be their healthiest best selves.

A biological dental hygienist is a dental health professional looking for the root causes of dental diseases. We embrace a more holistic, natural and science based philosophy of dental care. We treat conservatively and safely in the least toxic ways possible to ensure we have the least impact on the terrain of the body. We look deeper at the oral-systemic connections and strive for whole body health. For a healthy body you must have a healthy mouth.

While there is no degree in “biological” dental hygiene, there are two groups that I work with: International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicolgy and the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. Both groups offer training for dentists and dental hygienists to learn more about the root causes of dental issues.

How does my biological dental hygiene practice differ from a “traditional” dental office?

We start with more indepth medical and dental histories, and spend time talking to patients to find out their goals, concern, and health issues. This is the first step in the deep dive. Finding out what is wrong, why it happened and then how we can help on their healing journey.

We do more testing, both chairside phase contrast microscopy, along with laboratory diagnostic and salivary tests.

Phase Contrast Microscopy-Seeing is Believing

We use digital radiographs, and digital scanners.

We work closely with our patient’s primary care doctor.

We are fragrance-free, fluoride-free, gluten-free, metal-free, sugar-free and sodium lauryl sulfate free.

We use ozone therapies, laser therapies, ultra sonics, and guided biofilm therapies.

Guided Biofilm Therapy is so very gentle and teeth feel so clean.

We focus on prevention with lots of time for oral hygiene instructions.

We recommend more frequent recare appointments.

We work closely with our patients to find the best oral selfcare routines so they are truly healthy.

Biological Dentists use minimally invasive drills, air drills, lasers, ozone, and practice “Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Techniques” to safely remove and then replace mercury-silver fillings with composite fillings or porcelain crowns.

We use the patients own stem cells to help heal after extraction of teeth.

We are airway focused. We use the least invasive tools and protocols to grow and expand jaws and airways.

We refer often to ENT/GI doctors/ Allergists/Myofunctional Therapists/Chiropractors/Body workers/and anyone else who can help our patients.

We request blood work and other testing to find out where the problems are located in the body.

Our goal is to prevent problems before they start.

My mantra is “Test, Teach, Treat, Repeat” until the slide is healthy with good bacteria and the tissue and mouth appear healthy.

Spirochetes, sticky red blood cells and this crazy mass of swarming bacteria are not present in a healthy mouth.

Being biological means finding the “why”. Everything we do is backed up by science. At Green City Dental, we even participate in science research.

The longer you wait to treat an issue, the harder it is to treat. Tooth decay and bleeding gums are not part of a healthy mouth. Prevention is best. If there’s a problem, please don’t wait. Health is priceless.

To find a biological dental office near you – For Patients – IAOMT

Til Tomorrow,

Barbara Tritz BRDH

The Happy Biological Queen Of Dental Hygiene

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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