I am Joy Lantz and I’m the founder of Hygiene Nerds. I’ve been a registered dental hygienist since 1998. One of the biggest things I have seen change is the amount of options that my patients have in the dental aisle. It’s so confusing! With the swarms of brushes and pastes to pick from, how do you know what’s right for you and your mouth?! It’s my mission to explain the difference between all of these products. My goal is to help you narrow down what will work best for you, no matter what your concerns are. Sometimes, there is great merchandise on the market that will work wonderfully. If you don’t know what they are or what they do, the hesitation to try it may be there. I love investigating new things in the dental world and passing on that information to my patients in the office. Hopefully this page can educate and assist you in choosing the right products for your mouth.