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The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care, 6th Edition

ISBN: 9780323797009
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Learn how to apply nutritional principles to promote optimal patient care! The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care, 6th Edition, explains how teaching proper nutrition can improve oral and systemic health. Case studies and clear, full-color photos and illustrations provide a basis for assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of patients. In addition, a solid foundation in nutrition prepares you for the subject’s increased emphasis on the NBDHE examination.
Key Features
  • NEW! Incorporation of the latest federal nutrition standards and initiatives includes Healthy People 2030 and the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Clinically relevant applications to dental hygiene include a focus on patient education and dental hygiene considerations.
  • Vitamin and mineral content is presented based on the oral effects of micronutrients.
  • Case studies and Health Applications in each chapter demonstrate how nutrition concepts can be applied to specific patient situations.
  • Robust practice opportunities allow you to test your comprehension and apply what you’ve learned.
  • Key terms are highlighted in each chapter and defined in the glossary.


Part 1: Orientation to Basic Nutrition

1. Overview of Healthy Eating Habits

2. Concepts in Biochemistry

3. The Alimentary Canal: Digestion and Absorption

4. Carbohydrate: The Efficient Fuel

5. Protein: The Cellular Foundation

6. Lipids: The Condensed Energy

7. Use of the Energy Nutrients: Metabolism and Balance

8. Vitamins Required for Calcified Structures

9. Minerals Essential for Calcified Structures

10. Nutrients Present in Calcified Structures

11. Vitamins Required for Oral Soft Tissues and Salivary Glands

12. Fluids and Minerals Required for Oral Soft Tissues and Salivary Glands
Part II: Application of Nutrition Principles

13. Nutritional Requirements Affecting Oral Health in Women

14. Nutritional Requirements during Growth and Development and Eating Habits Affecting Oral Health

15. Nutritional Requirements for Older Adults and Eating Habits Affecting Oral Health

16. Food Factors Affecting Health

17. Effects of Systemic Disease on Nutritional Status and Oral Health
Part III: Nutritional Aspects of Oral Health

18. Nutritional Aspects of Dental Caries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

19. Nutritional Aspects of Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease

20. Nutritional Aspects of Alterations in the Oral Cavity

21. Nutritional Assessment and Education for Dental Patients
Answers to Nutritional Quotient Questions