The Dental Hygienist

The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care

The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care, 4th Edition, is specifically tailored to address relevant nutritional concerns for both practicing hygienists and dental hygiene students alike. Written by an author team with experience in both disciplines, this full-color text offers a balanced and comprehensive view of how nutrition affects dental health. In addition to basic nutritional advice relevant for dental hygienists, coverage also includes current nutritional concerns, such as high-protein diets, bottled water versus tap water, the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the new ( graphic and food guidance system. A new chapter on biochemistry expands coverage of a topic that is addressed on the dental hygiene board exam. No other nutritional guide in dental hygiene offers so much!

Paperback, 472 Pages

Published: January 2014

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3765-9


  • Part I: Orientation to Basic Nutrition
    1. Overview of Healthy Eating Habits
    2. NEW! 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. Water and Minerals Required for Oral Soft Tissues and Salivary Glands

    Part II: Considerations of Clinical Nutrition
    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. Other Considerations Affecting Nutrient Intake
    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 Counseling for Dental Hygiene Patients

    Answers to Nutritional Quotient Questions


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