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This practical reference introduces basic nutrition as it relates to dental hygiene. Discusses how to assess client's nutritional needs, identify their goals, and help them improve their dietary habits. Information presented reflects the nutritional needs of clients with diverse backgrounds and nutrient requirements. Features useful chapter objectives, case studies, care plans, numerous figures and tables, and a vivid color insert of nutritional deficiencies/excesses of the oral cavity.
The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.
SECTION I: Orientation to Basic Nutrition. Overview of Healthy Eating Habits. The Alimentary Canal: Digestion and Absorption. Carbohydrate: The Efficient Fuel. Protein: The Cellular Foundation. Lipids: The Condensed Energy. Utilization of the Energy Nutrients: Metabolism and Balance. Vitamins Required for Calcified Structures. Minerals Essential for Calcified Structures. Nutrients Present in Calcified Structures. Vitamins Required for Oral Soft Tissues and Salivary Glands. Water and Minerals Required for Oral Soft Tissues and Salivary Glands. SECTION II: Considerations of Clinical Nutrition. Nutritional Requirements Throughout the Life Cycle and Eating Habits Affecting Oral Health. Nutritional Requirements Affecting Oral Health in Females. Other Considerations Affecting Nutrient Intake. Effects of Systematic Disease on Nutritional Status and Oral Health. SECTION III: Nutritional Aspects of Oral Health. Nutritional Aspects of Dental Caries: Causes, Prevention, And Treatment. Nutritional Aspects of Gingivitisand Periodontal Disease. Nutritional Aspects of Alterations in the Oral Cavity. Nutritional Assessment and Counselling for the Dental Hygiene Client. Appendix A: Median Heights and Weights and Recommended Energy Intake. Appendix B: Synopsis of Mineral Elements. Appendix C: Sources of Reliable Nutrition Information. Appendix D: Recommended Journals and Newsletters. Appendix E: Answers to NQ. Appendix F: Dietary Reference Intakes, 1997.