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The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care
By Cynthia A. Stegeman RDH MEd RD LD CDE and Judi Ratliff Davis MS CNSD RD LD
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Publisher:  Saunders
Edition:  4th
Published:  February 5, 2014
Binding:  Paperback
Pages:  472
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Product Description:
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!
    NEW! Biochemistry chapter provides foundational concepts that support content throughout the book and also address coverage on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE).

  • NEW! Updated coverage includes new content on fluoride, vitamin D, calcium, the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the new graphic and food guidance system, and the latest research in this dynamic field.
  • NEW! Full-color photographs and illustrations showcase current federal guidelines and exemplify the types of foods that supply various macro- and micronutrients.
  • NEW! Practice quizzes allow you to test your comprehension along with instant feedback and remediation to address strengths and weaknesses.

Author Information

Cynthia A. Stegeman, RDH, MEd, RD, LD, CDE, Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene Program, Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Judi Ratliff Davis, MS CNSD RD LD American dietitian. Director Nutrition Task Force American Heart Association Tarrant County, 1978-1980. Member of Austin Dietetic Association, Texas Dietetic Association, American Dietetic Association.

Table of Contents

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

  1. Nutritional Requirements Affecting Oral Health in Women
  2. Nutritional Requirements during Growth and Development and Eating Habits Affecting Oral Health
  3. Nutritional Requirements for Older Adults and Eating Habits Affecting Oral Health
  4. Other Considerations Affecting Nutrient Intake
  5. Effects of Systemic Disease on Nutritional Status and Oral Health

Part III: Nutritional Aspects of Oral Health

  1. Nutritional Aspects of Dental Caries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
  2. Nutritional Aspects of Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
  3. Nutritional Aspects of Alterations in the Oral Cavity
  4. Nutritional Assessment and Counseling for Dental Hygiene Patients
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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Works great for my class, August 29, 2015
By megan
Thank you! Works great for my class.

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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Five Stars, August 16, 2015
By Kait
Great text book for the dental hygiene nutrition course I am currently taking.

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Got for my daughter to use in college.

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2.0 out of 5 stars.  Two Stars, August 18, 2014
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Not my favorite text book.

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