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Nutrition for a Healthy Mouth



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  • Nutrition for a Healthy Mouth
    Nutrition for a Healthy Mouth


Written specifically for dental hygiene students, this text provides a solid foundation in basic nutrition and diet information, emphasizes the relationship between nutrition and diet to oral health, and provides information on nutrition and dietary patient counseling. Nutrition is a required subject of study for all dental hygiene students, and is tested on the National Board Exam.

Table of Contents

Preface Section I: Introduction 1. Eating 101 Section II: Major Nutrients 2. Carbohydrates 3. Protein 4. Lipids 5. Vitamins 6. Minerals 7. Water 8. Dietary and Herbal Supplements Section III: Relationship of Nutrition to Oral Disease 9. Diet and Dental Caries 10. Diet, Nutrition, and Periodontal Disease Section IV: Food Guidelines 11. Choosing Foods Wisely 12. Reading Labels Section V: Food for Growth 13. Nutrient Needs for Development, Growth, And Maintenance Of Oral Structures 14. Dietary Considerations For The Lifecycle Section VI: Nutritional Counseling 15. Eating Disorders 16. Nutritional Counseling 17. Nutritional Counseling for Special Patient Groups Glossary Index

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