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The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care, 3rd Edition
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The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care, 3rd Edition

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The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care, 3rd Edition, is specifically tailored to address relevant nutritional concerns for practicing hygienists and dental hygiene students. Authored by a team of leading dietitians and dental hygienists, the text provides you with a balanced and comprehensive view of the field. Besides offering basic nutritional advice relevant for dental hygienists, it also covers current nutritional concerns, such as high-protein diets and bottled water versus tap water, and fully incorporates the most recent MyPyramid recommendations from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The full-color text is packed with study aids such as Key Terms and Learning Objectives, and the online Evolve website provides interactive learning activities. The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care really has it all.
  • Multi-disciplinary author team, including registered dental hygienists and licensed dietitians, ensures that you learn the full scope of nutritional care for the dental hygienist.
  • Boxes with information on Nutritional Directions and Dental Hygiene Considerations outline important facts from each chapter that can double as patient educational resources or be used to assess and evaluate a client’s needed dental care.
  • Learning Objectives, Key Terms, and Test Your NQ, a true-false format pre-test at the beginning of each chapter, guide students through the text to reinforce knowledge.
  • Case Applications for the Dental Hygienist near the end of each chapter asks students to think critically about real-life situations they may encounter in practice.
  • Evolve Website includes ready-made instructor resources. Students will benefit from expanded information available as Weblinks, food guides from around the world, and printable forms such as an interactive Food Diary Form and the Dietary Analysis Form.
  • NEW information on relevant cultural issues, such as:

Pros and cons of popular high-protein diets
Vitamin D deficiency in the United States
Vitamin/mineral supplements
Information on bottled water, energy drinks, and sports drinks
  • UPDATED content addresses the newly released MyPyramid dietary guidelines!
  • FULL-COLOR design better illustrates concepts, especially the effects vitamin deficiency can have on the oral cavity.
PART I: ORIENTATION TO BASIC NUTRITION

CHAPTER 1: Overview of Healthy Eating Habits

BASIC NUTRITION

PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS OF NUTRIENTS

BASIC CONCEPTS OF NUTRITION

GOVERNMENT NUTRITION CONCERNS

NUTRIENT RECOMMENDATIONS: DIETARY REFERENCE INTAKES (DRIs)

FOOD GUIDANCE SYSTEMS FOR AMERICANS

DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS

FOOD PYRAMID SYSTEM

OTHER FOOD GUIDES

NUTRITION LABELING


CHAPTER 2: The Alimentary Canal: Digestion and Absorption

PHYSIOLOGY OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

ORAL CAVITY

ESOPHAGUS

GASTRIC DIGESTION

SMALL INTESTINE

LARGE INTESTINE


CHAPTER 3: Carbohydrate: The Efficient Fuel

CLASSIFICATION

PHYSIOLOGICAL ROLES

REQUIREMENTS

SOURCES

HYPER-STATES AND HYPO-STATES

SUGAR SUBSTITUTES


CHAPTER 4: Protein: The Cellular Foundation

AMINO ACIDS

CLASSIFICATION

PHYSIOLOGICAL ROLES

REQUIREMENTS

SOURCES

UNDERCONSUMPTION AND HEALTH-RELATED PROBLEMS

OVERCONSUMPTION AND HEALTH-RELATED PROBLEMS


CHAPTER 5: Lipids: The Condensed Energy

CLASSIFICATION

CHEMICAL STRUCTURE

CHARACTERISTICS OF FATTY ACIDS

COMPOUND LIPIDS

CHOLESTEROL

PHYSIOLOGICAL ROLES

DIETARY FATS AND DENTAL HEALTH

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

SOURCES

OVERCONSUMPTION AND HEALTH-RELATED PROBLEMS

UNDERCONSUMPTION AND HEALTH-RELATED PROBLEMS

FAT REPLACERS


CHAPTER 6: Utilization of the Energy Nutrients: Metabolism and Balance

METABOLISM

THE ROLE OF THE LIVER

THE ROLE OF THE KIDNEYS

CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM

PROTEIN METABOLISM

LIPID METABOLISM

ALCOHOL METABOLISM

METABOLIC INTERRELATIONSHIPS

METABOLIC ENERGY

BASAL METABOLIC RATE (BMR)

TOTAL ENERGY REQUIREMENTS

ENERGY BALANCE


CHAPTER 7: Vitamins Required for Calcified Structures

OVERVIEW OF VITAMINS

VITAMIN A (RETINOL, CAROTENE)

VITAMIN D (CALCIFEROL)

VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL)

VITAMIN K

VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)


CHAPTER 8: Minerals Essential for Calcified Structures

BONE MINERALIZATION AND GROWTH

FORMATION OF TEETH

INTRODUCTION TO MINERALS

CALCIUM

PHOSPHORUS

MAGNESIUM

FLUORIDE


CHAPTER 9: Nutrients Present in Calcified Structures

COPPER

SELENIUM

CHROMIUM

MANGANESE

MOLYBDENUM

ULTRATRACE ELEMENTS


CHAPTER 10: Vitamins Required for Oral Soft Tissues and Salivary Glands

PHYSIOLOGY OF SOFT TISSUES

THIAMIN (VITAMIN B1)

RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2)

NIACIN

VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE)

FOLATE/FOLIC ACID

VITAMIN B12 (COBALAMIN)

PANTOTHENIC ACID

BIOTIN

OTHER VITAMINS


CHAPTER 11: Water and Minerals Required for Oral Soft Tissues and Salivary Glands

WATER

ELECTROLYTES

SODIUM

CHLORIDE

POTASSIUM

IRON

ZINC

IODINE


PART II: CONSIDERATIONS OF CLINICAL NUTRITION

CHAPTER 12: Nutritional Requirements Affecting Oral Health in Females

HEALTH PREGNANCY

LACTATION

ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE AGENTS

MENOPAUSE


CHAPTER 13: Nutritional Requirements During Growth and Development and Eating Habits Affecting Oral Health

INFANTS

DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR GROWTH (CHILDREN MORE THAN 2 YEARS)

TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN (7 TO 12 YEARS OLD)

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Cynthia A. Stegeman, RDH, MEd, RD, LD, CDE, Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene Program, Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH and Judi Ratliff Davis, MS, CNSD, RD, LD, Arlington, TX

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