The dental hygienist's guide to nutritional care

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W.B. Saunders Company, 1998 - Medical - 457 pages
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The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care: includes coverage of the food guide pyramid and Dietary Guidelines for Americans; explains the physiologic function of vitamins and minerals, and identifies which nutrients may be deficient or excessive when various dental problems appear; explores nutritional problems encountered throughout the life cycle and examines a variety of cultural food patterns to help you provide appropriate care for clients of all ages and backgrounds; presents Health Applications for common nutrition-related conditions such as diabetes and osteoporosis; includes case studies and care plans to demonstrate how to integrate nutrition concepts into daily client care; and illustrates key concepts through a wealth of color photographs, crisp figures, and descriptive tables.

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Contents

Orientation to Basic Nutrition
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Overview of Healthy Eating Habits
3
Digestion and Absorption
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