The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care

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

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