The Impact of Diet and Nutrition On Oral Health
Dental hygienists can help patients improve their oral health by identifying dietary contributors to oral disease, assessing patients for nutrition-related risks, and providing dietary counseling.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define the impact of diet on oral health.
- Discuss how to perform nutritional assessment and provide dietary counseling in the dental setting.
- Identify strategies to help patients understand how dietary changes may improve their oral health.
This course was published in the April 2016 issue and expires April 30, 2019. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.