For all introductory, clinical, and preventive courses in dental hygiene and dental assisting that cover preventive dental modalities and concepts. Organized for consistency, coherence, and readability, this fully updated text covers all areas of prevention in dental care. It first describes dental diseases and conditions, helping students clearly understand the processes that can be prevented through the use of preventive modalities or ideas. Next, it presents detailed strategies to prevent these diseases and conditions. Throughout, specific target populations are defined and described based upon scientifically valid preventive strategies aimed at their needs. This edition improves student understanding with more photos, illustrations, diagrams, and tables; highlights “fun facts” about the topic; adds a new chapter on the important influence culture plays in preventive dental care; and is supported by many new web-based review questions and case studies for each chapter.
ContentsChapter 1: Introduction to Primary Preventive DentistryChapter 2: Dental Hygiene ScienceChapter 3: Dental Plaque BiofilmChapter 4: Carious LesionsChapter 5: Periodontal DiseasesChapter 6: Oral CancerChapter 7: Dental TraumaChapter 8: Host Defense Mechanisms in the Oral CavityChapter 9: Toothbrushes and Toothbrushing MethodsChapter 10: Dentifrices,. Mouthrinses, and Chewing GumsChapter 11: Self-Care AdjunctsChapter 12: Implant and Denture Self-CareChapter 13: Community Water FluoridationChapter 14: Topical Fluoride TherapyChapter 15: Dental SealantsChapter 16: Nutrition, Dietr and Associated Oral ConditionsChapter 17: Sugar and Other SweetenersChapter 18: Health Education and Promotion TheoriesChapter 19: Tobacco CessationChapter 20: Athletic MouthguardsChapter 21: Technological Advances in Primary Dental CareChapter 22: Pregnancy and InfancyChapter 23: PediatricsChapter 24: Adult Dental CareChapter 25: GeriatricsChapter 26: Medically Compromised PopulationsChapter 27: Populations with Developmental Disabilities