Healthy Teeth-Healthy Body: How to Improve Your Oral and Overall Health (150 pages)

 

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Healthy Teeth-Healthy Body : Detailed Table of Contents

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Introduction ............................... ...............................................................Page iv

 

Chapter 1  Know Thy Enemy: The Truth about Dental Disease .............. Page 1

Tooth Decay—The Inside Story  2 •  Acid & the Beginning of

Decay  6  •  When Acid Meets Dentin  3  •  Susceptible Areas  4

 

Chapter 2  Gum Disease......................................................................... Page 18

The Cause of Periodontal Disease  9  •  Classifying Gum Disease

20  •  The Sad Story of Periodontal Disease  25

 

Chapter 3  Oral Self-Examination .......................................................... Page 36

What you Need  37  •  Getting a Feel for the Procedure  39  • 

Part 1: Your Gums  41  •  Part 2: Your Teeth  45  •  Part 3: Your

Tongue, Glands and Saliva  60  •  Other Diseases of the Mouth  66

 

Chapter 4  The Tools of Your Trade .......................................................Page 68

Why Use Tools?  68   •  The Free Tools  69  • Traditional Dental

Tools  69  •  Pastes for Special Problems  83  •  Something to Think About  91

 

Chapter 5  Your Personal Home Care Program ......................................Page 92

All about Brushing  93  •  Your Brushing Pattern  95  •   Down

To Business: How to Brush  97  •  Dry Brushing  101  •  Which

Technique should You Use?  101  •  About Flossing  102  •  How

to Floss  103  •  Water Irrigation  108  •  Toothpicks  111  •  Dis-

closing Agents  112  •  Rinsing & Gargling  113  •  Cleaning the

Tongue  114  •  Special Situations  115  •  Tips for the Disabled

118   •  Hygiene Away from Home  120  •  Your Home Care

Checklist  122

 

Chapter 6   Working with the Dental Hygienist ...................................Page 123

What Your Dental Hygiene Therapist Does for You  124  • 

Your Role  126  •  Getting Down to Business  131  •  If You

Require Periodontal Surgery  137  •  The Recall Program  138  • 

The Cost of Hygiene Therapy  140

Glossary..............................................................................................Page 141

Index..................................................................................................Page 146

 

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