Nutritional Habits and Oral Health of a Young Woman

A 19-year-old female reports she has rampant caries and plaque biofilm-induced gingivitis. She wants to keep her teeth.

What questions might you ask CT regarding her dietary/nutritional habits in order to better understand her level of caries risk and oral health? Word your questions in the manner you would ask them to CT. And why are these questions important? What is one goal you might suggest for this patient? Explain why you chose this goal. Identify 2 or 3 specific changes (strategies) you might develop with this patient to support the one goal. Make sure your strategies are specific, measurable, and realistic for CT. Explain why you chose these strategies.