Smiling dental technician holding a odel of a tooth, helping dental patients understand great oral hygiene, like the comprehensive services provided by AKJ Dentistry in Lubbock.

As a service linked closely with Preventative Dentistry, we provide all of our patients guidance on dental and oral hygiene strategies and methods. While there are many great tactics and good habits for everyone to employ, we also understand that your care plan should include discussing oral hygiene for your specific individual situation.

Why Is Oral Hygiene So Important?

It's important to embrace good dental and oral hygiene as part of our daily routine. In addition, it's important to know that both the teeth and the gums are "center stage." Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from structural problems like cavities. Also, three out of four adults experience gum disease or symptoms at some time in their life.

The answer is actually very simple—the foremost way to help prevent cavities and periodontal disease is to adopt good tooth brushing and flossing habits. We love helping all of our patients learn more about the best strategies.

We can help you explore how to develop the very best dental and oral hygiene habits so that your teeth and gums receive great daily care through brushing, flossing and other techniques. Of course, all of this is connected to a great preventative care plan developed specifically for you by our team.