Common Problems

6 Common Dental Problems for All Ages

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

common dental problemsThis is a case where the lower jaw is less prominent than the upper jaw, making the upper front teeth stick out more than the lower front teeth (i.e. overjet). This condition predisposes upper front teeth to trauma and chipping.

Deep Overbite

With this condition, the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth excessively. In some cases, lower incisors bite into the gum behind upper anterior teeth, which causes damage to the gums and bone around the upper teeth. Deep overbite contributes to premature wear, chipping, and shortening of front teeth.


Crossbite is a condition where the upper teeth are trapped behind the lower teeth. This is one of the common dental problems that cause an improper relationship between the upper and lower dentition, which results in asymmetric jaw growth, excessive tooth wear, and strain on TMJ. A common cause of such a bite is a narrow upper jaw.


Crowding is a very common problem and can present itself in many ways – overlapping teeth, teeth that can’t erupt and are trapped in bone, and teeth erupting sideways. It may be caused by large teeth developing within small jaws, premature loss of baby teeth, and sometimes by bad oral habits.

Open bite

This is a condition that is an exact opposite of a deep bite. It is also one of the common dental problems wherein the upper and lower teeth have no contact in the front while also having a visible gap between them. Although there are various reasons for open bite development, the main cause in children is a thumb-sucking habit. This type of bite interferes with the proper chewing of food and can result in significant speech problems.


A spacing problem can develop for various reasons, including loss of permanent teeth, the small size of teeth within large jaws, oral habits, and many more. It can cause several issues such as persistent trapping of food which causes trauma to the gum and results in recession and bone loss around the teeth.

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