Dental problems come in many forms: tooth decay, gum disease, orthodontic problems, and oral cancer.


Many different dental issues can be difficult to detect and cause major problems if left untreated.


There are some dental problems signs that you should keep an eye out for to stay healthy and pain-free.


Brush your teeth with a proper toothpaste and brush for at least two minutes twice per day (DCF).

extended period

Be sure to ask them about this if you’re going to be using fluoride in your mouth for an extended period of time.


The article will go through these issues and what you can do to prevent them, as well as provide a list of some of the most common dental problems with brief descriptions so you know what they are warning signs for. Avoid eating sticky foods and drinks containing lots of sugar (fruits, pickles, soft drinks, etc.) as these can cause lots of dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease by breaking down plaque on the teeth, which are the main cause of dental problems. 


Your dentist may recommend you use natural or artificial fluoride in your mouth to help prevent some problems associated with tooth decay and gum disease.


Spend at least 20 minutes brushing your teeth each and every day (or at least once a day) to prevent plaque buildup on your teeth.

gum disease

This is important as plaque can cause tooth decay, gum disease and dental problems.


Visit your dentist every 6 months to have all of your teeth monitored.

tongue after

Always brush your tongue after you have brushed your teeth to remove any food particles that are stuck between the teeth. Flossing is also advised but it’s important to remember that it may not be enough sometimes since many dental problems can be caused by gaps between the teeth where bacteria can invade germs like this.

Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco.

Seek advice

Seek advice from a dentist on how best to safely floss your teeth as they may recommend a different method due to individual factors such as age, health issues and so forth.


Additionally, smoking also affects your breathing as well as potentially causing other health conditions such as heart problems, lung cancer and lung diseases.

treated teeth

Fluoride is added to many community water supply systems in Australia to help prevent cavities and protect against tooth decay even in people without fluoride-treated teeth.


If you are not sure whether or not your water supply contains fluoride, check with your local water supplier, your dentist or contact the Australian Dental Association.


Avoid eating hard foods that scrape the teeth such as celery and carrots as this can damage your teeth and may lead to problems if you have any weakened enamel on them.

regularly visiting

Dental problems can also be helped by regularly visiting a dental hygienist for teeth cleaning in addition to brushing at home.

These causes for dental problems include tooth decay and gum disease.

dental cleaning

Never refuse a dental cleaning unless you have an appointment booked with a dentist for a different problem and under no circumstances should these appointments be missed without having explained why to the dentist first.

Avoid sugar

Avoid sugar-free gum and toothpastes as they often contain sugar alcohols which are potentially very bad for your teeth.

mouth healthy

To keep your teeth and mouth healthy, it is vital to follow a balanced diet and brush your teeth regularly.

help prevent

Visiting your dentist will also help you to maintain good dental health and can help prevent any complications that may arise.