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Are you brushing your teeth every day? No toothache or any oral/dental problems but experiencing some of the following?

  • Grinding and clinching of teeth (during sleeping or while awake)
  • Inability to open your mouth wide or limited mouth opening
  • Tension or tenderness in your cheek muscles (especially first thing in the morning)
  • Bleeding of gums during or after brushing your teeth
  • Painful gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Persistent bad breath even after brushing
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Dry mouth
  • Burning sensation in the mouth
  • Dry nasal passage
  • Problems with swallowing
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Clicking/crocking sound or propping sensation when you open your mouth to yawn or laugh
  • White, gray, brown, or black spots on the teeth
  • Moderate to severe sensitivity in a tooth when you take in hot or cold foods or beverages
  • Pain or irritation from a tooth coming in at an awkward angle and rubbing against your cheek, tongue, or top or bottom of the mouth
  • Spacing of teeth due to movement

If you are experiencing two (2) or more of the above signs and symptoms, you need to visit a distinguished dentist to prevent major oral/dental problems.


If you think you don't have any oral/dental problems but try to check if you are practicing/experiencing any of the following?

  • Sleeping less than eight hours a day
  • Frequent eating of dark colored cakes, chocolates or other dark colored foods
  • Frequent drinking of coke, tea, cola and other dark colored beverages
  • Smoking of any cigarettes/cigars/pipes
  • Frequent drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Stressful daily activities
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Brushing teeth only once a day
  • Brushing your teeth for less than two (2) minutes at a time
  • Dependent on the use of mouthwash/mouth rinses daily to freshen breath
  • Using of a non-recommended toothbrush from your dentist
  • No knowledge in proper brushing of teeth
  • Habitual thumb sucking, biting of nails or some other items
  • Frequent use of toothpicks
  • Frequent eating of chicharon and some other hard foods.
  • Difficulty in eating hard foods

If you are practicing/experiencing two (2) or more life style activities above, you need to visit a dentist to correct bad oral habits and prevent dental problems that could result to future health problems.


Bright Smiles Oral Care Center
Unit 6, 2/F One Mango Avenue Building
General Maxilom Avenue
Cebu City, Philippines, 6000

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09:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
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