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There's a better way to treat chronic migraines and headaches

If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know how difficult they are to effectively diagnose and treat. The TruDenta system of diagnosis and treatment was developed to help uncover and resolve the frequently-overlooked causes behind your chronic migraines.

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Uncover the hidden causes of your chronic pain

The TruDenta diagnostic process uses the latest technology to closely examines the nerves, muscles, and ligaments that surround the head, neck, and jaw to find any signs of the inflammation and chronic stress that can lead to constant headaches.

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Get safe and lasting treatment from the doctors who understand your pain

If examination shows that your headaches are actually being caused by musculoskeletal problems, we can help. All TruDenta doctors have years of experience as dental professionals working with the delicate musculature of the jaw, neck, and head—a perfect background to implement TruDenta's process of progressive rehabilitation and physical therapy for the damaged joints and stressed musculature that cause chronic headaches.

Get to the root of your chronic migraines

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When individuals and families in and around Apple Valley, Minnesota are looking for a dentist who delivers the latest dental care techniques and technology in a friendly, welcoming environment, they need to look no further than Brite Smiles Dental Care.

The team, led by Dennis Simmons, DDS, focuses on providing an all-around approach to dental health, from educating their patients on how to maintain excellent oral hygiene at home to performing complex dental procedures if needed.

Oral health education is key for the team. That’s why they proudly offer free consultations and free second opinions to ensure their patients fully understand each treatment recommendation. Brite Smiles Dental Care offers a wide range of restorative and general dentistry services, such as extractions, implants, and sealants, and cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening––but that’s not all they do.

From cleanings to fillings and implants, the attentive team is more than happy to talk you through their complete range of service options and technology. Brite Smiles Dental Care take great care to deliver as comfortable and pain-free dental care as possible. You can look forward to a winning smile with every visit. The practice also accepts most dental insurances and has convenient hours. CallBrite Smiles Dental Care today or schedule an appointment on their website anytime.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Dennis Simmons

With his 45 years’ experience in comprehensive dentistry, patients know they’re in safe hands with Dennis Simmons, DDS, of Brite Smiles Dental Care in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Dr. Simmons did his undergraduate at Hamline University after graduating from Burnsville High School. He was interested in being a dentist at a very young age because he liked the “tools” the dentist had. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, with a Class Honor in prosthetics. Following graduation, he did a three-year internship in periodontics.

His first practice was in Chaska, Minnesota. He followed that by opening a practice in Burnsville. As the owner of Brite Smiles Dental Care he continues his passion for dentistry, to ensure his patients continue to enjoy healthy smiles for years to come.

Dr. Simmons has had a strong commitment to learning throughout his career. He has completed an additional 2,500 plus hours in advanced training in all aspects of dental care. He has advanced training in occlusion, surgery, endodontic, periodontics, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, TMD and TMJ disorders and implantology placement and restoration.

His extensive training and commitment to stay at the forefront of dental innovation have helped him to earn the status of Diplomate from the International Congress of Oral Implantology. This status puts him in the elite among dentists in Minnesota, the Apple Valley, and the southern metro area.

He continues to focus on providing the highest quality of dental care. He is passionate about adopting the most advanced techniques in treatment to ensure that his patients have the optimal care they need to enjoy healthy smiles for a lifetime.

Dr. Simmons’ professional memberships also include the Minnesota Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and the American College of Oral Implantology.

Dr. Simmons enjoys traveling, motorcycle rides, flying airplanes, fly fishing and taking his wife camping out west in her Airstream.

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8977 Hunters Way, Apple Valley, MN 55124, USA

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    The TruDenta Process

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    Bite Force Analysis

    Our proprietary T-Scan technology allows our doctors to precisely assess your mouth and jaw for dental imbalances during opening, closing, and chewing, right down to the amount and direction of the force exerted by each individual tooth.
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    Range of Motion Analysis

    Dental imbalances often cause chronic muscle tension and inflammation, which can in turn limit your head and jaw movement. Our doctors measure and monitor the movement range of your head and jaw to more accurately determine the most effective treatment plan for your symptoms.
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    Headache History Form

    Headaches can occur for many different reasons — in order to find the source of your headaches and determine if the TruDenta treatment process will be effective for you, your TruDenta doctor will speak with you in detail about your past headaches and their specific symptoms.
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    Muscle Exam

    Your TruDenta doctor will locate the latent trigger points in your face and neck that restrict motion and contribute to jaw imbalances — these knots of tense muscle are often missed without a thorough examination.
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    Head Health Questionaire

    Jaw or head trauma can cause a variety of hidden changes in the jaw, neck, and face that may later manifest as stiffness, pain, or headaches. By cataloging any possible sources of damage, your TruDenta doctor can more effectively focus your treatment plan.
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    Therapeutic ultrasound treatment returns circulation to chronically sore and strained muscles by providing gentle heat and increasing blood flow, while the targeted sound waves break up scar tissue and deep adhesions.
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    Trigger Point Therapy

    Manual trigger point therapy decreases and eliminates pain and tension in latent and active trigger points by breaking up muscle knots and increasing blood flow in order to decrease inflammation.
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    Our transcutaneous microcurrent stimulation therapy reduces muscle spasms and their accompanying pain through low-level electrical signals. It also decreases lactic acid build-up and encourages healthy nerve stimulation.
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    Low-Level Laser

    Our cold laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation and accelerates healing of muscle and joint tissue 25 to 35 percent faster than usual, while helping to rebuild natural nerve function.
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