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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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At Healthy Smiles, Dr. Vlachakis and our team offer a caring approach to family dentistry, employing advanced technology, dental sedation, and a full array of treatment options.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Amy Vlachakis

At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry, Dr. Amy Vlachakis (pronounced Vla-ha-kiss) and her staff strive to make their patients feel like family. Dr. V wants her patients to have the most up-to-date and accurate information available, so they are comfortable making the best decisions for their dental health. Healthy Smiles’ number one priority is the health and wellbeing of their patients.

Dr. Vlachakis has been in Houston for the majority of her life. She graduated from Taylor High School in Katy and continued her education at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Cum Laude honors in both. Dr. Vlachakis also devoted herself to working part time and volunteering at a local hospital as she found her calling for dentistry in those formative years. She then attended and graduated from UTHSC – Houston, Dental Branch, receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Prior to opening her practice, Dr. Vlachakis had worked in general and pediatric practices where she was able to enhance her abilities to work on both adults and children. Dr. V has a passion for treating all patients in need of dental work in her community, young or not as young. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Association. Her philosophy is to learn and utilize the latest technologies that will benefit her patients the most.

Dr. Vlachakis met her husband, Michael, while she was in Corpus Christi studying and he was stationed there for the Navy. They currently reside in First Ward with their two sons, Watson and Baxter. Dr. V enjoys traveling, reading, movies and being surrounded by her close friends and family. She hopes to get the privilege of working with your whole family.

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820 Gessner Road, Ste. 1560, Houston, TX 77024, 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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