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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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Since 1980, the staff of Coastal Dentistry has provided Morehead City, New Bern, and Havelock patients with the best oral health care and treatments available. It is equally important that our patients feel at ease, comfortable, and safe while at our office. Dr. Cliff Schweitzer believes in providing down-to-earth and practical dentistry. He understands that each person is different and requires his or her own personalized treatment. We encourage personal responsibility with gentle reminders and are always available to answer questions and resolve any concerns. Our incredible staff is happy to welcome new and existing patients alike. Once you enter our office, you are family and treated as such.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Cliff Schweitzer

I feel blessed to have the opportunity to contribute to so many people’s lives. I always want the best for my patients, for them to leave with the most brilliant, healthiest smile possible, as well as the ability to keep it that way for a lifetime. I believe in providing compassionate care and have the honor of working beside some wonderful people every day. I can count on them to be on the same page as me. It is a pure joy to come in day after day knowing that I will be able to help others.


I began my dental career while an undergrad at Elizabeth City State. I worked as an orthodontic assistant while earning my Bachelors of Science. I then attended University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, where I graduated with honors in 2003 with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations

I strongly believe in the value of continuing education because of the many exciting developments in dentistry. It is a key to providing my patients with the best oral care available. I find myself learning something new every year to stay abreast of the new technologies and techniques. I have also trained in conscious sedation and was certified in Lumineers® and CEREC®.

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I am originally from Manhattan Beach, CA. I moved to Newport, NC, soon after graduating in 2003. I currently live with my incredible wife and our three children. In my free time, I enjoy fishing, playing games, dancing, and being with my family.

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405 N 35th St, Morehead City, NC 28557, 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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