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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 Bay Breeze Dentistry, you can expect modern dental care paired with old-fashioned friendliness. Our dentist, Dr. Carmen Santana, is a trained expert in dental medicine with over 15 years of experience. She and her team of caring dental professionals can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Carmen Santana

Certified as a Doctor of Dental Medicine, Dr. Santana has been practicing general, cosmetic, and neuromuscular dentistry since 2001. As her family is of Spanish heritage, Dr. Santana speaks fluent English and Spanish.

A former Lexington, KY native, Dr. Santana received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky. Once a Wildcat always a Wildcat! She went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Expanding her dental education, Dr. Santana then completed a one year general practice residency at the Kentucky Clinic and University Hospital and an externship at Harvard University.

Dr. Santana is a member of the American Dental Association and New Hampshire Dental Society. She strongly believes in attending innovative continuing education courses to ensure she remains up to date with the latest advancements in the dental field. The doctor’s intense interest in enhancing her skills may be seen in her extensive attendance at the world-renowned Pankey Institute, Spear Education (an exclusive Faculty Club member), and cutting edge neuromuscular dentistry training conferences. Dr. Santana serves as an advisor to local study groups, providing input on which educational topics should be brought forward to future meetings.

Dr. Santana founded Bay Breeze Dentistry in February 2005 to provide quality dental care to families in the Seacoast area. The practice was designed with and continues to introduce state of the art equipment to provide the best possible dental care, well being, and comfort for the patients.

Dr. Santana is honored to have been recognized by her peers as one of New Hampshire's best dentists.

When not in the office, Dr. Santana enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, family, and friends.

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14 Manchester Square, #215, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 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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