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Educational blog from Dougherty Orthodontics
Harry L. Dougherty DDS, MS has created this informative blog to help educate the community.

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What if Some Kids Need Extractions to Put On Braces?
Posted on 1/30/2020 by Harry L. Dougherty DDS, MS
Although getting braces doesn't necessarily require tooth extraction, there are some situations where it is beneficial for proper alignment to remove one or more teeth. Removing teeth prematurely, however, can actually cause bigger orthodontic problems, such as shifting of permanent teeth to...
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Ways of Avoiding Gum Disease When Wearing Orthodontic Aligners
Posted on 1/20/2020 by Harry L. Dougherty DDS, MS
Getting your teeth straightened with orthodontic aligners offers many advantages over traditional braces, such as being removable and easy to clean. As with any object in your mouth that allows food to collect around your teeth and gums, however, you need to stay on top of your oral care routine...
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We Are Only One Part of Your Oral Care Team
Posted on 12/30/2019 by Harry L. Dougherty DDS, MS
Oral health is one of the most undervalued aspects of our general health. People will focus a lot on the other parts of their bodies and ignore their mouths. However, we have come to see that when your oral health is on point, you can generally expect that you will be quite comfortable and have a...
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