Jody Wrathall, DDS, MS

3020 Old Centre Rd Portage, MI 49024

Phone: 269.323.8016

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What was your favorite part of summer?

September 22, 2022

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It’s the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and our team is sure that you’ll soon be thinking about Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving plans in no time. But wait! First, we want to know about your favorite parts of…
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Can a Night Guard Mean Sweet Dreams for Your Child?

August 25, 2022

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Sometimes the reason for a poor night’s sleep is obvious. Maybe your child watched a scary movie. Or loaded up on sugar before bed. Or can’t get to sleep after a night of computer screens or video games. Not much we can do about these problems. Sometimes, though, the cause of your child’s sleep difficulties…
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Top Five Dental Myths

August 11, 2022

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Sometimes the line between fact and fiction is easily blurred. This is certainly the case when it comes to dentistry, where myths and misconceptions abound. In a bid to put an end to health hoaxes, here are five dental myths to chew over. Sugar Is the Number One Culprit of Tooth Decay Sugar will rot…
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What should I do if my child has a toothache?

July 14, 2022

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Toothaches in children can be tricky ordeals that cause distress for both the child and the parent. You may feel helpless and frustrated because you cannot pinpoint the location of the pain. It is so hard to see your little one experience discomfort and feel like there is nothing you can do about it. But…
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Smile! June marks National Smile Month!

June 16, 2022

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Can you believe it’s already June? Today, our team thought we’d let you know that June is National Smile Month, so it’s a good time to remind all our young patients to practice proper oral hygiene between their visits to our office! Below are a few simple steps your child can take to improve his…
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Providing the Right Dental Care for your Children

May 19, 2022

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You already know that we recommend you come in for a checkup and cleaning at least every six months, but do you know what your child’s dental needs are? From the time children are babies and growing in their first teeth, their oral health care needs may be different from adults. It’s important to know…
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Summer is Almost Here: Tips for a bright, white smile!

May 5, 2022

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Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner for our patients! Everyone wants a glowing and radiant white smile when the sun comes around and we have a few reminders to keep your pearly whites healthy and beautiful over the summer! Try to…
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April is National Facial Protection Month

April 7, 2022

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The Importance of Facial Protection Americans from all walks of life should mark April as National Facial Protection Month on their calendars. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy for Sports Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have combined forces to sponsor this annual campaign, which aims…
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March is National Nutrition Month!

March 10, 2022

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While you don’t have to wait to start eating right, March is the month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks everyone to pay special attention to what goes into our bodies. The Academy has designated the month of March for focusing the public’s awareness on what they eat. What Not to Eat The academy…
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