Jody Wrathall, DDS, MS

3020 Old Centre Rd Portage, MI 49024

Phone: 269.323.8016

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The Root of the Matter

February 24, 2022

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A strong, healthy smile is built on a strong, healthy foundation. Let’s take a moment to explore just what creates that foundation—your roots. The Root of the Matter The visible part of your tooth is called the crown. And while we spent the great majority of our time thinking about what goes on above the…
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The Importance of Oral Health Care for your Child

February 10, 2022

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so it’s a great time for our team to talk about the importance of getting proper oral health care for your children. Oral health has been closely tied to the overall health of our entire body, so making sure that our children have the best oral health care…
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How do I make my child’s diet safe for his or her teeth?

January 27, 2022

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The food you feed your child can have a lasting effect on his or her oral health. In fact, diet plays a major role in whether a child develops cavities and decay, which can lead to many dental visits and potential tooth loss. So what should you feed your child to ensure he or she…
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Periodontal Disease in Adolescents

January 13, 2022

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Our team knows that periodontal disease isn’t something exclusive to adults. It can affect adolescents as well. Gingivitis, which is a milder form of periodontitis, is a form of periodontal disease, and a warning that more serious problems may arise. Untreated gingivitis can develop into full-blown periodontitis. The Canadian Academy of Periodontology (CAP) explains that…
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New Year’s Day Every Which Way

December 30, 2021

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In most parts of the world, January 1 marks the beginning of a new calendar year. Though customs and celebrations may vary by religion, personal desires, and country, everyone who observes it look forward to a year full of possibility and new opportunities. Take a look at how different countries ring in the New Year!…
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Sealants Protect Your Child’s Teeth from Decay

December 16, 2021

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Sealants provide a thin coating over molars that can be a powerful tool to protect your child’s teeth from decay. This simple and painless solution can be applied in a matter of minutes by our team, forming a protective shield and avoiding costly and painful cavities or other forms of tooth decay later. The Causes…
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Thanksgiving Day Traditions

November 18, 2021

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Thanksgiving Day features many traditions. This year, we wanted to share some information on this popular American holiday. You might like to pass on some of these facts while you’re sitting at the table during your Thanksgiving feast. If you think you know everything about Thanksgiving, think again! Turkey Time Did you know the first…
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What to Do When Your Child Has a Loose Tooth

November 4, 2021

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When your child loses a tooth for the first time, you both have a lot to look forward to. Sharing in the “I’m a big kid!” excitement. Tales of the Tooth Fairy or other traditions to mark the occasion. Seeing the start of a beautiful grown-up smile. But before that baby tooth wiggles all the…
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Keeping Your Teeth Strong and Healthy

October 7, 2021

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What is the strongest part of our bodies? Do you think it might be our bones, which help us move and protect our brains, hearts and other organs? Or could it be those tough fingernails and toenails that guard our fingertips and toes? Nope! You might be surprised to learn that the hardest thing in…
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