Jody Wrathall, DDS, MS

3020 Old Centre Rd Portage, MI 49024

Phone: 269.323.8016

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Reluctant Brushers? 3 Easy Ways to get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

July 26, 2018

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Toothbrushing is not the most fun activity for children but it is absolutely necessary for a healthy life. Here’s how parents can encourage their children to brush by making toothbrushing fun! 1 – Brush Together   One great way to making brushing fun for young brushers is by brushing with them. This helps you get into a fun routine with your child and have a…
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Rocky Mountain Brown Water and the Wild History of Fluoride

July 12, 2018

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Some of the greatest scientific discoveries occurred by accident. From falling apples, to sandwiches that don’t mold, some of our greatest achievements began as simple analysis of the natural surroundings. Fluoride, one of dentistry’s most powerful tools in the fight against cavities, also has a similar origin story.   The Colorado Brown Stain In 1901, a young…
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4 Ways to Have a Cavity-Free Summer

June 28, 2018

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Summer time presents parents with an excellent chance to help their kids get ahead on their oral health. Here’s how you can help your children have a cavity-free summer.  1 – Maintain an Active Oral Health Routine  It can be hard for kids to get into a summer brushing routine if they don’t have to wake…
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Quick Tips to Help Your Child Beat Thumb Sucking

June 14, 2018

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Thumb sucking and finger sucking are habits common in many children. In fact, nearly one third of all children suck on their thumbs or fingers in their first year of life. Sadly, thumb sucking is an unhealthy oral habit that can have many different consequences down the line. Thumb Sucking can Cause Oral Health Problems  Unfortunately, thumb sucking can lead…
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How Dental Crown Help Children’s Teeth

June 4, 2018

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In a perfect world teeth would never need maintenance, and every smile would be healthy and bright. But, life isn’t perfect, and teeth sustain a lot of wear over time. Luckily, dental crowns are a fantastic way to combat a number of tooth ailments and improve overall oral health. Dental Crowns Alleviate Multiple Problems  Dental crowns…
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How Parents can Prepare for Common Dental Emergencies

May 10, 2018

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Life can’t be completely mapped out, but parents can take some practical steps to prepare for some common dental emergencies. Fractured Tooth Kids play rough, and their teeth sometimes bear the brunt of their actions. If your child fractures a tooth, then gather what fragments and store them in a clean container of cool water, saliva, or…
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How to Find the Perfect Toothbrush for Your Child

December 30, 2016

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One of the most important tools in your child’s mouth-health arsenal is their toothbrush. Often overlooked and under considered, it is vital that you take the time to buy the right toothbrush for your child. Below are some smart shopping guidelines to consider when buying your child’s next toothbrush. Bristles Bristles come in all shapes…
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