The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers)
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

General Dentistry in South Bend, IN

When people think of ways to improve their smile, they probably think about all of the cosmetic dentistry options out there. While it’s true that porcelain veneers, Lumineers® and teeth bleaching can all help make teeth look brighter, these aren’t the only ways to get healthier teeth. General dentistry can also do a great deal to offer people a fuller, straighter and brighter smile, and improve their overall dental health. This is why it’s important for individuals to understand the importance of general dental procedures and visit our general dentists in South Bend.

Simply going for a regular dental cleaning can be extremely beneficial to the health of teeth. Even people who brush and floss regularly can’t get every last bit of debris off of their teeth, which is why they need to go to a dentist. Professional cleanings not only remove leftover bits of food that regular brushing misses, but also helps remove stains from teeth. When people visit a general dentist, they are taking an important step toward improved oral health. These individuals can also show patients the proper way that they should be brushing and flossing, which is something that many people may believe they are doing correctly, but they could be wrong. Without a trip to the dentist, people could be wasting years of brushing in a way that is not truly cleaning their teeth.

Furthermore, a dentist can screen for any serious dental issues that a person could be showing signs of such as gum disease or even oral cancer, which often goes undiagnosed until its later stages because people don’t visit the dentist often enough. Ideally, everyone should make it to the dentist at least two times a year.

A general dentist can also offer people a wide range of options for what to do about missing teeth, or gaps between teeth. Bridges and dental implants are great options for unsightly gaps in the mouth, and general dentists can explain more about these procedures to their patients. People shouldn’t have to hide behind a smile they are ashamed of when a simple trip to a general dentist can help them get the teeth they’ve always wanted. Anyone who is concerned about their dental health should make an appointment with our South Bend dentists today and get on their way to a healthier mouth!

Dental Hygiene

Microbial plaque is the primary factor in the development of cavities and periodontal disease. Although it may be possible to remove most plaque using mechanical oral hygiene aids, many patients do not have the motivation or skill to maintain a […]

Continue reading

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants protect the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth, especially the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where most cavities in children are found. Made of clear or shaded plastic, dental sealants are applied to the teeth to […]

Continue reading

Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in South Bend is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding […]

Continue reading

Root Canal Therapy

The old expression, “as much fun as a root canal,” may have been appropriate in the past, but the procedure has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past several decades to become a routine operation performed by our dentists […]

Continue reading

Sports Mouthguards

Protecting your smile is no game. As children begin participating in activities and organized sports it is important to remember to protect their smile. Sports mouthguards are a great option for your athlete. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards […]

Continue reading

Tooth Extractions

In the past, tooth extractions were a form of major surgery that resulted in long recovery times and less than stellar replacements for the lost tooth. However, over the past several decades, the dental field has made great advances in […]

Continue reading

Our patients leave smiling!
Patient Reviews
Dr and hygienist were great. Everything was timely. My child, who is typically anxious at the dentist, had a positive and calm experience.
Logan F.
Dr. Cohen is the best :) he was so good with my son, we will definitely be back.
Kalvin K.
I was flawless! I think I was more worried then my four year old but the doctor and staff are great. Very pleased :)
Jason C.
Great Job! On time and no wait, fast service, and great costumer service!
Omar D.
This practice is exceptional with children of all ages. I wish I would have found them sooner.
Makinzie K.
Both the Dentist and the tech were extremely kind, patient, gentle and interactive with my special needs daughter. I was very impressed!
Heather T.
Awesome service, timely and professional
Carter D.
My son had never been to a dentist office before...only had been to the Mobile Dentist at school. He did wonderfully with your staff! He really liked […]
Seth S.
All the kids had great hygienists! Even my youngest, who is 3, had a great time and was super happy when she came back!
Jacob C.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
Healthcare Financing with
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

For appointments, call us at: (574) 367-7146 or
Request an Appointment
For appointments, call: (574) 367-7146
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
Our Location