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

Dental Sealants in South Bend, IN

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 help keep them cavity-free. Even if your child brushes and flosses carefully, it is difficult, sometimes impossible, to clean the tiny grooves and pits on certain teeth. Food and bacteria build up in these crevices, placing your child in danger of tooth decay. Dental Sealants “seal out” food and plaque, thus reducing the risk of decay.

Dental Sealants can last for several years if properly cared for. Therefore, your child will be protected throughout most cavity-prone years. If your child has good oral hygiene and avoids biting hard objects, dental sealants will last longer. The South Bend pediatric dentist will check the sealants during dental visits and recommend re-application or repair when necessary.

How is it done? The tooth is first cleaned. It is then conditioned and dried. The tooth sealant is then flowed onto the grooves of the tooth and hardened with a special light. Your child will be able to eat right after the appointment.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Lauren was so nice and gentle with Terry, the dental assistant was so nice also. I can tell the dentist’s really take pride in their work and I love that.
Terry M.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
Professionalism, waiting period wasn’t that long to be called back.
Jariyah W.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Everyone was very kind and professional.
Ava H.
Everyone seems genuinely caring. It makes you feel much better when your child is not so sure about everything.
Carmen C.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Love how they talk to before they do anything to your child or ask questions about things you watching out for at home
Rihanna K.
My kids love going to this dentist! I appreciate how patient they are with my children and everyone is very nice. I am very happy with Smile Safari!
Lee W.
You guys were awesome and made my four year old feel at home. She went back and got two fillings without me and didn’t even get upset. The staff is amazing and so considerate.
Estellise B.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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