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

Sports Mouthguards in South Bend, IN

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 prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries each year.

Mouthguards will probably prove to be the most important, yet least expensive piece of safety gear you buy. Not only do they protect teeth and gums from injury, but they also protect the jaw. Many sports now require the use of mouth-guards, which can be found at many athletic stores or larger big-box retailers. While many sizes are available, custom ones made by your orthodontist often provide a more comfortable and precise fit.

And for our patients wearing braces, we highly recommend the use of custom mouthguards since a hit to the mouth could lead to lacerations or other serious injuries. Over time they can begin to deteriorate so look for bent, misshaped or broken pieces. Protective cases are available to extend the life of your mouthguard.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
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.
The gal who worked on Catherine’s teeth was very skilled at the cosmetic work which Catherine was getting done. She also was very kind and tried to help us visualize what the final product […]
Catheri D.
Everyone seems genuinely caring. It makes you feel much better when your child is not so sure about everything.
Carmen C.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
My daughter was so nervous to have her first filling done. The hygienist that came and got her, was so upbeat, positive and energetic. My daughter came out after the procedure, smiling and talked […]
Mackenzi C.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Good service and nice people
Criss C.
love everything!
Emerald A.
Service was great from behind the counter to the actual visit
Samantha G.
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. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday by appointment

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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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