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.

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Patient Reviews
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.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
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.
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
Everyone we came into contact with were very pleasant and friendly. I was very relaxed in Your environment and felt welcomed from the start to finish
Brooke G.
love everything!
Emerald A.
The office staff had lots of experience working with young patients and did an excellent job interacting and caring for our son who had an emergency dental situation.
Cameron P.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
People are always nice and answer all questions.
Mark M.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
Dr.Reed was so patient and caring while pulling my 3yr sons tooth along with her two assistants they talk to him and made sure he was relaxed and calmed him when he was anxious. I couldn’t have […]
Samii L.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
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.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
Great drs
Jessica S.
Everyone seems genuinely caring. It makes you feel much better when your child is not so sure about everything.
Carmen 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. – 8:00 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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