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
Genesis got a filling and she was very comfortable and content and I was nervous for her but I was made feel at ease.
Genesis H.
Everyone was very kind and professional.
Ava H.
Everything went perfect.
Jamie H.
Cause i love the effectiveness that yall give every patient and nothing is rushed and everyone recieve the amount of attention needed
Ronald J.
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.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
Service is great.
Broc D.
We always have a pleasant experience & everyone is very nice to my son. I also feel like things are explained well, & I’m asked before procedures are done.
Donovin B.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
People are always nice and answer all questions.
Mark 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 service
Jasmine M.
love everything
Landon A.
Love the dentist she is very personable and considerate. Great outgoing personality. (Female dentist not the male)
Kai N.
Gerri was fantastic. Great experience!
Margaret S.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
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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