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
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Everyone seems genuinely caring. It makes you feel much better when your child is not so sure about everything.
Carmen C.
Service is great.
Broc D.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
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.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
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.
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.
The hygienist and denist are always very nice and understanding. Great experience for my special needs daughter and me.
Lydwine W.
Service was great from behind the counter to the actual visit
Samantha G.
I love the employees always nice and pleasant.
Tessa L.
Because they treat my daughter very well and she isn’t afraid to be there
Serenity S.
The staff was wonderful with my son, who has Autism. They didn’t push him and found ways to do an exam that didn’t frighten him.
Elijah V.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
My daughter had a not very good experience at her first dental check at another practice. She was so much happier and said the she really liked Dr. Reed. Dr. Reed was so great with her and it made me […]
Annaleigh B.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
Everything went perfect.
Jamie H.
People are always nice and answer all questions.
Mark M.
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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