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
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Great drs
Jessica S.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
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.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
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.
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.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
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.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
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.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
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.
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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