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

Prevention

Proper dental care is important at all ages. Good dental health requires you take daily care of your teeth and have regular dental check-ups. It is recommended that you receive professional dental check-ups and cleaning at least 1-2 times per year.

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, and they can with proper care, which includes correct gum care.

Gum disease–or periodontal disease–describes bacterial growth and production of factors that gradually destroy the tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth. More than 75 percent of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. Harmful bacteria are contained in a colorless sticky film called plaque, the cause of gum disease. If not removed, plaque builds up on the teeth and ultimately irritates the gums and causes bleeding. If left untreated, bone and surrounding tissue will decay, resulting in loose teeth, or worse, tooth loss.

Cavities, or tooth decay, often mistakenly thought to be a dental issue only for children, can happen at any time in your life. Tooth decay ruins the enamel that covers and protects the teeth. Without proper care and cleaning of the teeth, bacteria can cling to the teeth and form a sticky, colorless film called dental plaque. This plaque can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

How to avoid dental problems? Good daily dental practice, including:

  • Brush after meals with a toothbrush that has soft or medium bristles.
  • Use toothpaste with fluoride.
  • Use dental floss every day.
  • Eat fewer sweets, especially between meals.
  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco products.
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups.
Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
Did very well at getting my daughter to get to know you better before you just took her to do her teeth
Skyaira P.
Service is great.
Broc D.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
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.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
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.
Good service and nice people
Criss C.
Very helpful!
Frederic D.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Professionalism, waiting period wasn’t that long to be called back.
Jariyah W.
Because they treat my daughter very well and she isn’t afraid to be there
Serenity S.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
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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For appointments, call us at: (574) 367-7146 or
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For appointments, call: (574) 367-7146
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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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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