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
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
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.
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.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Great service
Mark D.
Friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant staff!
Alexis M.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
Gerri was fantastic. Great experience!
Margaret S.
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
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.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
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 how they talk to before they do anything to your child or ask questions about things you watching out for at home
Rihanna K.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
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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