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
Great care this appointment
Aspen G.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
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.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
First time great experience…everyone is really nice and professional I loved it wouldn’t go anywhere else i was afraid my kids were going to be scared but they treated them with lots of kindness […]
Aubrey R.
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 good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
Dentist was extremely helpful.
Chelsea C.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
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.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Service was great from behind the counter to the actual visit
Samantha 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.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
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.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
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
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed

Saturday by appointment

Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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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
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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