The Dental Center of South Bend
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

Dental Sealants in South Bend, IN

Some people may believe that cavities are something that only children experience, and they would be wrong. While it’s true that children have a high risk of experiencing cavities, that doesn’t mean that when people get older they don’t have to worry about experiencing this common dental issue. In fact, older individuals have a particularly high chance of experiencing tooth decay caused by cavities, which is why it’s important for this demographic to be proactive about preventing them. While brushing, flossing and using mouthwash are all good ways to keep cavities at bay, our South Bend dentists can offer people another way to keep their teeth safe from this dental problem – sealants.

A sealant is a thin plastic coating that is applied to the back molars, which are the teeth that are used the most while chewing. These teeth have a high risk of developing cavities because they come in contact with all of the food you eat, and since they are in the back of the mouth they can be more difficult to thoroughly clean with brushing and flossing. This means that food can get stuck in the grooves of these teeth and act as food for the bacteria in the mouth, which will in turn attack tooth enamel and cause cavities.

Applying these sealants is entirely painless. When people come in for sealant treatment they will simply have the plastic coating painted on their teeth and then it will immediately harden and begin protecting the teeth. Sealants can only be seen from very up close – pick a new phrase, and since they are on the back teeth, no one will even know they are there. Sealants can be clear, white or slightly tinted to match the look of natural teeth.

Dental sealants are often applied to children and teenagers, but our South Bend dentists offer them for patients of all ages.

Why should people consider a dental sealant? Decay can damage a tooth permanently and if left untreated it can lead to a person needing a root canal or some other extensive dental procedure. However, dental sealants will help prevent a cavity from occurring in the first place, potentially saving people time and money. Sealants can last for up to 10 years, and can easily be reapplied if they wear off. People who are interested in giving their teeth added protection from cavities should visit our South Bend dentists today.

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Patient Reviews
I find the people in this office to be friendly and professional.
Steven S.
Fast and painless!
Kelly T.
Even an extraction is no problem.
Michael A.
Had an emergency on my front tooth! Not only did they get me in right away but also worked quickly to get me a flipper tooth (in a day and a half)! […]
Angelia Y.
I have always had good service there . Been going there for about 15- 20 years
Ronald P.
Excellent service provided by hygienist Becky W.
Rebecc D.
While I did have a couple of resin fills fall out, I don't believe that was the fault of the technician (my bad). They were replaced right away and […]
Timothy F.
Quick in job done without any pain
Eric W.
Everyone very courteous and professional as well as friendly!
Lisa R.
very professional
Anonymous
I had a great experience at the dental center. They are flexible with appointment times and the staff (front desk, hygienists, and doctors) is very […]
Anonymous
I appreciate the attentiveness and friendliness of the Dental Centers personnel. I feel they are interested in my dental and overall health.
Michael A.
Overall good impression. Got what I was expecting.
Lila K.
One of the best dentist appt I have been to
Leah N.
I was in pain over the weekend. I called Monday morning and they got me right in on Monday afternoon to take care of my very bad tooth pain. Thank […]
Jason P.
Great service and excellend customer service provided by staff.
Ariel E.
Very reasonable prices for people without dental insurance, courteous fast service!
Ryan K.
Friendly & excellent service !!
Don H.
Very professional & expert care, and only discomfort that I deserved. Great people.
Anonymous
I love coming here! Fast, great work and painless!
Braedon T.
As always excellent service from hygenist, Becky.
Rebecc D.
My procedure took 4 hours, mainly because there was only 1 dentist and he had to handle many patients while I sat in the chair. There was more down […]
Jane B.
very nice service in a timly manner
Larry C.
Friendly, professional, and caring.
Mary B.
Very pleasant experience
Anonymous
My hygienist was excellent and very professional
Soneka W.
Been going to this clinic for almost two years now. I have enjoyed my experiences with this clinic and I am thankful to them.
Jamie T.
For my first time at this practice, everyone was very nice and courteous..I felt like they really care
Treviea W.
Everyone there is great!
Christin A.
Marge always pleasant an professional. I only use her for my cleanings.
Kevin S.
Outstanding caring people, always know me by name also.
Kevin S.
This morning at 8:30 I called for an appointment for what I thought was a cracked tooth. I had never been a patient there before, they got me in with […]
Amy darnell
No wait time, Very helpful and informative as to the procedure and what to expect. Excellent staff and dentist.
Anonymous
excellent and courteous service
Joseph V.
Love this office. Everyone treats you great
Gayle B.
Friendly and caring staff. Always helpful with questions or concerns.
Richell K.
Dentist at the dental center are there to help you, not tell you things are wrong just to get more money out of you. They are all very friendly and […]
Rikki T.
The people are friendly and courteous and the work on my tooth was completed in a timely manner.
Tricia W.
I had a wonderful experience. I arrived early and was informed that the hygienist was out sick and they apologized for it. They offered to reschedule […]
Jacqueline S.
They are very helpful and friendly..
Rena M.
Very thorough and professional.
Jacquelin C.
Got in on time and everything went well.
Judy J.
Very kind and professional people work here. My experience was very good.
Joan W.
I had an excellent experience.
Jamie T.
Dr.Madu was very considerate of my level of comfort.
Peggy M.
Overall good experience.
Sherry D.
Marge was very good. She is an excellent dental heigist. So very glad I have her caring for my health and teeth. Thank you, Marge great job!
Sue B.
The staff was very courteous and nice. The service I received was very good. My wait time was minimal.
Marvin J.
Very nice, helped me supa fast
Susan J.
By far the best experience I have ever had while having to get a filling replaced.
Tammy 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 - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7000
Fax: (574) 245-7530
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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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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