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

Home is Where the Dental Care Is

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Are you sometimes too busy, too tired, or do you simply forget to take care of your teeth? Well, there is no excuse for not practicing proper dental care. It only takes a few minutes a day at home, along with regular check-ups from an affordable dentist, to have a much healthier smile. Find out how easy it is to take care of your teeth at home.

5 Helpful Dental Care Tips

The right tools make a huge difference in your dental care at home, according to the best dentist professionals. But everyone has different needs, so ask an affordable dentist which dental tools are right for you. Then follow these five proven tips at home to keep your teeth and gums healthy:

  1. Purchase an ADA-approved toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, and any other dental care tools your dentist recommends.
  2. Brush your teeth at least once in the morning and once at bedtime.
  3. Brush for at least two minutes each time.
  4. Floss between your teeth at least once a day.
  5. Get regular professional cleanings from an affordable dentist.

At-Home Dental Care Benefits

Good dental care is as easy as one-two-three. One, find the best dentist for you. Two, once you’ve found an affordable dentist you need to get regular check-ups and cleanings. And the third part of a healthy smile is good dental care at home. The purpose of oral hygiene at home is to keep your smile healthy by providing these dental benefits:

  • Remove plaque from your teeth and gums
  • Battle tooth decay and prevent gum disease
  • Eliminate bad breath
  • Lower the risk of infections in the tissue and bone around teeth
  • Keep you from having to treat serious dental problems

To learn about our family dentistry practice in South Bend, call The Dental Center of South Bend today at (574) 367-7000 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Bend. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of South Bend, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of South Bend.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Professionalism and friendliness
Vicente H.
My dental hygienist is excellent.
Darlene J.
Dr was amazing
Crystal Z.
Everyone is friendly and professional, and service is fast.
Cheryl M.
Good dental care and friendly service.
Brett P.
I have been going to the Dental Center for years. I love that they hygientist are all friendly and quick. At my last appointment I had to bring my son who has special needs. The hygientist, Terry, […]
Dawn V.
Good information provided by hygienist and Dr. Patel on how to improve my already strong dental care habits.
Mike M.
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
Jason J.
Efficient and expert dentists and assistants.
Barbara L.
The gentle care given and the wonderful people that work there.
Gretchen M.
Friendly staff and a job well done
Jayson F.
It was my first time at the center but it felt like i was always going there because the service, the staff were all great! Best place to go
Carine U.
Friendly, on-time service.
Gene P.
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Ariadna R.
Staff is great.
Melissa G.
I have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Kathleen V.
Everybody is so friendly. I love this place!
Nick R.
Terry is amazing! Friendly and efficient with a gentle touch. I had no problem scheduling my appointments.
Kimberly C.
We have been with The Dental Center for about 6 years now and have never been let down with the quality of service and knowledge. Thank you!
Clarissa L.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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