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
Dr was amazing
Crystal Z.
Very efficient. Friendly and everything is explained thoroughly .
Rachel M.
Friendly staff and a job well done
Jayson F.
The hygienist was gentle and thorough
Jose G.
Everyone is fantastic!
Janus H.
Professionalism manner of the staff, dentist was very knowledgable and have a good sense of humor.
Rachael M.
Dental and office staff are very professional, friendly and punctual. As a working professional, I appreciate the timeliness and efficiency and expertise during my visit. I wouldn’t go anywhere […]
Carol G.
on time,good service ,friendly staff
Robert R.
I love the great treatment you get from everybody
Gayle T.
Quick in and out. Polite staff and dentist.
Lynnda M.
Good service
Dorinda B.
Having a filling replaced is a painful process (for me) and they took the time to mitigate the pain and tried to make me as comfortable as possible. I know this take extra time but I appreciate it.
Robert W.
The professionalism and courtesy of the people I met there. The rooms were set out in a useful and comfortable way and the people not only know their job, but they value the customers.
Marianne H.
Staff is very personable and friendly.
Sherry D.
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
Jason J.
Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was Waylon, and I […]
Brittany T.
The gentle care given and the wonderful people that work there.
Gretchen M.
Very professional staff.
George O.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
Took our 3 yr old for her first visit and they were great with her.
Paula R.
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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