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
Always a great experience.
Rebecca T.
Great people. Everyone was so friendly. And great price. It was a good experience all around.
Martin M.
They are good at their jobs. They get you in quick and are friendly and professional.
Stormi G.
Dr was amazing
Crystal Z.
The receptionist was very kind. The hygienist was very easy to talk to and informative. The dentist took the time to examine my teeth and make sure I knew the problems I was having.
Kurt K.
Friendly, on-time service.
Gene P.
The service was excellent from the moment I walked in. The entire staff had a genuine, welcoming smile and seemed to care about every client. I have rarely seen such authentic friendliness and caring […]
Lori H.
Everyone is fantastic!
Janus H.
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.
Professionalism manner of the staff, dentist was very knowledgable and have a good sense of humor.
Rachael M.
Friendly, thorough, and competent service/treatment
Daniel S.
Friendly staff and a job well done
Jayson F.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
I feel confident in the medical care I am receiving. Scheduling fits my schedule. And appointments are on time.
Robert W.
Wife in wheelchair, staff goes out of way to help her.
Jeanette C.
Everybody is so friendly. I love this place!
Nick R.
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Ariadna R.
Very efficient. Friendly and everything is explained thoroughly .
Rachel M.
Terry is very thorough and friendly and makes the experience very pleasant.
Julia E.
I found the care to be of the highest quality, both in terms of dental care and attentiveness to patient care. Notably, Sam. who was my primary dental assistant, was especially outstanding in all […]
Edward C.
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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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