Mouthguards and Nightguards in Fort Smith, AR!

Our custom-designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible material to fit the shape of your teeth. These dental appliances can often be helpful to protect teeth from bruxism or damage from a high-impact sport. Whether you grind your teeth or have a child who needs protection during athletic events, we have the solution you need. Contact us to schedule a consultation for a mouthguard or nightguard in Fort Smith, AR!

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What is the difference between a mouthguard and a nightguard?

Dental appliances, like mouthguards and nightguards, are often worn to prevent damage to the teeth. Both custom appliances prevent dental damage, but a nightguard is only worn while you sleep. If you struggle with teeth grinding or clenching your jaw, a nightguard could help treat bruxism. A custom mouthguard for sports can help prevent injury if you play a high-impact sport.

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Should I wear a nightguard every night?

If not treated, bruxism can cause damage to your natural teeth, restorations, or cause you to develop TMJ. Nightguards are most commonly used to prevent teeth grinding and clenching while unconscious. If you have a nightguard for bruxism, wearing it every night can help reduce the signs and symptoms, avoiding further damage and allowing your facial muscles to relax. Our dentist in Ft. Smith will direct how often you should wear your nightguard.

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How long does a mouthguard or nightguard last?

The durability and longevity of our mouthguards and nightguards greatly depend on your grinding and clenching habits and frequency of use. Caring for your mouthguard by keeping it clean and dry and safely stored when not in use is the best way to maintain its condition. If you have a mouthguard or nightguard, we ask you to bring it along each time you visit our local dentist for a condition evaluation.

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