Mouthguards & Night Guards

Kansas City Smiles & Co. offers custom mouthguards and night guards at our Independence and Blue Springs, MO dentist offices. Contact us today to learn how we can help you protect your smile!

Prevent dental injuries with a sports mouthguard

Mouthguards are crucial in sports to protect against dental injuries, such as broken or chipped teeth, and prevent soft tissue injuries to the lips, cheeks, tongue, and gums. They also help cushion blows that could lead to jaw fractures or dislocations and can reduce the risk of concussions by absorbing impact forces. Engaging in sports like football, wrestling, basketball, and martial arts can put your teeth at risk. Contact us today to learn more about our custom mouthguards.

Protect your smile with a custom night guard

Night guards are similar to mouthguards but are worn while sleeping to prevent damage from bruxism, a disorder that causes people to clench and grind their teeth while they are asleep. If left untreated, Bruxism can result in tooth fractures, breakages, headaches, and jaw pain.

Custom night guards are made from soft material to fit your teeth. They are inserted over your top or bottom arch, preventing contact with the opposing teeth.

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  • What are the types of dental mouthguards?

    There are three types of mouth guards, which are listed below:

    1. Stock Mouthguards

      Stock mouthguards are pre-made and ready to wear. They are often the most affordable option but may not provide the best fit or comfort. These mouthguards can be found at most sporting goods stores and are typically used for temporary protection.

    2. Boil-and-Bite Mouthguards

      Boil-and-bite mouthguards offer a semi-custom fit. Made from a thermoplastic material, they are softened in boiling water and then shaped around your teeth using your fingers and tongue. This type of mouthguard provides better fit and protection than stock mouthguards and is commonly used by athletes.

    3. Custom-Fit Mouthguards

      Custom-fit mouthguards are made specifically for your teeth by a dental professional. They offer the highest level of comfort, protection, and durability. Custom mouthguards are ideal for athletes, individuals with bruxism, and those requiring specialized mouthguards for sleep apnea or TMJ disorder.

  • How do I care for my mouthguard or night guard?

    Keep your mouthguard clean by rinsing it with cold water after each use and storing it in a ventilated case. Avoid exposure to high temperatures, which can distort its shape. Regularly check for wear and replace it as needed.

  • What is a TMJ mouthguard?

    If you suffer from TMJ disorder, our custom mouthguards can alleviate discomfort by reducing pressure on your jaw joints. They are crafted to your unique dental structure, providing relief from jaw pain and headaches associated with TMJ.

Ready to protect your smile?

Don't wait until it's too late! Schedule an appointment with us today to get your custom-fit mouthguard. Whether you need protection for sports, relief from grinding, or solutions for sleep apnea and TMJ, we have the perfect mouthguard for you. Contact us now and take the first step towards a healthier, safer smile!

Independence, MO

3820 South Whitney Ave
Independence, MO 64055
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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: By Appointment



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Blue Springs, MO

1400 South Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Monday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed



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