Sports Mouthguards At
Forest Trail Dental Care


At Forest Trail Dental Care, we recognize the importance of safeguarding your smile while you engage in sports and other physical activities that put your teeth at risk. Whether you’re an amateur enthusiast or a professional athlete, the right mouthguard is a critical piece of your equipment arsenal, designed to protect against oral injuries such as broken teeth, cut lips, and other mouth-related damage.

Understanding Mouthguards

Mouthguards are protective devices worn over the teeth—typically the top row—to prevent injuries during sports. They are essential for anyone participating in activities with risks of falls, body contact, or flying equipment. This includes not just team sports like football, basketball, soccer, and hockey, but also individual activities such as skateboarding, gymnastics, and mountain biking.

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Types of Mouthguards

To meet the diverse needs and preferences of our athletes, we offer three types of mouthguards, each with its own set of benefits:

    • Custom-Made Mouthguards: Crafted specifically for you, these mouthguards offer the best fit, comfort, and protection. Created in our office or a professional dental lab, they are made by taking an impression of your teeth to ensure a perfect match. Although they are more expensive, their superior protection and comfort make them a worthwhile investment.

    • Boil and Bite Mouthguards: These are pre-formed units that you can customize at home. By boiling them in water and then biting into the warm plastic, you create a mouthguard tailored to your mouth’s shape. Available at most sporting goods stores, they offer a middle ground between custom fit and convenience.

    • Stock Mouthguards: Ready to wear right out of the package, stock mouthguards are the most accessible and affordable option. However, they may not fit as well, can be bulky, and might interfere with breathing and talking.

The Importance of a Proper Fit

A well-fitting mouthguard is crucial. It should be comfortable, not restrict your speech or breathing, and be resilient and tear-resistant. The right fit ensures maximum protection without interfering with your performance on the field or in the arena.

Replacement and Maintenance

Mouthguards should be replaced after each sports season to ensure they remain effective. This is particularly important for young athletes, whose mouths continue to grow and change. Regular replacement also helps maintain hygiene and prevents the wear and tear that can reduce a mouthguard’s protective capabilities.

FREE Sports Mouthguards for Athletes

To support our community’s athletes, Forest Trail Dental Care is proud to offer FREE sports mouthguards to all team members. Simply bring proof of team membership and a recent dental exam. Our goal is to make high-quality mouthguards accessible to every athlete, ensuring your dental health is protected as you pursue your passion.

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Don’t let concerns about oral injuries keep you or your loved ones on the sidelines. Contact Forest Trail Dental Care today to discuss the best mouthguard option for your needs. Together, we’ll ensure you’re equipped with a mouthguard that offers the perfect blend of protection, comfort, and fit, allowing you to focus on what you do best—competing and enjoying your sport.

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