Prevent Sports Injuries with High-Quality, Customized Sports Guards

Welcome to Eagle Family Dental, where we believe every winning smile deserves the ultimate defense! Our doctors — Bryce Duskin, Arezoo Holdaway, Gavin McNelis, and Ally Mueller — believe dentistry isn’t all about firefighting. We practice proactive dentistry to prevent dental woes rather than reacting to them once they occur.

One way to avoid dental problems is by considering an athletic mouthguard. Whether you are an amateur, star athlete, or a weekend warrior, a sports guard from our Arlington, Washington office protects your smile on the field, court, or rink.

How a mouthguard protects your smile

We love sports, but they can be a source of injuries ranging from mild to severe. While many athletes wear sports gear like helmets, shin guards, and gloves to protect their bodies, many forget to protect their smiles. Unfortunately, dental injuries are common. Sports injuries include concussion, tooth loss and fracture, and soft tissue injuries, depending on the sport type. 

The good news is that the severity of these injuries can be reduced by using a customized sports guard. A mouthguard is typically worn over the upper teeth and forms a protective barrier to cushion your oral structures from blows, falls, and knocks during sports. A mouthguard absorbs the shock from the impact, minimizing the damage to your teeth, gums, and jaws.

Consider customized mouthguards for optimal protection

Athletic mouthguards come in many sizes and shapes. You can opt for generic mouthguards that come pre-formed and ready to wear. Unfortunately, these oral devices rarely fit well and often feel bulky and uncomfortable in the mouth. Boil-and-bite mouthguards provide a better fit than stock mouth protectors, but they aren’t the best. These dental devices are boiled and placed in the mouth to adapt to its shape, but they don’t fit optimally to provide maximum protection.

The best mouthguards are the ones made using the specifications of your dentition. Customized sports guards like those offered at our dental office comfortably fit over your teeth for maximum protection. Using modern imaging technology, our dental lab fabricates mouthguards custom-designed to comfortably fit in the mouth to minimize the risk of oral injuries. 

Benefits of customized mouthguards

When shopping for a sports mouthguard, settling for cheap alternatives is easy. Unfortunately, these mouthguards offer subpar protection and don’t fit well. We recommend tailor-made sports guards because they provide numerous benefits, including: 

  • They fit snugly, allowing you to breathe and talk easily
  • They offer optimal protection because they don’t move or shift when inside the mouth
  • They are made from durable materials for long-lasting protection
  • They are made from lightweight materials to optimize comfort

Are you or your child active in sports like rugby, cycling, or football? A mouthguard is an essential element that demands a permanent spot in your standard equipment. Designed with the specifics of your dentition in mind, our custom-made mouthguards offer unbeatable protection, ensuring you focus on victory while your smile stays unscathed. 

To get a customized sports guard in Arlington, WA, please call (360) 322-1251 to schedule an appointment with Eagle Family Dental.