The Bruins and Forsyth Institute Provide Custom Mouthguards to Student Athletes

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Photo by John Phelan


Photo by John Phelan

The Boston Bruins have partnered with the Forsyth Institute to provide custom mouthguards to student athletes at Lyn Classical High School in Lyn, Massachusetts, for the spring sports season. 

Athletes from the baseball, softball, and lacrosse teams will be invited to have an impression taken for a custom mouthguard in the school’s colors. The athletes will receive a custom-made mouthguard each calendar year at no charge to them, their parents, or the school.

“Mouthguards have been shown to prevent oral injuries for athletes in sports where collisions with an opponent, ball, puck, or other object are possible,” said Raffi Miller, clinical director of the ForsythKids program at the Forsyth Institute. 

“Mouthguards can help protect or lessen the injury to the athlete’s teeth, jaws, lips, tongue, and face. A custom mouthguard fits snuggly over the upper teeth and acts as a cushion that absorbs some of the force of a collision, hit, or fall,” said Miller.

The Forsyth Institute plans to expand the program to more schools in the future, including mouthguards for athletes participating in fall and winter sports where contact injuries are possible.

“We are proud to partner with ForsythKids to help keep student athletes safe,” said Charlie Jacobs, CEO and alternate governor of the Boston Bruins. “Hockey players know first-hand how important mouthguards are for preventing oral injuries. We’re happy to support this important initiative and the work of the Forsyth Institute.” 

ForsythKids is a school-based mobile dental program that has brought free preventive care to thousands of Massachusetts children of all ages at schools, daycare centers, neighborhood facilities, summer camps, and public events for more than a decade.

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