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Night Guards And Sports Guards

Protecting your teeth and jaws is essential for good oral health. 209 NYC Dental in Midtown East helps New York City patients avoid traumatic injury to the mouth with custom night guards and sports guards designed to protect teeth from damage due to excessive nighttime grinding and impact injuries.

Why are night guards worn?

Night guards are usually worn to prevent teeth grinding that can wear down tooth surfaces, increasing the risk for decay, gum disease and even tooth loss, Grinding, or bruxism, can also cause temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a condition that can cause chronic jaw pain and headaches as well as a “clicking” noise when you chew or yawn.

What causes teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding can occur for many reasons, including chronic stress and an unbalanced bite that develops as a result of missing teeth or teeth that are damaged or crooked. Sometimes, correcting damaged teeth, replacing missing teeth or undergoing orthodontic treatment can help resolve chronic teeth grinding. In other cases, stress management may help. Once grinding has become a habit, it can be difficult to stop. Having a night guard in place prevent the damage that can occur as a result of grinding and clenching which tend to occur more commonly during sleep.

What’s involved in getting a night guard or sports guard?

At 209 NYC Dental, we provide patients with custom sports guards and night guards that are designed to fit their mouths comfortably and securely. The process begins with impressions of the upper and lower teeth. The impressions are sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab where state-of-the-art materials are used to precisely fabricate the guards so they achieve a precise and comfortable fit for your mouth.

Are the guards from dentist office the same as the ones I can buy in the drugstore?

No, over-the-counter guards are made as a one-size-fits-all solution rather than a custom-fit product made specifically for your mouth shape, which means they’re less effective and less comfortable. Even the guards that claim to be able to mold to your teeth using hot water or other methods aren’t able to achieve a truly custom fit, plus they can change shape over time.

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About Dr. Liza Horbar

Meet Dr. Liza Horbar, one of the best prosthodontists in NYC. Dr. Horbar practices at 209 NYC Dental in Midtown East Manhattan, where we have multiple specialists. She received a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Horbar moved to New York to pursue her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, which she received at Columbia University. She continued her studies at Columbia and earned a Master of Science in Prosthodontics in 2019. While she was taking DDS classes, she journeyed to Guatemala with KIDS International Dental Services on a humanitarian mission.


I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr's Ahn and Kafko are very caring individuals. Best dental experience ever!
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What Our Patients Are Saying

With over 1000 reviews from all over the web with an average rating of 4.9 we are proud to be in the Manhattan Dental Elite.

I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr's Ahn and Kafko are very caring individuals. Best dental experience ever!
Anna G.


This is a wonderful dental office with very professional and friendly staff and up to date technology. They took me at a very short notice when I needed emergency dental work, they were so nice and accommodating. The office itself is bright and modern, all staff are welcoming! All doctors are absolutely fantastic! The best part is that they have all Dental specialists at that office, so they’ll be able to help you with any dental issue without you leaving the office. I highly recommend 209 NYC Dental!
Masha K


This is the first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienists and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan. I always look forward to my teeth cleanings and if I need work done, I know I'm in great care. Also, Dr. Ahh did my Invisalign and I've never been more proud to smile!
Erin S.


Oxanna is the absolute best hands down best cleaning ever!!! Dr Wang and Laura are simply amazing! I would never go anywhere else this place is top-of-the-line
Melissa P.


The best experience at the dental office. Extremely professional.
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