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Aging Dentistry New York NY

Aging is a natural part of life. Unfortunately, the effects of aging on your body are not always favorable. Just like your skin wrinkles and your joints stiffen, your teeth also suffer from unwanted changes as you get older. These are changes that affect both the appearance of your teeth as well as their health. Considering how critical your teeth are to your appearance, eating habits and speaking ability, it is important to address concerns of aging teeth as they arise.

Why Do Teeth Show Signs of Aging?

Your teeth work hard every day. Since their eruption, they have been subject to every bite of food and sip of drink you’ve consumed. In addition, your teeth may be under the attack of some common oral habits for many years, such as teeth grinding, smoking and more. These are things that can impact the condition and appearance of your smile over time, which only worsens in later stages of life.

There are also some changes that can occur in your mouth that are the natural part of aging. For example, the enamel of your teeth tends to wear thin as we age, and it is not uncommon for the gums to recede as well. This can make sensitive teeth a likely occurrence for the aging adult. 

Regardless of how your age is impacting your smile, your dentist can likely fix it or at least help you manage it well. This applies to both cosmetic issues as well as oral health complications.

Anti-Aging Solutions in Cosmetic Dentistry

Just like a plastic surgeon can address wrinkles, a modern cosmetic dentist can turn back the hands of time across your smile. In fact, many patients look years younger with a minimal investment in cosmetic dentistry. Once a dentist ensures your oral health is not compromised by decay, gum disease or other issues, your cosmetic dental work can begin. Aging adults can benefit from the following services in cosmetic dentistry:

Teeth Whitening

One of the most affordable and quickest ways to turn back the hands of time across your smile is with professional teeth whitening. In one comfortable, quick visit, we can erase the tooth stains you’ve unwittingly incurred over time.

Dental Bonding
Another non-invasive and simple means of addressing minor smile imperfections is with cosmetic dental bonding. This procedure uses composite resin to fix small chips, tooth gaps or oddly shaped teeth. This tooth-colored material is highly durable and natural-looking, and bonding is perfect for those that don’t want to make a big investment or commit to multiple office visits.

Smile Makeover with Veneers
Porcelain veneers can be considered a facelift for your smile – but without the anesthesia, stitches and recovery of a plastic surgery. Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that cover the front teeth to reshape, straighten or lighten their appearance. With veneers, you can achieve the smile you have always wanted – or the one you had in your 20’s!

Replacement of Metal Restorations
The metal (amalgam) fillings and old crowns you got years ago may be showing you that they are at the end of their lifespan. You may notice that these restorations make your tooth or teeth appear gray over time. Many aging adults choose to replace old dental work for more updated and advanced materials, such as tooth-colored composite or natural-looking porcelain.

The Effects of Aging on Dental Health

Unfortunately, years not only take a toll on the appearance of your smile, but the health of your mouth can suffer too. Whether due to prescription medications, a chronic oral habit or the natural aging process, there are many oral health conditions that are more likely to present themselves in the later stages of life, including the following:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Tooth Loss
  • Oral Cancer
  • Untreated Decay
  • Gum Disease

A Dentist Who Can Care for Your Aging Smile

Whether you are battling dry mouth or stained teeth, Group Health Dental proudly offers a full range of dental services for the aging adults, including those in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Just because you are retired or living out the last decade of your life, doesn’t mean you don’t need and deserve a healthy, confident smile. We’d love to care for your oral health and reverse the visible signs of aging within your smile. Call our Manhattan office today to learn more.

Posted on behalf of Group Health Dental

230 W 41st St, Second Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 398-9690


Monday - Friday - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Our Patient Reviews

Group Health Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 67 reviews

Karlee L.

VERY PLEASANT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT VISIT! This dental office was bright and warm from the moment I walked in. The young ladies there were friendly and very pleasant. They offered me a choice of beverage while explaining the online form enrollment process. My xray technician was very pleasant and went through a set of 18(!) x-rays using this new low-radiation equipment. It was a very painless process that went very quickly considering what it would normally take using the old way of taking individual bite-wings. Dr. Vazquez was also very pleasant as she patiently explained her observations of my x-rays.Afterward I sat down for my cleaning with Marcielle (spelling ?) - who was another round of pleasant service as she cleaned and polished my teeth. NO PAIN AT ALL! :) This office has a happy bright orange color theme which immediately adds to the very comforting and cheerful ambiance all around. All I can say is I highly recommend the staff here - they are so ready to deliver service with a smile!

Anita P.

When I stepped foot into the door at this dental office I was terrified because of my previous experiences in other dental offices. I had no choice but to come and get my teeth fixed so I made an appointment. I was warmly welcomed at the front desk and when I told the front desk how terrified I was of being there it was amazing how nice and supportive the ladies were. When I went in for x-rays the technician was amazing as she spoke to me and made me smile. The hygienist was amazing as she had to work hard to clean my teeth and she made me feel so comfortable and I had literally no fear what s ever. My fear was gone. As I saw the dentist I was amazed at her knowledge and he comfort and patience as she worked on me and advised me as to what I needed. I love this place and my fear of dentists is actually gone to the point that I already made two appointments for the rest of the work to be done. Thank you so much for making me feel so comfortable and part of your family as I was surrounded with people who actually cared about me and my feelings and who made me feel better. Thank you soooooooo much.

Olivia L.

Wow just started about 2 weeks ago and I must tell you that my experience was pleasant. I know how could this be possible. They were professional and attentive. The wait time is so short I could not believe it. They are knowledgeable and really work with you and your situation. Not looking to make that buck like so many others I have been to. I felt comfortable which has never been the case. The place is clean and covers a lot of dental work under one roof. I must say it is the best place I have been in years. They get my vote and I will be returning to continue my needed work !!

Dalit A.

I had an appointment with Dr. Concencion and got feedback on why I was there, which was for my concern about a tooth that had trauma to it years ago. I got a full exam that included full mouth x-rays and a cleaning. The receptionists, x-ray technician, dental hygienist, and dentist were all very friendly and pleasant to be around. It was really the most welcoming and comforting experience I've ever had at a dentist's office. I found it a little strange that I have to schedule a consultation with the endodontist to discuss my tooth that I am concerned about, but then again I don't know much about these things and actually do trust that they were being genuine about the medical advice I was given (which is usually not my feeling as a new patient at a dentist's office).


I first went to Group Health Dental at the beginning of 2015 for a root canal. My original dentist wanted to only do certain procedures because he didn't feel it was worth it financially since I have union coverage. He actually told me this to my face. He left me in tremendous pain and I even had to demand antibiotics. I was referred to Group Health by someone else but they were not able to help me because I was too swollen and they did not have an oral surgeon. I went elsewhere to have the tooth extracted since the infection was too severe for the tooth to be saved. Months later, I still needed work since I since never went back to the original dentist. I decided to take a chance with Group Health Dental and I am so glad I did. I walked in the door terrified from my experiences elsewhere but EVERYONE, from the young ladies at reception, the dental hygenist, exray technician, root canal specialist, dentist, his assistant and even the young ladies taking your payment made it an amazing experience for me. Pleasant, caring, gentle and professional people in a clean and pleasing atmosphere. I purposefully waited until all the work was done and waited an additional week to make sure the new work wasn't bothering me to write this review. If I could give them ten stars, I would. Group Health Dental rocks!!! :-) :-) :-)

Romairy L.

I was one of those people that dreaded going to the dentist, but after I started going to Group Health Dental in Midtown, I met Dr. Benito and everything changed. Now I am one of those people who actually looks forward to her dentist appointments. He and his assistant have rake in the street which causes both of them to always be in a great mood and they always are happy to see you. He always makes me laugh, and I mean always. Dr. Bonito and Esmira ( his assistant) are wonderful. they always make sure you're completely satisfied with their work, they're very attentive and always make time to see you when you have an emergency or need to speak with them. Now going to the dentist is one of those things that I post about on Facebook because I always come back with a new story or a new joke to tell after my visit to Dr. Benito and Esmira. If you want to have a dentist that feels more like visiting a friend than getting work done, you need to try Dr. Benito. #mydentistisbetterthanyours!!!

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