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A beautiful white smile has been all the rage since teeth whitening products were released to the public 20+ years ago. Commercials and magazine covers flaunt flawless smiles that are brilliantly white, giving many the impression that you can never have teeth that are too white. This misconception put forth by the media leads to many people causing significant damage to their teeth because of the manner in which they try to whiten their own smiles.
Teeth whitening mistakes can be mild, but they can also be damaging with lasting effects. Group Health Dental wants to help you avoid these common teeth whitening mistakes:

  • Not talking with your dentist first. Many people forget that the dentist is the ultimate source of information regarding the health of their teeth. Before beginning any type of whitening product on your teeth, it is essential that your teeth are healthy enough to undergo whitening treatment. Incorrect usage of at-home whitening kits, strips, gels, or toothpastes can lead to extreme tooth sensitivity and can cause any type of decay within the mouth to worsen. Unhealthy teeth will never achieve the whiteness results you are after.
  • Overuse of teeth whitening strips. Teeth whitening strips are a billion-dollar business, with more and more people using them every year. These strips offer convenience and a “quick fix” for those who do not have severe discoloration of their teeth. However, because of the convenience these strips provide, many people overuse them and harm their tooth enamel. Leaving whitening strips on for too long and/or using them too often will begin to weaken the tooth enamel. These strips must be used as directed, and should be approved by your dentist.
  • One-size-fits-all over the counter whitening kits. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all mouth. Every mouth of every human being has its own shape, size, and contour. Even siblings within the same family have unique characteristics to their own mouths that make them different. Using a one-size-fits-all tray from the drug store will not provide you with the results that you are hoping for. Whitening kits that use a tray must have customized trays that will fit to the specific contours of your teeth in order to achieve optimal and even results.
  • Bleaching too often. Many people have become addicted to whitening their teeth. They think that every time they enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine that they must whiten their teeth. This leads to the over use of whitening products that can deteriorate the health of your teeth. Lifestyle changes (e.g. giving up coffee or wine) are more helpful.

At Group Health Dental we want you to have a smile that you are proud of, and we want to help you achieve it with safe, effective methods. If you want to whiten your smile, please contact our practice today. We offer convenient and dramatic results.

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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