Welcome to Our Practice

We are proud to provide outstanding dental care to the communities of Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Avalon Park, and all the other surrounding areas!

As a patient at our practice, you’ll enjoy exceptional dentistry and personalized care from friendly, skilled people who are passionate about what we do! Attention to detail is important in any health care setting, and we are careful to avoid missing a thing! We also stay up to date on current technologies and techniques to bring you the very best that modern dentistry has to offer.

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What We Do

We make it easy for your entire family to get the care you need when you need it. Early morning office hours make it easy for you to fit dental care into your busy day, and we are happy to file all PPO insurance claims for your convenience.

Our beautiful office is easy to find, located near the campus of the University of Central Florida. We offer a wealth of services to meet your needs, from preventive cleanings and examinations to restorative and cosmetic treatments. We also provide more advanced treatments like dental implants, placed right here in our office by Dr. Michaelson, and adult orthodontic options like Invisalign.

We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our dental family!

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No prep Veneers

“No prep veneers” or “minimal prep veneers” are just as the name refers- a veneer fabricated without any or little alteration to the tooth structure. This ultra conservative solution can be used to close spaces, change the shape and color, lengthen the edges, and even out alignment. While Dr. Michaelson has always been conservative with altering tooth structure the materials available today can be made thinner and are just as durable as the thicker version of the past. “No prep veneers” are custom crafted in a dental lab just like traditional veneers and are bonded to the front facings of the teeth. Since little to no tooth alteration has ...

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Periodontitis and a Link to Chronic Kidney Disease

Orlando, FL dentist Dr. Gary Michaelson stays current with research and advances in dentistry to provide you with information that benefits your overall health and wellness. One important area that’s receiving a lot of attention lately is the connection between oral health and the health of your bodily systems.Gum Disease and Chronic Kidney DiseaseWe now know that the presence of chronic inflammation from gum disease leads to an increased risk for heart disease, respiratory disease, cancer, stroke, pregnancy complications, and diabetes.But a recent study conducted by Case Western Reserve University and published in the Journal of Periodontology set out to observe the long-term effects of gum disease and chronic kidney ...

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Caring for Veneers

Vereers | Dentist in Orlando FL
Veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic options when it comes to restoring your teeth. They can correct shape, color, size, and alignment of teeth. One important factor about veneers is that once bonded to your natural teeth they are very strong. Veneers are cared for just like natural teeth. Flossing and brushing twice daily will ensure their longevity, as will having your routine check-ups and cleanings at our office.Common Sense:Chewing on hard plastic or ice can damage or chip your natural teeth and the same can happen to veneers. Avoiding things like hard candy will also increase the lifetime of your veneers.Maintaining Regular Hygiene Checkups:Veneers can collect plaque ...

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Summer’s Almost Here - Does Your Child Need a Custom Athletic Mouth Guard?

Of course, you want your child’s teeth to be protected during sports activities, but is a custom athletic guard really necessary?Orlando, FL dentist Dr. Gary Michaelson understand that it can be tempting to purchase your child’s mouth at your sporting goods story. You are there picking up other equipment anyway, can’t you just grab one off the shelf?The answer is no, and the reason is that all athletic guards are not created equal.Types of Athletic GuardsThere are three types of sports guards – stock, boil and bite, and custom.Stock – These one-size-fits-all guards are the least expensive and are readily available just about anywhere. Protection with stock guards is minimal ...

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Benefits of digital x-rays

Digital X-Rays | Orlando Dentist
Are dental x-rays harmful?First, let’s discuss why x-rays are needed at your dental visit. X-rays are a tool used to help Dr. Michaelson detect disease and damage that is not easily seen during a visual exam. As a new patient to the practice, we will first start with a series of x-rays that is referred to as an FMX (full mouth x-rays). This includes 18 individual pictures, to view between the teeth and roots of the teeth. This series gives us a baseline to identify decay or disease in the bone and teeth. We also use this series to help identify changes that can occur later.Why digital x-rays are ...

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Are you an adult? Are orthodontics in your future?

Adult Orthodontics | Alafaya Dentist
For most adults, orthodontic treatment is either something you did when you were a child or you didn’t do it at all. It’s understandable, because what adult has two years to take out of their lives to deal with wearing braces?So what do you do if you are an adult and you just hate looking at your crooked teeth? Don’t despair! At our Alafaya, FL dental office, we offer adult orthodontics that fit your lifestyle and work quickly and comfortably.Your OptionsWe offer several adult orthodontic options because everyone has different needs and goals for their smile. Invisalign is likely the best known because it is unlike other treatments that ...

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Is Periodontal Disease Affecting Your Quality of Life?

Smiling Adults | Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Have you ever thought about the ways your dental health affects your quality of life? The truth is that poor oral health does have an impact your day-to-day life in ways you may not even consider.We don’t have to tell you that keeping up with your oral health care routine is essential. If you don’t brush and floss regularly and see Orlando dentist Gary Michaelson for routine cleanings, your mouth just isn’t healthy.Gum Disease and Your Quality of LifeWithout treatment, small problems get progressively worse. Pretty soon your teeth hurt when you chew, and your gums are tender and swollen and may bleed when you brush. These are the ...

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There are no words to describe exactly how amazing my experience with Dr.Michaelson and his staff has been. From day one I felt so welcome in his office. My smile was honestly one of my largest insecurities, I never wanted to show my teeth for photos and covered my mouth while laughing. I went to Dr. Michaelson's office in hopes to get veneers and a new smile. Every consultation was easy and relaxed. I felt so safe with his team. - Cassie P.

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