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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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7 Simple Tips to Ensure Your Mouth Is as Healthy as It Can Be!

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Use proper brushing techniquesUse the right technique - Start with your brush at a 45-degree angle to your gums and use circular motions. Then, hold the brush vertically using shorter strokes to clean the back of your front teeth. This is where we build up the most plaque and tater. Use a soft hand when brushing, gentle pressure.Brush enoughMany people brush regularly, but not long enough. The ADA recommends brushing for at least two minutes, twice a day. If you need help timing your brushing sessions try listening to a favorite song, watching a short video on YouTube, or even using your phone to time it. (Most electric toothbrushes have ...

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Have Questions for Your Dentist? Ask Away!

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If you would like to enjoy excellent oral health, you need to be an active participant in your dental care. To do so, you need to ask questions so you can understand why we recommend a particular procedure and how it benefits your oral health.We Want to Know What's on Your MindOften, a patient feels like they shouldn’t question their dentist’s recommendations. But Waterford Lakes dentist Dr. Gary Michaelson welcomes your questions so you can be fully informed about your treatment. When we work with you as a team, we can deliver results that address your concerns and help achieve your goal of a healthier smile.If you want more ...

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Getting a Cleaning? 4 Questions Worth Asking

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Professional dental cleanings at our Alafaya, FL dental office are essential if you want to maintain a healthy smile. However, these routine appointments are also an excellent opportunity to check in with your hygienist to see how you’re doing and to ask questions.Here’s a list of questions you should ask, but you probably have your own as well. Don’t ever hesitate to let us know what’s on your mind - your hygienist is there to help you enjoy the benefits of a healthy smileAm I brushing properly? If you have committed to practicing proper oral hygiene, be sure you don't waste your efforts. Even though you have brushed your teeth your ...

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No prep Veneers

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“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

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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

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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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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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