General Dentistry in Orlando, FL

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As a general dentist, Dr. Gary Michaelson is the primary provider for your family’s basic dental needs. Picture him as the quarterback for your overall dental care! We diagnose and manage your overall needs. But we’re also here to coordinate your care if your needs require a specialist.

We realize that everyone is at different stages with their dental health. If your teeth are currently healthy, we’ll help keep them that way. If you have a major dental issue, we’ll develop a treatment plan that will get your oral health back on track.

What Does General Dentistry Include?


Prevention is the key to a healthy smile and routine cleanings, exams, and x-rays as needed are the most important services we provide. If we can stay a step ahead of dental problems with prevention, there’s a good chance that you may not need our other services. Imagine a lifetime of healthy smiles for you and your family!


But many people already suffer from dental problems that range from small cavities to serious periodontal disease. That’s where Dr. Michaelson’s 20 years of is a valuable benefit to you and your family. He will evaluate your situation, provide recommendations, and work with you to develop a treatment plan. Together we’ll help you regain full oral health!

Fillings are one of the most basic restorative services we offer. They stop decay and, with proper oral hygiene, restore and keep the damaged tooth healthy. Sometimes a cavity develops and you may not realize it until significant damage has already been done. In this case, Dr. Michaelson may recommend a dental crown to protect and strengthen the tooth.

Missing teeth are a problem for many adults. Full and partial dentures are a time-tested solution for those who are missing several or all of their teeth. At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art materials and technology to create full or partial dentures that look natural and enhance your beautiful smile.

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Protecting Your Family’s Teeth

Your teeth are a precious commodity, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Many dental problems are unavoidable. But aside from our general treatments, we can take steps to prevent certain types of damage from occurring.

Everyday wear and tear of your teeth is normal and unavoidable. But many people grind and clench their teeth (bruxing, or bruxism) to the point where it causes significant damage. Many people grind their teeth while they sleep, but a customized night guard is designed to be worn at night to protect the teeth from the effects of grinding.

It’s crucial that kids and adults both protect their teeth from damage during athletic activities. Dentists estimate that nearly 40% of dental injuries occur during sports, and of these, 80% effect at least one of the front teeth. A high-quality customized mouth guard created at our Orlando dental office provides superior protection and minimizes the risk of serious injury.

Please Call Our Office to Learn More

The team at Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry has years of experience and knows just what it takes to provide you with the high-quality dental care you need. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment and learn more about our services.