Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
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Quality Dentistry in Orlando

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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Cosmetic Bondings

Before and After | Cosmetic Bonding in Orlando
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-colored composite material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished. It’s called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. Dental bonding is ideal for small cosmetic dentistry work, such as fixing a broken or chipped tooth. Composite materials may also be directly applied and sculpted to the surfaces of teeth that show most prominently when you smile, for minimally invasive smile makeovers.The Bonding ProcessYour dentist will first place a conditioning liquid to the surface of your teeth, which etches and roughens the surface to help the bonding material stay in place. The putty-like bonding material ...

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A New Study Looks into the Role of Genetics in Tooth Decay

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Have you ever heard someone say, “I have bad teeth” or, “Bad teeth run in my family?” It may sound like an excuse for not following proper oral health care, but a new study has found that there is some basis in fact for “bad teeth.”Researchers at Zurich University recently isolated for the first time the gene complex that’s responsible for tooth enamel formation. The findings indicate that these mutated genes may cause defects in dental enamel and put you at a higher risk for caries (cavities).This research tells us that tooth decay is not just a product of bacteria but also the resistance of enamel to decay. In ...

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3 Recommendations for Keeping Your Breath Fresh with Dentures

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Dentures have, fortunately, gone through many changes over the decades. Today’s dentures are a far cry from those your grandparents wore because they’re lighter, fit better, and look more natural than the old-fashioned one-size-fits-all versions.But a common complaint among denture wearers is bad breath. No matter how great your smile looks and feels if you’re not following proper hygiene with your dentures, no one will want to get close enough to know that person behind the bright, natural looking smile!How to Avoid Bad Breath with DenturesThere’s no doubt that there’s a steep learning curve involved with new dentures. You have to relearn how to eat, speak, and even laugh without losing ...

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A Quick Guide to Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Woman Smiling | Teeth Whitening in Orlando
Many factors affect the whiteness of your teeth. The foods and drinks you consume, your age, hygiene, and lifestyle habits like tobacco use all contribute to the gradual dulling of your smile.Fortunately, the fix for a faded or stained smile is usually as easy as professional teeth whitening with your dentist or a trained dental hygienist. You can usually choose the method that works best for you - in-office or a take-home kit - and the results it produces will enhance your smile and give your confidence a boost.Zoom! Professional WhiteningA top-rated product that a lot of dental offices use is Zoom! professional whitening. The in-office process for whitening your ...

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What You Don't Expect about Dentures

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Are you concerned that it might be time to get dentures? As you age, your teeth start to break down, and sometimes the process is helped along by inadequate oral hygiene or habits like teeth grinding.The reason you require dentures doesn't make much difference once you reach that point. The goal is to get you comfortable with the idea by helping you understand that the only resemblance between dentures today and those in the past is their function.How Modern Dentures Have ChangedIf you remember your parents or grandparents dealing with uncomfortable dentures that looked like they were meant for someone else's mouth, you're in for a pleasant surprise!You Have Options!Modern ...

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Smile Makeovers

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A smile makeover is an expression we use to describe a change or improvement to someones smile. Treatment can range from a simple bonding on one tooth or 2 teeth to an entire full mouth reconstruction. A Persons smile can be critical to how they feel about themselves. There’s been a tremendous amount of research detailing how important a warm,friendly, pleasing smile is to someone’s confidence. A smile can also be a source of embarrassment if someone is not happy or feeling good about their smile. It’s often the very first feature people notice of others. Fortunately there have been so many advancements in different types of smile makeovers, that ...

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Can you benefit from a night guard?

Do you awaken with a sore jaw or experience unexplained earaches or headaches? You may unknowingly grind your teeth, a condition known as bruxism. Many people grind their teeth or clench their jaw as a reaction to stress, sometimes during the day, but more often at night. Since most grinding happens at night most patients are unaware they grind until signs or symptoms begin to arise. Left untreated, bruxism is extremely damaging to natural teeth and restorations, can cause facial pain, ringing in the ears, and can compromise proper jaw alignment. Grinding can also affect your appearance over time. The teeth are part of the substructure that holds facial characteristics ...

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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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