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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The Power of a Smile

A smile can say and do so much for a person. It can exude confidence, minimize a person’s age, make a person more approachable, and even give a brief storyline of a patient’s life. It’s not just Hollywood or movie stars who are making efforts to put their best smile forward. People from all walks of life are using aesthetic dentistry to give them the smile they’ve always wanted and never thought they could have.Subtle changes to enhance your smile include whitening and/or replacing silver fillings. Whitening can be done either at home or in the office and in as little as 2 ...

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3 Ways a More Attractive Smile Can Improve Your Quality of Life

It can be a burden to live with a smile that makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance. A beautiful smile conveys genuine warmth and emotion, but if you are hiding your smile, those around you aren't getting to see the real you. Your friends or business associates may start to see you as being unfriendly or unhappy, which is not at all the message you want to send!In recent years, we have seen some remarkable advances in dental materials, technology, and techniques that make it possible for almost anyone to achieve their dream smile. Whether you have a few chipped teeth or need a complete smile makeover, a solution ...

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Before You Take That Next Drink, You Should Know the Effect of Alcohol on Dental Health

Recently, the British Dental Journal published the results of a study dealing with the impact that alcohol has on our oral health. The study concluded that there are indeed numerous areas where alcohol consumption can affect your oral health, including bad breath, periodontal disease, dental staining, and oral cancer.How Alcohol Impacts Your Oral HealthBad breath: While more research needs to be done in this area, it was found that there’s a significant relationship between bad breath (halitosis) and alcohol consumption. Bad breath is often attributed to dry mouth, inadequate oral hygiene, and an increased risk for gum disease.Periodontal disease: Current evidence suggests that consuming alcohol is a risk factor for ...

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When You Need Straighter Teeth Sooner

Invisalign in Orlando FL
You put up with crooked teeth your whole adult life, and you limped along okay, even though your teeth often hurt and you felt self-conscious. But you just learned you have a major presentation at your company’s next annual sales conference, and you decide it’s finally time to fix your smile.Consider Invisalign OrthodonticsIf you are looking for a short-term adult orthodontic solution that can get your smile where you want it to be as quickly as possible, you may need to look no further than Invisalign. Many patients who are interested in straightening their teeth are excited to learn that Invisalign can help them achieve their smile goals, often in ...

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Crown Solutions for You at Alafaya Dentistry

Dental Crowns in Orlando | Woman Smiling
You may already know that a crown is a dental restoration that’s needed when a tooth is damaged. Crowns are made of durable materials including all porcelain, gold, or full zirconium. Which type we choose depends on your preference and where the tooth is located in your mouth. Patients who need crowns on teeth that show when they smile generally opt for porcelain or zirconium because they are the most esthetic.What Crowns Can Do for YouMillions of people have had dental crowns because they have a proven record of success at protecting and strengthening teeth. A well-made crown that is taken care of properly with oral hygiene and routine dental ...

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A Healthier 2018: How Your Mouth Plays a Role

It’s a New Year and the common trend at Dr. Gary Michaelson’s office is surrounded around self improvement. Everywhere you look, there are ads on weight loss and getting healthy. What most people don’t think about is how the condition of the mouth, particularly the condition of the gums, affects a person’s overall health.Periodontal disease or gum disease has a direct link to heart disease. Multiple research studies of heart patients have reported an 85% history of periodontal disease. The bacteria originating from under the gums will make its way into the bloodstream, potentially thickening artery walls. The same bacteria can also combine with platelets to form blood clots that ...

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Why Your Orlando Dentist May Recommend a Crown

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Crowns are one of the most widely-used dental restorations and with good reason. They are a versatile solution, placing them is a straightforward process that usually only takes two visits, and since a crown can last 15 years or longer, they are a cost-effective long-term solution.What Does a Dental Crown Do?Your dentist will typically recommend a dental crown to strengthen and protect a damaged tooth. The restoration is usually made of esthetic porcelain or ceramic and is customized to fit over and surround an existing tooth.Reasons for Recommending a CrownSince crowns fit like a cap over your teeth, they can be used in numerous situations:Severe decay compromises the structure of ...

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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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