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Is Periodontal Disease Affecting Your Quality of Life?

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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 Life

Without 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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Oral Cancer Screening Importance

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Have you had an oral cancer screening lately? A study by the American Cancer Society estimates nearly 50,000 new cases of oral cancer in 2017, resulting in 10,000 fatalities. Only one in four of these patients have a known risk factor (such as smoking) for oral cancer.

Now, The Good News

This is pretty sobering information, isn’t it? But it’s not all bad news. Oral cancer screenings by our Orlando dentist are part of every examination.

It is estimated that screening and early detection of oral cancer may increase the survivability rate by as much as 90%

During your semiannual check-ups, Dr. Michaelson will visually inspect the tissues of your mouth using a ...

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Skipped a Cleaning? Here's What's Happening in Your Mouth (and What You Can Do!)

You probably know by now that twice-yearly dental cleanings at our Alafaya, FL dental office are the foundation for a healthy mouth. But what happens when you skip a cleaning? Does it really matter that much?

It actually matters a lot! We preach proper oral hygiene practices because they’re essential for good dental health. And while it’s great that you’re brushing your teeth regularly, you simply must combine your efforts with professional cleanings.

What’s Happening in Your Mouth

While you are enjoying all your favorite foods and drinks, a sticky film called plaque is forming on your teeth and attracting bacteria. Conscientious brushing removes plaque from the surfaces of teeth you can see ...

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The Benefits of Gentle Dentistry

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When you think about your dental provider and the attributes you'd like them to have, "gentle" is usually at the top of the list.

While it's obviously important for a provider to be friendly, skilled, and build rapport with us, the benefits of gentle dentistry far exceed most other expectations.

Dr. Gary Michaelson is your premiere Orlando, FL dentist, and he's been providing gentle, high-quality dentistry to our patients for over 25 years. Here are some of the advanced services you can expect to find when you work with Dr. Michaelson. You can rest assured that all our services are provided with your comfort in mind and with the most gentle touch.


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The Importance of a Great Dental Office Environment

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If it is time for your family’s dental exams and you are seeking a dentist in Alafaya, FL, we are currently welcoming new patients and hope to see your smile soon.

Maintaining regular dental office visits to have your routine exams and x-rays is an essential part of your overall oral health. Missing too many exams or cleanings in a row can cause dental conditions such as gum disease and decay. Our team is here to help by making your dental experience a great one.

It is important to have a great dental office environment so that your dental exams can be a comfortable and welcome part of your overall health regimen. ...

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Why electric tooth brushes are better

Dr. Michaelson recommends electric toothbrushes as the best way to improve oral health. Electric toothbrushes are more accurate, more consistent, and make many more brush strokes than we can manually. Compared with manual toothbrushes, electrics reduced dental plaque 21 percent more and gingivitis 11 percent more after three months of use.


Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush:

1. An electronic toothbrush keeps your gums, teeth, and tongue cleaner and healthier

We’ve been taught to brush our teeth thoroughly ever since we were little. Despite our best efforts we’re not brushing as thoroughly as we would like. This is due to the fact that the bristles on a manual toothbrush cannot reach all of the ...

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Finding the Right Dentist

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Choosing any type of health care provider is a major decision. The provider you choose will help guide your choices, identify problems, and recommend treatments that can affect your quality of life.

Don’t take choosing a dentist lightly. Take the time to research your options and find a dentist who will listen closely to your goals and your needs and provide the explanations you want.

Dr. Gary Michaelson is honored to be so many familys’ chosen dentist in Waterford Lakes, Orlando, Avalon Park, and other nearby communities.


Why are people choosing Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry?

  • The warm, comfortable office and friendly, welcoming staff
  • Our knowledgeable and experienced dentist
  • The personal relationships we take ...

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