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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

The Importance of a Great Dental Office Environment | Alafaya Center For Cosmetic & Family Dentistr

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

Finding the Right Dentist | Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

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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Composite Vs. Silver (Amalgam) Fillings

When teeth are broken or have cavities, often times they can be restored with a filling. Fillings do have limitations and to be successful a certain amount of tooth structure must exist in order to support the filling. Generally there are two types of filling materials. One type and the most commonly used today is a tooth colored resin or composite material that bonds to the tooth. The other type is a silver filling.

Silver or amalgam fillings contain a mixture or alloy of silver, copper and mercury that are mixed together and set up hard in the tooth preparation. These types of fillings have been used for hundreds of years ...

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Blog Post | Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry


Porcelain Veneers-Laminates

If you have discolored and stained, chipped, cracked, slightly misaligned teeth, or have metal fillings, you may want to consider porcelain veneers. To see what your smile would look like with veneers, we recommend you review our extensive before and after gallery.  We customize each smile to each person. There are many things we talk to you about and discuss to make the perfect smile for you.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

A porcelain veneer is a thin ceramic shell that  is custom crafted under magnification in a dental laboratory. While your new veneers are being fabricated you will wear a natural looking temporary that will resemble your ...

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Dental Implants

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Dental Implants


What is a dental implant? An implant is a titanium cylinder that is placed in the upper or lower jaw to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It may also be used to hold in a removable denture. There are three different parts to an implant.


The implant its self is a titanium cylinder that is surgically placed in the jaw bone. Once placed the implants takes about 4-6 months to integrate with the bone surrounding it. Once fused with your bone an implant is very stable and long lasting.

Implant Abutment:

The abutment is a "connector" that is attached to the implant. Once placed, a crown is cemented in top of ...

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