Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
A Great Dentist
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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Why are my gums bleeding?

Gum Disease Treatment in Orlando FLBleeding gums are not normal. This can be a sign of gum disease. It starts out as gingivitis, a early stage of periodontal disease. Like many disease this can go undetected. Gingivitis is caused by the bacteria that is found in plaque (the soft white film that accumulates on your teeth). When plaque sits on your teeth too long it starts to irritate the gums. Causing them to become inflamed and some times bleed. If the plaque is not removed routinely with brushing and flossing it will harden to the teeth, becoming tarter or calculus. Once this happens the only way to remove it thoroughly is by having your teeth professionally cleaned.

When gingivitis goes untreated it will eventually turn into periodontal disease. This is where bacteria causes the gums to swell open and the bacteria reach the bone. Once it reaches the bone the body tries to combat the infection by receding the bone. Bone is what holds the teeth in. Once enough bone is deteriorated your teeth can become loose. With periodontal disease there is no way to grow the bone back. We can only maintain the gum and bone health. If too much bone is gone teeth may not be able to be saved. Periodontal disease can go undetected for many years. It is not something that hurts or you can feel. 

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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