Dear patients, friends, and family,
As an established practice for the past 30 years, the safety of our patients and our team has always been our priority. We have been keeping a close watch on the latest updates in regards to COVID -19. Due to the latest mandate put into place by Governor Ron De Santis, our office will be open for dental emergencies. For patients with scheduled appointments, we will be contacting you to make necessary adjustments. While the office hours will be modified, we are always here to serve you and can be reached via the office (407-381-3000) ( As of now, we will resume regular operations in early May as ordered in the mandate. We know that this has been a difficult time for all of us and we just want to encourage you to remain safe and healthy. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Dr. Gary Michaelson and Team


Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
A Great Dentist

How to keep my smile bright after whitening

smiling young female I teeth whitening in orlando, flWhitening your teeth can dramatically improve the brightness and color of your smile. In order to get the most out of your professional whitening treatment take the time to insure proper care for your teeth. Everything from the food you eat to the drinks you drink can impact the longevity of your bleaching results. Here are some tips on keeping your teeth pearly white!

Avoid Dark Drinks

After whitening your teeth, they are more susceptible to staining because of dehydration. The gel can cause your teeth to dehydrate so they will want to soak up anything you place in your mouth. It is especially important to avoid dark foods and drinks for the first 48-72 hours after whitening. Things like coffee, tea, soda, dark juices, and pigmented fruit can all affect the color of your teeth. Drinking light color drinks or water can help your whitening results last a lot longer. If you do need your cup of coffee in the morning try adding milk or drinking it with a straw. Also carrying a toothbrush with you to brush after eating or drinking dark color foods can help the longevity.

Do not smoke cigarettes

Cigarettes are one of the major cause of staining and discoloration of teeth. It’s understandable that it is a hard habit to break. But try to avoid smoking as much as possible. Smoking puts you at a higher risk for a number of diseases and oral cancer. With whitening your teeth it may give you the opportunity to quit altogether. Another option is to switch to an “e-cigarette” or vapor. These give off colorless vapor but can still give you the nicotine you’re carving.

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