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  • Everything I have had done at Premier Smile Center has been top-notch. The treatment I received was thorough, precise and extremely professional. I never felt like just another patient because they took the time to listen to my concerns. They addressed my issues and we agreed on the treatment plan together.

    The staff is very friendly, warm and extremely knowledgeable. I felt relaxed and comfortable knowing I chose the right place to get the dental work I needed. Dr. Johnson is very humane and very knowledgeable, and she does amazing work. I like the friendliness and honesty of the whole practice. I was not confident with my smile, in fact I was very self conscious and rarely smiled. Premier Smile Center has changed all that. My smile is one of the things I like the most.

    Maria
  • I was terrified to receive a root canal, but I knew it had to be done. After meeting with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Bui, I felt better about the procedure. They educated me on the process. I was comfortable and had no pain—which was my biggest worry. I love coming to the office. Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. The doctors and staff educate you on what they are doing and why it is needed.

    The dentist was a place I visited only when I desperately needed to, and now I’m in the office every few months. I don’t live near the office anymore, but as long as they’re there, I will be driving over to Fort Lauderdale. Thanks to Premier Smile Center, I now have healthy, pearly white and almost perfectly straight teeth.

    Adriana
  • When I first came to the practice, my teeth were in terrible condition. From the beginning to the end of my treatment, Dr. Johnson and her entire practice were outstanding, professional and extremely understanding of my needs. Dr. Johnson is honest and very hands-on, and the practice feels like a family and not a factory. Thanks to Dr. Johnson, I now have a great smile.

    Arthur
  • Coming to Premier Smile Center was a life-changing experience for me. Although I was a registered nurse, I had the worst teeth ever—a missing tooth, discolored teeth and a crooked smile. Dr. Johnson explained to me in detail how she could give me a beautiful smile. She and her staff have been truly supportive and non-judgmental about my teeth. Dr. Johnson is compassionate, understanding and a joy to talk to, and the staff are friendly, efficient and caring. They encouraged me to go on when I was feeling down, and now I can smile confidently.

    The treatment I received has greatly increased my self-esteem. I can smile and laugh unashamedly and join into a group conversation, and not just be a passive listener. I also have better health and nutrition. It is the best investment I have ever made for myself.

    Gloria
  • Premier Smile Center has always treated me like family, and my experience as a patient of Dr. Johnson’s has been nothing but satisfactory. Dr. Johnson is brilliant, and the practice is clean, friendly and professional. Before I came to the office, the condition of my teeth was depressing. As a result of my treatment, I have more confidence and less anxiety associated with a messed-up mouth.

    Clayton
  • Before coming to Premier Smile Center, I had not been to a dentist in some time. I needed some periodontal work done, fillings and wisdom tooth extractions. What initially struck me was the warm welcome I received from the front office staff, and I had virtually no wait time before I was greeted by Dr. Johnson. She was incredibly professional and explained everything she was doing as she conducted the initial exam. She made her recommendations and scheduled a return visit to repair some fillings and pull two wisdom teeth.

    What was truly amazing was that within 24 hours Dr. Johnson herself called to check on me and asked how my experience was. My wisdom tooth extractions went flawlessly, and I experienced very little bleeding and no pain during or after the procedure. Again, Dr. Johnson called me afterward to check how I was doing. I like Dr. Johnson’s warm and sincere concern for her patients, and I also like her professional staff. I am always impressed by the warm, professional nature of everyone in the office.

    Daniel
  • From the moment I arrived at Premier Smile Center over a year ago, Dr. Johnson and her entire staff have been amazing. Needless to say, anytime you have a cosmetic procedure done there will be nerves and lots of questions. Within minutes into my initial consultation, these concerns subsided. Unlike other dental practices I have been to, Dr. Johnson took her time and explained what I should expect from beginning to end with Invisalign. I continue to receive compliments on my smile every day. I love it! I have already and would recommend her again to anyone I know. A huge thank you to Dr. Johnson and the Premier Smile Center staff for making my experience fabulous!

    Erica

Charmaine Johnson DDS Premiere Smile Center

Month: March 2020

March 27, 2020
4 monthsago

The coronavirus is all anyone can think about right now, but one way to take a break from all the heavy news is to think about the good things ahead.

You can plan for the future and look forward to the many ways life will improve. If you’ve long been considering ways to improve your smile, now is the time to research cosmetic dentistry treatments so you’re prepared to discuss the details with your Fort Lauderdale dentist when the time comes.

1. Minimal-Prep Porcelain Veneers

Plenty of people used to be wary of porcelain veneers. They wanted the look, but they didn’t want to go on the road to get there – the removal of tooth enamel. Now, minimal-prep and no-prep veneers barely alter your natural teeth before the veneers are bonded permanently in place.

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March 24, 2020
4 monthsago

Now that dental offices are only seeing emergency patients and not doing any elective procedures, I want to shed some light on what is considered an emergency procedure.

According to The American Dental Association, emergency procedures are: “potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding [or to] alleviate severe pain or infection.”

Conditions include uncontrolled bleeding; soft tissue bacterial infections with swelling that potentially compromises the patient’s airway; or trauma involving facial bones that potentially compromises the patient’s airway.”

Examples of urgent dental care treatments, include:

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March 24, 2020
4 monthsago

Some key positive things about coronavirus.

a) For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. Older adults and people with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, or heart disease are at a greater risk.

b) Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.

c) There are simple things you can do to help yourself and others:

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March 24, 2020
4 monthsago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds as the top way to clean our hands.

“But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help,” Not all hand sanitizers are the same . They have different percentages of alcohol. The only ones that are effective against viruses are those that have more than 60% alcohol, so look at the label when you buy your hand sanitizer.

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March 24, 2020
4 monthsago

There’s so much information out there about this virus, it’s often hard to discern what is real and what is a myth. Here are some myths according to the WHO.

  • The virus cannot be transmitted in hot, humid environments.
  • False – The virus is transmitted in all environments. 
  • Taking a hot bath prevents you from catching the virus
  • False – your body temperature remains around 36.5 – 37 degrees celcius even in a hot bath
  • Coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • False – coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. 
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March 24, 2020
4 monthsago

I have had a few questions from patients as to what mouthwashes will help protect against the coronavirus.

At this point, there is no evidence that mouthwashes protect you from Coronavirus. Some people are thinking that Listerine with alcohol will help. However, this is not true as the only 60% alcohol content will kill the virus. But please don’t rinse with alcohol or rubbing alcohol or any of those.

The other question from patients who have had gum disease is : does peridex, the prescription mouth rinse we use after a scaling work. There is no evidence that it works against viruses as it is designed to work against the gum disease bacteria.

However, it appears from a recent study, that 1% hydrogen peroxide will reduce the salivary load of the coronavirus. The American Dental Association is recommending dentists have patients rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide before we start any dental procedure on them.

One of the most encouraging aspects of the COVID-19 is that it is an enveloped virus.  This means that it has a weak fatty envelope, which is easily broken down by most disinfectants.

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March 11, 2020
4 monthsago

Smile makeovers come in all shapes and sizes. Some upgrades take one visit to a dentist near Fort Lauderdale to complete, other makeovers take multiple visits over several months.

There is no one right way to get a healthy, strong, pain-free, attractive smile. The only question is: What’s the right smile makeover for you?

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March 11, 2020
4 monthsago
beautiful teeth

Is it possible to walk into a dental office with terrible teeth and walk out with a whole new set of beautiful teeth held in place by implants?

Is that even safe? The answer is YES! However, many things have to line up correctly in order for this to be done safely and predictably.

Implants have made it possible to replace missing teeth and for them to function almost like your own teeth. Now, I am not an advocate in taking all your teeth out and to replace them with implants! Having your own teeth is still your best option. However, sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where most of our teeth cannot be saved and are actually a health hazard because of the infections present. At this time, we have no choice but to remove them.

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