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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: April 2020

April 28, 2020
3 monthsago

If you’ve long lived with missing teeth and never done anything about it because you dreaded the idea of dentures, it’s time to get to know dental implants. This wonderful dental restoration completes your smile so your mouth looks, feels, and works better than ever.

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April 25, 2020
3 monthsago
teeth whitening fort lauderdale dentist

We’ve had a few questions regarding whitening treatments.  Is there one better than the other?  What’s the difference between over-the-counter (OTC) products versus in-office teeth whitening products?  We’ve come up with the answers to your questions below, based on the dentist’s expertise and scientific evidence.

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April 25, 2020
3 monthsago

Chewing Gum in various forms has been around since ancient times.The Greeks chewed sap from the mastic tree, called mastiche. The ancient Mayans favored the sap of the sapodilla tree (called tsiclte). Native Americans from New England chewed spruce sap—a habit they passed on to European settlers.

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April 25, 2020
3 monthsago
Vitamin D Deficiency Fort Lauderdale Dentist

Vitamin D is made in the skin from enough exposure to the sun and acquired through your diet. So down here in Florida, how can we be deficient? I didn’t think it was possible until my son who is 12 years as diagnosed as being deficient. He does sports outdoors 5-6 days a week! I still don’t understand why that is the case, but his doctor said it’s more common than you realize. Fast forward 6 months later and I stumbled on an article in a dental journal about how vitamin D deficiency impacts wound healing and implant failure!

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April 20, 2020
3 monthsago

Are there one or two things about your smile that you dislike, characteristics you would change if you could? For many people, porcelain veneers are the aesthetic fix that creates the perfect smile. You shouldn’t have to hide your mouth behind your hand or avoid smiling wide because you’re embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth. Veneers can fix just about every cosmetic issue there is.

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April 12, 2020
3 monthsago
dental insurance

Having any insurance, medical or dental, is a true reflection of “YOU’RE DAMNED IF YOU DO AND YOU’RE DAMNED IF YOU DON’T”.

You’re damned if you don’t have it because medical costs are so high. You’re damned if you do because the premiums are so high for so little insurance coverage. Dental insurance has been covering less and less every year and there are even more exclusions or waiting periods.

Basically, there are 2 main types of dental insurance – HMO and PPO. HMO’s assign you to a particular dentist or clinic to go to. PPO’s allow you to be seen at any dentist. Thus PPO’s allow you more flexibility. These insurances have an annual maximum they will pay out. For PPO’s it’s usually anywhere between $500 to $2000. They also cover a percentage of the service provided, leaving you, the patient, a copay to come up with. Each policy has different exclusions like implants, orthodontics, pre-existing conditions and even white fillings! There are often waiting periods between 6 – 12 months.

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April 11, 2020
3 monthsago
mouthwashes

We all use mouthwashes thinking that they are helpful, but are they really?

Not All Are What They Are Advertised To Be

Mouthwash can do more than simply freshen your breath — it can ward off gum disease. But that’s only if you use a bacteria-fighting rinse. Many over the counter mouthwashes are mis advertised as killing bacteria.

There is a difference between antiseptic mouthwashes and antibacterial mouthwashes.  Antibacterial products kill bacteria, or hinder their reproduction. Antiseptic substances inhibit the growth and reproduction of many microorganisms. thus products like Listerine and Crest pro-health mouthwashes are advertised as antiseptic but do not kill the bacteria. Only prescription mouthwashes like Peridex are proven to kill bacteria. That is what we dentists use to help healing after deep cleanings.

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April 11, 2020
3 monthsago
tooth decay

Many patients ask me, in frustration, how they can reduce their chances of cavities and tooth decay.

Yes, having to visit the dentist often because of cavities is very frustrating!

Let’s start by answering the following questions:

  • Do you sip soft drinks or other sugary drinks (including coffee or tea with milk and sugar) all day at your desk?
  • Do you use breath mints or eat candy often?
  • Instead of eating meals, do you snack all day?
  • Do you often grab a soda, sports or energy drink when you are tired?
  • Do you miss your regular dental checkup and cleanings?
  • Are you inconsistent with your brushing and flossing habits?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may be raising your risk of cavities and tooth decay.

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April 11, 2020
3 monthsago
beautiful smile

We can all make a list of everything we are proud of. As a dentist, one of the things that make me happy is if a patient is proud of their smile.

For some, it may be a healthy, clean and cavity free smile. For others it may be a sparkling, white and dazzling smile. Either way, your smile is integral to your health and happiness. The way we talk or eat, and the way we feel about ourselves are all affected by the state of our smile.

As a dentist, I look at a person’s smile from 4 major areas:

  1. The health of the gums and bone – this is the foundation that holds the teeth in place. You may have the most beautiful teeth but if the foundation is poor, the teeth will fall out.
  2. Cavity free and infection free teeth
  3. The bite and position of the teeth – many times, the way we bite can cause a great deal of damage and fractures of the teeth
  4. Cosmetics and the beauty of our smile
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April 11, 2020
3 monthsago
bad breath

We all know someone with bad breath. Unfortunately, most people don’t know that they have it and only your children or grandchildren will tell you!!!!!

So, how does one eliminate bad breath?

  1. Firstly, determine if you have bad breath or not by asking a significant other or your dentist. It is normally difficult to determine bad breath on yourself.
  2. Some odor causing foods like onions and garlic can cause the bad odor to come out through your lungs for up to 24 hours after ingestion. Try to reduce the intake of these foods.
  3. Examine the back of your tongue for a tongue coat. The tongue harbors 50% of the total bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria produce sulphide odors which is the smell of rotten eggs. This is the main source of most bad breath. We suggest using a tongue scarier to scrape the very back of the tongue. Do this 10-15 times every morning. A toothbrush is not as effective. It is like using a broom to clean a shag carpet.
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