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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

October 7, 2020
3 weeksago

There is something about the spooky, bite-sized Halloween packaging that makes you want to gobble up your favorite Halloween candies by the dozens. While we can’t speak for what this will do to your waistline, we can let you know the many ways that too much candy is not good for your teeth. Here are some of the best and worst Halloween candies for your oral health – and best practices for satisfying your sweet tooth without wreaking havoc on your teeth.

Worst Halloween Candy for Teeth

  • Hard candy: Hard candy takes a long time to eat, and when a lollipop or jawbreaker is in your mouth it’s bathing your teeth in sugar. This overexposure can lead to cavities, especially if you indulge hour after hour. Biting down on a piece of hard candy to speed up the eating of it can also lead to dental disaster, including broken teeth, damaged fillings, or broken crowns.
  • Chewy candy: Caramel, taffy, and any chewy candy is designed to be sticky – and that means it sticks to your teeth. If you can’t say no to your faves, be sure to floss and brush as soon as possible after eating to get rid of all traces of this dangerous stuff.
  • Candy apples: Don’t be fooled by candy apples. Yes, it’s a fruit, but it’s a fruit that’s covered with caramel or solidified candy coating. These applications can do a number on your tooth enamel if you bite right into the treat.

Best Halloween Candy for Your Oral Health

The safest, best kind of candy for teeth is pure chocolate. Chocolate is soft and melts quickly, which means it doesn’t linger on tooth enamel and do your teeth harm. Just be careful if you’re indulging in nutty or caramel-stuffed chocolate because those sweets can do their own damage. If you need salty and sweet together, stick to peanut butter cups or peppermint patties, which are soft (and delicious).

Best Practices for Eating Halloween Candy

  • Eat all your candy in one sitting: Instead of snacking on a piece of candy here and there throughout the day, creating a near-constant exposure to sugar, get your candy fix in one sitting and enjoy a few pieces at one time.
  • Eat candy with a meal: At mealtime, the saliva is flowing, and your mouth is working overtime to clean away food particles and bacteria. Take advantage of this time and sneak in that candy you’re craving.
  • Clean up: If you can’t brush and floss immediately after indulging in your favorite Halloween candy, at least rinse your mouth with water to try and swish away the sugars and bacteria that want to cling to your teeth.

Take Care of Your Oral Health

If you’re conscientious about your Halloween candy-eating, you won’t find yourself having to make an appointment with your Fort Lauderdale dentist come November 1 to deal with tooth pain or damaged crowns or fillings. Indulge wisely to persevere your oral health and you will have a Happy Halloween. Then schedule your next dental cleaning and exam with Dr. Charmaine Johnson at Premier Smile Center.

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