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Welcome to our family, Gaby!

Gaby started with us as an intern and has earned her spot at #drdeeppockets as a dental assistant.

She is here to stay! Our office could not operate as efficiently without our assistants. The really are our connection between our patients and the periodontal services that we provide.

See our other office staff here.

Concerned about the health of your teeth? Let’s chat.

If you have questions for a periodontist – please contact our offices. We’d be happy to talk more with you!

Deerfield Beach office: (954) 427-5700

Fort Lauderdale office: (954) 916-7664

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Congrats to Dr. DeTure on becoming President of the Atlantic Coast Dental Association!!!

The Atlantic Coast District Dental Association serves the public and dentists in our area which includes the following counties: Indian river, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Broward (north of Hollywood).

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ATTENTION EVERYONE!!!
North Broward Perio will be holding a blood drive in support of the Orlando victims at our Deerfield Beach location on June 27th @4pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend. We will be giving away prizes and will feature the event on our social media outlets.

This is very exciting and all for an amazing cause. Please come out and show your support with us, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible!
RSVP to Angie at 954-916-7664 or email to info@southbrowardperio.com

Directions: 1500 E. Hillsboro Blvd. #101
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Dr. Nick DeTure & Dr. Marissa Matthews
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Having fun on the set…

Recently, while filming a spot for television coverage with NBC 5, Dr. Nick DeTure & Dr. Marissa Matthews had a few ‘bloopers.”

They’re fun to see!

Concerned about the health of your teeth? Let’s chat.

If you have questions for a periodontist – please contact our offices. We’d be happy to talk more with you!

Deerfield Beach office: (954) 427-5700

Fort Lauderdale office: (954) 916-7664

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We’re fortunate that so many of our patients have shared their positive experiences!

Our doctors and staff are focused on providing exceptional treatment in a comfortable environment — and this translates into a wonderful experience for our patients.

Below are some recent reviews from our patients — April 2016

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Concerned about the health of your teeth? Let’s chat.

If you have questions for a periodontist – please contact our offices. We’d be happy to talk more with you!

Deerfield Beach office: (954) 427-5700

Fort Lauderdale office: (954) 916-7664

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Worried about your teeth and gums? Looking for ways to reduce your chances of visiting the dentist or orthodontist?

A recent Reader’s Digest article called 3 Surprising Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy is a great article to review. Here is a link to the article and below is a breakout of some of the key ideas.

1. Reduce Sugar

We hear this all of the time — “reduce the amount of sugar you eat!” — and it’s true for your overall health, but also quite true when we’re talking about your oral health as well.

Sugar is the leading cause of tooth decay – that’s when the enamel that protects your teeth begins to erode and break down.

A quick review of your diet will highlight where you sugar intake is coming from. Remember too that starches – breads, cereals, rice, potatoes and pasta have sugar too.

2. Gum Disease

It’s true, more teeth are lost due to gum disease rather than tooth decay. However, they are generally related. Someone who is not taking care of their teeth is also not likely to be taking care of their gums too.

Gum disease is generally caused by poor oral hygiene, poor diet, declining health, social choices (drinking, smoking) and genetics.

The first step in keeping gum disease at bay is proper dental care and regular visits to your dentist or orthodontist.

3. Helpful foods

You might not think that certain foods can help your teeth, but some certainly can.

Apples for example are considered ‘natures toothbrush’ because they help stimulate the gums. Yogurts and cheese, great sources of calcium, help build teeth up.

Concerned about the health of your teeth? Let’s chat.

If you have questions for a periodontist – please contact our offices. We’d be happy to talk more with you!

Deerfield Beach office: (954) 427-5700

Fort Lauderdale office: (954) 916-7664

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What is gum recession? gum-recession-fort-lauderdale-florida-periodontist

Gum recession is when there is loss of gum tissue along the gumline.

There are a number of reasons why this can happen; periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis)…the natural aging process…even aggressive brushing.

Recession can also be caused by gum infection and facial piercings, oddly enough.

It can be made worse by changes in hormones, smoking and tobacco related products, clenching and grinding, and misaligned teeth.

Who gets recession?

Anyone can get recession.

Recession is when the tissue around your teeth moves away from your tooth, resulting in your teeth looking longer, and more of the root being exposed.

Why do I need my recession corrected?

When this occurs, this root surface is very vulnerable to getting cavities as it wasn’t designed to be exposed.

If not enough protective tissue is there, gum recession may continue even faster, leading to sensitivity and vulnerability to decay.

You are more likely to lose a tooth as a direct consequence of exposed roots getting decay, which is why it is important to correct the recession.

Recession is much easier to treat earlier rather than later, so early detection is key!

Concerned about the health of your teeth? Let’s chat.

If you have questions for a periodontist – please contact our offices. We’d be happy to talk more with you!

Deerfield Beach office: (954) 427-5700

Fort Lauderdale office: (954) 916-7664

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LANAP and its benefits for our patients

In the video below, listen as our doctors outline what LANAP laser gum surgery is and what the benefits are.

What are the benefits of LANAP?

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP (as it is more commonly known), is revolutionizing today’s treatment of periodontal disease.

In addition to the clinical benefits, LANAP therapy provides significantly less pain, recession, bleeding and root sensitivity and minimal swelling and downtime after treatment.

We can achieve all these benefits in only one visit since the laser therapy also eliminated the often painful deep scaling visit. This makes it ideal for patients who are fearful of conventional periodontal deep scaling and cutting and stitching surgery.

Concerned about the health of your teeth? Let’s chat.

If you have questions for a periodontist – please contact our offices. We’d be happy to talk more with you!

Deerfield Beach office: (954) 427-5700

Fort Lauderdale office: (954) 916-7664

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Very simply periodontists do two main things for their patients

1 ) – we reduce the pain they’re experiencing, and…
2 ) – we fix and/or restore your teeth and gums

In essence, our approach is to help our patients restore their smiles and regain their confidence as it relates to smiling, chewing and talking naturally again.

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Our patients visit our Ft. Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach locations for many reasons. Some need advanced care and some are addressing cosmetic procedures.

But regardless, they’re looking a reduction in pain associated with normal daily functions (like smiling, chewing and talking).

The restorative measures we take (including Laser Gum Surgery or Root Planing and Scaling) are procedures that help address issues and re-create the proper structural foundation of our patients teeth and gums.

How do you know it’s time to visit us?

Generally, our new patients are referred to our office because their general dentist has recommended that they do so.

This could be because their gum disease has progressed to a state in which the dentist no longer feels comfortable addressing the issue or believes that a periodontist is better suited to handle care.

Your general dentist has a pretty good understanding of the ‘state of your teeth and gums’ and it’s in their best interest to ensure you’re getting the care you need in a timely manner.

If patients are experiencing gum pain or bleeding from the gums and do a Google search, they may discover our website.

Similarly, they may reach out because they’re interested in specific cosmetic procedures.

Concerned about the health of your teeth? Let’s chat.

If you have questions for a periodontist – please contact our offices. We’d be happy to talk more with you!

Deerfield Beach office: (954) 427-5700

Fort Lauderdale office: (954) 916-7664

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Gum disease can be devastating to your teeth, gums, and bone

If you’ve been told you have gum diseased — or have been diagnosed by your dentist or periodontist — you’re likely to have some questions.

Gum disease can have significant negative consequences on your oral and overall health.

A look at the 3 stages…

1 ) — Gingivitis
2 ) — Periodontitis
3 ) — Advanced Periodontitis

Stage 1: Gingivitis

gum-disease-fort-lauderdale-stage-1Gingivitis is the onset of gum disease.

If the plaque that builds up on your tooth surface is not cleared away with proper brushing and flossing, bacteria will become trapped within the plaque.

The bacteria grow and irritate your gum tissue, resulting in red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush and floss.

Treatment of gingivitis, before the infection progresses to its next stage, is the best course of action.

Stage 2: Periodontitis

gum-disease-fort-lauderdale-stage-2Periodontitis is the second stage of gum disease. It is characterized by the damage of the connective fibers and bone that surrounds your teeth, holding them in place.

Your gum tissue will pull away from the teeth and begin to recede, lowering your gum line.

As the gums detach from the tooth surface, they form deep pockets, creating a place for more bacteria to accumulate.

In addition, the toxins produced by the bacteria may also emit an odor, resulting in bad breath.

Stage 3: Advanced Periodontitis

gum-disease-fort-lauderdale-stage-3Advanced periodontitis is the final stage of gum disease. At this point, your connective fibers, bone, and gum tissue will be devastated by the infection.

Consequently, your teeth will eventually loosen without their support.

Your gums, which are meant to provide a barrier to infection, will erode, leaving your tooth surface exposed to disease and decay.

Immediate treatment is necessary to save your teeth and bone.

Concerned about the health of your teeth? Let’s chat.

If you have questions for a periodontist – please contact our offices. We’d be happy to talk more with you!

Deerfield Beach office: (954) 427-5700

Fort Lauderdale office: (954) 916-7664

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