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Cantrell West Dental is a one-stop, full-service, dental practice serving Little Rock and Central Arkansas.

Your dental health is important. It makes a difference in how you feel, how you look . . . and how you go about your life. At Cantrell West Dental, our top priority is the quality of your dental care, your comfort, and your satisfaction with our services.

Dr. Don Deems and the entire Cantrell West Dental team provide traditional preventive and diagnostic family dental care as well as leading edge cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a state-of-the art dental practice that emphasizes communication, patient comfort, and superb care and service.

Cantrell West Dental and Dr. Deems recognize that excellent dental care is about being at the forefront of new techniques and new ways of caring for your teeth and gums as well as building solid relationships with patients based on truthfulness, integrity, and caring. (Don’t take our word for it, though. Check real reviews from real patients by clicking on the “Certified Reviews” box above!)

Cantrell West is not your typical Little Rock dentist practice. When you come in for care, we help you understand your dental needs and available treatment options. We are proud of our tradition of excellence and innovation dating back more than 50 years since this practice was founded.

Dr. Deems is recognized as one of the top dentists in Little Rock and Central Arkansas by publications such as Active Years, and Cantrell West Dental is the only dental practice to receive the National Best Practices Honors by the American Psychological Association.

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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 2:55am
Pilot Study Finds Association Between Antidepressant Use, Dental Implant Failure

Refinery 29 (3/8, Jacoby) reported that a small preliminary study of 74 participants receiving dental implants at the University of Buffalo postdoctoral dental clinic in 2014 finds those taking antidepressants “were more likely to have an implant failure than those who weren’t taking the drugs.” According to the article, the University at Buffalo researchers found 33% of participants who had implant failures “reported taking at least one antidepressant drug,” whereas “among those who didn’t have any problems with their implants, only 11% took antidepressants.” The article mentions other studies have examined the relationship between antidepressants and dental problems, including a 2003 study in The Journal of the American Dental Association, which “found that many dental patients are given medications that may interfere with their antidepressants, possibly creating an environment for tooth problems.”
Medical Xpress (3/8) carried a University at Buffalo release stating the study, “A Pilot Study: Association between Antidepressant Use and Implant Failure,” finds that “the use of antidepressants increased the odds of implant failure by four times.” In addition, “each year of antidepressant use doubled the odds of failure.” The article adds the researchers now plan to retest the results on a larger scale.
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 2:40am
Misuse Of Home Tooth Whitening Products May Cause Dental Issues

The Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald (3/8, Neff) reports that millions of Americans are purchasing do-it-yourself whitening products, “which topped $1.4 billion in sales last year,” adding that toothpastes and chemical application are among “the most popular over-the-counter whitening products.” The article states that “the misuse of whitening products can result in painful, even long term dental issues,” however, adding that an Arizona dentist “stresses that anyone considering whitening treatments should first see a dentist to evaluate if whitening will aggravate existing dental conditions, if the process will be painful, and if the teeth are suitable for whitening.” The article notes this advice follows the ADA recommendation that patients consult with a dentist before using a bleaching product, particularly for patients with “fillings, crowns, and extremely dark stains.” provides tips on achieving a whiter smile. In addition, several whitening toothpastes and a whitening product have the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, May 19th, 2016 at 2:40am
ADA, Other Health Organizations Concerned About Tobacco Products

The ADA News (3/4, Garvin) reported that the ADA, along with 35 other health organizations, “asked the Food and Drug Administration to be more diligent about requiring tobacco companies to obtain approval before introducing new tobacco products to market.” In a Feb. 26 letter to Mitchell Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, “the organizations shared that they are ‘increasingly concerned’ that tobacco companies are introducing new tobacco products into the marketplace without proper regulatory review.” The letter stated, “The premarket review provisions of the Tobacco Control Act are intended to prevent the tobacco industry from continuing to introduce new tobacco products that are more harmful, more addictive and more appealing, particularly to young people.” The letter also points out that several new products are non-compliant with the act, requesting the FDA to “please explain why no enforcement actions have been taken by FDA against these products and indicate what the agency plans to do to prevent additional products from entering the market without the required regulatory review.”
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 2:40am
Tips Provided For Using An Electric Toothbrush, Keeping Toothbrushes Clean

NewBeauty (3/1, Ritter) provided tips for selecting and using an electric toothbrush, recommending, for example, that people select an electronic toothbrush with soft bristles and avoid using too much pressure while brushing. Concerning whether electric toothbrushes are more effective than manual toothbrushes, the article noted the ADA states, “Both manual and powered toothbrushes can effectively and thoroughly clean your teeth.”
Meanwhile, HealthDay (3/2) recommends keeping germs away from toothbrushes, noting the American Dental Association suggests toothbrushes are rinsed after brushing, stored upright in a container out in the open, replaced every three-to-four months, and not shared with anyone else. provides additional information on keeping toothbrushes clean.
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Cantrell West DentalMonday, May 16th, 2016 at 3:20pm
Excellent review by Austin Daily, via Google

Great, caring, and thorough staff

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First Certified Green Dentist in Little Rock, Arkansas

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Recipient of the APA's National 2004 Best Practices Honors

Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry

Member of the American Dental Association

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