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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 DentalThursday, February 16th, 2017 at 4:20am
Toothbrushes Among Household Items That Need Replacing

Today Show Online (1/17) discusses how often “six common household items,” including toothbrushes, need to be replaced. TODAY states that “old and frayed” toothbrushes do not clean teeth as well, noting the ADA recommends replacing toothbrushes every three to four months. TODAY adds “the ADA also advises that children’s toothbrushes typically need to be replaced more often than adult brushes,” encouraging people to “keep a regular eye” on their toothbrush bristles and “update accordingly.
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 4:20am
Role Of Genetics In Dental Caries

The Wall Street Journal (1/13, Mitchell, Subscription Publication) reported that DNA may be one of the factors contributing to dental caries, according to Dr. Michael Glick, editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Glick says some studies suggest genetics could increase the chances of having primary-tooth caries by up to 64 percent, although it is unclear which part of the cavity-forming process genetics affects. Dr. Glick says genetics may impact the way tooth enamel is formed. Some studies also suggest people may inherit having a sweet tooth. However, separating out the impact on cavity development from a high-sugar diet versus a genetic predisposition is difficult, Dr. Glick says. Even if a person has a cavity gene, evidence shows it is not possible to get cavities without sugar. To prevent dental caries, Dr. Glick recommends reducing sugar consumption, practicing good oral hygiene, visiting the dentist regularly, and using sealants.
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Cantrell West DentalFriday, February 10th, 2017 at 1:08am
Excellent review by Evelyn C., via BirdEye

When I got there, with their help, I was taken directly to the desk to update any health changes and medications, then taken to the back. I discussed what I came in for, taken for x-rays, taken back to the exam room. By the time I was situated back in the chair Dr. Deems was in the room. When he had to leave the room, he told me what he was going to do and would be right back. He came back and explained what was expected of me and what he was doing. He answered all of my questions with patience and courtesy. He told me how long everything would last, what was going to be done on my next visit, how long it all would take, everything. I would recommend this office for everyone!!

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Cantrell West DentalThursday, February 9th, 2017 at 4:15am
Does brushing with dentifrice help remove dental plaque?

Toothbrushing with a dentifrice does not provide an added effect for the mechanical removal of dental plaque, although researchers say that using dentifrice should be continued because it offers other benefits such as serving as a delivery system for fluoride and antimicrobials. The plaque removal findings are based on a new review of literature published in the December 2016 issue of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

An average of 49.2% of plaque was removed when brushing was performed with a dentifrice based on 577 single brushing exercises included in the studies. An average of 50.3% of plaque was removed when tooth brushing was performed without a dentifrice. Researchers found no statistically significant difference between the two interventions. The meta-analysis of post-brushing scores showed no significant difference between tooth brushing with or without a dentifrice.
Researchers noted that one reason for the negative influence of dentifrice on plaque removal could be the “sliding effect.” The effect suggests that presence of enough dentifrice could reduce the shear force of toothbrush filaments, causing them to slide over tooth surfaces instead of inducing a force that could loosen plaque at approximal sites.

“Toothbrushing is a complex process, and its efficacy is strongly influenced by the compliance and dexterity of the individual,” researchers noted. “The mechanical action provided by the use of the toothbrush appears to be the main factor in the plaque-removal process, and the major variable in this process is the person using the brush.”

Noting that the study did not evaluate other aspects of dentifrices such as remineralization and antimicrobial effects, researchers concluded that their use should be continued for other benefits, such as a delivery system for fluoride and antimicrobials.
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, February 9th, 2017 at 3:38am
Excellent review by Jane M., via BirdEye

On time, everyone very pleasant and upbeat. Well taken care of.

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