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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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Dr. Don Deems is a proud Fastbraces® provider: Braces technology that is fast, safe and affordable.
Dr. Deems is certified in performing the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Dr. Deems is certified in performing the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique treatment option for receding gums and saving teeth.
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 3:01am
Limiting Alcohol Intake Among Steps To Help Reduce Oral Cancer Risk

To help reduce the risk of developing oral cancer, the Economic Times (IND) (1/3) suggests limiting alcohol consumption, quitting tobacco use, using skin protection, eating a healthy diet, and receiving preventive examinations.

In addition, Reuters (1/3, Kelland) reports that research in mice indicates “drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body” called acetaldehyde, “which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing.” The study “also showed how the body seeks to defend against the damage alcohol can do.” The findings were published in Nature.
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 3:01am
Tips On Healing Oral Burns From Hot Foods

Channel NewsAsia (SGP) (12/15) reported tips from ADA spokesperson Dr. Alice Boghosian on how to help heal oral burns caused by attempting to eat or drink overly-hot foods. Advice includes spitting out the hot food or liquid, then swishing “your mouth with cold water or cold milk” to aid in removing “some of the immediate heat to decrease inflammation.” For pain management, “Dr. Boghosian suggests taking an acetaminophen or ibuprofen, or apply a numbing gel over the area.” She emphasized that people shouldn’t “pop an ice cube into your mouth as it may stick to the burned area and damage the skin more,” and advised people to seek treatment from a dentist or physician “if the burn isn’t healing after a week or the pain gets worse after a few days.”
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 3:01am
Review: Insufficient Data To Support Oral Health Claims Of Charcoal Products

In a consumer-focused article, Men’s Health (10/4, Sgobba) advises against using charcoal products and toothpastes to whiten teeth, stating “the newest whitening fad might actually increase your risk of cavities.” The article explains that these products do not contain fluoride, and they’re also abrasive. In addition, the article notes that a literature review published in The Journal of the American Dental Association encourages dentists to “advise their patients to be cautious” when using these products with “unproven claims of efficacy and safety.”

The Daily Mail (10/3, Matthews) reports that Dr. Nigel Carter, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation in the UK, warns that consumers “may be being misled” by “celebrity endorsements” of these products. The article also points to the literature review published in The Journal of the American Dental Association, stating the authors found insufficient evidence to support the efficacy claims of charcoal products.
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Cantrell West DentalSaturday, February 10th, 2018 at 5:01am
Excellent review by Kimberly Scott

Visit was great, very informative and quick.
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, February 8th, 2018 at 4:55am
Saliva Can Reveal Oral Infections, Systemic Conditions, More

In a slideshow on its website, U.S. News & World Report (12/22, Esposito) listed several ways saliva can reflect health, stating that it may reveal oral infections, systemic conditions, diabetes, drug use, genetic makeup, HIV status, and more. “Most people swallow their saliva and don’t even think about it,” says Dr. Matthew Messina, an American Dental Association spokesperson. Yet, in some ways, “saliva is the mirror of the body.” Concerning oral health, Dr. Messina said, “Saliva has buffers in it that neutralize acids, which reduces the risk of cavities and decay in the teeth.” He added, “It washes away bacteria and particles, so it helps prevent gum and periodontal disease.”
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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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