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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

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, October 19th, 2017 at 2:35am
Facial Cellulitis Study Suggests Public Health Efforts Focus On Early Treatment

In a release on PRNewswire (8/9), the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons states that “public health efforts regarding facial cellulitis – a sometimes dangerous infection of the skin – should focus on early treatment of the condition,” according to a new scientific study published in the August issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. While antibiotics and at times a surgical procedure can treat cellulitis, the authors warn that “infections that spread beyond the initial border can progress to surrounding soft tissues and bone and lead to life-threatening maxillofacial emergencies requiring hospital admission.” The authors stressed the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment and said that “healthcare providers of all subspecialties should be encouraged to refer patients to dental providers for a thorough examination.”
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 2:35am
Reader’s Digest: Sleep Disorders May Contribute To Bruxism (Tooth-grinding)

As part of a broader piece discussing sleep disorders, Reader’s Digest (8/9, Tigar) states that people who wake up with jaw soreness may be grinding their teeth, which could stem from a sleep disorder. Reader’s Digest encourages speaking to a dentist, noting a mouthguard can help protect teeth.

In addition, a study in the November 2016 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association suggests that teeth grinding is associated with alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco use.
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, October 12th, 2017 at 2:30am
It All Comes Down to Home Care - Again!

The Huffington Post (8/8, Ledbetter) states that although people may think they are brushing their teeth correctly, this is not always the case. With this in mind, the article shares several tips to ensure people are using the proper brushing technique, such as recommending people brush all surfaces of their teeth, brush for at least two minutes twice a day, and use a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing the tongue and cleaning between teeth daily is also encouraged to maintain oral health. The article links to for additional information on the proper brushing technique.

Next time you're in, ask us the best way for you to brush your teeth. What you may have been told, taught by someone who didn't know, or picked up on your own may not be best. And, no one is born knowing how to brush properly!
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, October 12th, 2017 at 2:30am
Charcoal Teeth Whitening Products Do Not Have ADA Seal Of Acceptance

Charcoal tooth whitening is back again.

Noting that activated charcoal is an increasingly common ingredient in personal care products, the Pacific Northwest (WA) Inlander (8/1, Scott) discusses the efficacy of these products. Concerning activated charcoal-based toothpastes for whitening teeth, the article notes these products do not have the ADA Seal of Acceptance, and adds that they may harm enamel.

Don't harm your teeth - they are the only ones you have! Ask us about options for improving the color of your teeth without trying faddish, potentially damaging options.
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 2:25am
Speaking Up, Breathing, Staying Positive Among Tips To Help Patients With Dental Anxiety

Refinery 29 (7/31, Stieg) states that people with dental anxiety may avoid visiting the dentist, which may lead to oral health problems, according to Ken Mazey, PhD, a clinical psychologist and contributing lecturer on the psychology of fears at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry. To cope with dental anxiety, Dr. Mazey suggests patients inform their dentist if they have anxiety, remember to breathe during the visit, stay positive, listen to relaxing music, and think of something inspirational.

Please talk with us about your anxiety! It's nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about, and remember, we're here to HELP!
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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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