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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, September 13th, 2016 at 7:07am
Should I Pull Out My Child’s Loose Tooth?
Forget tying your child’s loose tooth to a piece of string and attaching it to a doorknob. (Or a foam dart gun. Or even a drone.). There is an easier and safer way to help your child wiggle that loose tooth free. Find out how in this “Ask an ADA Dentist” video question.
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, September 1st, 2016 at 1:45am
Study Shows Long-term Cannabis Use Associated With Declining Periodontal Health

The ADA News (6/1, Manchir) reports that research published this month in The Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry found study participants who self-reported cannabis use for up to 20 years were more likely to have periodontal disease, and that their periodontal health declined from age 26 to age 38. The article also recalls a recent report in the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, which “highlights the need for specific guidance for oral health care professionals regarding cannabis use as it relates to dentists.”
Other reporting on the research focused on the finding that long-term cannabis use was associated with few physical health issues in adulthood. Reuters (6/1, Seaman) reports participants had poor periodontal health but otherwise “were generally as healthy as people who didn’t” smoke. Researchers studied over 1,000 people born in New Zealand and tracked them from age 3 to age 38. According to Reuters, the researchers “did not find a link between marijuana use in adulthood and poor physical health for a number of conditions, including lung function, systemic inflammation, metabolic health, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI).”
The Oregonian (6/1, Terry) reports the researchers “reviewed self-reported cannabis use at ages 18, 21, 26, 32 and 38,” and found that “higher cannabis use was associated with periodontal problems at age 38 after controlling for periodontal health at age 26 and overall tobacco.”
Also covering the study are HealthDay (6/1, Reinberg), LiveScience (6/1, Blaszczak), Medical Daily (6/1), The Guardian (UK) (6/1, McCarthy), and Daily Mail (6/1, Mailonline).
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 1:45am
Smart Toothbrush Wins Intel’s Maker-Themed Reality Show

In an article in Entrepreneur Magazine (5/25), entrepreneur and author Carol Roth states that Team Grush, creator of the Grush Brush, won “the $1 million dollar prize” on America’s Greatest Makers, Mark Burnett and Intel’s technology reality competition show. Roth, who served as one of the judges for the show, said the toothbrush aims to address the problem of dental decay by encouraging “kids to want to brush their teeth” and by providing “data to their parents and dentist so they know the kids’ brushing habits and deficiencies.”
Engadget (5/24, Wollman) reports that Grush’s smart toothbrush is the “brainchild” of a pediatric dentist, futurist, and inventor. The toothbrush and its mobile game aim to ensure children properly brush their teeth, using built-in sensors to determine how children are holding the toothbrush and what areas of their mouth that they may be missing.
The Chicago Tribune (5/25, Marotti) reports that “the $59 toothbrush is among several connected toothbrushes about to hit the market, including the $400 Bluetooth-enabled Prophix developed by a Wilmette dentist and the $200 Oral-B Genius from Proctor & Gamble.”
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, August 25th, 2016 at 1:46am
Oral Health Important For People In Their 20s And 30s

Pop Sugar (5/21, Williams) stated that for people in their 20s, “it can be easy to get distracted by work, relationships, money, and so much more, but your first priority should be taking care of yourself.” In its list of 31 things people in their 20s should do before turning 30, the article stated, “Don’t avoid the dentist.”
Meanwhile, in an article titled “6 health rules to follow when you turn 30,” Mother Nature Network (5/19, Hochwald) encouraged people in their 30s “to focus on forging good health habits to last a lifetime,” including caring for their teeth. The article noted the American Dental Association recommends flossing once a day. provides oral health information for adults under 40, including healthy habits to establish and concerns unique to this age group.
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, August 25th, 2016 at 1:46am
New Toothbrush Shows Inside Of Mouth While Brushing

CNBC (5/19, Balakrishnan) reported on its website that a new toothbrush debuted on Thursday that lets users “watch a live video feed of the inside of their mouth as they brush their teeth.” The WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled brush, called Prophix, is used with an iPhone app, letting “users stream the feed to a mobile device and track their oral health with photo albums to share with their dentist.”
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