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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, November 8th, 2016 at 4:02am
NYT Article On Dental X-Rays Provides Insight, But Raises “Unwarranted” Concerns

The ADA states that a recent article in the New York Times “provides readers with the useful insight that dental X-rays are likely not required at every visit to the dentist,” although “the alarm set off about overuse of X-rays by dentists is unwarranted.”

In the article, titled, “You Probably Don’t Need Dental X-Rays Every Year,” Austin Frakt, a health economist, writes that the ADA provides guidelines addressing X-rays, which serve as a resource for dentists.

The ADA states that there is no “one size fits all” when determining the interval between dental X-rays since “how often X-rays should be taken depends on specific factors such as an individual’s current oral health, age, risk for disease and any signs or symptoms of oral disease.”

You should also know that you would need 10,000 dental X-rays in a year to exceed the radiation exposure advised by the FDA. No one would ever be subjected to that!
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 2:55am
Want to give your children a better head start on good dental health? Evidence indicates children strongly benefit from sealants

The ADA News reports that the August edition of The Journal of the American Dental Association contains “a systematic review” of the use of sealants as well as “clinical practice guidelines” that have been updated as a result of that review, which indicate the benefit of using sealants to prevent and manage occlusal caries in children and adolescents. “The guidelines show that sealants are more effective in managing pit and fissure caries than fluoride treatments, such as varnish,” said the article’s lead author, Dr. John Timothy Wright. “They also show that benefits are obtained by the variety of materials currently marketed in the United States for sealant use (e.g. resin based materials, glass ionomer materials, polyacid-modified resin, and resin-modified glass ionomers).” According to the article, the analysis indicated that “children treated with sealants have about a 70 to 80 percent reduction in the incidence of occlusal caries compared with children that do not receive sealants.”
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Cantrell West DentalTuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 2:35am
Happy Halloween! Good news: Chewing Sugar-Free Gum May Contribute To Oral Health

In article titled, “This $1 Habit Could Save You Hundreds In Dental Bills,” Men’s Health stated chewing sugar-free gum is “a simple (and incredibly cheap!) trick” to help promote oral health and reduce dental costs. “Anything we can do to reduce the amount of acid and bacteria in your mouth will help prevent tooth decay,” said Dr. Matthew Messina, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. “And that means less dental work over time.” According to the article, chewing gum increases saliva production, which helps remove food and neutralizes acids that wear away at enamel. Dr. Messina recommends chewing sugar-free gum after eating for at least 20 minutes, adding that gum does not replace brushing and flossing. “There’s no better way to take care of your teeth than the usual brushing, flossing, and occasional check in with your dentist,” said Dr. Messina.
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, October 27th, 2016 at 2:56am
Patients Advised To Consult With A Dentist Prior To Any Tooth Whitening Regimen

The New York Observer (7/12, Silver) discusses how to achieve and maintain white teeth. The article emphasizes preventive dental care and drinking plenty of water to maintain white teeth, noting that coffee, red wine, and tobacco products may stain teeth. The article states that “Not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening,” and also mentions that professional whitening is not effective on crowns and fillings. If a dentist does determine a person is a candidate for teeth whitening, the article encourages the patient to discuss what shade may be achieved from treatment.
The University Herald (7/11, Valencia) reported that DIY teeth whitening methods “might have negative impacts.” Lemon juice in some DIY treatments, for example, may erode enamel “due to its acidic property.” The article adds that dental experts advise consulting with a dentist when considering teeth whitening.
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Cantrell West DentalThursday, October 27th, 2016 at 2:54am
People Encouraged To Plan Ahead For Healthcare Expenses In Retirement
US News & World Report (7/20, Reiss) states that “mitigating potential health care expenses” before retirement can “make all the difference.” In a list of six tips for future retirees “to protect their retirement nest eggs from sky-high medical bills,” the article recommends people “start by understanding the system.” For example, individuals can select Medicare Advantage, “which allows companies regulated by Medicare to cover dental care, eye exams and other medical services.”
The Jackson (TN) Sun (7/19, Thomas) added that “one of the biggest questions” for retirees is “whether to sign up for the original Medicare plan or an Advantage Plan.” According to the article, Medicare Advantage “bundles services and costs and might offer some extra benefits like vision and dental coverage but include some restrictions.”
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