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Dentist in Little Rock AR asks – Bridges and Partials which is best for me?

What is a “bridge” and what is a “partial”?  Let’s quickly dispel the misinformation that is out there, because the two terms seem to be used interchangeably by most people.  A “bridge” in dentistry typically refers to a restoration that is cemented into place, and may have as little as 2 …

Little Rock Dentist Explains – silver fillings or tooth-colored ones?

Lots of questions still come up today about silver fillings versus tooth colored fillings. Questions such as “Which one is better?”, Which ones cause me harm?”, and “What should I do?”. Let me first talk about silver fillings (known as amalgam fillings) which have been around proior to 1900. As …

Little Rock Arkansas Dentist – New Dental Videos For A Healthy Smile

Dr. Deems, Dentist Little Rock, AR.  Cantrell West Dentistry I’ve been a dentist in Little Rock, AR since 1987.  I’m honored to serve such a wonderful community.  Today, more than ever people are concerned about their health – especially with the wealth of information that is available online.  Being an …

Good News for Coffee Drinkers!

Drinking coffee on a regular basis may protect against head and neck cancer, according to a report published in the July issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. Researchers pooled data from nine different studies of patients, comprising over 14,000 patients. They found that those who drink coffee regularly – …

Reconsidering Diet Sodas …

In an effort to stop weight gain, millions of Americans turn to diet sodas (and other “diet” drinks) every day for fewer calories, energy, and the satisfaction of drinking something that “tastes good”. Of course, there is no evidence available that actually says we lose weight because of drinking these …

Cantrell West Dental & COVID-19IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ!

Thank you for choosing Cantrell West Dental for your care! We can’t wait to see you soon. Oral health is a gateway to your overall health, and your health is our top priority.

I’ve researched and consulted the many scientific resources I have access to as a doctor to address concerns around COVID-19. To keep you safe and smiling, our practice is adhering to the American Dental Association’s guidance for safely providing dental care during this pandemic.

What to Expect

  • Before your appointment, we’ll contact you to check on your current health status regarding COVID-19.
  • We prefer anyone with you to stay in your car except under extenuating circumstances.
  • You will notice that our team is wearing more personal protective equipment (PPE) than you’re used to seeing.
  • You must wear a mask, your temperature will be taken, and you will be asked a series of questions regarding your current health status.
  • Upon leaving, you will put on your mask.
  • Future appointments will be made in the treatment room if at all possible.

If you have any questions, please call me at (501) 664-3279 or email me at

Thank you for choosing us for your care!

~ Dr. Deems

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