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Family Dentistry in Chester, VA Protects Your Loved Ones’ Smiles

Visit Dr. Felton for all your Chester, VA dental needs.

Dr. Walter Felton has treated Chester patients for over 35 years, including countless children and older kids through family dentistry. He and our team love to teach tiny patients good oral hygiene and watch them grow up with beautiful, lasting smiles. We can care for every member of your family. Here’s why so many people trust their loved ones’ dental needs to us:

  • Amenities like a kid-friendly waiting room, warm blankets and pillows, chairs with lumbar support, and bottled water
  • “Happy visits” to get your little ones acquainted with us – feel free to sit them on your lap while we do their exam
  • Several payment options, including dental insurance and financing
  • Expert care to give you peace of mind about your family’s oral health

Call our Chester dental team today at 804-717-2099 to schedule appointments for everyone! Our family dentistry practice address is 10611 Greenyard Way, Ste. A – centrally located a short drive from several schools, including O.B. Gates Elementary and Lloyd C. Bird High School. Felton Dentistry is a division of Central Virginia Dental Care.

Simplify Your Life With One Dentist Office for Your Entire Family

Along with our experienced family dentistry team, Dr. Walter Felton offers you and your family a complete suite of services all under one roof. Our Chester, VA office is conveniently located, plus we’re open for early morning as well as late afternoon appointments. There’s no need to visit any other dentist! Take a look at all the services that will help your loved ones maintain healthy and attractive lifelong smiles:

General Dental Care

Take advantage of cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments, tooth sealants, gum disease treatment, custom athletic mouth guards, nutritional counseling, and dry mouth treatment.

Cosmetic Dental Solutions

There’s no reason for any family member to suffer embarrassment because of their smile! Choose from cosmetic bonding, tooth contouring, Invisalign orthodontics, teeth whitening, veneers, and even total smile makeovers.

Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Felton’s restoration skills will help you and your family eat and smile more comfortably. We offer dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, fillings, root canal therapy, and more.

TMJ and Teeth Grinding Treatment

Get a custom mouth guard or night guard to help eliminate jaw pain and headaches, plus prevent tooth enamel damage caused by teeth grinding.

Oral Surgery

We’ll gently remove your diseased and painful tooth when it’s not possible to repair it. Plus, oral surgery procedures like bone grafts and a ridge augmentation can prepare your jaw for treatments like dental implants.

Emergency Dental Care

Get fast, same-day treatment when a family member is hurting, and their smile is at risk.

Invisalign Orthodontics

Adults and teens alike can enjoy a beautiful, straight smile in as little as 12 months! Invisalign’s clear, plastic teeth aligners are comfortable and offer a discreet treatment without embarrassing metal brackets and wires.

Pediatric Dental Procedures at Your Family Dentist in Chester, VA

Felton Dentistry offers family dentistry in Chester, VA that includes full-service dental care to children of all ages. Our dentists have received the extra years of special training needed to treat the oral health of children –– from infants to teens.

Because a child’s primary teeth, or “baby teeth,” are so important for proper chewing and eating, guiding permanent teeth to grow in the correct position, and aiding in jawbone and muscle development, we have specialized pediatric dental procedures.

Pediatric Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning begins as soon as a baby is born and continues for the rest of their life. So, starting early with good oral hygiene habits sets a child up for a lifetime of healthy teeth.

For babies, parents can wipe the gums with a soft, wet washcloth. As soon as they have their first teeth, start brushing with a soft-bristled brush with just a small, grain-sized bit of toothpaste. When your child reaches age 2-5, it’s ok to put a pea-sized amount of ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste on the toothbrush, but make sure they are not swallowing the toothpaste. Having them spit before rinsing with water can help with this. Parents should brush a child’s teeth or supervise until they can do it properly themselves, usually around age 8.

Flossing is also an important part of good oral hygiene, even for kids. Flossing helps remove plaque between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t get to. If your child has two teeth together, then it’s time to start flossing. Be sure to help your child get into a daily routine of flossing. This will help set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth.

Pediatric Sealants

The purpose of good oral hygiene is to remove bacteria and food particles that can cause cavities. Parents can remove bacteria from a baby’s mouth with a clean washcloth. Older children often need assistance as well, to make sure they are brushing thoroughly at least twice a day. Limiting sugary snacks can help prevent cavities too.

In some cases, we may recommend your child get protective sealants that are applied over the molars to prevent decay. The sealant is a protective coating that forms a barrier to food, plaque, and acid. It gets into the grooves of the premolars and molars (back teeth) where cavities are most likely to occur.

Pediatric Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments have been shown to help prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Pediatric fluoride treatments, used in conjunction with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, healthy eating, and regular dental exams, can help teeth more effectively resist cavities.

Fluoride treatments can be 2 to 4 times per year, but how often your child receives them depends on how prone they are to cavities. The procedure of putting fluoride on your child’s teeth is quick. We simply swipe the fluoride treatment onto the top and sides of each tooth with a small brush.

After fluoride treatment is applied, your child can eat and drink soft foods or drinks at room temperature. Wait at least 4 to 6 hours before brushing or flossing the teeth.

Pediatric Exam & X-Rays

X-rays are a critical component for diagnosing and treating health conditions that can’t be detected during a clinical exam. With the help of an x-ray, your dentist can identify a cavity but also help diagnose bone disease, examine erupting teeth, assess the effect of an injury, and plan your child’s treatment.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends x-rays and exams every 6 months for children with a high risk of tooth decay. On average, most pediatric dentists request x-rays once per year. X-rays are taken only when needed, as pediatric dentists are careful to minimize children’s exposure to radiation. Although the amount of radiation received in an x-ray is very small, your child will be protected with lead aprons and shields.

If Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

Please contact your pediatric dentist 804-717-2099 immediately for:

Knocked Out Baby or Permanent Tooth • Chipped or Fractured Baby or Permanent Tooth • Persistent Toothache

If you’re looking for one of the best family dentists in Chester, VA, we hope you’ll make Felton Dentistry you and your child’s dental home. Schedule all your family dentistry appointments with our office today!

Call to speak with a member of our friendly team. For more convenience, you can also request appointment times online.

What Our Patients are Saying

  • After a year of a upper denture issue(not Dr fault). Dr. Felton is making it right and not charging me for something I had no control over. That is... Read More

    Tara P Avatar Tara P
    November 9, 2022

    Tamara & Doctor Felton we’re both amazing.

    Antoinette Brown Avatar Antoinette Brown
    November 8, 2022

    I had the pleasure of having Tamara Matthews as my Hygienist! I've never felt so listened to and taken care of. I highly recommend her snd the practice!

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    September 15, 2022
  • After explaining my concerns with Dr Felton, he explained my condition and procedures how he would take care of it. I placed my trust in him and returned the following... Read More

    Rhonda Goins Avatar Rhonda Goins
    September 15, 2022

    I love this place! Which may be weird to say about a Dentist. It's a welcoming environment. I love that the staff is diverse and has no problem Educating you... Read More

    Ms. “Tae” Thompson Avatar Ms. “Tae” Thompson
    August 11, 2022

    Very welcoming atmosphere. Friendly associates and quality of care was excellent. Kept me informed every step of the way.

    Randy Zach Avatar Randy Zach
    August 11, 2022
  • Recently moved to the area and after my daughter and I went, somewhat excited to have rest of family go soon. The staff was great. First time I felt a... Read More

    Allen Price Avatar Allen Price
    August 11, 2022

    Dr. Felton and his staff do a superb job ensuring your comfort and understanding of necessary procedures. They are awesome!

    Vicki Hill Avatar Vicki Hill
    August 1, 2022

    Everyone is always super friendly and very helpful and cares about your well being. Been seeing Dr Felton for meny years. Great practice.

    Brenda Bender Avatar Brenda Bender
    August 1, 2022
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