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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

  • I’m an extremely nervous patient and the staff went out of there way to help me cope. I am satisfied considering the somewhat difficult treatment needed within my requested timeline.... Read More

    thumb SUSAN JUSTICE
    November 10, 2021

    Friendly, dependable staff. Kellsie is a wonderful hygienist who is very gentle and thorough. Wonderful experience every time I go! Highly recommend!

    thumb Tommie Clare
    October 17, 2021

    Had an incredibly good deep cleaning with Kellsie on 14 Sep - she was painless, pleasant and very instructive of what was causing my issue and how to solve... Read More

    thumb Curt Powell
    September 17, 2021
  • I always had a fear about going to the dentist!! When I learned I need to have a tooth pulled , wisdom tooth at that I was nervous. I’ve never... Read More

    thumb Gods Pop tart
    September 17, 2021

    Mrs Mary and Dr Patel did great, Mrs. Mary kept ke laughing and smiling the whole time

    thumb GM GetMoree
    May 17, 2021

    Dr Felton and Jillian were very welcoming as a new patient. Dr Felton did a thorough examination and and really took time to talk to me and answer all of... Read More

    thumb TM H
    April 14, 2021
  • Dr. Felton and staff are very nice, knowledgeable, and friendly. They explain everything that is going on clearly so you can understand. They also work with you if you need... Read More

    thumb Amber James
    March 14, 2021

    Everybody here was AMAZING!!!!
    Ms. Kellsie and Ms. Jillian were extremely knowledgeable and did an amazing job easing my concerns before Dr. Felton came in. I will be frequenting.

    thumb Awe Press
    April 14, 2021

    Clean office and nice staff. I’ve been a patient since the early 2000’s never been disappointed.

    thumb Charnet Johnson
    January 14, 2021
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