Best 30 Dentists in Chester, Virginia with Reviews -

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By: amyangelbaby
Chester Dental Care
I LOVE this place!!! The personality of the office is relaxed, pleasant and cheerful, the girls greet you with a smile and keep you at ease. The office is clean and "happy" feeling and smells good too. Dr. Rodrigues is a joy every time I see her (even for my extraction :( She is so gentle and I feel very comfortable there. My son and husband have both said they don't want to ever go to another dentist, they have found their comfort zone as well. THAT make me very happy. We really love Ashley, our hygienist, she is the best. She is thorough but quick and wonderful overall.
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By: Jordan G.
Steven A Castro DDS
Love this practice! I visited Dr. Castro's office for my first time for a tooth ache and felt nothing but welcome. The staff all really seemed to care about what was going on with me, and genuinely concerned to help. I felt like I was in a safe place. Dr. Castro diagnosed, and gave me several treatment options which I loved, as I know nothing of dentistry. Everything explained very well! Will definitely return
By: amyangelbaby
Shwetha Rodrigues, DDS
I love the office, love the girls and the overall "family-like" personality that is so rare anymore. Dr. Rodrigues is just WONDERFUL!!! She is sweet, kind, gentle, practical and gives you a very comfortable feeling. AND she is a great dentist too! My husband and son feel the same way :) Have to say also that we all just love our hygienist Ashley, she is the BEST!!!!
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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