Glade Spring Dentist, Drs. Brown, Thurston, and Toney


Little Teeth Truths:

Back to school oral health tips for parents:

Learn more here:


Dry Mouth During Sleep

Do you wake up with a dry throat at night? There is probably an underlying reason, like mouth breathing, a sleep disorder, or another health condition.

Learn more here:


How to Get a Picture-Perfect Wedding Smile

Your wedding is just one small part of a long life with your partner. When it comes to your dental routine, don't let it slide after tying the knot.

Read more here:


9 Tricks to Help You Start Working Out and Actually Stick to It

Understand the big picture of why physical activity is critical for your physical and mental well-being..

Read more here:


American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Find answers to some of your questions about your children's teeth from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Learn more here:


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Learn the signs and symptoms here:

Click to learn more:


March 20th is World Oral Health Day!

Learn what its purpose is and why it is important:

Click to learn more:


6 Ways to Make Your Mouth Extra Kissable for Valentine's Day

It turns out, a kiss is more than just a kiss. Here's what you need to know about making your smile a vision of love for February 14.

Click to learn more:


Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You're Sick

When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority—and that includes your mouth.

Click to learn more:


November is American Diabetes Month

If you would like to learn how diabetes can affect your dental health...

Click for more info:


Celebrate Halloween with the Right Kind of Candy

This is a perfect time to review a few helpful tips from the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to embrace October worry-free for orthodontic patients.

Click for more info:


Keep Your Mind Young and Sharp

Click for some great tips:


Brush to the Beat with Mickey Mouse!!

This is a great way to get your little ones excited and motivated to brush their teeth!

Watch here: Disney Junior on


Controlling Bad Breath

Bad breath is very common. It can last a short time or can be a chronic problem—lasting for days or months (or even longer).

Learn how to control it at


7 MouthHealthy Tips for Your Summer Soiree

Whether it's a pool party, BBQ or just because, we can help you throw a summer bash that will keep your guests smiling. 7 simple party prep tips to try this weekend.

Click to


The Different Types of Canker Sores

Canker sores are small lesions that occur inside of the mouth. The exact cause is unknown but they are not contagious.

Click to learn more at


8 Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Have toothbrush, will travel! Use this getaway guide to find out how to take care of your teeth before, during and after vacation.

Click to learn more here at


It is Root Canal Awareness Week!

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages.

Learn more here:


Do you or your children play sports? Mouthguards are a must!

Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw.

Click to


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

If you have never had an oral cancer examination, there is no better time to schedule one than during Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April.

Click to Learn More at


Bleeding Gums and Your Health

Do your gums bleed easily? It might be because of something simple, like using the wrong technique when you brush or floss. Or it could be a sign of a health condition you need to check out.

Click to Learn More at


Top Ten Dental Symptoms

Learn more about the most common dental symptoms:

Click to Learn More at


6 Ways To Cut Back on Your Added Sugar Intake

Eating too many added sugars is linked to negative health outcomes. Learn how to make simple swaps that can help limit added sugars in your diet.

Click to Learn More at


5 Weight Loss Tips That Are Also Good for Your Teeth

If you've decided to lose a few pounds after the New Year's Eve ball drop, you're not alone. Read on for small swaps that can make a big difference on the scale and in your smile.

Click to


Start 2021 off Right!

Brush with Elmo!!!

Click to Watch at


6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays:

Sugar plum fairies may be dancing in your head, but don't let what you eat wreak havoc on your teeth. How to handle tempting treats.

Click to Learn More at


What Causes Tooth Enamel Damage?

Tooth Enamel is the hardest substance in your body. Learn how to protect it from decades of biting, chewing, and crunching!

Click to Learn More at


November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Click below to learn more about how diabetes is related to your dental health...

Click to


Watch this great Retro Halloween PSA from the ADA!!

Heed the "silent cries" of your teeth! Brush for two minutes twice a day and floss once a day so that gum disease doesn't lead your teeth to a "dead end" like in this spooky Halloween #TBT PSA.

Click to View on


Healthy Eats Lead to Healthy Teeth!

Teach your kids about smart lunch choices this year! Download these fun activity sheets today.

Download at


Tips for Eating With New Dentures

Adjusting to life with dentures can take time. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize these effects as your dentures settle in.



Dry Mouth

Saliva helps prevent tooth decay by neutralizing acids produced by bacteria, limiting bacterial growth and washing away food particles.

Learn more at


Dental Sealants

Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. This is especially important when it comes to your child's dental health.



Your Work-From-Home Survival Guide for Self-Care

These 11 tips can help you stay productive, happy, and healthy while working from home.

Learn more at


An Overview of Gum Disease

Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end -- if not properly treated -- with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.

Learn more at


How to Alleviate Fear of Braces

Orthodontic braces can be a daunting subject. Many people are afraid when they're told they need braces.

Find out more at


The 4 Types of Teeth and How They Function

Your teeth and the structure of your mouth play important roles in your ability to eat, speak, and stay healthy.

Find out more at


The Most Common Dental Problems

Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented.

Learn more at


Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. Learn more here:



Oral Cancer Awareness

Learn how a routine visit to her dentist saved her life!

Learn more at


Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is an infection caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease or a cracked tooth. To watch a quick video and to learn more, click here:

Learn more at


Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Teeth grinding (bruxism) can be caused not just by stress and anxiety but by sleep disorders, an abnormal bite or teeth that are missing or crooked.

Learn more at


February is National Children's Dental Health Month.

Learn the basics of children's oral health here:



Fascinating facts about past presidents and their connections to dental health.

Our country's commanders in chief have quite the history with their teeth.

Learn more at


8 Bad Brushing Habits to Break in 2020

When you brush twice a day, every day, it's easy to fall back on familiar habits (which might not always be the best for your teeth). 8 brushing habits you can improve in 2020.

Learn more at


Calculating the Correct Portion Sizes for Weight Loss

Understanding the right portion size for you is necessary for maintaining a healthy weight and a key ingredient to any successful weight-loss program.

Learn more at


Depression Tips for the Holidays

If you have or are prone to depression, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. Limiting holiday stress by having a plan can be helpful.



6 Ways to Keep Your Smile Bright This Holiday Season:

Tooth-friendly stocking stuffers, music while brushing, gift ideas for houseguests, whitening, and more!



What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

If you pass on hot or cold drinks because you know they'll make your teeth hurt, it may be time to talk to your dentist about the possibility that you have sensitive teeth.

Learn more at


The Caregiver's Guide to Dental Health

If you're one of the 44 million family caregivers in the United States, you've got a lot on your mind. However, keeping your loved one's mouth healthy is important for their dental health, overall health and so much more.



7 Tooth-Friendly Halloween Treats:

Do dentists give out candy for Halloween? You'd be surprised how many do!



10 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Satisfy the midnight munchies with these nutritious nibbles...just don't forget to floss and brush before bed!!



The Unexpected Dangers of Gum Disease

Gum disease is common and unpleasant, but, according to a growing body of evidence, it could also play a role in a surprising range of seemingly unrelated health problems.



The Life of a Tooth: A Visual Timeline

Check out how your teeth and mouth change in every stage of life.

Learn more at


12 Signs You Need to See a Dentist:

Even if you don't have any symptoms, checkups are important because they can help prevent problems from developing and treat existing symptoms before they become more advanced.

Learn more at


How to Structure Your Child's Nighttime Routine

Brush, Book, Bed, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has a simple and clear message for parents.

Learn more at


Aging and Your Oral Health

For older adults, maintaining good oral health may be critical to overall wellness, quality of life and maintaining a beautiful smile.



Happy Fourth of July!

Celebrate Independence Day with these free worksheets! Print them today:

Print them at


3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay:



Pregnant? 9 Questions You May Have About Your Dental Health

If you're a mom-to-be, don't forget to give your smile some extra TLC! Find out why:



Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Every Family Should Know About Dental Health

Taking care of your family's dental health is a big responsibility. Here are a few smart choices you can make along the way to keep everyone's smiles healthy:



The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Oral Health

Sleep apnea can contribute to oral health problems and dental problems can also cause sleep apnea.



April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

Here is what you should know about the top 5 risk factors:



The Health Benefits of Calcium

Did you know? 99% of the body's calcium supply is stored in the bones and teeth.