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Learning is a lifelong passion at our office. Helping our patients stay informed and educated about the latest dental topics is important to us.

So whether it’s an event here in Elizabethtown or a topic that you need more information on or news about the office, we will post it here in our blog. Let us know how we’re doing!

Facial Protection Awareness Starts with Mouthguards

What costs us $33 billion in healthcare and 20 million lost days at school? Sports related injuries. In fact, 12 million people between ages 5 and 22 suffer a sport-related injury annually. Injuries to

Oral Cancer: Some Sobering Stats

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, and with it comes a reminder of how devastating this disease can be: Close to 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. It

What are the Signs That Your Tooth Has A Cavity

Being a kid and eating lots of cookies aren’t the only criteria for a cavity… Our team at Knowlton Dental Associates frequently get questions about cavity causes and prevention. You brush twice a day

Can Germs really live on my toothbrush?

Um, yes of course they can! Some experts even say that every time you flush a toilet, a few of those tiny little nasty germs disperse into the air and land you-know-where… But seriously,

Bad Oral Health can Break Your Heart

When you think of February, you think of hearts – Valentine’s day is here and love is in the air. But there’s something else you should be aware of – heart disease – it

Children’s Dental Health Month – Things to Know

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. We’ve compiled a list of important things you should know about maintaining your young child’s dental health. When Teeth Come In Your baby is born with 20

How do I know if I have gum disease? (8 Signs)

It’s usually easy to tell when you have a cavity, but unfortunately, gum disease can exist in your mouth without you even knowing. In fact, you can have the beginning stages of gum disease

The Intriguing History of Halloween

The Halloween that is familiar to most people today bears little resemblance to the original Halloween – back in the “old days” it wasn’t even called Halloween! (If you joined us for Movies in

Three Popular Must-Have Dental Treatments

While we customize treatment for every patient, we find that there are three procedures that are becoming more popular: dental implants, bite guards, and teeth whitening. Implants Dental implants are a great tool for

Got Bad Breath? Here’s your To-Do List.

Here at Knowlton Dental Associates, we see a lot of patients who are concerned about halitosis – also known as bad breath or in some circles, dog breath. So we thought we would help

What is Gingivitis and can it be Reversed?

What is Gingivitis? Can it be prevented? Once I have it on my gums, can I cure or reverse it? Before you can fix the problem, you have to understand it first. Gingivitis is

A Healthy Mouth Starts With What You Eat!

Most people know that visiting the dentist is an essential part of caring for their teeth. Regular checkups and cleanings are, of course, very important. But what some people don’t realize is that good

Does Oral Health Affect Your Heart?

Some scientific evidence suggests that poor dental health may be linked to cardiovascular disease. Although more research is needed to explore this association, it provides yet another reason to brush your teeth twice per

What are Sealants and how do they work?

Want to know why you get so many cavities in your back teeth? Because molars are made up of canyons, caves, pits, and seemingly endless caverns that are a breeding ground for decay. The

XEROSTOMIA – Dry Mouth Explained

What is Xerostomia? Does your mouth always feel like it’s dry? If it does you may be suffering from xerostomia. Xerostomia is defined as dry mouth resulting from reduced or absent saliva flow. There

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Snoring may not be something you take seriously. You might even laugh or joke about it. But the fact is, anytime you or your partner snore to the point of waking, it could be

Can children really avoid tooth decay?

Yes, in fact, tooth decay is preventable! Decay, which is caused by sugars left in your child’s mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break down his or her teeth. Children

3 Foods for Healthy Gums and Healthy Hearts

It’s that time of the year again, when we try to stick to our New Year’s Resolutions. If you look around, you’ll notice many ads are about fitness and exercise equipment – but the

11 Fun Facts about Animal and Human Teeth

11 Toothy Facts Looking for ways to motivate your child to brush his or her teeth? Why not compare their teeth to those of their favorite animals? Like people, some animals have several different

Oh No – My gums are shrinking!

Receding Gums Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Let’s look