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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!

Coronavirus COVID19 Update

Out of concern for our patients, staff and community, our office is following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and implementing procedures so as to stop the spread of the virus. If
Brush your teeth and prevent gingivitis

Is gingivitis preventable?

The earliest sign of gum disease is called gingivitis (sometimes called periodontal disease), and is an inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to gum tissue loss, loss of bone that
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Handling Dental Anxiety

If you suffer from dental anxiety, a visit to our office might seem like a daunting prospect. Perhaps you had a bad experience in the past, but whatever the reason, please know that at

Do I lose my wisdom if I lose my wisdom teeth?

The third molars have long been known as your “wisdom teeth” because they are the last teeth to erupt from the gums – usually sometime during the late teens to early twenties. This is

New Year Tooth Tips

Your teeth are another year older, which means you have to be more vigilant than ever to take care of them. So here are a few new year tooth tips to keep those teeth

Knowlton Dental New Radio Commercials

Team Members Liz and Katie recorded commercials that will play on FM97 and the Spanish station Rumba this month. They sound great!! Treating Patients Like Family (English) Providing Dentistry with a Hometown Feel (English)

What causes cavities?

“Cavity” – that’s usually the word no one wants to hear when they visit the dentist. What is a cavity? A cavity is a hole that develops in a tooth when the tooth begins

Bad Breath Stinks: Common Causes of Halitosis

Halitosis, or bad breath, can be caused by several things – everything from poor dental health habits to other health problems. Bad breath can be made worse by the types of foods you eat

Get Ready for Summer Sports

With the warmer and longer days here, many patients are more active and probably getting ready to hit the field for some summer fun or athletics. So we thought we would discuss a few

Signs you may suffer from sleep apnea

You need a good amount of rest each night in order to be energized for the day and week ahead. After all, without enough sleep, you’ll be exhausted during the day. Snoring doesn’t just

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