About us and Dental Health
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!
The Effects of Sleep Apnea on Dental Health
Sleep apnea is an increasingly common medical condition, and one that can have a truly devastating effect on the waking life of the sufferer. Those who suffer from the disorder may find that they
What’s the connection between gum disease and diabetes?
People who have diabetes are usually familiar with many of the other health risks they face, including damage to the nerves, eyes, heart, and kidneys. But did you know that if you have diabetes
PAGD Golf Tournament in Honor of Dr Richard Knowlton
Join us for Dinner + Golf on Fri 9/17, honoring Dr Knowlton’s commitment to future dentists and to raise scholarship funds for aspiring dental students at Temple University. Click here to get tickets »
Considering Teeth Whitening? Read this first.
Tooth whitening, sometimes called bleaching, doesn’t actually use bleach – it uses hydrogen peroxide. It’s a common dental treatment and is safe to use so long as guidelines are followed. Tooth Discoloration Tooth discoloration
Are your teeth ready for the big day?
Capturing the Moment At Knowlton Dental Associates we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the little details can be.
5 Fun Things to do with Your Old Toothbrush
When should you replace your worn-out, frazzled and germy toothbrush? You should do it every 3 months. But most people either forget or don’t want to get rid of something that still “works good”.
Does Xlear Nasal Spray really work to fight against COVID-19?
Xlear filed a Pre-Emergency Use Authorization (Pre-EUA) Request with the FDA in December, comparing the use of nasal spray to handwashing and suggesting it could be used as part of a layered approach to
Pros and Cons of Mouthwash
Should You Really Use Mouthwash? Although mouthwash is readily available in the dental sections of most grocery stores, it is not actually necessary to use in your everyday oral health routine. So, it may
To Eat or Not To Eat
Through out the day it is best to eat three meals a day, and if you are like me some snacks in between. But, did you ever stop and wonder what the effects of
Keep Your Summer Smile Happy
As the summer months truly start to begin, the sun starts to bring out a more active lifestyle in many, but it doesn’t come without some negatives. Especially when it comes to the health
5 Ways to a Brighter Smile for Just Under $50!
Affordable Teeth Whitening There are so many different reasons your teeth could be discolored, so when trying to get your ideal level of white, it pays to know why they are discolored to begin
Taking stress out on your teeth?
Stress and it’s symptoms are being amplified by the COVID-19 crisis, leading to an increase in teeth grinding. In these stressful times you may have become a grinder or a clencher – taking on
What’s that funky smell behind your mask?
If you’re wearing a mask and it has a funky smell, it’s most likely your breath not your mask. Here’s a simple test: floss your teeth and then smell it – does it smell
Wearing a face mask? What you should and shouldn’t do
Face masks have become part of the new normal in America following the CDC’s recommendation that people wear them in public, as well as mandatory actions in Pennsylvania. But wearing one the wrong way
How do I know what’s considered a dental emergency?
The COVID-19 pandemic is having wide-ranging impacts on our everyday lives, including scheduled dental and other appointments. Dentists and patients nationwide are postponing non-urgent dental procedures through April 30 in order to help slow
Emergencies and Teledentistry – We’re here for patients in person or virtually
Due to COVID-19, we are currently open M-F 9a-2p to see emergency patients directly and provide direct care via telemedicine using Skype, Facetime, VSee, Zoom, MS Teams, Updox, Google Hangouts, Webex, GoToMeeting. We are available after hours and weekends should the need arise.
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
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
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)
Dr Knowlton Recognized for Outstanding Service as Recipient of the 2019 AGD President’s Award
Dr Richard Knowlton of Elizabethtown, PA has been awarded the 2019 Presidential Award by the Academy of General Dentistry for his extensive contributions and long-standing service to patients and the dental profession. The President’s
Knowlton Team at PAGD PEAK2 Event
We had a great time at the PAGD PEAK2 event this week! Thanks to all our friends and team members who came out to learn!
Half of Halloween Candy is Better than All of it
Here’s a sneaky secret: Over 50% of parents stash some Halloween candy to enjoy later in the year. Now you can find out what they’re stashing state by state! PA is the home of
Dr Knowlton Creating Mouthguards for Winter Olympians
Dr Knowlton went to the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center creating mouth guards for the next Winter Olympians (luge and bobsled teams). As one of lead dental consultants for the United States Olympic Committee,
Dr Knowlton featured in Sports Dentistry special issue from AGD Impact June 2019
Dr Knowlton was featured in the June 2019 issue of AGD Impact magazine focused on Sports Dentistry. “Unlike an avulsed tooth, fractured teeth do not require immediate repair to maintain their vitality. However, if
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
Dr Knowlton honored with Distinguished Member Award from the Academy for Sports Dentistry
Dr Richard Knowlton was honored with the 2019 Distinguished Member Award from the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD). He is one of only two dentists to receive both the Presidents Award and Distinguished Member