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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!

Knowlton Dental in the Best of Lancaster PA 2017

Knowlton Dental Associates was voted as “Among the Best” Dentists in Lancaster County Magazine’s most recent reader poll for 2017. “I would like to take this opportunity to say a very sincere thank you

Which Type of Mouthwash is Best?

Taking care of your oral health involves a daily regimen of brushing, flossing, and rinsing to prevent tooth decay and bacterial infections. Though you may have asked us which toothbrush to use, few patients

HPV and Oral Cancer

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is best known as a sexually transmitted infection. In the United States, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease, with 79 million Americans currently infected, according to the Centers

When is the Best Time to Floss?

At Our office, we encourage our patients to practice good oral hygiene between office visits. Part of that process includes flossing, which is the process of cleaning between the teeth to remove food and

2017 Taste of Mount Joy Cruisin’ Cuisine

Knowlton Dental Associates is proud to sponsor the 15th annual Taste of Mount Joy Cruisin’ Cuisine on July 29th 2017 from 11am to 2:30pm. Schedule: Friday Evening: 5-8pm Join the downtown for 4th Friday

Sensitive Teeth? Try Changing Your Toothpaste!

If you’ve noticed your teeth are starting to feel more sensitive than usual, you might also start avoiding foods and drinks that seem to cause discomfort. For example, a hot cup of coffee or

How to Prevent Bad Breath

Surprising Causes of Bad Breath and How to Fix it Bad breath can be caused by many things from poor diet to stress at work, even talking too much can contribute to odor! The

5 Signs That Mean You Need to See Your Dentist

Keeping your routine checkups is a great way to steer clear of surprise dental problems throughout the year. But if you’re not always that great about seeing a dentist, here are five sure signs

5 Ways to Prevent Kids Tooth Decay

February 2017 is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) and with it, we thought we would share some tips on how parents can help prevent tooth decay in their children’s teeth. 1) Sharing is

How to Make Your Smile Look Better Online

Do you dread selfies? Is SnapChat your worst enemy? If you’re avoiding posting photos on social media because of the way your teeth look, you owe it to yourself to finally do something about

Zirconia Dental Implants

Since dental implants first started being implemented in the 1980s, they have been primarily made of titanium. Recent advances in implant technology have allowed dental implant manufacturers to shift from all-metal implants, to part-metal

Five Tips for Taking Tots to the Dentist

Toddlers are notoriously balky about strangers. But their first dental visit should not be cause for fear and tears. Nor should you assume that getting your toddler to Knowlton Dental Associates is going to

How many times a day should I floss?

Flossing is one of the most important parts of your oral care routine. Many patients know they need to do it but find it difficult to fit into their busy lives. Well, here’s the

Periodontics and Braces Treatment

Most people think braces are all about their teeth. While it is true orthodontics is meant to move your teeth into proper position, there’s more to it than that. To safely move your teeth

My child has canker sores! How can I help?

According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of

What are mini implants used for?

The use of mini dental implants (MDIs) is on the rise. MDIs are about the diameter of a toothpick (1.8 to 2.9 millimeters with lengths between ten to 18 millimeters) and are primarily used

Happy Gums, Happy Heart!

Medical doctors and dental health professionals, like Dr. Richard Knowlton, have debated over the connection (or lack thereof) between gum disease and heart disease. While there still is no unanimous consensus on whether there

Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents?

Two studies – one conducted in Washington State, and whose findings were published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry in 2004, and another conducted in Madrid, Spain, and whose findings were reported in 2012

What to do about Sensitive Teeth

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, you already know the frustration of having a type of pain that is hard to deal with. Because tooth sensitivity is sometimes unpredictable, you can’t necessarily take medication

How do I know when I have a cavity?

Dr. Richard Knowlton and our team at Knowlton Dental Associates frequently field questions about cavities and what causes them. Patients will typically ask, “I brush twice a day and floss regularly, as well as