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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 Connection Between Your Mouth and Your Heart

At Knowlton Dental Associates, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know that the mouth can oftentimes be the first place to show signs of other bodily

Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Today, Dr. Richard Knowlton and our team at Knowlton Dental Associates thought we would examine the relationship between osteoporosis and oral health, since 40 million Americans have osteoporosis or are at high risk. Osteoporosis

Antibiotic Prophylaxis or Pre-Medication

At Knowlton Dental Associates, we know the human mouth contains a lot of bacteria. A bacterium can travel through your body with routine activities that are a normal part of daily living. You spread

CEREC® Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns

There are different situations for which Dr. Richard Knowlton may recommend a crown, and Dr. Richard Knowlton will recommend different types of crowns depending on your unique situation. Dental crowns are made from various

The Advantage of Philips Zoom Whitening

Today, we thought we’d talk a little about Philips Zoom whitening at Knowlton Dental Associates. Philips Zoom, a professional teeth whitening treatment, gets your teeth an average of eight shades whiter in just one

Drill-Free Dentistry with Air Abrasion

Do you dread the dentist? Do you hate the sound of the drill, fear anesthesia or needles, and put off your regular checkups because you dread being told you will have to undergo dental

A Truly Special Testimonial

We would like to share with you a very special testimonial that we received from the mother and father of an adult patient of ours. In all that we do, we do our best

What exactly is tinnitus?

It’s estimated that about one in every five people is affected by tinnitus, which is a ringing or noise in the ears. But tinnitus isn’t a condition in itself; it’s actually the symptom of

It’s a Wrap: Ending the year with a smile!

People have been ushering in the New Year for centuries but it became an official holiday in 1582 when Pope George XIII declared January 1st to be the day on which everyone would celebrate

What is hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, is a type of contagious viral illness that causes a rash in the mouth and on the hands and feet of infants and young children, and, while rare, adults. Characterized

I’ve Lost a Filling – Now What?

Dental fillings usually protect our teeth, but sometimes they need to be protected, too. If you lose a filling, contact our Knowlton Dental Associates immediately and let us advise you on the next steps

Dr. Knowlton is an “Olympic Dentist”!

As the president of the Academy for Sports Dentistry, Dr. Richard Knowlton has a passion for sports dentistry. The nature of sports presents unique issues and dental concerns for many athletes and requires special

What is Biofilm?

Biofilm, protective housing for bacteria, is a hot topic in the medical and dental fields. Routinely taking an antibiotic for a bacterial infection has become more complicated because of biofilm. Bacterial infections may become

Dental Implants from Dr. Knowlton!

Your natural teeth are always your best bet for optimal oral health, but sometimes an implant procedure is necessary to restore your smile to it’s health and beauty. If you have missing teeth, it

February is also Heart Month!

You may remember our post from last week, when we discussed February being National Dental Health Month and the benefits of visiting our office every six months (or as recommended). But did you know

Talking about Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea hinders the rest and health of many Americans each and every year. In fact, studies have shown that sleep disorders rival asthma and diabetes in scope across the population! It is a