Welcome to the Blog of Terrance Swonke, DDS

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the The Woodlands, TX area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Terrance Swonke, DDS office with any dental questions or concerns.

-- Terrance Swonke, DDS

  • What is an Impacted Tooth?
    You may have heard this term the first time you or a friend got your wisdom teeth. That makes sense, as wisdom teeth are the teeth most often impacted in Read more
  • Summer is Almost Here: Tips for a bright, white smile!
    Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner for our patients at Terrance Swonke, DDS. Everyone wants a Read more
  • How do I handle my child’s dental emergency?
    Kids are active, and with lots of activity comes the potential for mishaps. Before an emergency occurs, you’d be smart to stay informed about the problems your child may encounter. Here Read more
  • Stress and Your Oral Health
    Stress symptoms—which include high blood pressure, severe aches, and insomnia—may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is the culprit when in Read more
  • Make Every Day Earth Day
    Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring Read more
  • What is a cavity?
    Cavities are the reason why most people fear going to the dentist. But they’re also the reason you should be visiting the doctor on a regular basis. Specifically, cavities are the Read more
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our The Woodlands, Texas office, now is an excellent time to Read more
  • Ouch! Are You Biting Your Cheeks More Often?
    You’re biting into something delicious, and, Ouch! You bite into something you didn’t mean to—the inside of your tender cheek. Painful moments like this happen every now and again. But if Read more
  • Does Your Child Need Endodontic Treatment?
    Baby teeth come with a built-in expiration date. That charming first smile is meant to make way for a healthy, beautiful adult smile. Unfortunately, before they are ready to make Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!
    “St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must Read more
  • March is National Nutrition Month!
    While you don’t have to wait to start eating right, March is the month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks everyone to pay special attention to what goes into Read more
  • Cleaning Your Teeth—Time for a Refresher Course!
    Let’s face it, by now, brushing our teeth is something we pretty much do on auto-pilot. A quick brush after breakfast, a minute or so at night, floss when we Read more
  • What is a root canal?
    A root canal entails the removal of the nerve supply from a tooth. If you know the purpose of a root canal, the process may seem a little less intimidating. the Read more
  • The Transformation of Valentine's Day
    Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Read more
  • Protecting Your Smile with Mouthguards
    If you participate in sports or other physical activities, it’s wise to consider getting a mouthguard. Also known as mouth protectors, mouthguards are a device worn over the teeth to Read more
  • Smile! It’s Time for Arts & Crafts!
    If you have a child who loves arts and crafts, try some of these creative projects with a dental twist. One of these activities is sure to give your child Read more

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