At Kingery & Kingery, DDS, we’re dedicated to continuing education and life-long learning. We regularly attend workshops and seminars to learn the latest and greatest in dentistry, then we bring that knowledge and those services back home to our patients in Clemmons. Follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health.
According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, teeth were the #1 feature that increased a child’s chances of being bullied. A person’s smile and teeth are often the first things people notice, and kids are no exception. Kingery & Kingery, DDS would like to share some ideas… (Read More)
Drs. Mary E. Kingery & William Kingery has been thinking about how much things have changed in the world of dentistry since today’s grandparents were growing kids themselves. Grandparents today are often very involved in the daily lives of their grandchildren—they may live close by, provide financial assistance, or assume childcare responsibilities for working parents…. (Read More)
Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of… (Read More)
When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over the world, so Drs. Mary E. Kingery & William Kingery is here to put an end to… (Read More)
If you’ve tuned in to any crime scene investigation shows, you’ve probably heard of salivary testing, but did you know it’s becoming increasingly common in dental offices? Salivary testing has a bright future in medicine because of how much it can tell us about your state of health—both oral and overall. One of the reasons… (Read More)
Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Drs. Mary E. Kingery & William Kingery can offer Clemmons patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. At Kingery & Kingery, we would… (Read More)
What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a naturally-occurring substance found in the birch tree and in many fruits and vegetables. Its chemical structure resembles a cross between sugar and alcohol—but it is neither. Xylitol is used as an FDA-approved artificial sweetener that can also assist in the prevention of tooth decay, so Drs. Mary E. Kingery… (Read More)
There is a good chance you have heard someone mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and… (Read More)
Above any other medical need, people are more likely to skip seeing the dentist because they can’t afford it. Many people choose not to buy dental insurance because it’s an added cost without a lot of perceived value. For some reason, people simply feel more comfortable taking this risk because they don’t fully understand the… (Read More)
Ah, vacation. The sun, the sand, the… gauze in your mouth? Dental work and recovery might not be your preferred use of your precious vacation days, but some people are packing their bags and heading to exotic locations for dental work in hopes of saving money. As medical education and technology improve all around the… (Read More)
Kingery & Kingery, DDS is following all recommended American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidelines for the safety & health of our patients and staff.
We are conducting pre-visit phone screenings and check-in pre-screenings that include taking temperatures. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19 is asked to reschedule.