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.
If you need dental surgery, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. How much will it cost? How much will it hurt? Who is going to drive me home? And perhaps most importantly, what can I eat? Recovery can seem a lot more stressful if you don’t stock up on acceptable soft foods… (Read More)
If braces are in your future, or you have just had them placed, you may be wondering just how the heck to work around them when flossing and brushing. We’d love to calm your mind by reminding you those wires and brackets are temporary visitors, hanging out to help correct the bite and achieve a… (Read More)
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)
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)
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)
At Kingery & Kingery, we know a lot of people feel they’re adding a layer of tooth decay and gum disease prevention to their oral hygiene routines when they swish with mouthwash—which may be true, but it depends on the mouthwash. If you floss and brush properly, mouthwash isn’t always necessary, and certain types could… (Read More)
Some schools require a back-to-school dental visit, but even if yours doesn’t, right before school starts is a good time to schedule one of your child’s regular checkups. Drs. Mary E. Kingery & William Kingery can take care of any problems so your child won’t have to miss class after school starts, and if oral… (Read More)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 40 Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses every day. As the opioid crisis grows, so does our expanded public knowledge—such as the realization that addiction to this family of drugs often begins with an innocent prescription. Many teens first experience opioids when a… (Read More)
First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! Here at Kingery & Kingery, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains and what you can… (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.