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Understanding How Cavities Connect to The Modern Diet

by Matthew Standridge, DDS, FAGD  1/1/2020   Cavities are the most common disease among today’s youth, yet diet is a topic often neglected in dental offices. Everyone knows that sugar is bad for their teeth, but this in-depth explanation ...

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What to know about your braces

Hello again! In this video, Dr. Matt goes over the informed consent for orthodontics using brackets and wire. He talks about possible complications, as well as gives detailed instructions on how to get the best result possible. Remember, orthodontics...

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New Focus for 2019: Dentistry, Diet, and Total Health

Hello gang! Dr. Matthew Standridge here, aka the Ketodontist. This video is me announcing a new direction that we’ll be implementing at our office here in Yates Center, KS. For the past few years I’ve grown in my knowledge of health, fitn...

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When Does My Child Need Braces?

Hello Friend, Dr. Matt here.  I wanted to write a post today about some questions I get asked a lot:  When is my child going to need braces?  And if they do need them, when should we start?  Those are great questions that you can certainly get co...

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The Only Constant is Change

There is a change of climate in all aspects of healthcare and dentistry is no exception. Insurances are raising their deductibles and lowering their coverage. Employers are decreasing or flat out cutting benefits offered to employees. Politicians are...

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No Need for the Hard Sell

I’ve heard from a few patients that they’re surprised that I haven’t tried to “sell” them anything, and that it’s a great relief. I am very pleased to hear this. I think dentistry has gotten a bad rep over the last...

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More options for straight teeth!

Great news! As most of you know, I’ve been getting started with Powerprox Six Month Adult Braces for adults looking for straight teeth in a reasonable amount of time. Well, we’re expanding our orthodontic services EVEN MORE!!! Soon we wil...

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Dental Insurance: A Love Story

Dental Insurance: A Love Story     If you know me, or have been a patient of mine, you might have heard me go off on a tangent about the shortfalls of dental insurance.  While certainly they tend to jack up my blood pressure, a part of me ...

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This Country Needs a Better Diet, Not More Dentists

Make no mistake; dental caries (aka cavities) is a disease.  It is a degenerative disease of the teeth caused by bacteria. The 2000 Surgeon General’s report on “Oral Health in America” identified tooth decay as the most common chronic disease ...

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