Dear Reader

Your January 2013 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

Congratulations to Shannon Hill,
our Grand Prize Referral Winner

"Here's How Our Royalty Referral Program Works..."

Our intention is to treat our patients like Royalty and the basis of our Referral Program is that every patient who refers a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker to our office will receive the following Referral Rewards:

  • 1st Referral: A $25.00 Starbucks Gift Card
  • 2nd Referral: A $50.00 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • 3rd Referral: A $100.00 Fry's Gift Card
  • 4th Referral: A $150 Visa Gift Card
  • 5th Referral: A $200 American Express Gift Card or
    Free Lifetime Teeth Whitening (Priceless!), your choice

In addition to receiving Referral Rewards, your name will be entered into our monthly drawing to receive a $100 Check to Majestic Dentistry, Plus our Semi-Annual Grand Prize drawing to receive the following GRAND PRIZE:

A $500.00 Check to Majestic Dentistry

Each referral gives you one entry into the monthly drawing and rolls over every month into the Grand Prize drawing. So, the more you refer, the better your chances are of winning. There is NO LIMIT on your number of entries. Congratulations again to Shannon Hill.

What People Are Saying About Us

Patient Showcase

Name: Gary A. Reznick, CPA, MBA, CMCA, AMS
Business/Occupation: Certified Public Accountant

Dr. Wolf   Gary, you and I share a common history; we both went to the same grade school and the same high school in Chicago. What do you miss most about Chicago?
Gary I miss the beautiful weather during the Summer, Chicago Pizza (Lou Malnati's), Chicago Style Delicatessens and Chicago Style Hot Dogs. Although, it will not be so bad shortly as Portillo's is opening in Scottsdale. They are one of my favorite Chicago Hot Dog "Palaces."
Dr. Wolf You're a Certified Public Accountant. You've had a very successful career working for Fortune 500 companies as well as being the personal accountant to former White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Who are some of the clients you now work for?
Gary I work with a variety of business owners and retailers, including a small Country and Western Music Publishing firm, a Property Management Company and a Personal Injury Legal Firm. I maintain their books, prepare their payrolls and prepare financial reports. I also help individuals and families mange their personal finances by paying their bills and reconciling their bank accounts.
Dr. Wolf What economic issues do you see the small business person being faced with today?
Gary The onslaught of changing technology and the need to maintain control over their expenses during the current economic times. While the economy is improving, it is doing so very slowly and is not always "trickling down" to the smaller local merchants and service organizations. While new technology is a great way to improve profitability and exposure to potential customers and clients, it comes with a price which many smaller businesses can not afford. There are ways of streamlining business operations and improving exposure without the expenditures needed for this new technology.
Dr. Wolf What do you see as the biggest mistake small business owners are making today?
Gary Trying to do everything themselves and spreading themselves out too thin, which can lead to a lack of focus and underperforming. When I worked for Sears Roebuck, they spread themselves too thin and they lost quite a bit of market share and eventually were purchased by K-mart. As the old saying goes, you need to "dance with the one that brought you". Simply put, do what you know and do it well.
Dr. Wolf I certainly benefit by delegating my accounting and book keeping. I don't have the time or knowledge to try and do it all myself. How could you help small business owners and families better manage their cash?
Gary I can review their current financial procedures and record keeping and make recommendations that would improve their internal controls. Also, I would look at their banking relationships to assure they're using the most advantageous products and services their bank is offering.
Dr. Wolf You're offering a Free Private 1 hour Consultation for patients of Majestic Dentistry on how to better manage their money and have more cash flow. How could my patients take advantage of your generous offer?
Gary They can contact me through my e-mail address and I can set-up either a phone conference or a personal visit. They should put the words "Majestic Dentistry" in the Subject Line of the e-mail so I know they're a fellow patient of your practice.

Hygiene Happenings

Sherry & Paula - Your Fabulous Hygienists

Try These Foods to Help Build
Strong Teeth and Healthy Gums

By Anne L. Fritz

What you eat affects your mouth not only by building healthier teeth and gums, but also by helping prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and unsaturated fats will benefit your overall oral health. There are a few standout foods and nutrients that can really boost it.

Teeth and Calcium
Mom said it when you were in grade school, and she was right on this one: Drinking milk builds strong bones and teeth. Calcium is vital in childhood and through your teens, when teeth are formed, but the value of this nutrient doesn't stop once you get your wisdom teeth. A diet with adequate calcium may prevent against tooth decay. When a diet is low in calcium, as a majority of Americans' diets are, the body leeches the mineral from teeth and bones, which can increase your risk of tooth decay and the incidence of cavities. A study that appeared in the Journal of Periodontology found that those who have calcium intakes of less than 500 mg, or about half the recommended dietary allowance, were almost twice as likely to have periodontitis, or gum disease, than those who had the recommended intake.

The jawbone is particularly susceptible to the effects of low calcium. It can weaken because of low calcium intake, which in turn causes teeth to loosen, leaving you at greater risk for gum disease.

The Food and Drug Administration recommends 1,000 mg of calcium daily for women younger than 50 and for men of any age, and 1,200 mg for women over 50. Calcium is found in dairy foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt; in fish, including sardines with bones and salmon; and in some vegetables, including kale and broccoli. Eating two to four servings of dairy per day will help you meet the RDA for calcium.

Teeth and Vitamin C
The body needs vitamin C to repair connective tissue and help the body fight off infection. No surprise then that a study at the State University of New York at Buffalo showed that those who eat less than the recommended 75 to 90 mg per day are 25 percent more likely to have gingivitis than those who eat three times the recommended daily allowance. Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal diseases, and it causes the gums to become red from inflammation, swelling and bleeding easily.

Eating one piece of citrus fruit (oranges, grapefruits, tangerines) or a kiwi daily will help you meet the RDA for vitamin C.

Teeth and Fruits and Vegetables
Crunchy fruit and veggies — like apples, pears, celery, and carrots — are excellent for your teeth in two ways. The crisp texture acts as a detergent on teeth, wiping away bacteria that can cause plaque. Plus these foods require a lot of chewing, which increases the production of bacteria-neutralizing saliva.

Teeth and Tea
While tea may stain teeth, studies at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry have shown that compounds in black tea can destroy or suppress the growth of cavity-causing bacteria in dental plaque, which can help prevent both cavities and gum disease.

Teeth and Water
Drinking plenty of water benefits teeth as it helps rinse away both bacteria and the remnants of food that bacteria turns into plaque. Tap water is better for teeth than bottled because it contains fluoride, which prevents tooth decay.

Foods to Avoid
Sugary snacks, especially gummy candies and hard candies that stick in your teeth, are at the top of every dentist's list of foods to avoid. Regular soda provides a double hit to teeth, combining sugar with acids. Even foods and drinks that are good for your teeth, like milk, contain sugars. No matter what you eat, it's important to brush and floss afterward — or at least to rinse your mouth with water. Brush twice a day using either a manual or power toothbrush, and remember to visit a dentist at least twice a year for checkups.

Final Thoughts

As I look back on the past year, I'm deeply grateful for the success of our practice. This success could not happen without you and I'm humbled and honored by the people we serve and my wonderful team! Wishing you and your family a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2013.

Dr. Frank Wolf
Majestic Dentistry
(623) 551-6300