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If You Have a Soft Spot for Soft Drinks…

Posted on May 15th, 2014 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

We have gotten a taste of summer, and soon it will be in full swing. A mistake many people make during hot summer days is to grab for a soda or iced tea to quench thirst rather than water. These drinks are not only high in calories, but the sugars inside are damaging to the […]

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Feel Good and Smile More

Posted on April 29th, 2014 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

A recent study has found a link between poor dental health and depression.  Researchers from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia performed a study on more than 10,000 participants between the ages of 20 and 75 who live in the United States. What they found was that the more dental conditions a person had, the likelihood […]

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Tips for a Whiter Smile

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

If you are serious about keeping your smile dazzling and white, cut out foods and drinks that stain. Coffee, black tea, red wine, dark soda and gravies are main culprits. Smoking cigarettes or cigars also have staining effects. If you can’t stop yourself from eating or drinking these items, brush your teeth right after consumption. […]

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Mouthwash vs. Fluoride

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Do you use a mouthwash or rinse as a part of your daily oral hygiene routine? There are two different types of rinses patients use – mouthwash or fluoride rinse. So what is the difference? Mouthwash is generally sold over-the-counter and comes in minty flavors meant for freshening breath. Swishing mouthwash may also help to […]

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Spring Into a New Smile

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

It’s going to reach 60 degrees today in Chicago! It seems that spring is finally here, and we don’t know about you, but we’re happy! So get out, enjoy the weather and show off that smile! If you are feeling self conscious about your teeth, add a new smile to your spring wardrobe. No matter […]

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Oral and Overall Health Connections

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Healthy teeth are attractive teeth, but maintaining oral health decreases the risk of other illnesses and diseases as well, and vice versa. Wondering what conditions are related to oral health? Pregnancy and birth: Periodontal disease is correlated to premature birth and low birth weight. Endocarditis: An infection of the heart lining, endocarditis is caused from […]

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Oranges Can Cause Cavities

Posted on March 30th, 2011 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Acid is the enemy of tooth enamel. Dental research suggests that people eating and drinking foods with low pH (high acidities) are most apt to develop irreversible tooth erosion. This dental decomposition caused by acid breaks down the tooth structure. There are many different types of foods and drinks that are high in acidity and […]

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Chicago Smile Design Supports “Dentists with Hearts!”

Posted on February 22nd, 2011 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

This Valentine’s Day, just as many in the past, our Chicago Smile Design staff provided a day of free dental care at Dentists with Hearts. Dentists with hearts is a group of visionary professionals who aspire to the lives of the less fortunate in the Chicagoland area by providing quality dental services and basic humanitarian […]

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CSD News

Posted on January 4th, 2010 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Dr. dela Cruz is now registered as an “in-network” provider for both Delta Premier and CIGNA PPO Core Network

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Toys for Tots Drive – We need your help!

Posted on November 17th, 2009 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

With your assistance, we want to spread smiles wherever we can.  That’s why we are again working with the United States Marine Corps in their annual Toys for Tots drive for 2009.  We’ll be collecting items until Wednesday, December 16, 2009. As a child, what was your favorite toy?  A firetruck or perhaps a Barbie doll?  Share those […]

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