The Five Most Successful Over-the-Counter Whitening Products Available

Are you interested in whitening your smile but you’re not quite sure which over-the-counter whitening product is the best? If so, our team is more than happy to help you! According to the ConsumerSearch editors at, the following products are the best over-the-counter whitening treatments available today: -Crest® 3D White Luxe Whitestrips Professional Effects:… Read more »

Bring on Your Summer Smile with a Teeth Cleaning

At New Image Dentistry, the dental practice of Dr. Rossana T. Alfonso in National City, California, we are excited to help optimize your smile for summer! Summer is the perfect time for a teeth cleaning to refresh your oral health and your smile confidence, whether you plan on spending time with family and friends, traveling, or… Read more »

A Lost or Missing Tooth Can Often Be Restored by a Bridge

While it is unfortunate, there are times when a tooth might be lost to severe tooth decay, or an accident knocks a tooth out. In some cases, a tooth might be cracked or fractured so much that Dr. still can’t save it, by any conventional means. Even if you get used to living with the… Read more »

The Relationship Between Breastfeeding and Dental Care

There are many things you may not know about breastfeeding and how it relates to your child’s dental care. However, our team is happy to help you learn all about it so you can feel confident and comfortable in breastfeeding your child. Some fun facts about breastfeeding include: Breastfeeding can help build a better bite… Read more »

The Tips You Need to Treat a Toothache

Toothaches in , , are extremely bothersome and irritating, but there is no reason to ignore them. If you currently suffer from a toothache, there are things you can do within the walls of your own home to improve the situation. Those things are: -Step No. 1: Try rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater. Mix… Read more »

The Tooth Fairy’s Origin

The Tooth Fairy is a much beloved legend. We all have fond memories of leaving each lost tooth under the pillow for the Tooth Fairy to find. But where did the Tooth Fairy originate? The legend of the Tooth Fairy has evolved over time. However, legends and myths surrounding losing baby teeth go back for… Read more »

Mints, Mouthwash, and Bad Breath

As you know, many of our favorite foods can lead to bad breath. This is at least one reason that millions of Americans use breath mints or other fresheners daily. However, while mints can be useful, they only offer a temporary solution. This isn’t a problem if your bad breath–properly known as halitosis–is caused by… Read more »

Stocking Your First Aid Kit to Help Deal with Oral Emergencies

While you can’t prevent all oral emergencies from happening there are a few things you can adopt to help prevent some common oral emergencies. By stocking your first aid kit with some common dental items, you will be better prepared for an oral emergency when and if it does happen. Waxed dental floss is a… Read more »

Is the Environment in Your Mouth Alkaline or Acidic?

What we eat and drink feeds the bacteria (and we have hundreds in the mouth) allowing them to create lactic acid which causes tooth decay over time. To limit bacteria, choose foods that balance the alkalinity of your saliva to create an unfavorable environment for oral bacteria. One of the ways you can limit the… Read more »

Non-Surgical Treatments for Gum Disease

You probably know that gum disease can cause serious problems, but do you ever wonder what you can do if you have this issue? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do. Sadly. while severe instance of gum disease could require surgical help, most cases won’t. Of course, between preventing gum disease and treating… Read more »