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Teeth Whitening in Eastgate

Dental Plaque in Eastgate

Teeth Whitening in Eastgate

Teeth Whitening in Eastgate

We all know that it is important to brush our teeth after eating and before going to bed but the question that is often not exactly clear is “Why?” The answer is dental plaque. Plaque is a sticky substance, a colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. If allowed to stay in place plaque turns into tartar, which is calcified or hardened plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth and below the gum line. Teeth whitening in Eastgate by our doctors at Eastgate Dental Excellence is only one part of the solution to getting rid of plaque.

Once plaque hardens into tartar it is very hard to remove by brushing alone and needs a cleaning as well as teeth whitening in Eastgate from our dentist to remove it. Since plaque and tartar are formed from bacteria left by food these deposits become breeding grounds for bacterial colonies. Bacteria from the plaque colonies forms acids, which can begin to decay the teeth forming cavities, get into roots causing infections, pain or infect the gum causing periodontal disease. All these conditions can result in tooth loss, infections in other parts of the body and even bone loss in the jaw.

While our dentist in can restore teeth that have been infected by cavities and perform endodontic treatments on infected teeth roots as well as various periodontal treatments or surgeries on those patients with gum disease prevention is a much more effective route to take when it comes to plaque accumulation. The goal is to remove any plaque from the teeth and gums as soon as it is deposited. Here is where the old admonition to brush your teeth comes in – brushing is the most effective way to remove food debris and bacteria before plaque takes hold. Flossing and using dental rinses are also very important parts of daily tooth maintenance. Our doctor recommends regular checkups to monitor the condition of the teeth as well as twice-yearly cleanings and when needed teeth whitening in Eastgate to remove accumulated plaque and tartar. Please fight plaque by calling our office for an appointment.

Eastgate Dental Excellence
3241 Mount Carmel Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45244
(513) 443-8561

Dentist in Cincinnati


At Eastgate Dental Excellence, located in Cincinnati, we are committed to giving you a beautiful and healthy smile. Our expert skills and compassionate care coupled with utilizing the latest advances in dental technology make every visit to our practice a positive, comfortable, and stress-free experience.

  • Proudly serving our community for over 35 years
  • Individualized care and attention
  • State-of-the-art office
  • Wellness Program to maintain your dental health

Our Doctors

Dr. Daniel Kelley

Dr. Daniel Kelley is a proud Cincinnati native who attended Lakota West High School, Miami University, and The Ohio State University for dental school.  Dr. Kelley continues his education by regularly attending a wide range of courses and participating in two local study clubs.  His professional interests include implant dentistry, cosmetics, and technology.  Holding a seat on the Cincinnati Dental Society’s Council and the Ohio Dental Associations Committee for new dentists has fulfilled a giving back passion of his for the last several years.

Personally he enjoys spending time with his wife Lauren, and children Ava and Dylan.   They enjoy being outdoors and traveling to see new places.  Ava and Dylan are on the road to becoming great buckeye fans just like their parents!

Dr. Stephen P. Kuennemeier

Dr. Kuennemeier, is part of a new local tradition of dental comfort and care. He is a 1981 graduate of Ohio State University School of Dentistry. He has dedicated his professional career to providing you with the best dentistry has to offer. Dr. Kuennemeier is continually educating himself and his staff on the newest techniques and approaches to provide you with state-of-the-art, comfortable and personalized dental care. He has completed numerous continuing education courses in endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, practice management and implants. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association and the Cincinnati Dental Society.

Our Services

Our Office

If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced dentist in Cincinnati, you have come to the right place. At our practice, you will receive the highest quality dental care. Our dental office uses the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology and we uphold the strictest sterilization techniques. We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the dentist, so it is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. We view it as our mission to educate our patients about all of their oral health care options and to help guide them to choose a treatment plan that is most suitable and appropriate for their needs.

3241 Mount Carmel Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45244