Welcome to Humble Dentistry
Experience matters when it comes to trusting someone with your smile. Dr. Robert G. Appel is dedicated to providing quality care to help everyone in your family enjoy a comfortable and beautiful smile for a lifetime!
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Dr. Robert G. Appel

Dr. Appel was born and raised in Michigan and earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, before continuing on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Appel is dedicated to expanding his skills and knowledge, amassing several hundred hours of continuing education over the past few years.

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We always welcome new patients and look forward to helping you achieve your goals for your smile. We maintain the highest standards of dentistry and patient care to make your visit to the dentist a positive experience for every member of your family.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dental decay is one of the most common and preventable diseases. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to quality dental care throughout their lifetime or understands how decay forms and spreads.

At Humble Dentistry, Dr. Appel educates patients with the latest research and preventive information to empower them to take control of their oral health.

What Causes Dental Decay

Many people know that a diet high in sugar puts their smile at risk, but that is only part of the story. Starches, such as those found in breakfast cereal, potato chips, and bagels, quickly convert to sugar in the mouth when they interact with saliva. Because starchy foods stick in the deep grooves of the teeth, they can impact tooth decay as much as a sugary diet.

Bacteria need fuel to survive, and sugars are their favorite food. When bacteria feed on sugar, they create an acidic byproduct. Acid softens the protective enamel of teeth and eats it away, exposing teeth to damage. Brushing and flossing removes many food particles and protects teeth. Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, also helps keep enamel strong.

No matter how diligently you take care of your teeth, some plaque will collect, often in between teeth or near the gumline. When left on surfaces of teeth, plaque will harden into tartar and require a professional dental cleaning to remove. That is why regular dental cleanings are such an important part of preventive dentistry.

Diagnosing Dental Decay

In many cases, Dr. Robert Appel can see decay developing because it creates pits or dark spots on the teeth. Not all decay is visible to the naked eye alone. That is why dental x-rays are an integral part of the preventive care we provide.

We use digital dental x-rays, which are low in radiation and produce high-resolution images to diagnose decay and other oral conditions in their earliest stages before they become a more serious problem.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Removing decay and placing a filling will keep it from spreading by sealing your tooth to keep out bacteria. At Humble Dentistry, we use durable, tooth-colored fillings to restore teeth and protect their natural beauty.

Dr. Robert Appel will apply a local anesthetic to ensure a comfortable procedure. He will remove bacteria and all signs of decay before sterilizing the tooth and applying a bonding agent. He will choose a shade of composite tooth-colored filling material that matches your natural tooth and add it to your tooth structure in layers. Using a special curing light, he will harden the material in between layers. Once the cavity is completely filled, Dr. Appel will smooth and polish the composite to create a seamless and smooth repair.

You can chew on your filling right away, though you may be numb for a little while and should be careful not to bite the inside of your cheek.

Contact Us for a Dental Appointment

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome you to contact us to arrange an appointment with Dr. Robert Appel. Whether you need a filling, a cleaning, or just a regular check-up, give us a call, and our friendly, professional team will get you taken care of.