Highgrove Dental Care
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Welcome to Our Practice

We feature pain-free and sedation dentistry to make your patient experience comfortable and relaxed. Even if you have had difficulty getting and staying numb or you have some catching up to do when it comes to your dentistry, we can help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health. We look forward to welcoming your entire family to our Saint Paul, MN dental office.

Dr. O'Neill

With over thirty years of experience, Dr. O'Neill offers high-quality, reliable results to our patients seeking general, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry. Our entire team is committed to providing you with an outstanding experience consistently.


"Dr. O'Neill is a perfectionist! He knows the latest techniques and has the most updated equipment. He is very thorough in his assessments and is knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. Great, friendly staff. Very professional." - Mary Dunnavan


Itchy Gums: Solutions for an Annoying Problem

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Have you ever eaten a delicious meal and then suffered from itchy gums, an itchy tongue, or an itchy palate? No itch can be more annoying than the one in your mouth, and a back scratcher is not an option to relieve the irritation.

Itchy gums are a problem for many but determining the reason why your mouth itches may require detective-style dedication.

Potential Causes of Itchy Gums

Itchy gums often pass within a day or two without revealing the source. Here are some potential causes of an itchy mouth.

Hormones – Women going through puberty or menopause may experience an increase in itchy gums. This will likely pass, but if it persists, seeking ...

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Study Finds Evidence for an Association between Gum Disease and Obesity

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If you pay attention to the news lately, you have probably heard a number of reports about the serious systemic risks of having periodontal disease. Research links more and more conditions with chronic inflammation of the gums. 

More information is needed to determine the cause and effect relationship between periodontal disease and overall health, but one thing we know for sure is that the health of your mouth plays a significant role in overall wellness from more than just a dental standpoint.

Periodontal Disease and Obesity

A recent study finds an association between gum disease and obesity as well as a link to insulin resistance. Overall, the study determines that obese patients ...

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Tips to Keep it Easy to Keep Up with Your Oral Health

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It’s easy to get behind on your oral health when life gets busy, stressful, or goes through a lot of change. Missing just a few professional dental cleanings can actually put you at risk for periodontal disease, something that over 50 percent of American adults suffer from.

It’s easier to stay on top of your oral health if you have a plan. Here are three ways you can keep up with your oral health without too many adjustments to your schedule.

Make it a Routine

Creating a home care routine that works for you is essential. Good home dental hygiene along with professional dental exams and cleanings can keep you out of trouble. ...

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Dental Care Is Health Care

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Many patients would be shocked to learn all of the ways that our oral health and overall health are intertwined. The latest research identifies relationships between oral health and nearly every other system in the body – including the brain, heart, joints, weight, sleep, and the kidneys. 

Periodontal disease, which is an inflammatory infection, releases bacteria into the bloodstream when eating, brushing, flossing, and through daily activities. Once in the bloodstream, bacteria travel freely throughout the body.

A number of factors contribute to the development and progression of gum disease, the primary one being neglect. Conditions and medications that cause dry mouth, including age, can also negatively impact the delicate tissue surrounding ...

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What Are We Looking for during Your Dental Cleaning?

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Because dental cleanings give our hygienist quality time to work on your smile one tooth at a time, they can often identify changes with your oral health that may require treatment or additional attention for you to stay healthy. This is part of the reason why your regular dental exams and dental cleanings are so important.

Preventing dental conditions is the best way to protect your smile. With regular appointments, we can often detect and treat any problems before they progress.

Here are a few things that we look for during your dental cleanings:

Gum recession – The presence of gum recession can indicate a misaligned bite or gum disease. A periodontal ...

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What Happens in Your Mouth When You Skip a Dental Cleaning?

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Because of time, expense, and a fear of the dentist, sometimes patients are tempted to skip a dental cleaning or two. We would like to share a few reasons why skipping dental cleanings is not a good idea and can put your health at risk.

Bacteria and Infection

Bacteria begin to form within minutes after eating. Sure, you can brush and floss your teeth, but do you do this after every meal or beverage? If the answer is yes, great work! Unfortunately, however, your efforts may still not be 100 percent effective. Your toothbrush and floss cannot reach every area of your teeth and gums. It is a good method to ...

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Elements of a Dental Exam

Dental Exam St Paul MN | Highgrove Dental Care

If you need a dental cleaning in the St. Paul, MN area, our dental office currently welcomes new patients of all ages.

The first step of a dental cleaning requires a comprehensive dental exam so that we can determine the correct dental cleaning for you. Not all dental cleanings are the same. In fact, at Highgrove Dental Care, we customize your dental cleaning to meet your changing needs.

It All Starts with a Comprehensive Oral Evaluation

At your comprehensive dental exam, Dr. O’Neill will examine your teeth, gums, and bite. This exam determines your dental conditions and the health of your gums. He will then make a recommendation for the dental cleaning ...

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