Highgrove Dental Care
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  • Dentist St. Paul MN
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN

Open Monday through Thursday 7 am to 7 pm
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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


Highgrove Dental Care Welcomes New Partner

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We are excited to add a new partner to Highgrove Dental Care, Dr. Norah Hoverson. Dr. Hoverson is a graduate of Marquette School of Dentistry. She completed a General Practice Residency in advanced dentistry including Sedation Dentistry at the University of Washington and has been in Private Practice in Seattle Washington. Dr. Hoverson is well versed in all aspects of dental care including Cosmetic Dentistry, Pediatric Dental Care and Oral Surgery. The addition of Dr. Hoverson to our practice allows us to have expanded office hours. You will now be able to have your dental cleaning, dental treatment, or emergency dental care from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

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3 Facts You Should Know about Your Dental Insurance

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If you have ever had to work through your insurance company to get coverage for a procedure you really needed, you know firsthand how frustrating it can be. Our Highgrove Dental Team is here to help navigate the often confusing world of dental insurance, so you can have the care you need to stay healthy.

Here are three facts you should know about your dental insurance:

Fact 1: Dental Insurance Coverage Varies

Depending on your plan, dental insurance coverage varies widely from person-to-person and plan-to-plan. You might be limited in your choice of dentists, or you might get better coverage if you go to a corporate dental office. When you want family dentistry ...

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Year End Dental Insurance Stratagies

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The end of the year is approaching and for those of you with dental insurance, this can be a good time to complete needed dental care.  Most dental insurance including Delta Dental have calendar year expiration and maximum yearly benefit.  So, any funds not used before the end of the year are lost.  Also, if you have a cafeteria plan with money set aside for medical/dental care, often those funds are lost at year end.  If either of these scenarios applies to you, call today to schedule an appointment.  That way your treatment can be completed before January 1ST.

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3 Common Causes of Mouth Ulcers

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Let’s face it; mouth ulcers can be a real pain. If you get them regularly, they can really decrease your enjoyment of food and make day-to-day talking and chewing painful.

While the ultimate cause of mouth ulcers is unknown, some conditions and behaviors can increase the likelihood that you will develop these painful lesions.

Acidic, Spicy, or Salty Foods

Sometimes foods can irritate the gums or the tissue inside your mouth and cheeks. Certain foods may be more likely to cause painful ulcers than others. Acidic foods or drinks, spicy foods, and overly salty foods can all take their toll on delicate tissues inside your mouth.

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How Alcohol, Caffeine, Tobacco, and Drug Use Relate to Sleep Bruxism

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Symptoms of Bruxism

If you suffer from clenching and grinding during the night, a condition known as sleep bruxism, then you know that the symptoms associated with this habit can negatively impact your day-to-day life.

Some of the problems you can encounter include headaches, tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, fractured teeth, ringing in the ears, worn teeth.

You may notice that clenching and grinding can come and go depending on the day. Sometimes you may wake up with dramatic pain associated with bruxism, and other days, you may feel well rested.

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) featured a study that tested the impact of certain lifestyle habits and their influence on sleep ...

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Finding the Right Dental Office

Best Dentist in St Paul MN, Highgrove Dental Care

If you are new to the area or simply looking for a new dentist in Saint Paul to meet the needs of your family and who provides great care, Highgrove Dental Care looks forward to welcoming you! We welcome patients of all ages to join our dental family. Our friendly and welcoming team enjoys developing long-term relationships with our patients because it allows us to provide you with the best dental care possible.

We care deeply for our patients and understand that finding the right dental office for you is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. Here are some of the questions that you might have about the type of ...

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Oral Care Misconceptions

Oral Care Misconceptions in St Paul MN, Highgrove Dental Care

When it comes to oral care there are numerous myths and rumors out there. Dr. O’Neill, a dentist in St. Paul, can help answer any questions you may have about navigating the often confusing world or dentistry.

Brushing Harder is Not Better

Contrary to what you may think, doing battle with your toothbrush is not necessary! Not only will it wear out your toothbrush quickly, but it can also cause damage to your delicate gum tissue. Use low force and brush with the tips of your bristles. If you find you are brushing hard out of habit, try holding your toothbrush with only two fingers and your thumb!

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