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

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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

Dental Care Is Health Care

June 30, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Terry O'Neill
Dental Care in St. Paul MN

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 your teeth. Saliva production can help to keep gums healthy in addition to reducing cavities, but medications such as painkillers and seizure medication work against the body’s natural saliva production process.

Why Gum Health Is Important

When patients develop gum disease, it can be the start of a lifelong battle to keep the mouth healthy. Gum disease can be controlled but is never cured, except in the very early stages. Tooth loss can lead to a limited diet that further perpetuates additional health struggles including maintaining a healthy weight and proper nutrients. One aspect that is often overlooked is the emotional impact that bad breath and tooth loss can have on individuals with gum disease – avoiding nourishing social outings, dating, friendships, and in extreme cases, a hesitancy to even leave the house.

This negative impact on patients’ quality of life can cause depression, isolation, and even the will to engage on the most basic level with others.

Treatment for gum disease varies from patient to patient. At Highgrove Dental Care, a complete exam will allow us to develop a path to good oral health and a smile that you feel confident about. 

Dentist in St. Paul MN

For a dentist in the St. Paul area who gently, honestly, and compassionately approaches dentistry in a way that supports whole body health, contact us to schedule. We welcome new patients.

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