General Dentistry in St. Paul, MN

Choose Highland Dental for Your Oral Health

Oral hygiene — you know it’s important. But, what is it exactly?

Your mouth is the gateway to your body. What you put in it and how you take care of it has a direct and significant impact on your overall health and wellbeing. That is why oral hygiene is so important for everyone, at every stage of life.

Dr. Mark Brooks and the caring, professional team at Highland Dental are here to take care of your teeth and educate you on how to maintain excellent long-term oral health.

What’s the key to good oral hygiene? Let’s start with the basics:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. This is something you learn from an early age, and it never stops being relevant. No matter how old you are, brushing twice a day is an essential step in keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. We strongly recommend using a soft toothbrush and brushing for two minutes each morning and night. If you can brush after every meal, even better. Just remember to be thorough, but gentle to avoid damaging your tooth enamel.
  2. Floss every single day. We cannot stress enough how important flossing is to having a healthy mouth. Every time you eat, food gets stuck between your teeth. Even if you can’t see it, it’s there. If that food is not removed, it begins to break down into sugar, which attracts bacteria that breed and cause plaque to form between your teeth and along the gum line. Plaque leads to tooth decay, which harms and weakens your teeth, often causing pain and sensitivity and eventually leading to tooth loss. Flossing every day disrupts this cycle and protects and preserves your teeth. We recommend flossing at night before bed, but flossing after every meal provides even better protection for your teeth.
  3. Visit Highland Dental every 6 months! No matter how diligent you are with brushing and flossing, it is important to see a dentist at least twice a year. The dentist is your best ally in the fight against tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. A dentist is a highly skilled, trained professional who can spot and treat a number of issues before they become serious problems. Plus, your dentist is an expert in oral hygiene who can help you better understand how to properly care for your teeth and mouth.

Your teeth and mouth are essential parts of your body and have a huge influence on your health. Take care of them by brushing and flossing at home and visiting Highland Dental, the most trusted dentist in St. Paul, MN, for routine checkups and cleanings every six months.

If you are looking for a new dentist or you have concerns about your oral health, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mark Brooks, one of the most experienced dentists in the St. Paul, MN area.

We love patient reviews!

Top St. Paul Dentist
The people working at the front were nice and easy going, welcoming. Angie was very nice and gentle. She cleaned my teeth very good. I was in and out with a brighter smile.
Billy Kue
Billy Kue
06:03 06 Jan 22
I have been going to Dr. Brooks for about 20 years. While going to the dentist isn't something I look forward to, I've been very pleased with Dr. Brooks and Highland Dental ave the care they've provided for me and I'd recommend them wholeheartedly.
Chris Montbriand
Chris Montbriand
00:33 05 Jan 22
Ashley was not only excellent, she kind , caring 👼👼.
Jimmy Welton
Jimmy Welton
23:38 19 Dec 21
Over the past 3+ years have had two hygienists and the dentist. All are great, reasonable with recommendations, and just plain nice.
Simon Nussbaum
Simon Nussbaum
15:14 16 Dec 21
Been There More than 10 times, The only thing unpleasant is the Fluoride lolGreat place, Great people
Jackson Smallman
Jackson Smallman
23:06 15 Dec 21
Excellent professional staff.
John Osborn Jr
John Osborn Jr
21:14 11 Dec 21
Excellent dentist and staff. Easy scheduling and followup. Have been with Dr Brooks for almost 20 years now. Highly recommend him.
Leslie Wagner
Leslie Wagner
18:57 06 Dec 21
I’ve gone here a couple of times for cleanings and have always found everyone to be happy and eager to help. I love the small office experience. Thank you!
Susanne Ek
Susanne Ek
23:56 29 Nov 21
Courteous, professional staff. I am a new customer and am pleased I found a dentist close to me that I can look forward to staying with.
Jess Peterson
Jess Peterson
02:21 18 Nov 21
Really professional and nice staff. Angie is the best dental hygienist ever the dentist was very friendly. Their processes get you in and out fast. Definitely go again
Cat G
Cat G
20:19 13 Nov 21
Professional and pleasant stuff. Careful and quick cleaning and x-rays.
Gabriel Ross
Gabriel Ross
21:16 01 Nov 21
Excellent cleaning performed by a hygienist who was professional and friendly.
Cecilia Oberg
Cecilia Oberg
23:06 27 Oct 21
Welcoming patients until 7 pm on weekdays & open Saturdays!

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