We now know that one of the best things we can do for our health is to foster a healthy microbiome. Medical and technological breakthroughs have created a lot of interest in the gut microbiome- the bacteria, fungi, and viruses that inhabit your gastrointestinal tract. These microscopic “bugs” help you fight disease, boost your nutrition, protect you from infections, and tune your metabolism. In this book, we will explore the magnificent oral microbiome and how keeping it in balance can promote health from head to toe. We will review the evidence about oral health and natural, safe things you can do to optimize your oral microbiome. The oral microbiome is the next big thing since the gut microbiome and you will find out why keeping your oral microbiome healthy can lower your risk of heart disease, stomach ulcer, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and even lower your blood pressure.