The mouth is arguably the most important orifice in the human body. It shoulders the huge responsibilities of eating, drinking, breathing and communicating. However, the mouth is also a large source of potential health hazards if it is not properly cared for. Infections of the mouth, teeth and gums can have systemic effects ranging from cardiovascular and respiratory disease to immune and digestive dysfunction. Maintaining proper dental hygiene should be a primary part of a person’s health and wellness program, and herbs have much to offer in the area of dental health.