We all want brighter teeth and healthier gums, especially when flashing our pearly whites at holiday parties. Plus, a pretty smile is more than just aesthetically pleasing. Taking care of your teeth can also translate into better overall health. The reason? It improves the balance of the oral microbiome, a microbial community that aids in digestion, metabolism, and immunity, according to Kami Hoss, DDS, co-founder and CEO of The Super Dentists. If you’re ready to get started, check out these three tips for naturally improving your dental health by nixing bleeding gums, funky breath, and reducing your risk of cavities.