Oral health touches every aspect of our lives but is often taken for granted. One common oral concern is tooth decay, which occurs when foods containing carbohydrates such as milk, soda, cakes and candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods and produce acids as a result. Over time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay and other dental concerns. Over 90 percent of adults ages 20 to 64 have had tooth decay. Some common causes of dental issues include lack of good oral hygiene habits, consumption of processed sugar, a lack of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) and a deficiency in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Essential oils can present some safe, effective options for great oral care.