Below is a story from Bristle user, Wendy, about her oral health journey with Bristle:
When I first found this company, I had reached the end of my rope and then some with trying to fix my dental health on my own. I have Sjogren’s syndrome which causes a very dry mouth among other things, so my oral health unfortunately took a dive the past several years despite meticulous oral hygiene. Tens of thousands of dollars of dental work later spent on fillings, root canals and crowns, I’d tried all the toothpastes and other products, and had gotten no further along. I knew I had to think outside the box at that point, and that’s when I found Bristle and decided to take their oral microbiome test.
My first report showed that I had an overabundance of cavity-causing bacteria, and a very low abundance of good bacteria. Okay, I had the data I needed - so now what? The Bristle team went the extra mile of putting me in touch with a phenomenal dentist whose oral care system went on to turn my oral health around within just weeks, literally.
When I took my second Bristle test six months later, my jaw dropped. I had ZERO cavity-causing bacteria and a higher abundance of good bacteria. As I was looking through my gut inflammation score and microbes, I saw that I had a relatively high abundance of F. nucleatum, which prompted me to schedule a colonoscopy. Turns out that I had three precancerous polyps in my colon, one of which was much larger than the others, so I am so glad to have those out now.
I haven’t had to have any work done at the dentist since I started down this new path, just cleanings! It’s unbelievable!! I honestly can’t thank Bristle enough. And I of course plan to keep testing to keep things this way :). They are changing lives, and I will be forever grateful to them for having changed mine.