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The world’s first and most advanced oral health test to help you easily and effectively improve your health.

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Good health starts with a healthy mouth

But we don't treat it like that

X-rays & checkups only catch existing disease

The tools we use only catch disease when it's already there, not when it can be prevented.

We get: expensive & painful treatments

We pay $1000 per year out of pocket on dental care for root canals, fillings and other procedures!

We never address the root-cause of our issue

Reactive care means we'll be back in the dental chair again - and again, and again....

This is the way it should be

Preventive

Identify the root-cause of conditions and understand your risk before they become problems

Precise

Take the guesswork out of your oral care with targeted recommendations that make an immediate impact.

Personalized

Get a tailored program based on your test results & personal preference along with 1:1 coaching.

Oral health isn’t rocket science -
 it’s biology

👅 Meet your oral microbiome - the bacteria, fungi and viruses that live in your mouth.

A healthy oral microbiome is the foundation of good oral health

Some microbes are good and keep your mouth healthy. Other microbes are harmful. Too many or too much of the bad microbes leads to conditions like bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease - the result of an imbalanced oral microbiome. 

Making small changes to your diet, hygiene and oral products based on your unique biology helps you achieve better oral health through a balanced oral microbiome!

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Oral health isn’t rocket science - it’s biology

❤️ Your mouth is the gateway to your body and the mirror of your health

Your oral microbiome impacts your heart, brain, digestive and immune health 

Harmful bacteria in your mouth can travel to other parts of your body and cause damage. Poor oral health is associated with increased risk of conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's. 

Improving your oral health through your oral microbiome is one way to mitigate your risk for these conditions and improve your overall health. 

🦠 There are thousands of microbes associated with your oral microbiome. 

We developed the world's first oral microbiome test to give you insights into your oral health

We use shotgun metagenomic sequencing to identify all of the microbes in your mouth and data from thousands of samples to provide insights into your health - all from a single saliva sample.

🦷 Good oral health takes more than brushing and flossing

We retrain your biology to help you improve your oral health

We go way beyond the same advice you constantly hear and take a holistic approach to improving oral health at the biological level. Your custom recommendations are researched, vetted and curated by our team.

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Hear from dentists using Bristle

“Since adding Bristle testing to my practice and my Oral Microbiome Reset Program, I have seen tremendous results. Patients have more information and data, which can be very motivating, and we now have metrics to determine if our treatments and protocols are actually shifting things toward health and balance in their children. I am so excited to see where Oral Microbiome research is headed, and Bristle is certainly paving the way toward better patient outcomes and understanding root cause issues within our patients.”

Dr. Staci Whitman, DDS | Pediatric Dentist

NoPo Kids Dentistry

“Bristle is the future of oral health care. With a simple noninvasive saliva test, we can assess patients' periodontal and caries risk rather than just waiting for bone loss and decay. Why wait for a heart attack or stroke to treat cardiovascular diseases if you see elevated biomarkers in blood tests? The same should be true in the future for dental care.”

Dr. Jen Chiang, DDS | General Dentist

Jennifer Chiang DDS

“Most of my patients are timid when talking about bad breath. The Bristle Oral Health Test has helped patients identify the underlying issue of their symptoms and devise treatment solutions that will work best for them.”

Dr. Chris Strandburg, DDS | General Dentist

Vision Dental

“If you make one investment in your health this entire year, let this be it. The mouth is the gateway to your body and oral bacteria have been associated with a higher risk for systemic conditions including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and poor pregnancy outcomes. You can’t be healthy without a healthy mouth. And what you don't measure, you cannot manage.”

Dr. Mark Burhenne, DDS | General and Family Dentist

Real people, real improvements

Our mission is to improve oral health - and we’re doing a pretty really good job 😀

"To say that Bristle changed the course of my health for the better would be a total understatement."

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Oral Microbiome Test

  • Collect your saliva sample in 2 minutes from home
  • Measure the levels of good & bad bacteria in your mouth 
  • Identify the root-cause of conditions including bad breath, gum inflammation & tooth decay early on
  • Custom product, diet and hygiene tips to rebalance your oral microbiome & improve your oral health
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The future of Bristle is bright

Bristle continues to focus on ways to make personalized dental care more available to everyone. By prioritizing simplicity and science, we can ensure that our in-depth reporting empowers both patients and dental professionals to make better decisions for both preventative care and ongoing treatment.

Want to get your dentist involved? Send them to our providers page.

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