Take Control Over Your Oral Health
Bristle helps people measure, understand and improve their oral health by analyzing the oral microbiome.
Bristle’s at-home oral microbiome test measures oral health status, including risk factors for cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and more. Bristle then provides personalized diet, lifestyle, and product recommendations to improve health and help lower risk for disease.
What is your oral microbiome?
The oral microbiome is the collection of bacteria, fungi, and viruses living in one’s mouth. On average, an individual has 100+ unique species of beneficial and harmful oral bacteria. Oral infections like cavities and gum disease are caused by high levels of pathogenic oral bacteria.
Oral health impacts your overall health
The mouth is the gateway to the body. An unbalanced oral microbiome and high levels of pathogenic bacteria have been associated with increased risk for Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and other chronic conditions.
By understanding your oral microbiome, preventive measures can be taken to address the root causes of oral and systemic diseases and achieve whole-body health.
Address root cause of disease with Bristle’s at-home oral microbiome testing
Bristle’s test is the first to report on any bacteria detected in your saliva (average range is 100 - 200 unique species), using metagenomic sequencing. Bristle empowers you to:
Understand your baseline oral health status with user-friendly results including risk scores for cavities, gum disease, and halitosis & a breakdown of all bacterial species detected
Optimize your oral microbiome with personalized diet, lifestyle, hygiene, and oral care product recommendations
Monitor progress over time with recurrent testing to measure how changes & treatments impact your risk for disease
Achieve overall wellness by addressing the root cause of disease and focusing on prevention
How it works
Collect a saliva sample in under 5 minutes and send it back using the included prepaid return envelope
Access your results online in 2 - 3 weeks