The Oral Health Test

Measure the 100+ bacteria in your saliva that contribute to tooth decay, gum inflammation, and halitosis (bad breath).

What you'll receive
  • Saliva testing kit
  • Report of your oral health and oral microbiome
  • Personalized product, diet, and lifestyle recommendations based on your results
  • One-on-one coaching with an Oral Health Specialist

One-time purchase

$189 $149

Subscribe & Save

from $99/test

4 tests per year

One test shipped every 3 months

2 tests per year

One test shipped every 6 months
Fast, free shipping  •  HSA/FSA Eligible
RECOMMENDED BY EXPERTS

“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
Family Dentist & advisor for Bristle
Co-Founder, AskTheDentist.com

CLIA Certified Lab

Our lab is CLIA-certified (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments). This means they have to meet high standards to obtain both state and federal certifications and submit themselves to regular inspections.

Backed by science

Our test was developed through a research study with the University of Pacific School of Dentistry under an independent review board, and our science is backed by decades of research and over 200 scientific studies.

Secure data

We take extensive measures to keep your data 100% secure. We use state-of-the-art encryption to ensure your data is stored securely, and give you control over your personal data.

Measure

Measure the levels of good and bad bacteria in your mouth. Get a breakdown of all bacteria levels in your saliva, both beneficial and pathogenic (on average between 100 - 200 unique species).

Track

Learn about how your unique oral microbiome impacts your oral health, including your risk for cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and more. Read the latest research on associations between oral bacteria and heart health, prenatal health, and cognitive health.

Improve

Improve your oral health through actionable, personalized coaching and hygiene, product, diet, and lifestyle recommendations. We work with scientists and oral health experts to find the best oral care products for your mouth.

MEASURE

Measure the levels of good and bad bacteria in your mouth. Get a breakdown of all bacteria levels in your saliva, both beneficial and harmful (on average between 100 - 200 unique species).

TRACK

Learn about how your unique oral microbiome impacts your oral health, including your risk for cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and more.

Read the latest research on associations between oral bacteria and heart health, prenatal health, and cognitive health.

IMPROVE

Improve your oral health through actionable, personalized coaching and hygiene, product, diet, and lifestyle recommendations.

We work with scientists and oral health experts to find the best oral care products for your mouth.

Chronic bad breath has been bane of my life for years and I've had no idea why! Bristle was the first test to identify what was causing it and help me fix it.

DREW S.

Omg this is AMAZING!! These results are so helpful and broken down for people to understand complicated science in an easy manner. So eye opening to see EXACTLY (at the bacteria level) what causes my issues so I can figure out better treatment going forward - much more informative and motivating than just hearing to floss more!

VANESSA L.

My family and I have always struggled with gum disease. The Bristle test helped me understand the bacteria that are driving my gum disease, and gave me actionable steps I can take to address them.

THOMAS S.

What people are saying

Join over 1,000 people taking control of their oral health.

It was extremely easy to send in the sample and I received my results quickly. My coach reviewed my results in detail with me, offering up her suggestions as we went and choosing items that fit within my lifestyle. I’m so happy to have stumbled across Bristle and can’t recommend it enough to others!

Kara L.
Bristle Member

Bristle goes that extra step to provide actionable advice that will help you improve your oral health. You don’t want to just know what’s causing you to develop cavities or tooth decay. You want to know exactly what you can do to turn that around, and Bristle provides that, and more, for you.

Chase Stevens
Independent Reviewer

Chronic bad breath has been bane of my life for years and I've had no idea why! Bristle was the first test to identify what was causing it and give me actionable steps I can take to fix it. The coaching session was incredibly helpful for answering my questions and tailoring my care plan to my needs.

Thomas S.
Bristle Member
Frequently Asked questions

What does the Bristle test look for?

Bristle profiles your complete oral microbiome - the makeup of 100+ bacteria and fungi species in your mouth. Some of these species are beneficial to our health, while others are harmful and can cause conditions like halitosis, tooth decay, gum inflammation, and more. By analyzing the identity and relative abundance of bacteria in your saliva, Bristle detects the root cause of oral symptoms and connections to other chronic conditions. We also provide scientifically-backed product, diet, and lifestyle recommendations based on your unique oral microbiome.

How do I collect my sample?

Our test uses a small sample of your saliva. To provide your sample, you spit into a small tube containing a clear liquid solution that stabilizes your saliva. You mail back the tube to Bristle's laboratory using the prepaid envelope provided and results are returned online. Detailed step-by-step instructions of the sample collection process are included in each test kit and also available through your account dashboard after registering your kit.

When will I receive my test?

Orders ship within 1-2 days from purchase, and shipping usually takes 3 - 5 business days for delivery. We will provide you with updates on your order by email.

How long does it take to get my results once I return my sample?

Results will be returned to you in 2 - 3 weeks from when you mail your sample back to our lab.

Can I share the results with my dentist or doctor?

Yes! You can easily share your results from inside your dashboard. We encourage you to discuss your results with your dental or health provider (or both!).

What will you do with my data?

Data privacy is a top priority for us and we will never sell your data. We give you choices to control how your personal information is used, stored, or shared. We will never share your data without your consent, and will only ever do so at your request or in the name of advancing the research on oral health, the oral microbiome, and developing more personalized and effective treatments.

Can I use my FSA or HSA for payment?

Bristle tests are eligible for reimbursement by most FSA and HSA plans. Since every plan is different, we advise that you check with your plan to confirm that the Bristle test is eligible. Contact us at support@bristlehealth.com to obtain an itemized receipt.