The science of a healthy smile

Our mouths are home to trillions of bacteria, known as our oral microbiome

We use genomics to measure the bacteria - good and bad - in your saliva

We make lifestyle and product recommendations to help improve your health

What is oral health?

Oral health is more than just pearly white teeth - it recognizes oral health as an important component of overall health. Weempower patients to understand their oral healthto prevent diseases and reduce their need for procedural care. We believe that by tackling the root cause of oral disease - pathogenic bacteria - and the factors that lead to them, we can deliver a proactive, prevention-first standard of care.

Why is oral health important?

Our mouths play a key role in our daily lives. They let us eat, drink, breathe, sing, say “hello”, smile, laugh, and cry.

Our mouths also play an important role in our health. Individuals with oral disease face an increased risk ofheart disease, diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Where does the oral microbiome come in?

When ouroral microbiomeis balanced, it helps break down our food, produce vitamins, and fight off infection.

When it’s unbalanced, harmful species grow in number and cause disease. The identity and abundance of these bacteria drive the onset and severity of the disease.

Why Bristle?

Bristle comprehensively profiles the oral microbiome to identify and quantify all of the bacteria in your mouth. We can detect the buildup of disease-causing bacteria before they cause damage, and match you with the treatments and lifestyle recommendations best for you.

Our platform is tailored to each person's risk factors - including their diet, hygiene, lifestyle, medical history, and oral microbiome - and gives you actionable steps you can take to improve your health.  

We're building a new kind of oral healthcare that focuses on preventing disease instead of reactively treating it - made for you, delivered to you, and owned by you.