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Bristle Oral Health Test
Measure the levels of good & bad bacteria in your mouth. Understand your oral health & Identify the root-cause of conditions early on. Get a custom plan to improve. Backed by leading dentists.
See what you can accomplish with every test from Bristle
Identify & measure 100+ bacteria & fungi that make up your oral microbiome
Understand your oral health & risk for conditions like bad breath, gum inflammation & tooth decay
Get a customized action plan including diet, hygiene & product recommendations
Access exclusive discounts on oral care products
Meet your new oral health checkup. Track your oral health with 1 test shipped every 6 months. Skip, reschedule or cancel anytime.
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We've helped over 5,000 people improve their oral health
4.84 out of 5 stars
I found Bristle while taking steps to fix some recurring gut issues, I wasn't aware of how connected your mouth flora and gut flora are until I began following the Bristle regiment and now my overall digestive and oral health are better than I even thought possible.
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.
It's an exciting company in terms of how it can help individuals but also how it can use big data and science to learn about oral health, find patterns, and solve problems.
So nice to get this deep healing level of help and advice and guidance . Their wisdom is so helpful and everyone is so efficient.
My first time experience with Bristle was positive and I now have hope my mouth will feel better.
I need to get to the bottom of my halitosis and this is the only company that seems to be using science to fix it for good
How it works
Order your test - we'll deliver it directly to you in 2-3 days.
Send your saliva sample to our lab in a prepaid envelope.
Get your oral health report card & action plan in two weeks.
Meet your personal oral health coach & start your program.
Measure your progress with your second test!
Identify the root cause of oral conditions
Oral health is rooted in your oral microbiome. Our test measures 700+ bacteria, fungi and viruses in your saliva to help you understand your oral health and pinpoint imbalances before they become problems.
Chronic bad breath
Burning mouth syndrome
Get personalized care beyond "brush and floss"
Every test comes with actionable recommendations based on your unique results. Small tweaks to diet, hygiene and your everyday oral care products can make big changes to your oral health. Most Bristle users see significant change within 30-days.
“When I took my second Bristle test six months later, my jaw dropped. 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.”
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Developed in collaboration with leading dentists
Dr. Mark Burhenne
Functional Dentist & Founder of Askthedentist.com
“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
Functional Dentist | Founder of AsktheDentist.com
Kriston Reisnour RDH, BSDH, CCSH, CSOM, FAAOSH
Dental Hygienist & Integrative Health Specialist
Dr. Jonathan Levine, DDS
Prosthodontist, NYU Professor | Founder of GLO Science
Dr. Eric Pulver
Oral Surgeon | Chief Dental Officer at Denti.Ai
Good health starts with a healthy mouth
The oral microbiome is the complex ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, and more that lives inside your mouth. Some keep our teeth and gums healthy, while others cause damage and cause conditions like bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.
The latest research has also linked the oral microbiome to conditions like heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
Your oral microbiome is the foundation of your oral health. We help you identify and eliminate the harmful bacteria in your mouth to improve your oral and overall health.
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Frequently asked questions
What does the Bristle test look for?
Bristle profiles your complete oral microbiome - the makeup of 100+ bacteria and fungi 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 microbes 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 many microbes does Bristle detect?
We offer the most advanced and comprehensive oral microbiome test available. On average we identify 100+ bacterial species per sample. Bristle is also the only test that detects bacteria, fungi and viruses from a single saliva sample.
Can I share my results with my dentist?
Yes! We encourage you to share your results with your dentist and anyone else involved with your health. You can print or share your results directly from your account.
Can I use HSA/FSA 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 email@example.com to obtain an itemized receipt.
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 via email and you can track the shipment in your dashboard by clicking on the "My Orders" tab.
Is Bristle CLIA compliant?
Yes! Bristle tests are analyzed in a U.S. laboratory that is certified by CLIA standards. A CLIA certified lab must meet strict quality standards and ensure both the accuracy and validity of your results.