Enhance your care with oral microbiome testing
Oral Microbiome Testing provides you with root-cause oral & overall health insights. Increase patient engagement & retention while improving outcomes.
Bristle Health makes it effortless & low-cost to add salivary testing to your suite of services. Receive dedicated support & discounted pricing when you join our community.
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Used by leading functional dental practices
Learn about root-cause functional dentistry
Guide your care with root-cause insights
Bristle is the first and only comprehensive salivary test to analyze the entire oral microbiome, including all 700+ unique species of beneficial and pathogenic bacteria found in the mouth.
Root-Cause Oral & Overall Health Insights:
Receive simple to understand scores for microbes related to tooth decay, gum inflammation, halitosis, gut inflammation and beneficial bacteria
Actionable Care Plans:
Each report includes personalized & prevention-focused diet, hygiene and product recommendations based on results
Track patient progress in improving their oral microbiome health, and measuring the efficacy of treatment or therapy
Start Testing In Your Practice Today
Sign up for our Provider Partner Program and learn how to implement oral microbiome testing in your practice:
Fill out a short sign up form
Schedule your onboarding training with our team
Start testing with discounted pricing and ongoing support
Better oral care. Based on biology.
Just like routine blood work, saliva testing is critical to understanding key risk factors for oral & overall health conditions and improving outcomes.
Differentiate and grow your practice
Be at the forefront of oral health & care by offering the most advanced test available.
Expand and personalize your care
Incorporate whole-body health insights and microbe-specific recommendations into your care.
Increase treatment acceptance & adherence
Provide objective, quantifiable data to your patients around their oral health. Build trust & get buy-in for the care they need.
Hear from leading providers 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
“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
Bristle Health is the most comprehensive test available
$99 - $119
Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing
At-home diet and hygiene + In-office care
How can you use Bristle?
Bristle empowers you with knowledge to level up care and drive better outcomes
Get an oral health baseline
The only test that provides a complete picture of oral health from a single saliva sample:
Identify the root-cause of conditions
Identify and quantify all 700+ bacterial species in a sample to understand oral health using the most advanced sequencing technology available, shotgun metagenomics.
Develop personalized care plans
Our curated database provides a foundation you can use to design personalized diet, hygiene and product plans that complement in-office care.
Monitor and adapt over time
Monitor oral health over time with recurrent testing, measure the efficacy of treatments, and work with patients on changes to improve outcomes.
Best in class technology
Backed by science
Our test was developed through research with the University of Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry under an independent review board. Our science is backed by decades of research and over 200 scientific studies.
Clinical grade quality
Testing is performed in a U.S. CLIA-certified laboratory to ensure accuracy and validity of results.
Accessible & effective testing
Testing is as simple as spitting in a tube and mailing it back to our lab. Our report is patient-friendly with clear results and our pricing allows for recurrent testing to monitor over time & assess treatment efficacy.
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Developed in collaboration with dental leaders
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
Dr. Roshan Parikh, DDS
General Dentist | President & CEO at Dntl Bar