Meet the next generation of oral health
Bristle is the first and only comprehensive salivary test to analyze the entire oral microbiome, including all 700+ unique species of bacteria found in the mouth.
360-degree oral health insights: scores related to tooth decay, gum inflammation, halitosis, gut inflammation and beneficial bacteria.
Comprehensive oral microbiome analysis: identify and quantify all bacterial species in a sample (75 - 150 species on average).
Actionable care plans: personalized & prevention-focused diet, hygiene and product recommendations based on results.
Create your account with Bristle and seamlessly implement oral microbiome testing:
Create your account by clicking the button below - it's free to sign up.
Order kits at discounted pricing through your portal.
Register kits online before collecting a sample.
Collect a saliva sample and send it back to our lab using a prepaid envelope.
Receive results online in 2 weeks.
Transform oral health through the oral microbiome
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
Provide objective, quantifiable data to your patients around their oral health. Build trust and get buy-in for the care they need.
Hear from the dentists 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
Our test vs. other salivary tests
OraRisk Caries +
|Bristle||HR5 Test||OralRisk Caries||MyPeriod Path||OraRisk Candida|
|Price||$99 - $119||$65||$70||$110||$55||$235|
|Bacteria Detected||All 700+||5||3||11||None||14|
|Analysis Method||Shutgun Metagenomic Sequencing||qPCR||qPCR||qPCR||qPCR||qPCR|
|Patient-Friendly Results & Education|
How can you use Bristle?
Bristle empowers you with knowledge to level up care and drive better outcomes
Develop an oral health baseline
Get a complete picture of oral health from a single saliva sample with insights into:
- Gum inflammation
- Tooth decay
- Gut dysbiosis
- Beneficial bacteria
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.Sign up
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.
Good health starts with a healthy mouth
Join us in our mission to reinvent oral health: patient-first, prevention-focused and personalized.Get startedContact our team