Fix that weird thing going on in your mouth
Oral thrush? Candida? White tongue coating? Get to the root cause of your issue with at-home oral microbiome testing & care.
No more guesswork. No more frustration.
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Struggling to understand what's going on in your mouth? You're not alone.
White tongue coating, that mysterious film that sometimes appears on the tongue's surface, is often a result of an overgrowth of bacteria or fungi, disrupting the balance in your mouth.
Bristle identifies these bacteria and develops a custom care plan to help you clear your tongue, reset your oral microbiome and get your oral health back on track all from the comfort of your own home.
Meet the first root-cause care program for your mouth
Order your baseline test
We'll deliver it directly to you in 2-3 days
Send in your sample
Send your saliva sample to our lab in a prepaid envelope
Get your health report
Get your oral health report card & action plan in two weeks
Track your journey
Measure your progress with another test & continue improving
“Frustrated with nothing to lose, I took the Bristle test."
I continually struggled with white tongue and oral thrush. I went through rounds of antibiotics, only to have the issue return. Finally, with the help of Bristle, I've been able to get to the root cause and get relief. No more issues, antibiotics, or doctors visits. Thank you, This means the world to me.
Verified Bristle Health Member
Life Changing... Really?
Science backed solutions + root-cause care = needed answers
Tailored care plans including diet, hygiene, & supplements.
Designed to fit into your lifestyle.
See improvement in as little as 30 days.
Safe, confidential, effective coaching with a registered dental hygienist.
Deep dive into the root cause of your condition.
Support is just an always an email away.
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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
🚗 Free Shipping ⏱ 3-5 Day US Delivery 💲 HSA/FSA Accepted
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
Frequently asked questions
What does the Bristle test look for?
Bristle profiles your complete oral microbiome - the makeup of 700+ bacteria and fungi in your mouth. Our test is the most comprehensive available and identifies all microbes present in your oral microbiome.
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.