Enhance care with oral microbiome testing

Get critical health insights and elevate your care with comprehensive oral microbiome testing.

Receive dedicated support and discounted pricing to offer Bristle to your patients.

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.

A single saliva sample provides:

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

Hear from other dentists using Bristle

Since adding Bristle testing to my practice and my Oral Microbiome Reset Progam, 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

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

Functional Dentist, Jennifer Chiang DDS

Easy & streamlined process

Getting started

Follow these steps to get started with Bristle and implement oral microbiome testing:

  1. Sign up below as a provider partner.
  2. Order kits with your discounted professional pricing.
  3. Register kits online before collecting a sample.
  4. Collect a 0.5mL saliva sample and send it back to our lab using a prepaid envelope.
  5. 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.

How can you use Bristle?

Bristle empowers you with knowledge to level up care and drive better outcomes

Develop an oral health baseline

Get comprehensive insights into oral health conditions

Identify the root-cause of conditions

Measure 700+ bacterial species using the most advanced technology available

Develop personalized care plans

Design diet, hygiene and product plans that compliment in-office care

Monitor and adapt over time

Monitor oral health over time with recurrent testing and work on changes to improve outcomes
Get started

Develop an oral health baseline

Get a complete picture of oral health from a single saliva sample with insights into:

  • Gum inflammation
  • Tooth decay
  • Halitosis
  • 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.

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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Good health starts with a healthy mouth

Join us in our mission to reinvent oral health: patient-first, prevention-focused and personalized

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