Your mouth is filled with bacteria, fungi, and viruses - collectively called the oral microbiome! Some of these microbes are beneficial and can contribute to good oral health. Others are pathogenic and cause damage, leading to painful & visible symptoms of disease.
The balance of helpful & harmful microbes in your oral microbiome provides insight into your oral health!
Your oral microbiome is associated with everything from recurrent oral infections to conditions including diabetes, heart disease & gut inflammation.
Your mouth is the gateway & mirror to your health.
Specific bacteria in your mouth drive gum inflammation and conditions including periodontal disease & gingivitis. Understanding which bacteria you have is the first step in treating it.
The type & abundance of bacteria related to gum inflammation drive your symptoms and risk for more severe oral health conditions. Tracking where you are can indicate if your oral health is improving and provide early warnings when things start to slip.
Certain factors like our diet & hygiene can create an environment in our mouth that harmful bacteria thrive in. By improving your oral health, you can eliminate these harmful bacteria while promoting the beneficial ones.
Former Head of Microbiome at Invitae, Founder + CEO of One Codex
Former Head of Dentistry, Walmart, Chief Strategy Officer, DSO Strategy, LLC
Lieutenant Colonel BioMedical Officer in US Air Force Reserve; former Director at Illumina, Luminex, and Roche
International speaker, consultant, and writer with a focus on the oral microbiome's connection to systemic disease
Former Associate Professor at NYU School of Dentistry and co-founder of the GLO GOOD Foundation
Former Chief Dental Officer at Quip and best selling author
Former Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals and team surgeon for the Chicago Blackhawks
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 help me fix it.
Omg this is AMAZING!! These results are so helpful and broken down for people to understand complicated science in an easy manner. So eye opening to see EXACTLY (at the bacteria level) what causes my issues so I can figure out better treatment going forward - much more informative and motivating than just hearing to floss more!
My family and I have always struggled with gum disease. The Bristle test helped me understand the bacteria that are driving my gum disease, and gave me actionable steps I can take to address them.