Bristle's Brian Maurer talks Oral Microbiomes on Conversations in Healthcare
What is Bristle Health?
Brian Maurer from Bristle
Hey Aakash! Thanks so much for having me. So I'm a co-founder at Bristle, and at Bristle we've developed an at- home saliva test to help people better measure, understand, and improve their oral health.
Basically, from a saliva test, what we do is we look at all the bacteria and fungi that contribute to tooth decay, gum inflammation, bad breath, and other conditions. And then can give more personalized diet, hygiene and product recommendations based on their results. We also include a one-on-one coaching session with one of our hygienists, all with the goal of helping people to improve their health and make oral care more personalized and less painful.
Awesome. Thanks for sharing that. One question that jumps to mind before we hop off -- is this a replacement for the dentist or is this something that you would do, you know, as a way to identify that "Wait, maybe there's something deeper going on, and now I should take my butt into the dentist's chair and get poked in my mouth."
That's a great question. And one we get a lot. We don't see ourselves as an alternative to a dentist. Really what we see is a way to up level your health. You know, when you go to your primary care physician, it's very common to take a blood draw. And what they're doing is they're looking at the underlying factors of your.
We don't have that in, in dentistry or oral health today. So where we really see ourselves fitting is in the preventative space of dental and oral health. So you can go to the dentist, bring your bristle results, or take your bristle results and understand if you have an imbalance of the bacteria that are actually driving your recurring condition, or if everything looks good, even better.
But really that way to up level your oral health, and really start to understand what's going on before something goes wrong.
Awesome. Well, that's all my questions. Brian, tell the people where to find you. And if there's anything else you wanna mention.
Yeah. You can find bristlehealth.com or on Twitter or socials @bristlehealth
We're always happy to answer questions and yeah, looking to, looking forward to getting into contact with everyone.
Related Articles About Allergy Treatments
Can I Take Two Different Allergy Pills in One Day?
12 Remedies to Help You Stop Sneezing During Allergy Season
What Are the Different Ways to Treat Allergies?
Using Antihistamines To Treat Allergy Symptoms
What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Allergic Rhinitis?
Best Treatment for a Stuffy Nose from Allergies
How Do You Get Rid of Allergies?
How To Get Allergy Relief Without Antihistamines
Does Honey Help Treat Allergy Symptoms?
What Are the Best Types of Antihistamines?
What Is the Easiest Way to Start Treating Your Allergies?
What Is the Best OTC Antihistamine for Your Allergies?
How Do Antihistamines Help Your Allergy Symptoms?
Best Types of Allergy Nasal Sprays
How to Treat Allergies Naturally
Best Natural Remedies To Help Allergy Symptoms
Everything You Need to Know About Allergies
8 Ways to Get Rid of Allergies
Why Are Antihistamines Not Working for Me?
Do Humidifiers Help With Allergies?
How to Manage Indoor and Outdoor Airborne Allergens
Best Treatments for Seasonal Allergies
Can You Take Antihistamines Every Day?
How to Manage Indoor and Outdoor Allergies
Debunking 5 Common Myths About Allergies
Why Do Allergies and Antihistamines Make You Feel Tired?
Best Tips for How to Allergy Proof Your Home
Do Antihistamines Cause Weight Gain?
9 Tips for Allergy Relief Without Medicine
5 Ways to Manage Your Allergies At-Home
How to Build Immunity to Seasonal Allergies
Rebound Congestion Causes and How to Prevent It
Is a Humidifier Good for Allergies?
How to Improve Allergies and Asthma Through Allergen Avoidance