Episode #384 – How to Measure Your Dental and Oral Microbiome with Danny Grannick

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In This Episode:

In this podcast, I have a conversation with Danny Grannick, who is the CEO of Bristle Health, a company that has developed the world’s first microbiome test to give you insights into your oral health.

This is a personalized and preventative approach to oral health that is an absolute game changer.   We go through the importance of the oral microbiome and my personal test results and the significance of the findings.  

  • 03:00 Introduction to Bristle Health and Danny Grannick 
  • 05:30 Why is the oral microbiome so important?
  • 07:55 What are the similarities between the oral and gut microbiome?
  • 10:05 What are some of the major bacteria in our mouth?
  • 12:58 Beware P. gingivalis, one of the key drivers of periodontal disease.
  • 15:54 Dr. Jockers shares his bristle score.
  • 17:14 What is nitric oxide for? 
  • 18:38 Understanding bad breath.
  • 24:43 What are the links between gut and gum inflammation?
  • 28:42 What is campylobacter?
  • 29:55 The Bristle Health Care Plan 
  • 32:10 Are their holistic dentists providing better, less toxic solutions? 
  • 35:44 How to get started with Bristle Health
  • 38:30 What are the best strategies for improving your oral microbiome? 
  • 41:13 What are some of the probiotics that benefit the oral microbiome?

What’s going on in your mouth? Today we’re talking oral health! How do you measure your dental and oral microbiome? When there is unwanted bacteria in your mouth it can drive up inflammation in your body, increasing the risk of chronic disease.

To help us unpack this important topic, Dr. Jockers has invited Danny Grannick, CEO of Bristle Health, a company that has developed the world’s first microbiome test to give you insights into your oral health. This is a personalized and preventative approach to oral health that is an absolute game changer.   Use the coupon code DRJOCKERS at Bristle Health to save 10% on their oral microbiome test kit.

In this episode, Dr. Jockers discusses the results of his oral microbiome test – fascinating stuff! There’s also an overview of the bacteria in our mouth, and how our mouth microbiome is similar to that in our gut. 

Is high diversity in your mouth actually a good thing? What are the links between gut and gum inflammation? Are lots of dentists still putting toxic chemicals in our mouths when we get fillings? Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones? 

Learn what’s going on in your mouth in this innovative episode of Functional Nutrition that is as healthy for you as flossing your teeth! Please join us.



“The oral microbiome is the makeup of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Specifically, we look at those microbes in the context of your mouth.

-Danny Grannick

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