Oral Health Intelligence™  Test


Go beyond brushing and flossing, and take control of your oral health. Target the root causes of gum inflammation, problematic teeth, and bad breath.


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About

This test is like a fitness test for your mouth designed to address and prevent harmful effects of opportunistic bacteria in your mouth associated with cavities, gum inflammation, and bad breath. Diving deep into the activity of your unique oral microbiome, Oral Health Intelligence reveals insights about what's going on in your mouth that could be leading to common symptoms such as bleeding or sensitive gums, cavities, tooth sensitivity, dry mouth, and bad breath. This underlying activity can be hard to detect, but our advanced RNA technology highlights key signals that enable a proactive, rather than reactive, approach toward your oral health. 


Your Oral Health Scores identify which foods, vitamins, herbs, minerals, enzymes, extracts, amino acids, prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics will be most beneficial for not only your mouth, but your overall health.*

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Steps to start

  1. Register your test

  2. Collect and ship your sample to our CLIA-certified lab

  3. Complete your questionnaire

  4. Receive your results within 2-3 weeks



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Restore healthy gums*

We track microbial activity in your mouth that lead to swelling, inflammation, and the breaking down of a protective gel-like substance in your gums.

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We'll give you nutritional recommendations to help lower inflammation and strengthen your gums' protective barrier.*

Build tooth integrity*

This score assesses the balance of harmful and protective microbes in your mouth as well as the activity of microbes that contribute to cavity formation.

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We’ll provide you with food and supplement recommendations designed to balance the oral microbiome, targeting plaque formation and oral pH which is necessary to keep everything in balance.*

Support a fresh breath*

Specific activities of microbial pathways can result in the production of volatile sulfides and polyamines, compounds that can worsen and prolong bad breath.

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We’ll provide you with nutritional recommendations designed to improve pathway activities related to the production of volatile compounds and bring your oral microbiome into balance.*


Addressing an unmet need


Outdated Approaches

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Why it matters

What happens in your mouth affects your entire body


The oral microbiome, the second largest micro-ecosystem in your body, has been the focus of intense research in recent years. As the entry point to your entire body, it's no surprise that the oral microbiome has been linked to both mouth and systemic diseases.

What's included

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Oral Health Scores

Think of your Oral Health Scores as a report card for the health inside your mouth. By looking closely at the tiny organisms living there and understanding what they do, we can give you specific recommendations for personalized foods, supplements, and oral biotics. 


This helps us either encourage the good things these organisms do or stop the bad things, keeping your mouth healthy and resilient. 

[Icon] Dental Health | 24px | LeftDental Health

The balance of oral microbes significantly impacts our dental health. While some bacteria contribute to plaque formation and tooth decay, others are actually protective. This score assesses the balance of microbes in the mouth and the activity of microbes that contribute to cavity formation.


[Icon] Gum Health | 24px | LeftGum Health

Within your mouth, certain harmful microbes can contribute to gum inflammation and poor gum health. This score assesses the activities of microbes in your mouth that contribute to inflammation and abnormal mucin degradation, a gel-like substance that aids in protecting the gums.


[Icon] Breath Odor | 24px | LeftBreath Odor

Occasionally, the foods we eat can cause temporary bad breath that fades, but some individuals experience bad breath long after they’ve eaten. This score assesses the activity of microbial pathways that produce volatile sulfides and polyamines, compounds that can worsen and prolong bad breath.


[Icon] Oral Pathogen Activity | 24px | LeftOral Pathogen Activity

Maintaining a healthy balance of microbes allows for a more optimal oral environment where activities that are damaging or promote disease are kept to a minimum. This score assesses the balance of microbes in your oral cavity, as well as signs of high pathogen activity, including flagellar production, which aids in the movement and colonization of opportunistic microbes, and the production of LPS, an inflammatory molecule produced by gram-negative pathogenic bacteria. 



[Icon] Oral Inflammatory Pathways | 24px | LeftOral Inflammatory Pathways

Just as inflammation in the body is harmful to human health, acute or chronic inflammation of the gums can also have long-term health consequences. The Oral Inflammatory Pathways score assesses whether a mouth may contain periodontopathic bacteria (bacteria that cause gum inflammation) and if these bacteria are actively involved in gum inflammatory pathways. Inflammatory bacteria thrive in dental plaques and beneath the gums where they cooperatively form biofilms and produce signals that can trigger an inflammatory response. Chronic gum inflammation can cause loss of tooth enamel and dentin (the two outer layers of the teeth).


[Icon] Cavity Promoting Microbes | 24px | LeftCavity Promoting Microbes

Cavities are a leading contributor to tooth decay and can impact the health of your mouth. They’re considered one of the world’s most common health problems. The Cavity Promoting Pathways score is an assessment of microbial activities which contribute to dental cavities, as well as activities that protect against dental cavities. This score also takes a deeper dive into cavity biofilm formation and acid production that can contribute to cavity formation.


[Icon] Dental Health | 24px | LeftDental Health

The balance of oral microbes significantly impacts our dental health. While some bacteria contribute to plaque formation and tooth decay, others are actually protective. This score assesses the balance of microbes in the mouth and the activity of microbes that contribute to cavity formation.


[Icon] Gum Health | 24px | LeftGum Health

Within your mouth, certain harmful microbes can contribute to gum inflammation and poor gum health. This score assesses the activities of microbes in your mouth that contribute to inflammation and abnormal mucin degradation, a gel-like substance that aids in protecting the gums.


[Icon] Breath Odor | 24px | LeftBreath Odor

Occasionally, the foods we eat can cause temporary bad breath that fades, but some individuals experience bad breath long after they’ve eaten. This score assesses the activity of microbial pathways that produce volatile sulfides and polyamines, compounds that can worsen and prolong bad breath.


[Icon] Oral Inflammatory Pathways | 24px | LeftOral Inflammatory Pathways

Just as inflammation in the body is harmful to human health, acute or chronic inflammation of the gums can also have long-term health consequences. The Oral Inflammatory Pathways score assesses whether a mouth may contain periodontopathic bacteria (bacteria that cause gum inflammation) and if these bacteria are actively involved in gum inflammatory pathways. Inflammatory bacteria thrive in dental plaques and beneath the gums where they cooperatively form biofilms and produce signals that can trigger an inflammatory response. Chronic gum inflammation can cause loss of tooth enamel and dentin (the two outer layers of the teeth).


[Icon] Cavity Promoting Microbes | 24px | LeftCavity Promoting Microbes

Cavities are a leading contributor to tooth decay and can impact the health of your mouth. They’re considered one of the world’s most common health problems. The Cavity Promoting Pathways score is an assessment of microbial activities which contribute to dental cavities, as well as activities that protect against dental cavities. This score also takes a deeper dive into cavity biofilm formation and acid production that can contribute to cavity formation.


[Icon] Oral Pathogen Activity | 24px | LeftOral Pathogen Activity

Maintaining a healthy balance of microbes allows for a more optimal oral environment where activities that are damaging or promote disease are kept to a minimum. This score assesses the balance of microbes in your oral cavity, as well as signs of high pathogen activity, including flagellar production, which aids in the movement and colonization of opportunistic microbes, and the production of LPS, an inflammatory molecule produced by gram-negative pathogenic bacteria. 



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Personalized Food Recommendations

We provide customized food recommendations, which are sorted into four categories. You’ll learn why we recommend each food or why we don't. It's important to note that your body's response to a particular food can change over time, so don't be alarmed if a food you previously enjoyed is now on your Avoid list.

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Optimizing your glycemic response

Viome’s food recommendations also take into account your glycemic response to food based on the data we receive from your saliva samples.


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Oral Biotic Recommendations

Nourishing your oral microbiome goes beyond regular dental care; it's about creating a healthy environment where it counts. 


Fill the gaps pre, pro, postbiotics, and other potent ingredients that can support your unique oral microbiome.*

Meet just a few of our powerful oral biotics

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Ingredient Types

AMINO ACIDS

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, make up about 75% of the body, and are involved in nearly every body function including healing, digestion, growth, and providing energy for the body.*


FOOD EXTRACTS

Food extracts are foods and herbs that are concentrated forms of all their phytoactive nutrients (such as Green Tea Extract, Artichoke Leaf Extract, Ginger Root Extract)


VITAMINS

Vitamins are compounds of essential nutrients that our bodies need for healthy development and function.*


HERBS

Herbal supplements are made from plants that have been found to have therapeutic properties for the body.*

MINERALS

Minerals are inorganic substances occurring naturally in nature that our bodies need for the proper function of muscles, heart, bones, and brain and are important for making hormones and enzymes.*


PREBIOTICS

Prebiotics provide the food for bacteria to grow. All prebiotics are types of dietary fiber (fiber we can’t digest), such as inulin, found in fiber-rich foods.


PROBIOTICS

Probiotics are one or more strains of live, beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally exist and live in your body.

Viome Precision Supplements (Capsules)

Acai Berry, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA), Amla Fruit Extract, Amylase, Andrographis Paniculata Leaf Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Angelica Root Extract, Apple Fruit, Artichoke Leaf Extract, Ashwagandha Root & Leaf Extract, Astaxanthin, Astragalus Root Extract, Bacopa Monnieri Extract, Banaba Leaf Extract, Beet Root Juice, Benfotiamine, Berberine, Betaine Hydrochloride, Bilberry Extract, Black Cohosh Root Extract, Black Currant Fruit, Blueberry Extract, Borage Oil, Boswellia Serrata Gum Extract, Bromelain, Calcium, Capsicum Extract, Caraway Seed Extract, Cat's Claw Bark, Cellulase, Chamomile Flower Extract, Chasteberry Extract, Cherry Fruit, Chondroitin, Chromium, Citrus Flavonoids, Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10), Copper, Cranberry extract, Creatine, Cumin Seed Extract, Curcumin, Cynanchum Wilfordii Root Extract, Dandelion Root Extract, Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) Root Extract, Echinacea Extract, Elderberry Extract, Fennel Seed Extract, Fenugreek Seed Extract, Fisetin, Forskohlii Root Extract, Gamma Oryzanol, Garlic Extract, Ginger Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Glucosamine, Grape Seed Extract, Greater Celandine, Green Tea Extract, Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract, Hops Flower Extract, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, Isoflavones, L-Arginine, L-Citrulline, L-Glutamine, L-Glutathione Reduced, L-Glycine, L-Lysine, L-Theanine, L-Tryptophan, L-Tyrosine, Lactase, Lavender Flower Extract, Lemon Balm Extract, Lipase, Lutein, Lycopene, Magnesium,

Magnolia Extract, Marshmallow Root Extract, Mastic Gum Extract, Milk Thistle Fruit Extract, Mulberry Leaf Extract, N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine (NAG), N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC), Nettle Extract, Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), Olive Leaf Extract, Oregano Leaf, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Pantethine, Papain, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Perilla Leaf Extract, Phlomis Umbrosa Root Extract, Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylserine, Pomegranate Extract, Potassium, Protease, Pumpkin Seed, Pygeum Bark Extract, Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ), Quebracho Bark Extract, Quercetin, Raspberry Fruit, Resveratrol, Rhodiola Root Extract, Rosmarinic Acid, Saffron Stigma Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Saw Palmetto Berry Extract, Schisandra Berry, Selenium, Serrapeptase, Slippery Elm Bark Extract, Spirulina Extract, Strawberry Fruit, Thyme Leaf Extract, Tinospora Cordifolia Extract, Trimethylglycine (TMG), Tribulus Terrestris Extract, Tributyrin Complex, Triphala, Valerian Root Extract, Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (P5P), Vitamin B7 (Inositol), Vitamin B8 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (5-MTHF), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol), Vitamin K2 (MK-7), Wormwood Extract, Zeaxanthin, Zinc, Zinc Carnosine

Viome Precision Probiotics + Prebiotics

Acacia Fiber, Apple Pectin, B. animalis ssp lactis B420, B. animalis ssp lactis Bi-07, B. animalis ssp lactis BL-04, B. animalis ssp lactis HN019, B. animalis ssp lactis VK2, B. bifidum Bb-06, B. breve Bb-03, B. longum BL-05, B. longum ssp infantis Bi-26, Bacillus clausii CSI08, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus coagulans SNZ1969, Bacillus subtilis DE111, Beta-Glucan, Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), Ginger Root Extract, Inulin, L. acidophilus DDS-1, L. acidophilus NCFM, L. brevis Lbr-35, L. casei Lc-11, L. delbrueckii ssp bulgaricus Lb-87, L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus LE, L. fermentum LF61, L. gasseri Lg-36, L. helveticus,

L. paracasei Lpc-37, L. plantarum 299v, L. plantarum LM, L. plantarum Lp-115, L. reuteri 1E1, L. rhamnosus GG, L. rhamnosus LB3, L. salivarius Ls-33, Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14, Lactococcus lactis Ll-23, Lemon Balm Extract, LH01-Myoviridae, LL12-Myoviridae, LL5-Siphoviridae, Mulberry Leaf Extract, Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum (PHGG), Peppermint Leaf Extract, Psyllium Husk Fiber, Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-3799, Streptococcus thermophilus St-21, T4D-Myoviridae, Xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS)

Viome VRx My·Biotics Oral Lozenges

Ligilactobacillus salivarius, Lacticaseibacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lacticaseibacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 (Postbiotic), Limosilactobacillus reuteri, Lactococcus lactis subsp. Lactis, Limosilactobacillus fermentum, Zinc,

Streptococcus salivarius M18, Lactobacillus crispatus KT-11 (Postbiotic), L-arginine, L. brevis, Lycopene, Inulin, Xylitol, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), L-Leucine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Streptococcus salivarius K12

*Note: We are working continuously to add more ingredient options for our customers to ensure we always have the most precise list for your nutritional needs.

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Personalizing your formula: 
VRx MyBiotics™  Oral Lozenges


Not all foods or biotics work for everyone. That's why our personalized oral biotic lozenges, backed by the extensive research of our clinical nutrition team, are designed to work specifically for you.



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Supplements Recommendations

Taking care of your mouth is extremely important for your overall health, including your brain, heart, and metabolism. When you take care of your whole body, every part of you benefits.


We recommend specific ingredients for you along with precise dosages based on your test results, thousands of clinical studies, and hundreds of Viome algorithms that ensure maximum effectiveness.

Our recommendations are evidence-based

Meet the over 200 ingredients in our Clinical Nutrition portfolio

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Ingredient Types

AMINO ACIDS

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, make up about 75% of the body, and are involved in nearly every body function including healing, digestion, growth, and providing energy for the body.*


FOOD EXTRACTS

Food extracts are foods and herbs that are concentrated forms of all their phytoactive nutrients (such as Green Tea Extract, Artichoke Leaf Extract, Ginger Root Extract)


VITAMINS

Vitamins are compounds of essential nutrients that our bodies need for healthy development and function.*


HERBS

Herbal supplements are made from plants that have been found to have therapeutic properties for the body.*

MINERALS

Minerals are inorganic substances occurring naturally in nature that our bodies need for the proper function of muscles, heart, bones, and brain and are important for making hormones and enzymes.*


PREBIOTICS

Prebiotics provide the food for bacteria to grow. All prebiotics are types of dietary fiber (fiber we can’t digest), such as inulin, found in fiber-rich foods.


PROBIOTICS

Probiotics are one or more strains of live, beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally exist and live in your body.

Viome Precision Supplements (Capsules)

Acai Berry, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA), Amla Fruit Extract, Amylase, Andrographis Paniculata Leaf Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Angelica Root Extract, Apple Fruit, Artichoke Leaf Extract, Ashwagandha Root & Leaf Extract, Astaxanthin, Astragalus Root Extract, Bacopa Monnieri Extract, Banaba Leaf Extract, Beet Root Juice, Benfotiamine, Berberine, Betaine Hydrochloride, Bilberry Extract, Black Cohosh Root Extract, Black Currant Fruit, Blueberry Extract, Borage Oil, Boswellia Serrata Gum Extract, Bromelain, Calcium, Capsicum Extract, Caraway Seed Extract, Cat's Claw Bark, Cellulase, Chamomile Flower Extract, Chasteberry Extract, Cherry Fruit, Chondroitin, Chromium, Citrus Flavonoids, Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10), Copper, Cranberry extract, Creatine, Cumin Seed Extract, Curcumin, Cynanchum Wilfordii Root Extract, Dandelion Root Extract, Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) Root Extract, Echinacea Extract, Elderberry Extract, Fennel Seed Extract, Fenugreek Seed Extract, Fisetin, Forskohlii Root Extract, Gamma Oryzanol, Garlic Extract, Ginger Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Glucosamine, Grape Seed Extract, Greater Celandine, Green Tea Extract, Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract, Hops Flower Extract, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, Isoflavones, L-Arginine, L-Citrulline, L-Glutamine, L-Glutathione Reduced, L-Glycine, L-Lysine, L-Theanine, L-Tryptophan, L-Tyrosine, Lactase, Lavender Flower Extract, Lemon Balm Extract, Lipase, Lutein, Lycopene, Magnesium,

Magnolia Extract, Marshmallow Root Extract, Mastic Gum Extract, Milk Thistle Fruit Extract, Mulberry Leaf Extract, N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine (NAG), N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC), Nettle Extract, Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), Olive Leaf Extract, Oregano Leaf, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Pantethine, Papain, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Perilla Leaf Extract, Phlomis Umbrosa Root Extract, Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylserine, Pomegranate Extract, Potassium, Protease, Pumpkin Seed, Pygeum Bark Extract, Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ), Quebracho Bark Extract, Quercetin, Raspberry Fruit, Resveratrol, Rhodiola Root Extract, Rosmarinic Acid, Saffron Stigma Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Saw Palmetto Berry Extract, Schisandra Berry, Selenium, Serrapeptase, Slippery Elm Bark Extract, Spirulina Extract, Strawberry Fruit, Thyme Leaf Extract, Tinospora Cordifolia Extract, Trimethylglycine (TMG), Tribulus Terrestris Extract, Tributyrin Complex, Triphala, Valerian Root Extract, Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (P5P), Vitamin B7 (Inositol), Vitamin B8 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (5-MTHF), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol), Vitamin K2 (MK-7), Wormwood Extract, Zeaxanthin, Zinc, Zinc Carnosine

Viome Precision Probiotics + Prebiotics

Acacia Fiber, Apple Pectin, B. animalis ssp lactis B420, B. animalis ssp lactis Bi-07, B. animalis ssp lactis BL-04, B. animalis ssp lactis HN019, B. animalis ssp lactis VK2, B. bifidum Bb-06, B. breve Bb-03, B. longum BL-05, B. longum ssp infantis Bi-26, Bacillus clausii CSI08, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus coagulans SNZ1969, Bacillus subtilis DE111, Beta-Glucan, Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), Ginger Root Extract, Inulin, L. acidophilus DDS-1, L. acidophilus NCFM, L. brevis Lbr-35, L. casei Lc-11, L. delbrueckii ssp bulgaricus Lb-87, L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus LE, L. fermentum LF61, L. gasseri Lg-36, L. helveticus,

L. paracasei Lpc-37, L. plantarum 299v, L. plantarum LM, L. plantarum Lp-115, L. reuteri 1E1, L. rhamnosus GG, L. rhamnosus LB3, L. salivarius Ls-33, Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14, Lactococcus lactis Ll-23, Lemon Balm Extract, LH01-Myoviridae, LL12-Myoviridae, LL5-Siphoviridae, Mulberry Leaf Extract, Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum (PHGG), Peppermint Leaf Extract, Psyllium Husk Fiber, Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-3799, Streptococcus thermophilus St-21, T4D-Myoviridae, Xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS)

Viome VRx My·Biotics Oral Lozenges

Ligilactobacillus salivarius, Lacticaseibacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lacticaseibacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 (Postbiotic), Limosilactobacillus reuteri, Lactococcus lactis subsp. Lactis, Limosilactobacillus fermentum, Zinc,

Streptococcus salivarius M18, Lactobacillus crispatus KT-11 (Postbiotic), L-arginine, L. brevis, Lycopene, Inulin, Xylitol, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), L-Leucine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Streptococcus salivarius K12

*Note: We are working continuously to add more ingredient options for our customers to ensure we always have the most precise list for your nutritional needs.

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Customizing your formula: 

Precision Supplements™


Every formula is custom-made and on average will contain around 50 ingredients packed with your recommended nutrients, informed by your test results.



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Our testing delves beyond your DNA to explore the dynamic world of gene expression (RNA), offering a real-time snapshot of your health's inner workings. With our unique technology, we unlock personalized insights tailored specifically to your current needs, pinpointing the exact foods, supplements, and biotics that benefit you most. Let us steer you towards making informed health decisions based on true data, moving away from one-size-fits-all guidance and guesswork.






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All About Oral Health


The microbial ecosystem of the mouth to be equally as important as the gut microbiome when it comes to systemic health. As many of the microbes found in our gut make their way down from our mouth, understanding how to boost and support the oral microbiome has become instrumental to improving overall human health and building resilience in your body over time.



Is bacteria in my mouth a good thing?

Yes, bacteria in the mouth are normal, and most bacteria benefit our health. But just like the gut, an imbalance of the oral microbiome can have negative effects on our health and not just on our teeth but our whole body.

Can I have poor oral health even without symptoms?

Sometimes we are not always in touch with the many signs and signals from our body. For example, signs like mental fatigue or issues in cognition and focus may be related to your oral health. Although you may have noticed times when you have difficulty concentrating, you may not have been able to connect the dots.

Fortunately, new scientific research has shown that many connections to our body relate directly to our oral microbiome and the health of our mouths. Even if you’re not noticing signs of dental cavities, gum inflammation, or other poor oral health - the implications may be far-reaching, like to your brain, heart, and even other organs like the liver and kidneys! Sometimes, the only way to know the state of your health and the source of various signals is to test and see what is happening inside you!

How can food and supplements help my oral microbiome?

Our diet is a major player in all components of our health, even the health of the microbes that live inside us. For example, certain foods we eat help support our gut ecosystem and boost its ability to promote balance inside our body. Likewise, many microbes in our mouths rely on what we eat to help balance and feed them. This is why choosing foods or supplements that help fill gaps in our oral environment can be a great way to boost healthy activities in the oral microbiome. However, these ingredients rely heavily on the state of your individual health and environment and may look very different from your neighbor!