ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In just a few more days, the typical "Trick or Treater" will consume about three cups of sugar which is equivalent to 220 sugar packs. This is a feast for the ghoulish oral bacteria lurking in dental plaque that devour these sugars and produce acids – but It's a horror show for teeth.
Remarkably, now you can treat yourself and your teeth to chocolaty BasicBites® after Halloween sweets. These delicious sugar free soft chews can help maintain healthy teeth while neutralizing those scary acids. The revolutionary technology in BasicBites is now considered one of the biggest breakthroughs in oral care and was developed at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. BasicBites fuel your mouth's natural defenses by bathing your teeth with a patented blend of nutrients that were discovered to exist in healthy saliva.
How do BasicBites work?
The innovative and patented technology in BasicBites contains vital nutrients also found in healthy saliva (arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate) that are coordinated to support healthy teeth in several ways.
It's been known for over 100 years that certain bacteria living on tooth surfaces feed on sugars from the diet and produce acids as a waste product- not good for teeth. Decades of research investigating the oral microbiome led to the discovery of beneficial bacteria living alongside these harmful bacteria. These good bacteria favor and convert arginine, a common amino acid found in healthy saliva and in BasicBites, into alkali or base (buffers). This results in immediate and sustained generation of buffers on tooth surfaces, which can help neutralize acids and keep teeth in their existing and healthy pH (acid/base) balance.
Like healthy saliva, BasicBites also contains the tooth protecting mineral calcium and bicarbonate. In a normal and favorable oral pH environment, calcium can return to the teeth - a process called remineralization. Bicarbonate helps provide additional buffering and naturally supports the benefits of arginine and calcium.
Two BasicBites® a day, one after breakfast and one at bedtime, can be enjoyed by children over six years of age and adults. Recommended by leading dental professionals, BasicBites are essential for the millions of individuals with diets high in sugars and those who have dry mouth.
BasicBites, 20 calories per piece, are available exclusively from Ortek at their website, www.basicbites.com. Each container of BasicBites is priced at $39.95, and contains 120 soft chews, a two-month supply.
BasicBites can also be seen on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BasicBitesByOrtek.
Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. is a global leader in developing cutting-edge oral care innovations that will improve the quality of life for people everywhere.
SOURCE Ortek Therapeutics, Inc.