August 1, 2016
Ask a Specialist: BasicBites® featured on KHON 2 news
Dr. Angela Chin discusses the benefits of sugar free chews for enamel health.
Dec 1, 2015
Dry Mouth Affects Millions And Can Damage Teeth
(NAPS)—Dry mouth affects approximately 30 percent of all adults in the United States. Chronic dry mouth can cause significant oral health issues and damage teeth. Now, however, there’s a delicious, sugar-free chocolate chew that can help people with dry mouth maintain their healthy pearly whites.
Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a common side effect of over 500 medications, including drugs for high blood pressure, pain, anxiety, depression and allergies. It can be caused by many health conditions, including Sjögren’s syndrome, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Certain cancer treatments including radiation to the head and neck can also cause permanent and temporary dry mouth.
Oral Care Breakthrough
Saliva provides numerous benefits for maintaining a healthy mouth. Reduced saliva flow can . . .
Oct 8, 2015
BasicBites Technology and Dry Mouth Syndrome –
Read new Peer Reviewed CE article in Dentistry Today.
September 21, 2015
Hundreds of Dental Professionals "Took The Bite" to support enamel health. BasicBites at the Cleveland Clinic Dental Hygiene Symposium
and the Ohio Dental Association Annual Sessions
July 16, 2015
Leading hygienists converge in Las Vegas
at the 2015 RDH Under One Roof Convention
May 15, 2015
BasicBites® Radio Spot on 1010 WINS NY
Listen to the radio spot on 1010 WINS NY.
March 2, 2015
MEDIA WATCH: BasicBites® featured on the morning news
Watch segment on "High Tech Oral Hygiene" aired on Good Morning San Diego.
February 10, 2015
Show your Teeth some Valentine’s Day Love with
BasicBites Chocolate Flavored Soft Chews
Delicious Chewy Supports Healthy Enamel and Nourishes Good Bacteria on
Tooth Surfaces that Helps Maintain a Normal Oral pH
BasicBites Contain Breakthrough Oral Care Technology Developed at
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Roslyn Heights, NY, Feb. 10, 2015 -- This Valentine’s Day, Americans will spend over $1.5 billion on candy to express their love. Yet, as our hearts are warmed and our sweet tooth is satisfied, these sugary confections can disrupt our oral equilibrium . . .
October 27, 2014
BasicBites® Soft Chews Support Healthy Teeth After Halloween Treats
BasicBites contain breakthrough technology developed at Stony Brook University
School of Dental Medicine
Roslyn Heights, NY, Oct. 27, 2014 -- As Halloween nears, children will once again flood the streets in pursuit of sugary treats. Yet, as they rejoice with satisfaction, these sugary confections can disrupt their oral equilibrium. "Trick or Treating" can be a thrill for kids, but a scary thought for parents worried about their children's teeth. New BasicBites® Soft Chews are here to help keep their oral pH in a healthy balance . . .
October 24, 2014
BasicBites® Becomes Official Oral Care Product of the New York Islanders
BasicBites Soft Chews Help Maintain Healthy Teeth and Support a Balanced Oral pH
Roslyn Heights, NY, October. 24, 2014 -- Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that BasicBites® are the official oral care product of the New York Islanders professional hockey club. BasicBites are breakthrough chocolate flavored sugar-free soft chews that help maintain healthy teeth and support a balanced oral pH.
Today's professional hockey players are keenly aware of the need to maintain and protect their healthy teeth. BasicBites are a delicious oral care product that can help these elite athletes . . .
Sept 29, 2014
Ortek Names Shannon M. Nanne, RDH as Director of Professional Relations
and Education for BasicBites® Oral Care Soft Chews
Roslyn Heights, NY, September 29, 2014 -- Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that Shannon M. Nanne, RDH has joined Ortek as Director of Professional Relations for BasicBites®, the company's breakthrough oral care product. Ms. Nanne, with over a decade of experience managing professional education for major oral care companies . . .
July 23, 2014
International Association for Dental Research awards highest honor to inventor of BasicBites® technology
STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 23, 2014 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has awarded Stony Brook University’s Israel Kleinberg, DDS, PhD, DSc , the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Dental Caries. One of the highest honors bestowed by the association, the award is designed to stimulate and recognize outstanding and innovative achievements that have contributed to the basic understanding of the causes and/or the prevention of dental caries, commonly known as decay or cavities.
Dr. Kleinberg is a Distinguished University Professor in the Dept. of Oral Biology and Pathology and Director of the Division of Translational Oral Biology in the School of Dental Medicine. For more than 40 years, he has conducted research that has made unique and important contributions to understanding dental decay, saliva, dental plaque, and periodontal disease. Internationally recognized in the field of salivary and microbial research, his pioneering work on factors in saliva has led to novel and effective approaches to prevent the initiation and progression of dental caries.
July 9, 2014
New Chocolate-Flavored Soft Chews Good for Your Teeth
BasicBites® contain breakthrough technology developed at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY and Roslyn Heights, NY, July. 9, 2014 -- A dream come "chew" for your teeth? Researchers at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. have developed a chocolate-flavored soft chew that is actually beneficial for your teeth. BasicBites® is a sugar-free chewy that helps maintain healthy teeth by supporting the normal acid-base (pH) levels that exist on tooth surfaces while coating the teeth with a mineral source . . .
July 17, 2014
BasicBites® featured in new article at Dr. Bicuspid.com website
"Saliva function data drive new oral health products"
A better understanding of the role of pH in the oral cavity is the driving concept behind new oral health products arriving on the market.
BasicBites, a sugar-free chew that mimics saliva's natural benefits, is one such product from Ortek Therapeutics that was released earlier in 2014. And Colgate has released a line of consumer products with "Sugar Acid Neutralizer Technology" in the U.K. . . .
July 2, 2014
BasicBites® - Top 100 Product 2014
March 25, 2014
BasicBites® featured on Dental News Network
February 6, 2014
Ortek Announces Launch of BasicBites®
Breakthrough Sugar Free Soft Chews Help Maintain Healthy Teeth
Nutrient Based Technology Developed at Major US Dental School
Roslyn Heights, NY, Feb. 6, 2014 -- Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. announced today the launch of BasicBites®. These delicious, sugar-free chocolate soft chews can help maintain healthy teeth by supporting the normal acid-base (pH) levels already existing on tooth surfaces. They furthermore provide a mineral source . . .