Transform Patient Care with BasicBites – Revolutionizing Oral Health Through Advanced Prebiotic, Postbiotic Oral Microbiome Technology. Supported by Decades of Clinical Science.

Taylor McFarland, DDS, dives into the ingredients of  BasicBites.

BasicBites®, the Game-Changing Soft Chews that are Revolutionizing Oral Care

BasicBites contain our groundbreaking arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate oral microbiome technology that is the result of years of research by renowned dental school scientists. Two sugar free BasicBites a day offer next-level oral care by nourishing and activating pH-raising oral bacteria naturally residing in oral biofilms.

This prebiotic, postbiotic process provides immediate and sustained neutralization of plaque acids, supports enamel remineralization, a healthy noncariogenic microbial ecosystem and has been shown to occlude open dentinal tubules, addressing dentinal hypersensitivity.

BasicBites should be an essential part of your patients’ oral health routine, especially those with dry mouth and high caries rates. Patients and dental professionals can order online – Free shipping, Professional Discount Available

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A Prebiotic, Postbiotic Oral Microbiome Breakthrough

The oral microbiome is a community of billions of bacteria and there are hundreds of species in the mouth. World renowned researchers in the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine discovered beneficial pH-raising bacteria that coexist with the harmful acid generating bacteria in microbial ecosystems on tooth surfaces.

Arginine, an amino acid naturally found in saliva, was isolated as a key substrate that nurtures these protective or commensal arginolytic pH-raising bacteria– a prebiotic process.

When the beneficial bacteria breakdown arginine, they generate alkali (base) as a byproduct– a postbiotic process. These buffers provide immediate and sustained neutralization of harmful plaque acids that helps inhibit tooth demineralization. This postbiotic process also helps create a sustained pH balanced noncariogenic microbial environment.

The pH response of the mixed bacteria in salivary sediment with BasicBites in the presence and absence of glucose generating acid

Conclusion: Evaluation in this study demonstrated that BasicBites, in contrast to its control, is a powerful oral care product that helps maintain healthy teeth by sustaining dental plaque pH levels at or near neutrality even after the introduction of sugar.

Study conducted at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and sponsored by Ortek Therapeutics, Inc.


Maintaining Oral Homeostasis

By mimicking the protective benefits of saliva, BasicBites also contains calcium, bicarbonate and carbonate. When teeth are in an optimal neutral or alkaline pH environment, the calcium in BasicBites is available to enrich teeth and support the remineralization process. Bicarbonate and carbonate provide additional buffering and help support the acid neutralizing activity of arginine.

As an added benefit, delicious sugar free BasicBites also contain Maltitol Syrup and Xylitol. These sugar alcohols are excellent sweeteners as they are not considered fermentable by acidogenic oral bacteria and could have other tooth supporting benefits.

BasicBites do not kill bacteria or add new living microbes which may never adapt to the oral microbial ecosystem. Simply put, BasicBites provides extra enamel support by activating the mouth’s defenses the way nature intended and is backed by decades of research.

BasicBites Occlude Dentinal Tubules

According to the hydrodynamic theory for tooth sensitivity, dentinal hypersensitivity is related to the movement of inter-tubular fluid. The results of this evaluation demonstrated BasicBites ability to block dentinal tubules after a single application.

As Seen in Dental Economics

I Have It – You Want It!
Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

“These little 15-calorie squares, in chocolate or caramel, are tasty and beneficial to your oral health in four ways.”

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Cracking Nature’s Code for Extra Enamel Health –

  • Revolutionary Prebiotic, Postbiotic Arginine Bicarbonate and Calcium Carbonate Oral Microbiome Technology developed and tested at a US dental school

  • Replenish and coat enamel with a vital blend of tooth supporting nutrients

  • Nourish beneficial pH-raising bacteria discovered in dental plaque

  • Activate production of tooth protecting buffers

  • Immediate and sustained neutralization of harmful sugar acids

  • Enrich enamel and support remineralization

  • Help maintain pH balanced microbial ecosystem that favors oral homeostasis

  • Backed by decades of supporting science

  • Contains Maltitol Syrup and Xylitol for added benefits

  • Available in mouthwatering chocolate and caramel flavors – sugar, gluten and dairy free, vegan suitable – just 15 calories each

  • Each 120 count bag is a two month supply

  • Bethany Montoya, Registered Dental Hygienist, shares her enthusiasm for BasicBites on Instagram. Share Link
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What Your Colleagues Are Saying About BasicBites


“I really love BasicBites and can’t spread the word enough. BasicBites are the perfect product to simplify the critical task of balancing the oral pH environment. BasicBites contain the vital tooth protecting nutrients, arginine, calcium carbonate and bicarbonate, making this the perfect product of choice.” Sarah Clark, RDH, IPDH

Sarah Clark, RDH, IPDH is a clinician, past President the Maine Dental Hygienists’ Association, speaker, published author, adjunct clinical faculty member at Coastal Carolina Community College.

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“Through my personal experience with Sjögren’s Syndrome coupled with my dental hygiene background, I have become an expert on dry mouth (xerostomia) and methods to address its symptoms. BasicBites are a great and delicious tool to combat the effects dry mouth can have on your oral pH and your teeth. That’s why I use BasicBites as a part of my daily routine.” Brooke Crouch, RDH

Brooke Crouch is a registered dental hygienist, published author, national speaker, consultant, and Sjögren’s patient. She is the founder of Brooke Crouch Dental Consulting LLC.



“Harmful microbes thrive in an acidic environment. Chewing BasicBites twice a day boosts the oral pH to neutral and creates a hostile environment for the acid trouble makers.” Anne Nugent Guignon, RDH, MPH, CSP

Anne Nugent Guignon, RDH, MPH, CSP is a highly sought-after international speaker, prolific author, and RDH Magazine feature writer. She is a recognized expert on the oral microbiome, ergonomics, salivary dysfunction, cariology and erosive tooth wear, and employment law.



“As a pediatric dentist and a mom, I love that I can reach for BasicBites while wearing both hats. The fact that BasicBites cleanse the teeth as well as provide beneficial ingredients that boost enamel health and raise the oral pH (arginine, bicarbonate, carbonate, and calcium) make them the one treat I’m quick to recommend to all my fellow mom friends and dental professionals.” Taylor McFarland, DDS

Dr. McFarland is a Board Certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the American Dental Association.


“BasicBites saved my son’s teeth. Not only are they seriously delicious, but they work! The cutting edge science keeps the oral cavity’s pH healthy while coating the teeth with tooth supporting nutrients that help keep your mouth happy and healthy!” Shannon Nanne, RDH

Shannon Nanne, RDH has spent most of her professional career focused on creating awareness of oral cancer and its side effects. She was the executive director of the Global Oral Cancer Forum 2016. She’s authored articles in several publications and has sat on the Corporate Council for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene for almost two decades.


Brian Nový, DDS

Brian Nový discusses BasicBites revolutionary prebiotic + postbiotic technology – Click here

“Finally oral healthcare professionals have a way to improve saliva and nurture the growth of beneficial bacteria.” Brian Nový, DDS

Dr. Nový is an international thought leader in the science of dental caries management and evidence-based dentistry. Dr. Nový is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dentistry International.


View Michelle Strange’s Chairside chat video – Click here

Michelle Strange, RDH is a practicing traveling registered dental hygienist with a career spanning over 20 years. Michelle’s primary focus and passion lie in patient care’s educational aspects, which she curates for consumers and dental professionals.


“Two daily, delicious BasicBites can transform the way your patients think about daily home care! I love that patients can chew their way to a healthier oral pH. Compliance will never be an issue with these two great flavor options.” Debbi Viger BHS, RDH, PHDH, FADH

Debbi Viger has 30 years of clinical dental hygiene, dental office management, and treatment coordination experience. She is past president of McHenry County Dental Hygiene Society and past chair of continuing education. She has published articles in leading hygiene publications.

Another oral care breakthrough from Ortek Therapeutics

Introducing the Ortek-ECD® Electronic Caries Detection System

The Ortek-ECD was specifically designed to instantly detect occlusal cavitated lesions at the earliest possible stages – helping solve a major diagnostic challenge for dental professionals. 100% Sensitivity – 93% Specificity

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“After just a few patients we achieved a terrific ROI with the Ortek-ECD. Even the most financially conscious practice owners will have a hard time not investing in such a useful tool.”Neville Hatfield, DMD

“I have used the ECD on over 200 patients, and I have never had a false positive. It’s an amazing device that should be incorporated into nearly every dental practice. The ECD dramatically helps my patients and it can pay for itself in no time. I was so impressed with Ortek’s university based technologies that I purchased stock in the company.”– Brian Rosen, DDS

“The Ortek ECD has been a boon to my practice. Patients immediately accept this wonderful addition to my diagnostic regimen. The ECD paid for itself easily within the first day or two!”– Michael D Stern, DDS FAGD

“I have used the ECD on numerous patients, and it’s extremely effective in detecting small cavitated lesions that may normally go untreated. The ECD scores are very reliable relative to the depth of the caries lesions.”– Dr. Derek Zimbardi, DDS