BasicBites® Sugar Free Soft Chews For Enamel Health
Unlock the Power of the Oral Microbiome
Revolutionary Saliva Based Arginine Bicarbonate, Calcium Carbonate Technology:
• Activates pH-raising bacteria discovered in biofilms
• Beneficial bacteria produce alkali or base
• Counteracts sugar acids
• Supports remineralization
• Maintains healthy oral biofilm communities
• Developed and clinically tested at leading US dental school
• Essential for patients with dry mouth and those who consume excess fermentable carbohydrates
Breakthrough Oral Microbiome Science
Multi-action BasicBites coat and and replenish teeth with a blend of vital protective nutrients also found in healthy saliva – arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. This breakthrough prebiotic microbiome technology is based on decades of university research investigating how mixed oral bacterial communities naturally interact with saliva to help maintain enamel health.
Cracking Natures Code for Enamel Health
This research led to the discovery of beneficial pH-raising bacteria that co-exist with the harmful acid generating bacteria in microbial ecosystems on tooth surfaces. Arginine, a common amino acid, was isolated as the key substrate in saliva that these protective or commensal arginolytic bacterial strains metabolize to produce alkali or base. The arginine bicarbonate in BasicBites activates this natural pH-raising process in biofilms, resulting in immediate and sustained buffering that neutralizes harmful plaque acids and helps inhibit tooth demineralization. In this optimal pH environment, the calcium carbonate in BasicBites is available to enrich enamel and support the remineralization process.
Maintaining Oral Homeostasis
Overtime, this prebiotic process nurtures the beneficial pH-raising bacteria helping them thrive and flourish, while naturally crowding out harmful acid producing microbes. BasicBites do not kill bacteria or add new living strains of bacteria and hope they adapt to the oral ecosystem. Simply put, BasicBites activate the mouth’s natural defenses the way nature intended!
Oral Care Beyond the Brush
Sugar free BasicBites are recommended for children six and over, teens and adults and are essential for your patients with dry mouth and those who consume excess fermentable carbohydrates. Patients and dental professionals can order directly at store.basicbites.com. Eating just two delicious BasicBites each day is clinically shown to help maintain enamel health. View one year clinical abstract. BasicBites are 15 calories each and available in chocolate and caramel flavors.
Revolutionary technology developed in the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.
Great Taste, Great Results
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.
“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, and also holds other various roles within the profession of dentistry, each with the common goal of advancing practice concepts.
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How They Work
Alkali Generation by Oral Bacteria – A microbiome approach to dental care
BasicBites are a major new development in oral care based on decades of research by internationally recognized scientists at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. It’s been known for decades that bacteria living in dental plaque convert sugars from the diet to acids that over time can damage teeth. Stony Brook’s scientists, however, discovered beneficial pH-raising bacteria that co-exist with the harmful bacteria in microbial ecosystems on tooth surfaces. These researchers also identified a vital salivary nutrient that these “good” bacteria metabolize, generating base or buffers.
Their discovery led to the development of BasicBites, which act as a prebiotic to trigger the mouth’s natural processes for protecting teeth. BasicBites sugar free chocolate soft chews’ saliva-based nutrients – arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate – help maintain enamel health by:
- Nourishing beneficial pH-raising oral bacteria
- Activating microbial alkali generation
- Counteracting plaque acids
- Helping sustain a normal acid/base pH balance on tooth surfaces
- Supporting the remineralization process
- Maintaining healthy oral biofilm communities
Review one year clinical abstract and decades of supporting science
Arginine is a common amino acid produced by the body and is the key substrate in saliva that beneficial bacteria in biofilms metabolize to produce alkali. This pH-raising process results in immediate and sustained buffering that can neutralize sugar acids and help keep teeth in their healthy pH (acid/base) balance.
Bicarbonate is an important acid-neutralizing buffer also naturally present in saliva. Together, arginine and bicarbonate can help maintain the right acid/alkaline pH balance on tooth surfaces and support the remineralization process.
Calcium is a mineral found in saliva important for remineralization. A healthy neutral or elevated oral pH environment creates conditions that favor mineral repair instead of demineralization.
RDH Magazine: Arginine
A magical weapon in the war against oral microbial diseases.
This article explores the wide range of benefits from using arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate to help maintain oral homeostasis. Click here to read.
Dentistry Today: First Impressions
In First Impressions, George Freedman, DDS, gives readers a brief summary of products that have recently been introduced to dentistry, based on his clinical experience. Hear what he has to say about the beneficial properties of BasicBites soft chews, published in Dentistry Today. Click here to read.