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BasicBites™ Soft Chews Support Healthy Teeth After Halloween Treats

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014

ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. and researchers at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine developed BasicBites, delicious chocolate-flavored soft chews that are tooth friendly. BasicBites are a sugar-free chewy that help maintain healthy teeth, by supporting the normal acid-base (pH) levels that exist on tooth surfaces.

BasicBites are designed to mimic saliva's profound and natural benefits. This oral care product contains a patented blend of vital nutrients that nourish healthy bacteria on tooth surfaces, which helps keep teeth in the existing healthy pH zone. BasicBites also bathe the teeth with calcium, which supports healthy tooth structure. Based on more than 40 years of research, this revolutionary technology was developed in the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.

"I am so excited to introduce BasicBites to dental professionals and their patients," said Shannon M. Nanne, RDH, Ortek's Director of Professional Relations and Education. "I have been practicing dental hygiene since 1994 and I believe BasicBites are a much needed product for a wide range of individuals."

"The researchers at Stony Brook University solved the puzzle of the protective and natural benefits of saliva," said Mitchell Goldberg, President of Ortek. "The technology in BasicBites is now recognized as a major breakthrough in oral care. We are thrilled to offer a delicious oral care product based on this groundbreaking science."

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 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 its website, 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,

About BasicBites:

BasicBites are delicious chocolate flavored soft chews. BasicBites contain the saliva-mimicking AlkaGen Technology™. This super saliva technology consists of two main ingredients – arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. Arginine is a common amino acid found in saliva and is naturally present in many foods. It was discovered that certain healthy bacteria found on tooth surfaces use arginine to generate sustained base or alkali production. This helps keep teeth in the existing normal pH range. Calcium, which is also found in saliva, is available to coat and support healthy tooth structure. The bicarbonate and carbonate ingredients provide additional buffering and support arginine and calcium. Sugar free BasicBites are 20 calories each, and are fat and cholesterol free. BasicBites contain no artificial sweeteners, are gluten and dairy free, and as an added benefit, they are an excellent source of calcium. Soybean oil is used as a processing aid. Visit for additional information.

Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. is a global leader in developing breakthrough oral care innovations that will improve the quality of life for people everywhere.

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