BasicBites™ are delicious, sugar free, soft chews that can help maintain
healthy teeth and support the acid-base (pH) level on tooth surfaces that
are already in the normal range.
BasicBites contain the patented AlkaGen Technology™. This breakthrough
technology was developed at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.
BasicBites coat the teeth with a unique blend of vital and natural nutrients.
These nutrients were discovered to be present in healthy saliva and mimic
saliva’s supportive, natural benefits.
The proprietary blend of nutrients contained in BasicBites is arginine
bicarbonate and calcium carbonate.
is a common amino acid found in saliva and is naturally present in many
foods. On the surfaces of the teeth, arginine helps produce sustained base
or alkali generation. This sustained buffering helps support pH levels on
tooth surfaces already in the normal range.
is a very important mineral found in the human body. When the surfaces of
the teeth are already in a normal pH range, the calcium in BasicBites coats
and helps support healthy tooth structure.
Bicarbonate and carbonate
are also naturally found in saliva. They provide additional buffering and
support the benefits of arginine and calcium.
BasicBites are designed to mimic saliva’s profound and natural benefits. It is a
new oral care product that contains AlkaGen Technology™. Based on more than
40 years of research in the field of oral biology and saliva chemistry, the AlkaGen
Technology was developed by Israel Kleinberg, DDS, PhD, DSc, Distinguished
Professor in the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology, and Director of the
Division of Translational Oral Biology at Stony Brook. Internationally recognized
in the field of salivary and microbial research, Dr. Kleinberg has spent decades
investigating the biochemistry and physiology of human mixed bacterial
communities, especially those in the mouth that interact with saliva in supporting
oral health. His findings and subsequent research led to the development of
The saliva-mimicking technology in BasicBites 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. Arginine supports the
sustained base or alkali production on the surfaces of the teeth. This helps keep
tooth surfaces in the existing normal pH range, allowing the calcium to coat and
support healthy tooth structure.
Mitch Goldberg of OrTek Therapeutics