New Chocolate-Flavored Soft Chews Good for Your Teeth

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New Chocolate-Flavored Soft Chews Good for Your Teeth
BasicBites™ contain breakthrough technology developed at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine’s Dr. Israel Kleinberg, right, developed a saliva-mimicking technology that led to the creation of a chocolate-flavored soft chew that helps maintain healthy teeth. Dr. Kleinberg collaborated with Mitchell Goldberg, left, President of Ortek Therapeutics, Inc, to develop the product, called BasicBites™.

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.
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 AlkaGen Technology.
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 …

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