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What are the usage directions?

BasicBites can be used by adults and children six years of age and older. Take one BasicBites soft chew twice daily after brushing, flossing and rinsing your teeth. For best results, enjoy after breakfast and at bedtime. Let BasicBites soften in the mouth and then chew to cover all tooth surfaces. As with any sticky food, avoid use on loose or damaged teeth, fillings, crowns, and dental appliances. Always supervise children while eating.

What are BasicBites®?

BasicBites are delicious sugar free chocolate-flavored soft chews that contain a unique, patented blend of nutrients that can help maintain and nourish healthy enamel and support the normal pH zone on tooth surfaces.

How do BasicBites work?

BasicBites contain the patented AlkaGenTechnology®. This revolutionary technology is based on over 40 years of research in the field of oral biology and pathology. BasicBites coat the teeth with a unique blend of vital and natural nutrients. These nutrients were discovered to mimic saliva’s supportive benefits.

Landmark research at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine led to the discovery of beneficial bacteria living on tooth surfaces that convert arginine, an ingredient in BasicBites as well as in healthy saliva, into alkali or base (buffers). This results in immediate and sustained buffering that can help keep teeth in their existing and healthy pH (acid/base) balance.

In a normal pH environment, the calcium in BasicBites is available to coat and support tooth structure.

Bicarbonate, another ingredient in BasicBites, helps provide additional buffering and supports the benefits of arginine and calcium.

Two BasicBites, each day, work behind the scenes to help maintain and nourish healthy enamel and support the normal pH zone on tooth surfaces.

What are the natural nutrients in BasicBites and
how do they help maintain healthy teeth?

The unique and patented technology in BasicBites contains vital nutrients (arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate) that are coordinated to support healthy teeth in several ways.

Arginine is a common amino acid found in saliva and is naturally present in many foods. Healthy bacteria on tooth surfaces convert arginine into alkali or base (buffers). This sustained buffering helps support pH levels on tooth surfaces already in the normal range.

Calcium 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 carbonate in BasicBites is available to coat and help support healthy tooth structure.

Bicarbonate is also naturally found in saliva. It provides additional buffering and supports the benefits of arginine and calcium.

Who should use BasicBites?

BasicBites are recommended for children over six years old and adults of every generation who want to maintain their healthy teeth. They are especially essential for those with dry mouth and diets high in sugars.

How do I know BasicBites are working?

BasicBites works behind the scenes to maintain enamel health just like nutrients that are taken to support your overall well being. The breakthrough and patented technology in BasicBites is the result of decades of research in the field of oral biology and pathology. There is an extensive body of third party published research demonstrating the benefits of arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate in supporting a normal oral pH and helping maintain dental health.

Should I use BasicBites every day?

Yes, two BasicBites, one after breakfast and one at bedtime is recommended. BasicBites go to work immediately supporting the natural buffering process on tooth surfaces while providing a mineral source to coat and maintain healthy enamel. New third party research suggests the continued use of the nutrients in BasicBItes could have a sustained benefit of maintaing healthy bacterial communities on tooth surfaces.

Should individuals with dry mouth use BasicBites?

Yes, individuals with dry mouth, or xerostomia, should take BasicBites on a daily basis. Reduced saliva flow can impact the health of your teeth. BasicBites contain essential nutrients naturally found in saliva. BasicBites can help maintain the normal and existing pH range on tooth surfaces while coating the teeth with calcium.

I have trouble chewing. Can I still use BasicBites?

Yes, without chewing BasicBites can still help maintain your healthy teeth. Just let BasicBites soften and dissolve in your mouth.

How should I store BasicBites?

BasicBites should be stored at room temperature. If they are exposed to extreme heat or cold,
let them settle at room temperature for several hours before consuming.

Do BasicBites contain gluten?

No, BasicBites are gluten free.

Are BasicBites dairy free?

Yes, BasicBites are dairy free.

Do BasicBites contain soy?

Yes, soybean oil is used as a processing aid.

How much calcium is contained in BasicBites?

BasicBites are an excellent source of calcium and a single serving provides 20% of your daily value.

How much arginine is contained in BasicBites?

A single serving of BasicBites contains a small fraction of the daily average amounts of arginine, a common amino acid, consumed by children and adults from food sources.

What is the source of arginine in BasicBites?

The arginine used in BasicBites is naturally derived from plant sources.

Are BasicBites Kosher?

Yes, BasicBites are kosher (manufactured on equipment that also processes dairy containing products).

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