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Dry Mouth, a Sweet Tooth or
Acid Erosion can Damage
Your Teeth—
BasicBites
® are Here to Help.

Have Dry Mouth?

Saliva plays a critical role in maintaining healthy teeth. Any long-term reduction in saliva flow can lead to serious oral health issues including tooth decay. Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a very common condition due to reduced saliva production in the mouth. It affects approximately 25% of adults.

There are many causes of dry mouth. The use of prescription and non-prescription medications is the most prevalent reason. It's been estimated that there are over 400 medications that cause dry mouth including drugs for pain, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, allergies, respiratory disease, Parkinson's disease, and many others disorders. In fact, the more of these medications taken can increase the likelihood of reduced saliva flow.

Certain cancer treatments and medical conditions including Sjögren's Syndrome, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus can also lead to chronic dry mouth.

How BasicBites can help
Bad bacteria living on tooth surfaces in dental plaque convert sugars from food to produce acids that are harmful to teeth. Dry mouth can make matters worse by creating an oral environment that favors the bad bacteria. BasicBites contain a patented blend of vital saliva based nutrients that nourish the beneficial bacteria discovered living in plaque. These good bacteria produce tooth-protecting buffers instead of acids. Additionally, BasicBites coats teeth with calcium and bicarbonate which enriches and fortifies enamel and provides added buffering capabilities. This is a coordinated natural process that mimics salivas profound tooth protecting benefits.


Have a Sweet Tooth?

For decades, scientists have known that bad bacteria living in dental plaque convert sugars from the diet to produce acids, lowering the pH on tooth surfaces. Frequent acid attacks caused by sugary foods can be very harmful to the enamel and often lead to tooth decay. Foods that are sticky and are retained on tooth surfaces can cause the most damage.

How BasicBites can help
Reseachers at a leading U.S. dental school discovered that beneficial bacteria also live in dental plaque. These scientists isolated a key protective nutrient, arginine, which is found in healthy saliva that nourishes these beneficial bacteria. These good bacteria convert the arginine in BasicBites to produce protective buffers instead of harmful acids. This natural process neutralizes plaque acids, supporting a sustained healthy acidic/alkaline pH balance on tooth surfaces. The calcium in BasicBites enriches and fortifies healthy enamel and bicarbonate provides additional buffering. Emerging research also suggests that the continued use of arginine could encourage the growth of beneficial plaque bacteria and crowd out the harmful microbes.


Have Acid Erosion?
Sugars from the diet are not the only cause of damaging acid attacks. A neutral and healthy pH of 7 on tooth surfaces is preferred. Some foods and beverages that have an acidic pH can cause erosion which can wear away enamel. These include regular and diet sodas, sports drinks, and citric foods and beverages. Acidic foods that contain sugars can be even more harmful. Teeth can also be damaged by GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). When GERD occurs, stomach acids may flow back up into the mouth contacting teeth.

How BasicBites can help
Maintaining a healthy and neutral oral pH of 7 on tooth surfaces is critical for supporting enamel health. Teeth should not be exposed to pH values below 5.5 for extended periods. BasicBites supports a normal pH on tooth surfaces. This creates an optimal oral environment for the calcium carbonate in BasicBites to enrich and fortify the enamel and support the remineralization process.
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Who Can Benefit
Maintaining a healthy and neutral oral pH on tooth surfaces is critical for supporting enamel health. Teeth should not be exposed to pH values below 5.5 for extended periods.
The pH scale measures acidity (acid) and alkalinity (base). The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral. A pH less than 7 is acidic. A pH greater than 7 is basic.
There are many factors that can affect the pH on tooth surfaces such as diet, dry mouth (xerostomia) and Gerd (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).
Working behind the scenes —
BasicBites
® help support
existing normal pH levels even
in the presence of sugar
What is oral pH?
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