Here's a blurb from the dairy farmers of Canada on the relationship of cheese and reducing the incidence of tooth decay (cavities). Here's a snippet:
Research continues to demonstrate that cheese is a heavyweight contender in the fight against tooth decay. What's more, studies by the Forsyth Specialized Caries Center in Boston indicate that the caries-promoting effect of sugar and the caries-protective effect of cheese - both long noted in coronal caries - have been extended to root caries as well. Various mechanisms of action may be responsible for cheese's anticariogenic effects - from its high mineral content to its ability to stimulate saliva.
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Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (in the Dome Building)