Q: It is really inconvenient for me to brush my teeth after each meal, especially when I am at school. What can I do to protect my teeth from cavities?
A: Ending your meal with a piece of firm cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella, is an excellent way to neutralize both dietary acids and acids produced by harmful bacteria in your mouth. The calcium and fat in the cheese help protect your tooth enamel as well. Water is also an excellent and convenient way to neutralize acids and help flush away food particles.