3. Eat the sweet stuff with your meal
It may sound counterintuitive, but the best time to indulge in sweet, sticky foods like candy is right before a meal. That’s because the saliva you’ll generate with your main course will help wash sugars away from your teeth. Eating your sweet stuff immediately after a meal (dessert, anyone?) is a good bet too, because there will still be lots of saliva moving around in your mouth. If you’re a soda drinker, limit consumption to meal time.