1. Bristle firmness
Soft-bristle brushes are recommended by dentist. Unless your dentist suggest otherwise, look for the brushes labeled "soft" on the package.
2. Bristle shape
Look at the ends of the bristles on your toothbrush. Are they rounded or blunt? This small detail may seem obsolete, but it makes the world of difference to your gums. Pick a toothbrush that has rounded bristles- they are less likely to damage you gum tissue.
3. Handle design
Comfort is key here. Choose a handle that feels good to you. When picking a toothbrush for your child, however, remember that brushes with large handles are usually easier for children to hold on to.
4. Electric toothbrushes
Electronic toothbrushes work just as well as manual ones, just as long as they are used properly. These types of brushes could be particularly useful to people who have a hard time reaching all angles of their mouth or brushing for two minutes with a manual toothbrush.