You should always choose products with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance to ensure safety and effectiveness.
If you choose to use a manual toothbrush, choose a soft one and change it out every three months. When removing plaque from between your teeth, be sure to unwaxed floss over waxed.
Interdental cleaning devices may be used for effective plaque removal for those with spaces between their teeth.
Patients wanting to massage their gums can use the rubber tip often found on the handle end of their toothbrush.