Select a toothbrush which is easy to hold and bristles which are soft to medium. This will be the most comfortable for the majority of people. The bristles should easily reach the sides and back of the molars.
If you looking for an electric toothbrush there are two types, one which spins in a circular motion and the other vibrates back and forth. Ask your dentist for advice when selecting between the two.
There are a lot of studies that suggest gum disease is linked to heart disease and health.
#1... DRINK MORE WATER!!
Keeping the tissues in your mouth moist helps to decrease bacteria, wash away food particles and help stimulate the flow of saliva. If you have chronic dry mouth, discuss options with your dentist or doctor for recommendations.