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Health tips, life tools, community talk

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. But if biting into a cold treat makes you howl in pain, get the scoop on how to deal with cold-sensitive teeth.
Index
TIPS | Dentistry
We know sugary drinks aren’t good for your teeth but you might be surprised what other ingredients can affect your oral health—we asked a dentist to fill us in.
Fluoride
TIPS | Dentistry
Fluoride has been surrounded by drama and controversy — so is it really good for your teeth? Here are the facts about that storied toothpaste ingredient.
Shark
TIPS | Dentistry
The basics on TMJ/TMD, including symptoms and causes, and some simple exercises and massages to keep your jaw in good shape.
Anx
TIPS | Dentistry
Here are some easy ways to cope with Dental anxiety.
Do gums
TIPS | Dentistry
A good preventative oral care routine of brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist at least twice a year is important for both teeth and gum health.
Whitening
TIPS | Products
Whitening toothpastes can sound too good to be true. Are they?
Sensative
TIPS | Dentistry
We’re getting down-and-nerdy into the details of tooth sensitivity, and how you can help keep your teeth strong.
Trendy
TIPS | Dentistry
How do Keto, Fasting and other diet trends affect your teeth — because oral health is the gateway to whole body health.
Kissing
TIPS | Dentistry
Fresh breath is clearly number one on the before-you-kiss-someone mental checklist, right before chapstick. But, there are other things to think about.
Charc
TIPS | Products
That charcoal bloggers keep posting about? Here’s what dentists really think.
Tongue
TIPS | Dentistry
Before you dig into your Thanksgiving feast, we’re untying the tongue and discovering the truth behind how you taste stuff(ing).
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TIPS | Truths
You swallow trillions of bacteria everyday, and some of them live in your mouth. If you treat them right, they’ll be good to you. If not...
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TIPS | FAQ
Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast? We talked to a dentist to find a definitive answer — plus what you should be eating to keep your whole mouth healthy.
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TIPS | Dentistry
The question on everyone's lips - What's The Worst And Not-Quite-So-Spooky Candy For Your Teeth?
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TIPS | Q&A
Sometimes your saliva well runs dry, which can cause cotton-mouth embarrassment or serious rotten-mouth problems with your health. Here’s how to avoid that oral drought called dry mouth beyond just drinking water.
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TIPS | Truths
Sure, you know to brush for two minutes, twice per day. But did you know that when you brush can have a huge impact on your oral health? Learn more about the right and wrong times to brush, and how to time your routine for maximum brushing benefits!
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TIPS | Q&A
Did you know that during pregnancy a mother’s oral health can directly impact the overall health of her child? Dr. Mark Burhenne shares some insights into perfect oral care before, during and after pregnancy.
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TIPS | Q&A
We all know sugar is bad for our teeth… but many don’t realize there is a right and wrong way to eat sweet foods. Check out our tips on how to minimize damage while maximizing deliciousness.
Wet
TIPS | Products
Should you wet your toothbrush before or after adding toothpaste?
Cold
TIPS | Dentistry
How To Help Identify Cold Sores And Make Them Disappear Faster
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TIPS | Myths
Learn the surprisingly tricks that will help keep your breath fresh!
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TIPS | Truths
understanding why we brush is the key to brushing better!
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TIPS | Myths
Do you know how whitening affects your oral health? quip has the answers!
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TIPS | Myths
Get to know what matters to teeth and what doesn't when choosing a toothbrush!
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TIPS | Truths
Understand the real difference between manual and electric toothbrushes
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TIPS | Q&A
Most of us brush too hard and have no idea! Here's 5 tricks to stop this bad habit
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TIPS | FAQ
Learn the 3 key reasons why we should replace our toothbrushes every 3 months!
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TOOLS | quip
From copper confidence to silver fox fresh, learn a little bit about yourself from your quip color…
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TOOLS | quip
If you’re feelin’ crafty, here are some ways you can breathe new life into your refill tubes… if you haven’t recycled them yet.
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TOOLS | quip
If a healthy mouth is the key to a healthy life, what’s the key to a healthy mouth? A healthy toothbrush! Check out our tips and tricks to get the most out of your brush, for a happy -- and fresh -- body and life.
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TOOLS | Win
Our mirror mount/travel cover often gets overshadowed by the brush, but it’s a key part of the experience. Learn how to use and maintain your mount to make sure you’re getting the most out of it, for life.
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TOOLS | 2 minute
Those two minutes can seem like an age, so we’re here to help!
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TOOLS | 2 minute
Need brushing inspiration? Here’s two playlists to elevate your AM and PM routine!
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TOOLS | quip
No more leaving your electric brush at home: get 5 tips to travelling with quip!
Index
TALK | Dentistry
Although the CDC says oral health disparities among minorities are “profound,” the issue has barely been studied in relation to the LGBT+ community.
Index
TALK | Dentistry
What will actually happen to your mouth (and wallet) if you skip a dental cleaning? Here are facts to chew on.
Index
TALK | Dentistry
A word to the wise teeth: Can we make important educational content about wisdom teeth as entertaining as those viral post-wisdom teeth extraction videos? We sure can try.
Fair
TALK | Dentistry
To celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day, we’re exploring how cultures around the world dispose of their dearly departed baby teeth.
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TALK | quip
Why would an oral care company hire two full-time dentists? To amplify their oral expertise for a large audience, and help strengthen relationships between our company, dentists and patients.
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TALK | Charity
It wHow providing care to underserved patients combined my experiences as an immigrant and dental student
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TALK | Dentistry
From Sabertooth tigers to sharks, some animals have notorious teeth — and there are some really cool things about those animal teeth. Here are seven of our favorite animal teeth facts.
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TALK | Dentistry
Studies have proven the ability of virtual reality to ease anxiety during dental treatment. Could this technology pave the way towards the future of dentistry - and even healthcare as whole?
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TALK | Dentistry
It wasn’t until dental school that this second generation dentist learned to fully appreciate his parents’ lectures on oral care hygiene and prevention. Avoid cavities so you can spend money on what’s important – like textbooks...or beer pong supplies.
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TALK | Dentistry
Meet Dr. Jennifer Plotnick, the dentist designing a practice like no other
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TALK | Dentistry
How one dentist uses social media to take the anxiety away from dentistry
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TALK | Community
Learn about our quip mission, how we're tackling it and how you can help us!
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TALK | quip
Get to know the people behind quip with your chance to ask the founders anything!
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TALK | Members
Meet fellow member Paul Lawrence: a superhero fan and our very own superhero!
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TALK | Dentistry
Meet the dentist helping us improve oral health, one good habit change at a time!
Sparkly
TALK | Dentistry
An obsession with sparkly teeth is causing anxiety. Here’s what we can do about it.
Welcome to the blog!

Health tips, life tools, community talk.

For something we do twice a day, every day,
it's worrying how little care we give oral health!
So we started this blog to change that by...

  • enlightening you, as we were enlightened ourselves, to the technique tips that make a real difference to your oral health.
  • elevating brushing from hated chore, to a rewarding ritual by providing tools that make brushing a more enjoyable part of your day.
  • engaging you with us, fellow members and the dental community to build trust and talk about how we can improve oral health together.

We have spent years working with dentists and doing research into this area to build quip and this blog, but please note that everything you read on this site is for informational purposes only. Our tips are compiled from a vast array of online sources, studies, expert interviews and professional organizations but it does not constitute medical advice. This blog contains many opinion based pieces and not every professional's opinion will be the same as ours! Every mouth is unique and so is everyone's oral care needs. What works for you may not work for others, and vice versa, so whatever you read here, please always consult with your own dentist or physician before acting on any advice or making any changes to your oral health routine, as your needs may be different and your Dentist may have differing advice to ours!

We make no representations to the accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or its sources. Any losses, damages, or injuries arising from the display or use of this information will not hold quip liable.

Sorry for the legal stuff, we hope you can understand its necessity! We really hope you enjoy reading through our resources and hope it helps improve your oral health!

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