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quip's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment

quip's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment

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The Rundown on Reopening

An interview with the President of the American Dental Association, Dr. Chad P. Gehani.

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Diversity in Dentistry

Take a look at some organizations we love and all the ways they're making the dental industry more inclusive.

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Keep Your Mouth Clean This Spring

We dive nose-first into how good oral care habits can make sure you can wake up and smell the roses (or taste the rooftop rosé) in all their glory.

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Dental Blogging 101

Some helpful tips to consider when starting a dental office blog

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Smile — we’re making your routine more sustainable

In honor of Earth Day, read on for how we’re releasing eco-friendly products, and streamlining our shipping to make it more sustainable.

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Let’s Talk Teledentistry

An interview with teledentistry industry expert, Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP

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Stressing Over Boards? quip’s Ambassadors Are Here To Help!

We asked our ambassadors to share their tips and tricks for getting through this crazy time in your dental and hygiene school career.

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Workouts for Your Mouth

An estimated 10 million people in the U.S. experience at least one type of TMJ disorder. Try these workouts for your mouth to help relax your jaw, increase mobility and more.

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The Role of the Mouth in Fitness

Your mouth likely isn’t your top priority when you’re working out (especially if it’s leg-day). From how you protect your pearly whites on (and off) the field, to what you eat, drink or even how you breathe while exercising - here’s what you should know.

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Breaking Down the Best Digital Marketing Practices for Optimizing Your Office

Marketing your office can be difficult. quip’s marketing and dental pros gave their advice on how to have a full schedule and flourishing practice.

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Technology We Love That Makes Aesthetic Cases More Effective

New technology is becoming more and more accessible in the dental industry— there’s a lot to get excited for when it comes to your aesthetic cases.

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How Binge-Watching TV May Affect Your Teeth

Watch your mouth — literally. Here’s how the era of constant content could be affecting your oral health.

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5 Trends to Expect in the Next Decade of Dental

It’s a new decade — here are a few trends in dental medicine we think you should look out for.

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4 Good Habits To Take With You in the New Year

Here’s something new — committing to good habits all year round. We asked a few of our favorite wellness-minded friends their tips for small habits that yield big results.

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Gifting By Habit

This season, try a gift that will improve habits and health! We look at pre-existing habits of our loved ones to find out just what makes the perfect gift.

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The first floss designed to get your patients to floss.

Meet our newest oral care product! Learn how we re-thought the form and function of the flossing experience with our sleek, portable, refillable floss.

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Floss through the ages: The weird and wonderful history of dental string

To celebrate the launch of our newest product, we took a look at the underrated (in our humble opinion) 200-year-long history of floss.

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Good Habits in the Workplace

There’s no doubt about it — the holiday season is one of the busiest for dental professionals. We’ve rounded up our favorite tips for practicing good habits in the workplace to help optimize efficiency in the office.

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Floss: The Smile Superhero

Read these sticky situations from folks who experienced some less than ideal situations from a lack of floss, and consider this a reminder to stock up on floss!

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The first floss you’ll actually want to use

Meet our newest oral care product! Learn how we rethought the form and function of the flossing experience with our sleek, portable, refillable floss.

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Which Pumpkin Spice Latte is best for your oral (and overall) health?

How does fall’s frothy beverage affect your teeth and overall health? We compare PSLs from coffee retailers and share a quip approved PSL recipe.

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Do LGBT+ people face inequality in oral healthcare?

Although the CDC says oral health disparities among minorities are “profound,” the issue has barely been studied in relation to the LGBT+ community.

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Love Ice Cream, Hate Sensitive Teeth?

Teeth sensitivity can make eating ice cream and other frozen treats a real pain. Luckily, there’s treatment for cold-sensitive teeth.

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The Best and Worst Summer Drinks for Your Teeth

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.

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What happens when you skip a dental cleaning

Here’s what will actually happen to your health (and your wallet) if you skip a dental cleaning.

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Do wisdom teeth need to be taken out?

Can we make important educational content about wisdom teeth as entertaining as those viral post-wisdom teeth extraction videos? We sure can try.

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The facts about fluoride

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.

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Symptoms, Stretches and Massages for TMJ / TMD

The basics on TMJ/TMD, including symptoms and causes, and some simple exercises and massages to keep your jaw in good shape.

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Dental Anxiety Tips

Here are some easy ways to cope with dental anxiety.

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Do Gums Grow Back?

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.

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The Truth About Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpastes can sound too good to be true. Are they?

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What To Do About Those Sensitive Teeth

We’re getting down-and-nerdy into the details of tooth sensitivity, and how you can help keep your teeth strong.

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How Keto, Fasting And Other Diet Trends Impact Your Teeth

How do Keto, Fasting and other diet trends affect your teeth — because oral health is the gateway to whole body health.

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How Kissing Affects Your Oral Hygiene

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.

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Obsession with sparkly teeth is causing anxiety. Here’s what we can do about it.

An obsession with sparkly teeth is causing anxiety. Here’s what we can do about it.

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Activated Charcoal: What Dentists And The ADA Say

That charcoal bloggers keep posting about? Here’s what dentists really think.

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Do different parts of your tongue really taste different flavors?

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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quipstrology: What your quip says about you

Quipstrology: What your quip color says about you.

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There are creatures living in your mouth. The Microbiome Explained.

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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6 Ways To Reuse Your Brush Head Refill Packaging

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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Tooth Fairy Day: Tooth Fairy Myths From Around The World

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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We hired two full-time dentists. Here’s why

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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Providing Care in Nicaragua

How providing care to underserved patients combined my experiences as an immigrant and dental student

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The Worst and Best Candies For Your Teeth

The question on everyone's lips - What's The Worst And Not-Quite-So-Spooky Candy For Your Teeth?

Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast?

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Should you brush before or after breakfast?

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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The Wild World of Animal Teeth

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.

How not to desert your mouth

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How not to desert your mouth

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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How to keep your brush healthy

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.

Right and Wrong Time To Brush

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Right and Wrong Time To Brush

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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Virtual Reality in 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?

How To Eat Sugar

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How To Eat Sugar

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.

Oral Health and Pregnancy

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Oral Health and Pregnancy

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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Mirror mount tips and tricks

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.

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A dentist gets schooled

It wasn’t until dental school that this second generation dentist learned to fully appreciate his parents’ lectures on oral care hygiene and prevention.

When To Wet Your Bristles

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When To Wet Your Bristles

Should you wet your toothbrush before or after adding toothpaste?

How to Identify and Treat Cold Sores

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How to Identify and Treat Cold Sores

How To Help Identify Cold Sores And Make Them Disappear Faster.

Bad breath? here’s how to help!

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Bad breath? here’s how to help!

Learn the surprisingly tricks that will help keep your breath fresh!

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2 minute clips to make brushing fly-by!

Those two minutes can seem like an age, so we’re here to help!

Whitening Facts vs. Myths

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Whitening Facts vs. Myths

Do you know how whitening affects your oral health? quip has the answers!

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Dr. Daniel Rubinshtein: the "social" dentist

How one dentist uses social media to take the anxiety away from dentistry

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Grand Street Dental: dentistry redesigned

Meet Dr. Jennifer Plotnick, the dentist designing a practice like no other

Think you're a good brusher? Not so fast!

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Think you're a good brusher? Not so fast!

Understanding why we brush is the key to brushing better!

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Why quip? Why blog? How you can help!

Learn about our quip mission, how we're tackling it and how you can help us!

Toothbrush Features: Good Vs Gimmick

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Toothbrush Features: Good Vs Gimmick

Get to know what matters to teeth and what doesn't when choosing a toothbrush!

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Simon Enever + Bill May: founder Q&A!

Get to know the people behind quip with your chance to ask the founders anything!

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Paul Lawrence: Social Media Superhero!

Meet fellow member Paul Lawrence: a superhero fan and our very own superhero!

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Meet Dr. Burhenne: Quip Dental Advisor

Meet the dentist helping us improve oral health, one good habit change at a time!

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2 minute tunes to lift you twice daily!

Need brushing inspiration? Here’s two playlists to elevate your AM and PM routine!

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Travel tips for trips with your quips!

No more leaving your electric brush at home: get 5 tips to travelling with quip!

Hard Brusher? How To Know. Why To Stop

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Hard brusher? How to know. Why to stop

Most of us brush too hard and have no idea! Here's 5 tricks to stop this bad habit.

Blog Post > Why is a fresh brush head so important?

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Why is a fresh brush head so important?

Learn the 3 key reasons why we should replace our toothbrushes every 3 months!

Manual Or Electric? The Honest Answer

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Manual Or Electric? The Honest Answer

Understand the real difference between manual and electric toothbrushes.