From cheap manual toothbrushes with neon, angled bristles to expensive electrics with WiFi and “Ultra-Super-Sonic” features, there are so many toothbrush features out there to compare. Luckily quip is made using the same parts, processes and production facilities as many big brand brushes, so comparison is easy, with details below!
What actually makes a good brush?
Before being able to compare toothbrushes, it’s essential to know what actually makes a good toothbrush, and the answer might actually surprise you. As we go into in detail on our blog, according to the American Dental Association, Consumer Reports, and most likely your very own dentist — the best toothbrush for you is most likely the one you enjoy most, are comfortable using and that guides a better brushing routine. What does this mean? Remember those basics you were told as a kid - Brush gently and evenly across your mouth for 2 minutes, brush morning and night, change your brush head every 3 months and visiting the dentist every 6 - sticking to these simple preventative habits are what has the biggest impact on your oral health, and so whichever brush helps you do so is most likely the best brush for you!
Compared to manual brushes?
If most toothbrushes can give you the same clean if you’re brushing with them well, why not just buy a cheap manual one? There are many reasons why people prefer electrics like quip (a more enjoyable clean, fresher feeling, less wasteful product) but the most important are health ones. Unfortunately, most people brush badly, brushing too hard for too short a time, not changing brush heads or visiting the dentist on time, and up to 50% not even brushing twice a day (!), so dentists recommend electric brushes as they are a proven way to help people brush softer and for longer than manual ones. But even if you believe you are brushing the right way, for long enough, quip will still enhance your routine through our subscription service that ensure you are changing your brush head every 3 months, are getting the latest oral health tops every month and reminded and rewarded for visiting the dentist on time.
- Same Soft bristles for teeth and gums
- Same tongue cleaner on back of brush
- Same size (7.5”L x 0.6” W) and just 3oz
- Same lifetime cost $5 every 3 months
- Better value with free holder & paste
- Longer lasting bristles no gimmicks
- Less eco-impact only change the head
- More guidance with vibrating mode
- Better storage wall mount/travel case
- Simpler upkeep with a refill plan
Compared to other electric brushes?
Dentists recommend electrics because they guide people to brush better, not because they’re magic. Manual and electrics should be used in about the same way-gently going tooth by tooth, wiggling bristles around the gum line. The difference with electrics is that the moving bristles give a little helping hand at getting into the gum line to encourage softer, slower brushing, and the timer ensures you are brushing evenly. Whether you prefer sensitive or strong, vibrating or rotating bristles is mostly just personal preference, and most can get you the same clean and rely on you brushing well and maintaining a healthy routine. So with quip we combined the vibrations we found people enjoy most, with the timer mode that dentists love and removed the bells and whistles that do little for oral health. This allowed us to create a more simple, affordable, enjoyable product and, unlike others, combine it with a service that helps our members focus on the whole routine that has the biggest impact on oral health, from twice daily brushing to 6 monthly checkups.
- Same vibration, pulse guides & timer
- Better battery life lasting 3 months
- Better value brush starting at $25.
- Cheaper brush heads at $5 delivered
- Smaller, lighter 7.5”L x 0.6”W and 3oz.
- Nicer in use silent, sensitive vibes
- Easier to store with suction mount
- Lighter in travel with slim travel cover
- Simpler to maintain with refill plans
- Longer lasting, covered for life of plan
quip combines the low cost and simplicity of a manual and the guidance features and refreshing feel of an electric in a package, experience and service that improves the entire oral care routine like no other.