Quip is a Trendy Toothbrush that Taught Me Less Can Be More
I’ve always thought of myself as someone with good oral hygiene. I use a fancy electric toothbrush and have the whole brush/floss/rinse trifecta covered, what more could there be to know? It wasn’t until just recently, when I found my way to Quip that I realized that maybe I’d been paying too much attention to the wrong points, and not enough attention to the right ones.
When you see a Quip toothbrush, the first thing you notice is how simple and appealing it looks. And when you take the time to look into it, it doesn’t take long to realize that its aesthetics are the perfect representation of what the company as a whole is all about. You see, Quip is all about giving you everything you need to get your teeth brushing game to an ‘A’, and nothing that you don’t. Like I said, simple and appealing.
Quip: The Product
Call me crazy, but I don’t think I’m alone when I say that, when it comes to electric toothbrushes, I always thought more was better. Turns out, however, that all you really need are soft bristles moving at 15,00RPM, and a two-minute timer separated into 4 intervals (though the latter is admittedly more helpful than necessary). That’s it. And that’s exactly what you get with a battery-operated Quip toothbrush. No bulky charger to take up counter space, no ridiculous Bluetooth options, no crazy price tag—just a simple brush that does everything you need it to.
The Subscription Service
Despite what I mentioned before, I do have to admit that one thing I could be better about is changing out my brush. Lucky for me, Quip has this covered too. From just the head and battery to family plans with the toothpaste as well, they have subscription plans to get you exactly what you need, exactly when you’re supposed to need it. You can even add your dentist to your online profile for checkup reminders and incentives.
If you’re a little concerned that you might need to brush up on your brushing technique (see what we did there?), Quip has a whole page of easily digestible graphics dedicated to the subject. Honestly, even if you think you’re doing everything right, I would highly suggest taking a look. I definitely thought I was all set and still learned quite a bit. Did you know that you’re supposed to use back and forth strokes, not circular? Or that you’re supposed to rinse your toothbrush when you’re done brushing, not your mouth? True, some of it might just be refresher, but what’s wrong with that?
Quip starter sets begin at $25/$30 (with subscriptions starting at $10/$5 every three months, respectively) and can be purchased here.