Quip Electric Toothbrush Review

A slim and convenient electric toothbrush with a cool factor

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4.8

Quip Electric Toothbrush

Quip Electric Toothbrush

Verywell Health / Theresa Holland

What We Like
  • Slim design

  • Effective at cleaning teeth

  • Convenient subscription service

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive toothpaste and floss refills

  • Adhesive holder doesn’t stick to wall

Bottom Line

The Quip Electric Toothbrush is a convenient and effective product with a slim, portable design and various refill plan options.

4.8

Quip Electric Toothbrush

Quip Electric Toothbrush

Verywell Health / Theresa Holland

If you’re on the quest for optimal oral health, you may have noticed that the dental hygiene industry has gotten notably competitive. This includes electric toothbrushes––which tend to outperform their manual counterparts by keeping teeth cleaner and whiter––as well as fancy dental floss, high-achieving toothpaste, and subscription refill services. Quip is one of several direct-to-consumer toothbrush brands offering all of the above. 

So, how does the Quip Electric Toothbrush perform when put to the test? And what about the rest of the Quip family of products? To figure it out, I tested this product myself every day for several months and evaluated its most important features, from design to overall value. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the subscription toothbrush, including all its bells, whistles, and refill options.

Quip Electric Toothbrush
Verywell Health / Theresa Holland

Design: Sleek and compact

The Electric Toothbrush from Quip has a sleek and compact design. Unlike many battery-operated toothbrushes, the slim product is roughly the size of a manual toothbrush. This toothbrush is about 7.5 inches long and nearly half an inch in diameter. With an almost Instagrammable appearance, the product definitely has a cool factor. While this isn’t typically at the top of the list of toothbrush traits, I have to admit it’s a plus for me. 

The replaceable brush head comes off by pulling it while applying a little bit of pressure on the seam. Inside the toothbrush is an included AAA battery. As with most toothbrushes, Quip brush heads are supposed to be replaced every three months, and that’s about how long the battery lasts, too.

The Quip toothbrush comes with a long plastic cap, which acts as both a brush head protector and a holder. It has an adhesive strip that’s supposed to stick to a wall or mirror for at-home storage, but mine kept falling off. However, the cap can be placed upside down on a flat surface for upright countertop storage. 

The flossing tool is also sleek with a compact design. Essentially, it’s a reusable dental floss dispenser with a retractable top that clicks open and closed with the press of a thumb.

Quip Electric Toothbrush
Verywell Health / Theresa Holland

Material: Premium quality and lightweight

Quip toothbrushes come with either plastic or metal handles. Plastic color options include green and blue; metal color choices include silver, slate (dark gray), copper (rose gold), and gold. Quip also makes kids’ toothbrushes, which have slightly smaller brush heads and purple, green, pink, or blue handles.

The brush head has soft, uniform bristles, which are gentle on my gums.

Made from plastic, the brush heads are white with soft, uniform nylon bristles, which are gentle on my gums. The flossing tools are the same as the toothbrushes––they’re made from either plastic or metal in corresponding colors.  

According to the manufacturer, the mint anti-cavity toothpaste is a fluoride formula that’s approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Quip also has watermelon-flavored kids’ toothpaste.

Quip Electric Toothbrush
Verywell Health / Theresa Holland

Performance: Dental hygienist-approved

This product is very effective at cleaning teeth. Although the Quip toothbrush only has one brushing speed, I think that’s all it needs. When turned on, it runs for two minutes, with a gentle pulse every 30 seconds, notifying you when to move to a different section of your mouth.

While the toothbrush has only one brushing speed, I think that’s all it needs.

The first time I used it, I truthfully thought, “That was an enjoyable experience!” In my opinion, this is a key component of dental health. When I enjoy brushing my teeth, I’m more likely to prioritize it. At a recent visit to the dentist, my hygienist was very pleased with the state of my teeth, which, in turn, made me super happy.

Quip Electric Toothbrush
Verywell Health / Theresa Holland

Subscription: Oral hygiene straight to your door

Quip’s subscription service––which starts at $5 and includes shipping––is convenient. Every three months, you can get an automatic delivery of a replacement head and battery, with the option of adding toothpaste and/or dental floss. The full-size toothpaste lasts for three months if you use the dentist-recommended pea-size amount twice a day; the travel-size lasts for two weeks. Each of these items is also available for one-time purchase without a refill plan. 

Other subscription toothbrush brands include Boie, Goby, and Shyn. Boie makes manual toothbrushes and sends subscribers two, three, or four replacement a year for $5 each. With the electric toothbrush company Goby, replacement heads are available for $6 apiece at two- or three-month intervals. A Shyn subscription gets you a $4.99 replacement head for an electric toothbrush every two or three months.

Each Quip item is also available for one-time purchase without a refill plan.

Price: A decent dental deal

Toothbrushes range from $25 to $55. The less expensive models are made from plastic, and the more expensive ones are made of metal. You can buy an individual toothbrush or get a starter kit. Starter kits—which come with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a refillable flosser tool—range from $45 to $80, plus $10 for shipping. 

For refills, the toothpaste and dental floss end up being pretty expensive. With a subscription, they’re $5 each for a three-month supply, which is relatively pricey compared to most toothpaste and floss products on the market.

Competition: Lots of options but no exact matches

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush: The ProtectiveClean 5100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush from Sonicare is priced at around $90 (view on Amazon). Similar to the Quip, it runs for two minutes, but instead of a replaceable battery, this one plugs into the wall and recharges.

Oral-B Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush: Selling for about $50, the Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush has a round, rotating brush head (view on Amazon). Like the Philips model, it’s powered by a charger, and it has a pressure sensor that will stop movement if you brush too hard.

Fairywill Electric Toothbrush: The ADA-certified Fairywill Electric Toothbrush costs about $30 (view on Amazon). It has a relatively slim design but not quite as slim as the Quip. Fairywill boasts a quiet toothbrush with five different brush modes.

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Final Verdict

I'm sold.

The Quip Electric Toothbrush is a high-quality product that’s excellent for maintaining optimal oral health. Its slim design makes the product ideal for travel, and the subscription service is certainly convenient.

Specs

  • Product Name Electric Toothbrush
  • Product Brand Quip
  • Color Plastic (blue, green) metal (silver, slate, copper, gold)
  • What’s Included (Single Toothbrush) Single toothbrush: 1 toothbrush, cover/stand, 1 AAA battery
  • What’s Included (Subscription 1 replacement head, 1 AAA battery, 3 months’ supply of toothpaste
  • Warranty Lifetime warranty with purchase of toothbrush
  • Price $25 – $55
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