About Quip Toothbrush

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff
Updated on: Jun 21, 2018

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Quip Toothbrush is an online subscription service that promises to help you simplify your oral health. How?

First, Quip's attractively designed electric toothbrushes include only the features you need and exclude those you don't. You'll have just one mode (a 2-minute timer with 30-second intervals), gentle vibrations with no harsh rotations, a slim design that's travel-ready, and replaceable heads with soft, round tip bristles.

Second, Quip’s subscription plans (more about this soon) come with anti-cavity fluoride toothpaste that includes “only the ingredients your teeth need.” And since you’ll only need a pea-sized portion, the company claims one tube can last you up to 3 months.

Finally, Quip claims they’ve partnered with dentists to provide proper oral care advice, which can help improve your routine, technique, upkeep, and more.

Although Quip Toothbrushes are the result of “years of research and design,” does this mean they’re worth the price? Should you opt for a single purchase, or for monthly refills? What are customers saying? In this Quip Toothbrush review, we'll take an in-depth look at what you might expect so that you can make a more informed decision.

What Features Does a Quip Toothbrush Provide?

According to their website, Quip is out to simplify the process of caring for your teeth. Instead of focusing their research and development on bristle angles or other features that might provide 0.25% better performance, Quip claims they wanted to address the core factors that lead to teeth problems; namely:

  • Brushing too hard
  • Not brushing long enough
  • Not brushing twice a day
  • Not replacing your brush often enough

As a result, they “set about creating a more honest, accessible and simple oral care line that would cut out the excess to help focus on the basics that really matter.”

Quip Toothbrush Features

Powered by a single AAA battery that will last up to 3 months, Quip’s motor features the same vibration frequency (15,000 RPM) that you’ll find with most standard vibrating toothbrushes. Quip also uses a single pulse every 30 seconds to remind you to change quadrants (upper left, bottom left, upper right, bottom right), although this isn’t necessarily unique among electric toothbrushes. It also features a 2-minute timer to remind you to stop brushing, so you don’t damage your teeth or gums.

The base/handle of each Quip Toothbrush is available in either durable matte-finished ABS plastic or precision CNC'd aluminum. Quip’s soft brush head (there are no medium or firm options, which the company claims can damage your teeth and gums) attaches to each base and features 1,200 DuPont nylon bristles inserted into 34 tufts.

All Quip Toothbrushes also come with a travel cover that mounts to any glossy surface via a reusable suction strip, which also doubles as a storage container.

What’s the price for all these features?

How Much Do Quip Toothbrushes Cost?

Quip Toothbrushes are available in 6 colors: Silver Metal, Slate Metal, Copper Metal, Gold Metal, Green Plastic, and Blue Plastic. Each purchase includes the option to sign up for automatic brush and toothpaste refills, or just the toothbrush itself at a slightly higher price.

Starter Sets

Electric Starter Set – Includes one electric brush, travel cover mount, large toothpaste, and small toothpaste, with replacement brush heads, toothpastes, AAA batteries once every three months: $25 ($40 without refills) for plastic handle, or $40 for a metal handle ($55 without refills)

Electric Brush Starter Set – Includes one electric brush and travel cover mount, with a replacement brush head and AAA battery once every three months: $30 for a plastic handle ($35 without refills), or $45 for a metal handle ($50 without refills)

Annual Prepaid Deals

Electric Annual Set – Includes electric brush, travel cover mount, large toothpaste, small toothpaste, and replacement brush heads, toothpastes, AAA batteries once every three months, prepaid: $50 for a plastic handle, or $65 for a metal handle

Electric Brush Annual Set – Includes an electric brush, travel cover mount, and replacement brush heads and AAA batteries once every three months, prepaid: $40 for a plastic handle, or $55 for a metal handle

Group Sets

Electric Couple Set – Includes two quip electric brushes and small and large toothpastes, with replacement brush heads, toothpastes, and AAA batteries once every three months:: $40 for plastic handles, or $75 for metal handle ($100 without refills)

Electric Family Set – Includes four quip electric brushes and small and large toothpastes, with replacement brush heads, toothpastes, and AAA batteries once every three months: $125 for plastic handles, or $150 for metal handles ($200 without refills)

Additional Items

  • Toothbrush Head: $5 (same price, with or without refills)
  • Toothpaste 4.7oz: $5 (same price, with or without refills)
  • Travel Cover Mount: $5
  • White Plastic Manual Toothbrush: $10 ($5 refills every three months)

Keep in mind that refill plans are optional, ship free, and can be canceled at any time, although they cannot be paused. Without a refill plan, shipping will cost you $5.

The company provides a lifetime guarantee on all Quip Toothbrushes that are associated with an active refill plan, along with a 30-day refund policy.

Pro tip: According to Quip's website: "We charge shipping ($5 for a single brush plan, $10 for a couples plan and $15 for a family plan) to cover the return shipping cost and deduct it from your credit card refund unless you ship using your own means."

To request a refund, customer service can be reached at help@getquip.com or via online chat.

Although Quip isn’t the lowest priced electric toothbrush on the market, it’s certainly near the bottom. Outside of price though, what are customers saying about its performance?

Quip Toothbrush Reviews

Quip had been on the market for well over a year at the time of our research, and featured on many high-profile websites, including TechCrunch, Engadget, Popular Mechanics, and more. In most of these instances, they were high-level overviews or only provided insight into the company’s business model.

However, the author of this Fast Company article (and her husband) had a chance to try out a Quip Toothbrush and found: “As a user of one of the fancier models of the Sonicare electric toothbrushes, the Quip brush didn't feel as powerful or as satisfying to me. However, my husband, who uses a manual toothbrush, found the brush to be a step up from his everyday routine.”

Stephen Pulvirent over at Bloomberg had an opportunity to use a Quip Toothbrush for a while, and claimed that it looked great and that he “genuinely enjoyed” using it. He didn’t love the taste of the toothpaste though, and noted that the plastic model “felt hollow and a little too lightweight.”

In the end, the author felt that Quip’s toothbrush is “practical, reasonably priced, and still gives you that much-needed dose of mild, self-satisfied futurism.”

Finally, Dave Lee provides us with a quick but informative video review of his experience with Quip’s subscription service. He noted that he didn’t like Quip’s first generation toothbrushes, but that these second gen versions seemed to be a big upgrade.

Overall, he felt that the metal handle was nicely weighted, the head felt secure when attached, it has a stronger head vibration, and that they did a “really good job” on the aesthetics. In the end, he claimed to have had a “really solid brushing experience.”

Who Founded Quip?

Quip was founded by industrial designer Simon Enever and product designer Bill May, who wanted to help people take better care of their teeth by simplifying the process. Simon came from NY-based design agency ECCO, whereas Bill previously worked for Lifetime Brands.

Prior to launching as Quip, it appears the company initially attempted to raise funding through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign under the brand name byDefault, which didn’t meet its goal of $60K.

Is Quip a Serious Electric Toothbrush Contender?

When it comes down to it, Quip is upfront and honest about the results you might expect: “The truth is, a correctly used, soft bristle $5 manual toothbrush is just as effective as a $25 quip electric toothbrush which is just as effective as a $250 electric one! The issue is, us humans aren't the best at using them!”

And this is where the company seems to shine. Based on what we learned during our research and from customer reviews, they seem to offer a quality product at a reasonable price, along with a convenient refill program that can be easily canceled at any time. They also come with mostly positive online customer feedback.

To top everything off, Quip’ toothbrushes come with a 30-day refund policy, so you’ll only be out of few dollars in S&H for giving them a try.

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  • LOVE this toothbrush

    • Virginia,
    • Jun 24, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I originally bought this because a Snapchat public story was reviewing it and they really liked it. And I wanted a toothbrush that wasn't exactly the spinny electric kind. This one is a nice mixture of the normal electric toothbrush and a manual! Like, I went on a trip where I just packed a "disposable" toothbrush and I actually couldn't wait to go home and use my quip! Also, I have noticed a difference in my teeth too! They feel cleaner! If you're debating getting it, if it's worth it...the answer is YES!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Better brushing with quip!

    • Yankton, SD,
    • Jun 21, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I love my quip! The built-in pauses let me know when it's time to move on to a new quadrant! I'm definitely doing a better job brushing my teeth every day. I was concerned about using the quip because I have receding gums but I have had no trouble or sensitivity in the short time I have used the quip.

    I don't think the sticky strip is sufficient to hang the brush as advertised, but I don't think it's necessary either. I prefer putting my toothbrush in the medicine cabinet rather than creating clutter on my counter.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • The last toothbrush I plan to own

    • Pensacola, FL,
    • Jun 20, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    The quip is not only a fantastic hygiene tool, it’s also an amazing service. This saves me time and money as well as keeping my smile beautiful. I would recommend the quip, and have been to everyone. It also makes a fantastic gift exchange idea for the holidays.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Favorite toothbrush ever!

    • Phoenix, AZ,
    • Jun 20, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Our whole family is obsessed with the quips! My five-year-old and two-year-old love brushing their teeth with them, and they are crazy about the watermelon toothpaste as well. Highly recommend this company!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Very nice

    • Devils Lake, ND,
    • Jun 20, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I like the timer and the gentle vibration on my soft teeth. Also like the refill club. Don’t have to remember when to refill, the club does it for you. Includes the battery replacement. Very light and easy to use. Travels well with the cover. My dentist took a look at it and is also interested in promoting it as well, besides getting one for himself to use.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • AMAZING

    • Philadelphia, PA,
    • Jun 20, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Listen, I had the Phillips Sonicare toothbrush and let me tell you...I’ve never felt more clean than with my Quip. Quip is a million times better than the Sonicare and that says a lot considering it’s the most marketed and recommended (oh, please). Also, Quip is so much more convenient and practical, especially travel wise. I will always recommend Quip to everyone. (It’s my best friends next birthday gift!) I went to the dentist and she said no plaque, NONE.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Much better than my previous electric toothbrush

    • Texas,
    • Jun 20, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased this toothbrush after my third electric toothbrush broke. It is much smaller and more comfortable in my hand. The brush head is a better shape and cleans my teeth thoroughly. I love how little space it takes up in my bathroom and the easy to travel "case."

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Solid, works great, feels great, and super easy

    • Orlando, FL,
    • Jun 19, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids), and I replaced all our brushes with Quip brushes. So far we're loving them! They're not too big for my mouth or my kids' mouths, and when it vibrates it's gentle and not harsh. This is especially nice when you have sensitive teeth. I think one of the things I'm looking forward to the most is the 3-month refills that are automatically sent (batteries and all). Everything I can automate is good!

    I also like how solid the brushes feel. I got my husband and myself the upgrade brushes (gold and slate colored), so the handles are aluminum. The kids have the basic kids ones, and have plastic handles. So far they all have held up well. I've traveled with mine, and it held up well. Hopefully, replacing things is easy and fast. So far, so good!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great brush

    • Loganville, GA,
    • Jun 19, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    We bought our son the kid's toothbrush and he loves it. Very good quality brush that seems like it will last a long time. I love that we won't have to remember to buy replacement heads! The case/holder it comes with is very handy, too.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Amazing toothbrush

    • Albany, NY,
    • Jun 19, 2019
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    I had never owned or used an electric toothbrush before quip but after hearing enough ads on podcasts, I decided to give it a try. I have not been disappointed at all, the toothbrush is fantastic and delivers a wonderfully clean feeling mouth. It's simple and easy to use, an incredible upgrade from a manual toothbrush to a quip.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Cleaner than ever!

    • Minnesota,
    • Jun 18, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Is it weird that when I first got Quip, I was excited to brush again? Before that, I always loathed brushing, never brushed long enough, and waited way too long to replace my brushes. Now that I've been using Quip, the two-minute timer makes me more aware than ever of how long I really need to brush and my teeth feel cleaner than ever. I now look forward to brushing to get that super clean feel back. I love the fact that new brush heads arrive automatically in the mail. It even looks nice! I bought the Product Red version and have received curious inquiries from visitors that see it stuck to my bathroom mirror. Thanks for making brushing fun again Quip!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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