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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Bottom Line: 85% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 4 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Fantastic toothbrush, excellent customer service!

    I have been very pleased with my Quip toothbrush. My oral health has only gotten better since I have subscribed. I've had a couple questions over the past few months about my orders, and have always had my questions answered in a timely and respectful manner. I would recommend Quip to anyone.

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

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    • Apr 1, 2017

      Company Response from Quip NYC Inc.

      Hi Christine! Delighted to hear it.

      Don't be disheartened by the below reviews; you are far from alone. We have been shipping Quips for two years now and have hundreds of thousands of happy members like yourself :). Unfortunately, it is usually the few with bad experiences that google where to leave a negative review, and so we are delighted you googled to leave a positive one here (most usually do so on social media nowadays, which doesn't show up on a google search).

      Thanks once again, and we are always happy to help at help@getquip.com.


  • 5 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Improved my oral hygiene habits, sleek and travel friendly, why the bad reviews?

    • Eugene, OR,
    • Apr 5, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am surprised at the bad reviews on this website. I, for one, have owned a Quip brush and subscribed to the service (brush head) since August, and I find it incredibly attractive, convenient, and all around sleek.

    The vibration function is far friendlier to my gums than my older electric spin-head toothbrush. The two-minute timer with 30-second intervals really helped build a new foundation for my oral hygiene habits and keeps my morning routine systematic and efficient. Plus it's fully waterproof!

    My partner complimented me on how hip it looked, and he loves how the case sticks to the mirror and reduces clutter. I have traveled with it twice, and it re-attaches to the mirror every time.

    These negative reviews don't fully appear legitimate. I enjoy my Quip, and that's my two-cents.

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

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  • 5 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Quip revived my dental hygiene routine!

    I've been a Quip customer for over a year now, and I'm a huge fan. I just recently had to contact the team to make some account changes, and they were quick to respond and to help me with a solution, so I'm a little surprised by some of these reviews.

    As for the brush itself, if you're like me and forget to change out your toothbrush for several months (I know, it's gross), then the subscription option is reason alone to join and get your dental hygiene in check.

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

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  • 5 out 9 people found this review helpful

    The best and most straight forward toothbrush

    • New York,
    • Apr 7, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    The reason Quip initially caught my attention was the stress they put on what really matters: the basics. Nothing is sugar coated, and the whole package makes it really easy for you to take care of your teeth with little to no effort on you.

    I came here to leave a great review and was confused by the lazy/bad reviews. Any questions about my Quip have been answered swiftly, and the team seemed to want nothing more than for me to be satisfied. Owning my own small business as well, I am well aware of the hiccups that may be faced when launching a new product and Quip's eagerness to rectify any problems had me impressed.

    I already recommend this product to all my friends. Health care is super important to me and knowing what goes in my body and how to properly clean it is important. Quip's philosophy of stripping off the bad and starting from scratch is inspiring, and is one philosophy that I practice as well!

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    I love this

    • Seattle, WA,
    • May 15, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    This is my first electronic toothbrush, so I don't really have anything to compare it to, but I love it. I will say in the past my dental hygiene wasn't the best. Why would I want to brush my teeth for a whole two minutes when I could be playing Skyrim? The Quip is awesome, though, and I weirdly enjoy brushing my teeth now. And I love how clean it makes my mouth feel! I have definitely never felt this clean with a regular toothbrush.

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Sleek design, high quality convenient product

    I've tried other fancy toothbrushes in the past that were bulky and extremely overpriced. Quip provides the same quality (if not better) at a fraction of the size and cost. The subscription is affordable for everyone. The convenience of having a new brush head in the mail every few months leaves no room for excuses even for the laziest among us. It's nice to not have to remember to replace the brush on your own. Plus, it's very portable for traveling. My teeth have never felt cleaner.

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Easy, simple, effective

    • New York, NY,
    • May 16, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Honestly, my biggest issue with my previous non-Quip electric toothbrushes was having to refill my head. I was sold on the auto shipping. One less thing I have to remember. And it's so cost effective with a great quality. Five stars for sure.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Gentle yet effective

    • Houston, TX,
    • May 16, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I really like how the Quip feels gentle on the gums. The size is convenient for travel, and the fact it doesn't need to be constantly charged is a plus. The bristles are soft but clean well.

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Simple and effective

    • Portland, OR,
    • May 20, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    My dentist encouraged me to look into getting an electric toothbrush. A friend had recommended Quip in the past. I was drawn to the clean design and function, as well as not having to worry about replacing batteries or my bristles being worn out. I've been using mine for around four months now. I've been through a few replacement heads and new toothpaste. Zero complaints about the fulfillment process; they always remind you before they send new stuff.

    As for the brushing experience, it has really helped me be consistent in timing as well as coverage. Quip focuses on teaching you the right way to brush, and reinforce it with their brush. I went back to my dentist for a check-up recently, and they asked if I had been using an electric brush because they could see the improvement.

    Easy to use, easy to keep updated, super clean design. 11/10 would recommend.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    I love my Quip!

    I love my Quip! There are times when I'm brushing I actually hear my teeth squeak from being so clean! I had an electric brush before, but Quip is doing a better job.

    I love the way the brush feels in my hand; it is very comfortable and so sleek looking.

    I like the ease in which I can take this with me on my travels. Quip thinks of everything and even includes a travel size toothpaste with my order. The toothpaste is a great mint flavor, and it is so nice not to worry about having that on the grocery list.

    I recommend Quip to everyone who values their teeth.

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

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Fantastic experience!

    • Virginia,
    • May 22, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have used the Quip Toothbrush product for over two years now, and I continue to LOVE the product. When the upgraded design was sent to me (free of charge) I was impressed with the much-improved ease of use, and the replacement features.

    I feel as though I now have a "relationship" with my oral hygiene routine. Like clockwork, every three months, there is my new toothbrush order in the mailbox, ready to be switched out for the old one. Each time I am amazed at how quickly the three months have elapsed. It proves to me that in the past I have never replaced my toothbrush in a timely manner.

    The toothpaste provided is great tasting, and I love the travel sized toothpaste, too! I am extremely pleased with Quip!

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

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