I purchased the basic $25 Quip Toothbrush as a travel toothbrush. It is no better than a manual toothbrush. It vibrates, but it is not clear that the vibrations do anything in terms of cleaning. The one benefit over a manual toothbrush is that it has a timer, but really, you can count out the four 30 second periods yourself. It is quite attractive and has a nice looking case, but I can't wait to get home and use my regular cordless electric toothbrush. I can already feel the plaque starting to build up again over just a few days.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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As your dentist will tell you, the effectiveness of any toothbrush comes down to how it is used, not the features it has.
Quip uses the same nylon bristles, motor and in fact, manufactured next to other popular leading brands in the industry, so there will be no difference in the way your Quip itself brushes your teeth. The core thing that effects your oral health is how you use a toothbrush, diet and genetics.
Unfortunately, there are many dangerous misconceptions in oral care that we are trying to correct, such as the idea that whether a toothbrush is manual, gently vibrating, vigorously vibrating or rotating toothbrush is what effects your oral health. If they are all being used correctly (and have soft bristles), they will all "clean" perfectly.
The truth is, all toothbrushes should be used in exactly the same way, gently brushing tooth by tooth, focusing on the gum line area, making sure to cover the whole mouth. Unfortunately, many believe that manual brushes should be used with "big, strong, sweeping, brushing motions" and electric brushes "don't need to be wiggled around at all" and it is these misconceptions that can, in rare cases, cause people decline (or improve!) their oral health when changing brushes.
As we always say, we cannot speak to personal preference and the best brush for you is one that encourages you to brush 2 times a day, for a full 2 minutes.
We thank you for giving Quip a try!