The Quip is attractive, but that's where the positives stop. My husband and I burst into laughter when we turned one on for the first time. This is in no way an electric toothbrush. It is simply a manual toothbrush that makes a light buzzing sound. If you use an electric toothbrush, you will be terribly disappointed with the Quip. We were actually puzzled as to why they would market this to people who use electric toothbrushes.
I sent ours back immediately and was given a refund minus a restocking fee. I'm happily back to my non-sexy but super effective $8 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush.
Don't be fooled by the hype.
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 even manufacturer as other popular leading brands in the industry, so there will be no difference in the way your Quip itself brushes teeth. The core thing that affects 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. We designed Quip to guide the perfect healthy routine to clean.
With that said, 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 and it sounds like that is your old brush.
We thank you for giving Quip a try, and keep up the good brushing!