It’s as bad as it is beautiful. When I turned it on, I really wondered if there was something wrong with my toothbrush. So I made some more research online, and I understood that the vibrations are just naturally extremely weak.
I don’t buy the Quip team answers according to which it’s not about power but how you use it. Quip doesn’t have much more power than a manual one. So you would need to use your Quip like a manual one to expect any result.
I’m still baffled that some people/magazines gave a good review. It just doesn’t make any sense. It looks like an Apple toothbrush but feels like a Dollar shop one.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Just like on our website, and our help team has told you (and your dentist will tell you too), 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 your 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.
The truth is, all toothbrushes should be used in almost 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." It is these misconceptions that can cause big issues, alongside the other major issues that most people are not brushing twice a day, for two minutes, or change brush heads when they are worn out.
Of course, we cannot speak to personal preference. The best brush for you is one that encourages you to brush 2 times a day, for a full 2 minutes.
Thanks for giving Quip a try!