Confession: I’ve never had the best teeth. When I was 23, I went to the dentist and discovered that I had ten cavities. Ten. How embarrassing is that? I brushed twice a day, and flossed more often than not, but still, my dental appointments were always a bummer. (Meanwhile, Alex has never had a single cavity.) Finally, a couple years ago, I wised up and started using a quip electric toothbrush. Here’s what happened…
Everything got way better! No more cavities, much happier gums, my dentist is psyched.
Even though brushing is something we do every day, it turns out most people aren’t instinctively that great at it. We end up brushing too hard, unevenly, not long enough or not often enough. (Research also shows that one in four adults admits to brushing less than twice a day!) And, of course, bad brushing habits can lead to more serious problems down the road.
Electric toothbrushes are way better at cleaning your teeth, but they can be bulky, inconvenient and expensive. So, a group of dentists and designers came together to create quip.
As you brush, quip uses sensitive, silent vibrations that make brushing feel almost relaxing. Every brush’s built-in timer pulses every 30 seconds and turns off after two minutes, so you always know you’re getting a great clean without needing to think about it. I could immediately tell the difference. (Random side note: Some electric toothbrushes can feel aggressive and kind of tickle your mouth, but quip feels super soft and gentle!)
quip brushes start at only $25 and are powered by one AAA battery — no cords or outlets involved. They’re shower-safe and come with a hygienic cover, which mounts to your mirror or backsplash and is handy for travel. Dentists recommend changing your bristles every three months, so quip’s subscription service automatically delivers new brush heads (and batteries) — for just $5, with free shipping — so your toothbrush always feels fresh.
Last but not least, they look cute in your bathroom. :)
Thoughts? What kind of toothbrush do you use? Will you try one?
Thank you so much, quip!
(Photos by Christine Han for A Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by quip, a brand we use and love. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep A Cup of Jo running.)