What If I Told You That You Never Have to Buy a New Toothbrush Again?

You still have to brush your teeth, of course. But a new service sends cool-looking brush heads and toothpaste to you every three months.
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You still have to brush your teeth, of course. But a new service sends cool-looking brush heads and toothpaste to you every three months.

I hate having to remember to stock up on things that I need indefinitely. You’re probably familiar with delivery services for cheap razors, but what about other things you use every day? Why can’t everything be delivered, amirite? 

Then I discovered Quip

This subscription-based service sends you a new toothbrush head every three months and even throws in toothpaste if that’s what you’re into. I got to test it out, and because I love you and want you to make informed decisions, here’s the rundown.

THE PROS

It’s insanely convenient.

Every three months a refill of toothpaste and a new brush head are sent to your door. You don’t even have to think about it.

It’s up to you what is sent every three months. Your options? Toothpaste (large and travel-size) and a new brush head in its very own travel case.

It’s up to you what is sent every three months. Your options? Toothpaste (large and travel-size) and a new brush head in its very own travel case.

It’s mad cheap.

The fact that Quip offers a gorgeous product for significantly less money than any other brand makes this subscription service a no-brainer. If you haven’t made the jump to an electric toothbrush—or you just need help sticking to replacing your bristles every three months—Quip has got your back. 

It’s $25 for the starter kit with a plastic electric brush (this includes the brush, large three-month toothpaste and two-week travel toothpaste) or $40 for a fancy brushed-metal one. Want to stick to a manual brush? It’s only five bucks to start.

Plastic electric base (teal) and the brushed metal base.

Plastic electric base (teal) and the brushed metal base.

Every three months, you’re charged $10 and sent a new brush head and a new tube of toothpaste. You can completely customize what you receive. Want to stick to your favourite toothpaste? Have only a refill brush head sent over every three months for $5. Dropped your brush and need an emergency replacement? Order a new one for $5 with next-day delivery. Pretty sweet, huh?

It’s the gorgeous minimalist toothbrush you always wanted.

It doesn’t take a design degree to know this toothbrush is beautiful. Anyone who appreciates good design will fawn over the sleek lines and minimalist style. The lightweight brush comes with a suction mount, leaving you with more counter space, which was amazing for me, as mine is seriously limited.

Suction mounts are gorgeously minimal while allowing me to make the most of my tiny counter space.

Suction mounts are gorgeously minimal while allowing me to make the most of my tiny counter space.

THE CONS

It runs on batteries.

Maybe your life is a little more together than mine and you already have a handful of rechargeable batteries and/or chargers on hand. The fact that I need to go out and purchase some is a bit annoying compared to just placing my toothbrush on a stand and having it charge itself. (Who am I kidding? I’ll order some from Amazon.)

Having said that, the sleek design is beautiful and less bulky than the toothbrush I have now, and this whole battery thing would come in handy when going camping where charging via outlet isn’t really an option.

So... how exactly am I supposed to use this thing?

Unlike my regular electric toothbrush, which has oscillating bristles, I wasn’t sure about how to approach brushing my teeth with the Quip brush. Was I supposed to just brush like I would if it weren’t electric? Is that too harsh? The fact that the brush head itself doesn’t move made me a bit unsure of how to approach the whole situation. I chose brushing like normal and hoped for the best.

All in all, I think Quip really has something here. I’m already a huge fan of subscription services (think Dollar Shave Club) and the price really can’t be beat. I do wish the toothbrush didn’t rely on batteries, but who knows? Maybe one day that’ll change. It’s hardly a reason to count it out. It really is a beautifully designed product, and having a new brush (and toothpaste!) delivered to your door really takes the guess work out of whether or not your brush head needs to be replaced.

  • Would you use subscription services like this? 
  • Are you as bad at remembering to change your brush head as I am?
  • Do you use a manual toothbrush? Would this convince you to try electric?