Quip was invented by two MIT students who wanted to create a toothbrush that could help people brush their teeth more effectively.
Their first prototype had a single brush head attached to an oscillating motor, and they called it “the vibrator.”
After testing it out on themselves, they realized that it wasn’t working well enough. So they redesigned the product into a brush with multiple heads, each connected to its own motor.
Each brush head has a different shape and pattern, and the brush can rotate around your mouth.
The brush also comes with a small stand that holds the device upright while you brush.
When the brush runs out of charge, it automatically turns itself off.
Why Use It?
Quip is affordable, compact, and electric and is designed to help you brush your teeth better than it’s manual counterpart.
It promises the same results as larger, more expensive models, whilst being smaller and cheaper. While there have been plenty of battery operated toothbrushes on offer over the years, Quip is one of few that looks good enough to actually use.
Its brushed-metal handle is ergonomic and easy to grip. Quip also comes with a travel pouch and charging stand, making it a convenient option when traveling.
If you’ve made the switch this super effective toothbrush there are a few things you need to know.
Changing The Head
Changing a quip head is easy when you know how, however, If you didn’t follow the instructions in the manual when you first made your purchase you might not be sure how to change your quip head when the time comes.
Let’s look at a few steps:
Firstly, hold the quip brush head and grip the old quip brush handle with your thumb and index finger. Pull the quip brush head in a slight arc without pulling back.
Light the quip brush wings and pull out the quip brush motor.
Once you remove the head you can remove the battery from its battery casing. Remove all dry toothpaste from the handle. Wet it using the original quip brush handle.
You may also need to replace the AAA battery if it is dead. Remove all the accessories safely, including the quip brush motor. Replace the old quip brush with a new one.
You will alos need to learn how to replace it so you won’t damage the quip electric brush compartment. First, insert or push the new quipped head into the quip electric toothbrushes head hole.
Then press the “Q” button to check if the head has been clipped correctly. After you are done, you will be able to brush your teeth with the new Quip head.
Charging/Changing The Battery
If your Quip battery is dead, it will stop working after replacing the head. To fix the problem, firstly, pull out the quip brush.
Then, light the quip wings to release the motor. Finally, tip the brush hand over and press the battery to remove it from the motor. After that, replace it with a new battery. Simple!
Why is changing the head so important?
Importance Of Changing The Head
We all know that brushing our teeth twice a day is important for keeping them white and healthy, but it’s also really important to change your toothbrush/head every 3 months.
That’s because bacteria builds up on the bristles of your toothbrush overtime, causing plaque buildup that leads to gingivitis and other dental problems.
Brushes are made out of nylon bristles. These bristles are cut at an angle, making them sharp and jagged. To prevent the bristles from scraping away tooth enamel, they are given a softer edge.
The ends of each bristle are then rounded into a soft, domed shape. When you brush, the bristled return to their original jaggy state, this can contribute to gum recession and wearing away tooth enamel.
If you notice any wear before three months, you should replace your brush sooner.
You can get free replacement heads at Quip, or you can join a service that will deliver a new head to your door every three months.
A regular toothbrush head will not last very long if you use it regularly. To make it last longer, try using a lighter touch when cleaning your teeth.
You should also avoid applying too much pressure when using the brush. Applying too much pressure may damage the bristles and cause them to fall out.
When storing your toothbrush, make certain there aren’t any leftover residues on its bristles. A proper rinsing will reduce the risk of contamination.
You should ideally shake your brush after using it to get rid of excess moisture. If you’re not sure when to stop shaking, just keep going until the bristles feel dry.
Wet brushes can create harmful germs, which can lead to other health issues, like tooth decay, sore throats, and gum disease.
A Quip is cheaper than a manual toothbrush, but still more expensive than the best electric brushes.
But if you’re willing to pay a bit more, you get an extra battery life, a built-in travel charger, and the option to charge wirelessly.
The packaging of the Quip electric brush contains the following items: 1 toothbrush with head and batteries included.
3 months of the Quip toothpaste (fluoride free). An optional mount for the toothbrush. Instructions.
Quip is a great choice of you are considering investing in an electric toothbrush. When you buy Quip, you also get a free replacement brush head every three month.
If you’re not happy with the Quip brush after three months, just send it back and you’ll get another one.
You can even try out different brushes before buying. Quip helps you brush your teeth properly, and gently.
In addition, it has been designed to fit comfortably in your mouth and provides gentle vibrations to clean your teeth.
Quip has been awarded the American Dental Association seal of approval, so you can rest assured that it is safe and reliable. What’s not to love?
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