In This Post: Comparison electric toothbrush reviews of Brüush and Quip – two top dental hygiene brands on the market with subscription options. Plus, why you should opt for an electric toothbrush!
This post is sponsored by Brüush. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep The Gem up and running! All opinions are my own.
Here at The Gem, I focus on sharing things that will help you find more joy in life every day. Sometimes, that means writing about gorgeous dresses and other days, it means we need to talk about the little things in life, like clean teeth!
I mean, imagine what your day would be like if you didn’t brush your teeth in the morning? Your mouth would feel gross, you’d avoid talking to as many people as possible, and you’d have anxiety about your breath! That don’t sound like fun. Brushing my teeth seems like no big deal, but when I think about removing that ritual, I realize just how much it actually matters in helping me feel my best in going about my day!
A while back, I shared thoughts on my Quip toothbrush that I love. I recently had the opportunity to give another electric toothbrush a try, Brüush, and I love it just as much for different reasons. Here’s a comparison of electric toothbrush reviews on both so you can decide which is best for you. Either way, once you step up your game from a manual toothbrush to an electrical one, you’ll never want to switch back!
Thoughts on Brüush:
Brüush is a direct to consumer company which means you get higher quality at a lower price point because there’s no distributor and retailer in the middle that needs to make a cut of the profit. When you hold a Brüush toothbrush in your hand, the quality is impeccable. It’s the luxe option of any toothbrush on the market because it nails both function and beauty while most others only focus on one or the other. Options that have similar advanced features are typically at $100+ while Brüush is $69 if you also select a subscription.
I like the sleek material the head is made out of which is a very small thing but really matters to me, haha. With Quip, the front of the head under the bristles is a rubber, grippy material, which feels nice on your mouth and when holding it. My problem is, every now and then, I need to brush my teeth in the middle of the day when I already have lipstick on and the lipstick is impossible to get off that material!
I typically don’t like things that need to be charged because I have a very small bathroom that only has one outlet. It also has a pedestal sink without any type of countertop so it’s just not realistic to leave anything plugged in. Brüush does have a charger, but once fully charged, it can last up 4 weeks, so that seems like it’s worth the inconvenience of getting the charger out every now and then!
Brüush gives an aggressive, powerful clean, which was weird to get used to but it’s now something I really appreciate. My mouth feels so clean after using Brüush and it feels like it stays fresh longer – even after meals and coffee. Brüush works at a pace of 30,000 movements per minute compared to 15,000 with Quip, so it’s useful in breaking down plaque build up as well.
There are 6 cleaning modes which all feel totally different. Every time I go to the dentist, he tells me I need to do a better job of brushing at an angle and getting the line of my gums. I know what he means but I hardly ever do it because while I don’t have sensitive teeth overall (thank goodness because what would I do if ice cream was painful to eat?!), I do have sensitive gums. I love love love love the “gum” setting on Brüush to solve this problem. It’s gentle and effective.
I’m always more inclined to support a brand I know gives back. Brüush works with A Reason to Smile (ARTS) to donate a toothbrush, toothpaste, and fluoride treatment to a person in need for every single brush head refill shipped!
Thoughts on Quip:
I love the size of my Quip for travel. While Brüush comes with a traveling case, it is big and takes up a lot of space. It’s also convenient that Quip is battery powered because you only need one AAA when it dies and then you are back in action – no charger, no wires, no fuss (unless you’re out of AAA batteries). One battery lasts almost 3 months which is amazing! I’m weird and like to keep a toothbrush in my backpack every day because I dread being caught with coffee breath and yet I constantly have coffee in my hand, so Quip is more convenient here.
Quip is sleek, simple, and minimal. There aren’t any extra features or It’s a fantastic crossover if you want something in between a manual toothbrush and an electric one, especially if you have a sensitive mouth and need to avoid a vigorous toothbrush. And, it’s a really affordable way to step into the electric toothbrush world – starting at about $25 if you also select a refill brand.
The holder adheres to my bathroom mirror so that it’s on hand without taking up any of the counter space that I don’t have.
I also have to mention Quip’s toothpaste! I love it! It’s subtly minty rather than being overpowering, but still leaves your mouth feeling clean.
Quip recently came out with an option for kids and an option for couples (which is 2 separate toothbrushes for a reduced price – don’t worry, no one is suggesting you share a toothbrush). I like that they are considering different types of households, it makes me feel like they are really thinking about what the consumer needs.
- Have a 2-minute timer that pauses every 30 seconds so that you know when to switch sections.
- Have automatic subscription options
- Leave your mouth feeling way cleaner than with a manual toothbrush
- Look pretty and have different color options
- Help you develop better brushing habits – most people use the wrong motion, use too much pressure, or don’t brush their teeth for a long enough time.
Overall, I have dubbed Brüush my stay-at-home toothbrush for powerful cleans and Quip as my on-the-go companion. My teeth have never been happier than with their current routine! 😉