Quip and Burst Sonic: Our take on these trendy toothbrushes

If you’ve been on social media or the internet lately, you’ve probably heard about the two major toothbrushes in the game right now, Quip and Burst Sonic.

Quip has even been labeled as the “Tesla of Toothbrushes.” With slim packaging and hip-colored products, the founders of Quip seem to have taken an Apple-esque approach to designing their product.

The Burst Sonic toothbrush is trying to break the mold on the activated charcoal trend. With charcoal infused bristles, Burst is redesigning the way people brush with charcoal.

Both of these toothbrushes have gotten a lot of traction on the internet lately, so we wanted to weight in on all the buzz. Here’s what you need to know:


We have to hand it to the founders of Quip: They designed a toothbrush that is actually stylish and trendy. It’s nice, small, and compact, but what’s the actual science behind its appeal? Well, we’re not sure.

Although we do like that they offer subscription-style replacement heads when it’s time to switch out your used bristles, we are still hard-pressed to turn away from the tried-and-true science that’s behind Sonicare’s products. Even though Quip is an electric toothbrush, because it’s so lightweight and compact, it almost acts more as a manual toothbrush than a normal electric toothbrush. The big comparison between Quip and Sonicare: Quip’s motor offers only 15,000 brush strokes per minute whereas Sonicare’s offer 30,000 or more. The verdict? We are all about  making dental hygiene hip and cool, but sometimes going the more traditional route is all the rage – at least as far as results go.


Burst is extremely similar to Quip in the sense that it’s small, compact, and stylish. Of course, one of the main differences is that the Burst toothbrush has charcoal infused bristles where Quip toothbrushes do not. Like Quip, Burst will send you replacement heads every three months, but unlike Quip, the Burst toothbrush delivers 33,000 brush strokes per minute similar to Sonicare. The Burst toothbrush also has three different modes, whitening, sensitive, and massage. I like the fact that Burst Toothbrushes can only be sold by dental professionals who have tried and reviewed the toothbrush personally.But, just like the activated charcoal trend, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to prove that brushing with activated charcoal bristles is more beneficial than regular bristles. Which leaves us with a lot of speculation and not a lot of positive results.

When it comes to getting the best clean for your teeth, we still recommend using Sonicare products. Although the packaging may not be as stylish and of-the-moment as these toothbrushes, it’s longevity of being the number one electric toothbrush for over 50 years speaks volumes.

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