Rise and Shyn, Everyone! This is a must read-post because I am pretty positive that every single human reading this post brushes their teeth.
Since we all brush our teeth twice a day, and usually after every meal, you should be using the right toothbrush – one that’s actually doing the job. Otherwise, you’re just wasting your time to be honest and your dentist will remind you, yet again, that you’ll need to floss and brush at least twice a day.
So, I am here to help you with that! You need an electric toothbrush! It makes a huge difference compared to a regular manual toothbrush. When using a manual toothbrush, I’m often pressing too hard on my gums. Also, not every single electric toothbrush is going to do its job. You have to do your research and luckily for you I did that for us!
I compared two of the latest electric toothbrushes out there, Shyn and Quip. Both available online with subscription and non-subscription options, but besides that they’re pretty different.
The Shyn sonic toothbrush has been all over Instagram and it’s the newest electric toothbrush influencers are using. If you haven’t seen it yet, that’s okay. That is what I am here for. To inform you on this amazing life changing toothbrush. Yes, I said life changing. But we’ll get back to that in a minute.
The Quip toothbrush is known for its design that makes it look sleek but also feels more like a manual toothbrush that vibrates.
The short version of my review is this: My oral care routine has completely changed thanks to the Shyn sonic toothbrush. It has a pressure sensor to alert me so I am not harsh on my gums and different cleaning modes and intensity levels I can adjust so I can ease into getting used to the vibrations. Each time I use it, I feel like I literally just came out of the dentist office. My mouth has never felt cleaner! I feel so much more confident with smiling in pictures and just showing off my teeth.
Also, I have honestly never used an oral care or toothbrush subscription, but I love the idea of how I can set it to have a brush head sent to me every three months (so I never have to remember when to replace it). So, I highly recommend a subscription! With subscriptions starting at only $59.99, the Bright Collection I selected costs $79.99 (PSSST. I have a $10 off coupon code if you use CRISTEENOLLEY10). I did the calculations, you save more than $100 compared to other brands out there that don’t even give you half the stuff shown in my review.
And speaking of my full review, here it is!
From Shyn, I received their Bright Collection. It includes the Shyn Daily Sonic Toothbrush with a charger and travel case, Rembrandt toothpaste, Shyn floss picks, and a Rembrandt teeth whitening kit. The packaging for this is so much fun and makes me feel like Christmas has come all over again! You also get to choose between three brush heads. I wanted the whitening one personally! You can also get the gum care or anti-plaque brush head.
As far as the packaging the Quip arrived in a minimalist type of packaging. I received a brush with just the quip toothpaste and a disposable battery. Compared to Quip, Shyn included way more oral care products to help you take better care of your teeth.
The Quip toothbrush is powered by an AAA battery, while the Shyn toothbrush has a charging base and a rechargeable battery that can be charged at anytime. I prefer having a rechargeable toothbrush because you don’t have to worry about the battery dying or creating waste when you throw it away.
The tube part of the Quip brush can be a cover with the sticky strip that can be used to mount the brush on the bathroom wall. The Shyn toothbrush has a perfect size charging stand that isn’t bulky or get in the way of anything else you have on your bathroom sink.
My Brushing Experience:
Shyn’s bristles were already a lot softer than the Quip’s bristles from the beginning and felt more gentle on my gums. The brush head was also a lot smaller on the Shyn toothbrush than the Quip, which I thought was neat because it focuses on each tooth versus the Quip toothbrush that works just like a typical manual toothbrush.
The brush head on the Quip is almost identical to my manual toothbrush, and honestly felt a little rough on certain parts of my gums. Quip also only offers one type of brush head compared to Shyn’s three different brush head options.
The Shyn toothbrush had more power and vibration compared to the Quip toothbrush. According to the companies’ websites, Shyn has 31,000 brush strokes per minute, and Quip has 15,000. Something else I noticed was that when I turned both toothbrushes on, the sounds were the same, but the Quip toothbrush had more vibration in the handle and the bristles barely moved. Whereas the Shyn’s bristles moved as if they were full on cleaning your teeth in circular motion, and the toothbrush didn’t tickle my hand while holding it like the Quip does when it’s on.
With Shyn, you can really feel the brush cleaning each tooth and the areas between your teeth. My mouth also felt cleaner after brushing compared to Quip, which didn’t really feel any different compared to if I were to use a manual brush. With Shyn I felt like I didn’t have to go back and have another round of brushing to get that freshness or take a longer time like I would with a manual brush.
When I tried the multiple cleaning modes (aka settings) of the Shyn toothbrush, I noticed that they all felt different. For example, I could really feel it massaging my gums on the massage setting, and the vibrations felt softer on the sensitive setting. Shyn also lets you change intensity levels, if you want to make your brushing experience more gentle or more intense.
Quip, on the other hand, doesn’t offer any modes or settings, just on and off. I don’t know about you but I like being able to choose which setting I prefer while brushing my teeth.
Subscription Options Compared
Shyn and Quip both offer the option to buy the toothbrush with an oral care subscription, which sends you refills of oral care supplies. The subscription also saves you money on the price of the toothbrush, starting at $59.99 for Shyn, $25 for a plastic Quip brush, and $40 for a metal one.
Quip’s subscription lets you subscribe to the basics: You can choose to get just a brush head refill every 3 months for $5, or a brush head and toothpaste every 3 months for $10.
Shyn subscription refills come in 3 different product collections. The Daily Collection refill comes with just the brush head for $4.99, the Care Collection refill comes with a brush head, whitening toothpaste, and flossers for $14.99, and the Bright Collection comes with a brush head, toothpaste, flossers and a teeth whitening kit for $29.99. Shyn also lets you choose if you want refills every 2 or 3 months. If your brush bristles are usually frayed by 3 months, you might want to go for the 2-month option.
And The Winner Is…
The Bright Collection package and subscription for Shyn is already hands down way better than Quip. It feels like an actual subscription: it’s more fun to open, and has lots of great stuff inside that makes caring for your teeth seem like a spa-like experience.
When it comes to the actual toothbrush, the brush head on the Quip is also almost identical to my manual toothbrush… and feels like it as well… harsh on my gums. Also, the Quip brush head is too large in my opinion. The Shyn brush heads feel like the right size for my teeth. I also like that the Shyn toothbrush has a pressure sensor to protect my gums, and multiple settings so I can customize my brushing experience.
So, folks, we have a winner. I choose Shyn on the daily. My overall experience with them has been amazing; it saves time, money, keeps my teeth cleaner and whiter than ever before. Most of all, it will make my dentist happy since using the Shyn electric toothbrush prevents cavities and decay and develops good habits.
With the collection Shyn sent me, they provide a complete solution at $80 with toothbrush, Rembrandt toothpaste, flossers, and Rembrandt whitening strips but the toothbrush with a travel case starts at only $60
xx Cristeen Olley