By Jennifer Morton, Managing Editor

A couple of years ago, I was visiting my friend Dorothy and noticed a sleek, well-designed electric toothbrush affixed to her mirror. I was so impressed that I asked her where she got it. She told me about the brand Quip and sent me a referral link to its website.

Soon after, I purchased my own starter kit (I chose silver metal) and signed up for Quip’s refill plan, which sends you a new toothbrush head, a AAA battery and a tube of toothpaste every three months. I’ve been a huge fan of my beautiful electric toothbrush ever since. It has a built-in two-minute timer so you know exactly how long to brush, and its wireless—plus, there’s no need for bulky chargers. And I love not having to remember when to switch out my toothbrush head.

I’m an even bigger fan now because I learned that the company recently teamed up with Product (RED) to create a special edition Quip (RED) metal toothbrush. Fifteen percent of the retail price of each one sold will go to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS and can help provide 30 days’ worth of lifesaving medicine.


Good dental hygiene is essential to your overall health. Taking care of your teeth and tackling the AIDS epidemic is a win-win!