Maybe you’ve heard of subscription services. Or maybe you’ve been living under a rock. For a small monthly fee, you can get a surprise of assortments delivered straight to your door. It all started with the New York-based startup Birchbox, which sent women a box of curated cosmetic samples every month. Since then, the subscription services industry has exploded. Whether you’re a budding chef, a dog lover or a razor blade connoisseur, there’s a subscription box for you!
But there is one way to really capture a dentist’s (or future dentist’s) attention. Subscription toothbrush and toothpaste. Yes, you heard that correctly.
Quip is a subscription toothbrush service that aims to revolutionize oral health through beautiful, simple and affordable products. For $25-$40, you get a start up kit with an electronic toothbrush, toothbrush case and toothpaste. Choose your favorite toothbrush from a variety of sleek designs. How many of you forget to replace your toothbrush every three months? With replacement toothbrush heads and toothpaste delivered straight to your door at a regular cadence, you will never deal with worn down bristles and bacteria-infested brush heads again.
Here are some other subscription service favorites from your ASDA Editorial Board:
I am an OG fan of the fitness fashion subscription service Ellie. With our busy lives, having time to workout feels like a little luxury. Doing it in style? Even better. – MaryJane Anderson
As someone whose coffee consumption skyrocketed since starting dental school, I appreciate the anticipation the delivery of my Mistobox coffee subscription brings. Mistobox does the work for you, collecting fine roasts from around the world and sending samples to your doorstep every month. I also recommend investing in a good coffee grinder (hand crank grinders are very affordable). – Sean Lee
My favorite subscription is Dollar Shave Club. Nothing’s worse than shaving with a dull blade. I never have to worry about that because my razors come razor sharp every month. I don’t grow very heavy facial hair, but when I do shave my face is smoother than a baby’s bottom. Genius idea for genius men. – Jay Banez
Sometime during dental school, I got sick of eating broccoli for every meal. That’s when I discovered Blue Apron! Each week, I get a box of pre-portioned farm fresh ingredients that coincide with carefully crafted recipes. I won’t claim to be a master chef. But I do have a few meals such as beef dukbokki and harissa-glazed carrots in my cooking arsenal now. – Stephanie Ting
What are some of your favorite subscription services? Let us know in the comments below for your chance to win a $50 Visa gift card! You can get a second chance to win a $50 Visa gift card just by subscribing to Mouthing Off. Use that cash to subscribe to one of the services our editors use, or to continue using the subscription service you love. Contest ends Friday, July 24 so hurry and comment and/or subscribe today!
~Stephanie Ting, Southern California ’16, electronic editor