Best Oral Irrigators in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 12, 2019
Everyone wants to be healthy and look good, and your smile is an important part of it. If you'd like to keep it healthy and charming, an oral irrigator would come to help. In this review, you'll find the most popular and effective irrigators available for sale. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
TECHNOLOGY
ASSIGNMENT AND TIPS
SPEEDS/ MODES
WATER TANK CAPACITY
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
WARRANTY
 
PROS
An efficient and versatile irrigator for the whole family, it allows you to make a great gum massage which helps to improve the blood circulation.
CONS

Gets noisy at higher speed modes.

OUR VERDICT
Ergonomic and multifunctional irrigator for the whole family. It penetrates the most distant and hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Ideal for cleaning implants, crowns, braces and other orthodontic appliances.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Stationary
TECHNOLOGY

Floss / Hydro-Pulse Massage

ASSIGNMENT AND TIPS

For family use, 7 tips: 3 standard tips, Brush tip, Tips for implants, braces and gum

SPEEDS/ MODES
10
WATER TANK CAPACITY
650 ml
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

360° rotating tip, Handle switch, Adjustable pressure levels, Timed LED zone switch signals

WARRANTY

3 year

PROS
Thanks to the pump, Waterpik irrigator can oxygenate the water for your best experience. Water jet with air can not only remove bacteria but also massage your gum.
CONS
A charge indicator doesn't inform you of the time when the charge is complete.
OUR VERDICT
Panasonic oral irrigator will perfectly suit a family of two. Being a wall-mounted unit, it can save you some usable space on a washbasin. Can be used right in the shower, which is handy and time-saving in the mornings.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Portable
TECHNOLOGY

Floss / Pulse jet

ASSIGNMENT AND TIPS
2 standard tips with identification rings
SPEEDS/ MODES
3
WATER TANK CAPACITY
130 ml
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

Waterproof body, Handle switch, Tip stand, Wall-mounted charge base, Recharge indicators

WARRANTY
1 year
PROS

The flosser comes equipped with a UK plug adaptor, so you won't have to acquire one separately. You also get a USB charging cable, so you can plug the device in your laptop, power bank, or any other device and charge it that way. A travel bag will help you transport the flosser and keep it safe on the road.

CONS

Some find the normal mode underwhelming.

OUR VERDICT

The Morpilot water flosser for braces will prove to be a great travel companion. It is much more convenient than the majority of similar flossers and a bit more practical than most of its competition. Plus, the water tank is large enough to ensure almost one-minute operation.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Portable

TECHNOLOGY

Floss / Pulse jet

ASSIGNMENT AND TIPS

For family use, 4 jet tips

SPEEDS/ MODES

3

WATER TANK CAPACITY

200 ml

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

IPX7 housing, Water tank full open design, 360° tip rotation, Universal voltage, USB charging cable, UK plug adaptor, Travel bag

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS
An ergonomic handle, a guidance tip and an angled head are aimed at making mouth care as fast and comfortable as possible.
CONS
Suitable for individual use only.
OUR VERDICT
Compact and powerful, Phillips flosser will make your teeth clean and gums healthy in a matter of seconds. Compatible with any Sonicare charger. 2 colours are available.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Portable
TECHNOLOGY
Pulse jet
ASSIGNMENT AND TIPS
1 standard tip
SPEEDS/ MODES
2
WATER TANK CAPACITY

10 ml

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

Handle switch, Guidance tip, Angled head, Mouthwash compatible, Recharge indicator, Compatible with Sonicare standard chargers

WARRANTY
2 years limited
PROS

The device boasts surprisingly sophisticated memory settings that allow using pre-set modes according to your needs. This makes flossing easier when you switch the tips without the need for adjusting the floss intensity from the ground-up every time.

CONS

A plastic case can fit only 2 flosser tips at a time.

OUR VERDICT

A practical and affordable water flosser for the whole family from Nicefeel will be a great option as both a stationary and portable device. Thanks to its small dimensions and a capacious battery it can operate for up to 10 days without the need of recharging.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Portable

TECHNOLOGY

Floss / Pulse jet

ASSIGNMENT AND TIPS

For family use, 3 jet tips, 1 orthodontic tip

SPEEDS/ MODES

3

WATER TANK CAPACITY

300 ml

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

360° rotating nozzle, Memory function, 2 minutes timer, IPX7 Waterproof, Storage bag, Storage box, USB cable and charger adapter

WARRANTY

1 year

Waterpik Aquarius (WP-660)

The Most Advanced Flosser

The Waterpik Aquarius is not something you can call a regular small water flosser, however, it definitely stands out of crowd of similar products thanks to its big base and sizeable water tank.

Speaking of capacity, the water tank of this model can fit up to 650 ml of water or flossing liquid, which should be enough to last for a few days before it needs to be refilled. On top of that, the kit is supplied with a set of interchangeable flosser tips that will come in handy for different tasks from simple flossing to clean the braces, gums, and implants among other periodontal pockets. The tips include 3 jet tips, brush tip, implant, brace, and gum tips making this package great for the whole family.

The nozzle of the oral irrigator from Waterpik is 360° rotatable, which makes it convenient to use on any part of the oral cavity. As for the settings, the oral irrigator features 10 pressure modes that allow choosing between gentle and high-pressure flossing in a matter of seconds. This way every member of the family can use the device without fear of damaging soft tissues in their mouth. Depending on the chosen mode, the water consumption may vary, however at the maximum speed the device will empty the tank in around 90 seconds.

All things considered, Waterpik Aquarius is, without a doubt, an essential oral irrigator that will suffice the needs of any member of your family.

Review of Waterpik Aquarius (WP-660) Ultra Professional Water Flosser

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Panasonic EW1211W Dental Care

Power of Two Natural Elements

What makes the Panasonic EW1211W oral irrigator special is its technology which combines the use of two natural elements – water and air. Besides such unusual technology, this model possesses three modes to meet the needs of every user. The first one is a common water floss which works best for removing plaque, bacteria, and food leftovers. The second mode is a water floss with air, which not only cleans your teeth but also massages gums to improve blood circulation and maintain good gingival health. The last mode is similar to the second one, however, it works gentler on gums. That’s why it is best used by children and people with sensitive gums. Note that it’s easy to choose a necessary mode since all the control buttons are on the handle. The last but not the least thing to mention is the irrigator’s waterproof body that enables you to use it when taking a shower. This very feature will be highly appreciated by those who don’t like to spend a lot of time on routine actions every morning.

Review of Panasonic EW1211W Dental Care Rechargeable Oral Irrigator

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Practical Test Panasonic Oral Irrigator EW1211A
 

Morpilot Water Flosser for Teeth

Travel Companion

Almost every water flosser on our list falls under the portable category. That said, this Morpilot model still manages to stand out in that regard. It's just a far more convenient device than the majority of similar options and there's a lot that contributes to that convenience.

First things first, the model comes equipped with a UK plug adaptor, so you won't have any issues charging the instrument anywhere around the mainland and the majority of its surrounding isles. But it is a portable device, after all, so you won't have access to the right type of socket if you are in another location.

Fortunately, the model has you covered on that front also. In addition to the usual AC plug adaptor, you also get a USB charging cable, so you can plug the flosser into your laptop, a power bank, or an array of different electronics and charge it from any of them.

Another part of the package is the included travel bag, a nice little container that will help you transport the flosser and keep it safe while on the road.

This model does not trail behind others when it comes to battery life. Charge it via USB or the old way, and you'll still get up to 2 weeks of everyday use from that single charge. It weighs less than a pound and the small frame allows the flosser to fit nicely in your hand, turning a mundane morning routine into something a bit less tiresome and annoying.

Review of Morpilot Water Flosser for Teeth Dental Floss with 4 Jet Nozzles and 200ml Reservoir,IPX7 Waterproof USB Rechargeable

 

Philips Sonicare AirFloss

Take All Benefits of Water Flossing

Oral irrigation with warm water is a good way to maintain the health of teeth and gums. However, you can make this procedure even more effective by using a mouthwash which benefits your oral health in the following way:

  • It speeds up the healing of tiny injuries caused by a toothbrush.
  • It boasts anti-inflammatory and anti-cavity qualities.
  • Regular use of mouthwash can prevent the appearance of oral diseases.

You can use mouthwash together with an oral irrigator, and one of the most suitable models is the Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Power Flosser. Due to guidance tip and angled head, it is possible to direct water flow to the needed area for better and more effective treatment. The flosser also effectively cleans between teeth preventing plaque and odontolith development. It is possible due to the microburst technology! The quick burst of airflow pressure consisting of micro droplets penetrates deeply between teeth, thus, providing good dental hygiene. So, if you want your teeth and gums to be healthy, it’s time to leave your doubts behind and buy Philips oral irrigator!

Review of Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Power Flosser

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The Philips Sonicare Airfloss (2011)
 

Nicefeel Water Flosser for Teeth

Top Bargain

The Nicefeel water flosser includes the best things of two worlds, compared to other devices in our review and will be great for daily use.

First of all, the unit features two modes (pulse and floss) that make it a great combination device in terms of being the best bang for your buck. Additionally, the device features dual insulation and an IPX7 waterproof rating of the flosser, which is surprising to see as a feature in a budget-friendly model. This subtle yet highly convenient aspect makes the flosser easy to refill and to clean if needed.

With a capacious 1400 mAh lithium battery, the device can operate for several days straight without the need to recharge. The charging process takes around 3-4 hours on average using the supplied charging cable and adapter. Likewise, the indicator lights on the side of the appliance will show the current charge level so you will always know when it is time to charge the flosser.

What is more, the flosser is equipped with a sizeable 300 ml water tank, which allows for up to 2 minutes of uninterrupted flossing. This feature makes the flosser ideal not only for occasional flossing but for day-to-day use as well.

Moving on, the Nicefeel flosser will also work great as a family model, thanks to the 4 tips included in the base package. Each tip is colour-coded so you won’t have any problems finding yours, these consist of 3 jet tips and a single orthodontic attachment.

In the end, the oral irrigator from Nicefeel will be a great option for fulfilling your oral flossing needs and can be even used as a portable model, thanks to the convenient carry case that fits two tips inside.

Review of Nicefeel Water Flosser for Teeth Portable Oral Irrigator Water Dental Flosser IPX7 Waterproof 300ML

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What Is a Water Flosser?

Water flossing is an important part of oral hygiene that has many benefits, so it's not surprising that dentists all over the world advise making it part of a regular routine. Water flossing doesn't take up a lot of time yet allows for removing up to 99.99% plague and food debris that might've got stuck deep in the pocket of the gums. However, the biggest benefit is that it significantly reduces the chances of ever getting periodontal or any other dental disease. Plus, it almost excludes inflammations of the gums if done regularly. So, if you are someone who takes care of yourself and wants to have great dental health, a water flosser is a must.

A water flosser is a simple-to-use device that like electric toothbrushes can be corded and cordless. Usually, it consists of the main unit with a motor, water reservoir and a tip. Some flossers offer several replaceable tips so that they could be used by the whole family. Flossers work by spraying water along the teeth and gums to remove the food stuck in the pocket of the gums. They don't replace toothbrushes or string flosses and should be used additionally to complete oral care. What is nice about flossing is that it is quick and requires only very little manual work, which makes it quite enjoyable.

What Features to Compare

Types

Firstly, you need to decide in what way you are going to use your water flosser. There are two types of flossers to choose from: stationary and portable. For home use, you should better buy a stationary one. This type has a fairly compact size so that it can be easily put instead of the soap dish. If you travel a lot, look for portable irrigators. These models are suitable for use in the baths where there is no outlet. Despite their shorter lifetime and small capacity, they can be a great device for you.

Cleaning Technology

The next thing to consider is cleaning technology which is determined by the characteristics of the water pressure. The irrigators that work by means of the constant water flow supply are known to be effective yet a bit outdated. They are often replaced by devices that perform pulsating cleaning. Pulsation of the water jet is usually short, almost imperceptible, but effective when it comes to cleaning the plaque. The other technology used here and there in irrigator production is the micro-droplet technology. Thanks to this technology, the water in the tank are saturated with the oxygen, and the water flow directed in the oral cavity is more effective while killing pathogenic micro flora.

Construction Peculiarities

Construction peculiarities include cleaning velocity modes, a volume of the tank for the liquid, a number and types of tips. The ability to control the water jet pressure is implemented in all irrigators and is very important. The presence of interchangeable tips will be a huge advantage. Some models are equipped only with a standard tip, others have additional. The capacity of the liquid tanks is different in various types of irrigators. Portable irrigators have a smaller volume. Also, you can find water flossers without a tank that should be connected directly to the faucet and come into force by the pressure of water at the tap.

Additional Functions

Many irrigators can be equipped with additional functions. For example, rotating tips, a timer, a directing tip for proper water pressure, the possibility of adjusting the water pressure level and some other characteristics. These features can make irrigators more effective and useful.

Sources:

1. Oral Irrigator, Wikipedia. October 17, 2016.

2. Alan Carr Is it More Effective to Floss Teeth With a Water Pick or Standard Dental Floss? MAYO CLINIC. February 18, 2015.

3. How to Use a Waterpik Water Flosser, wikiHow.

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