Best Oral Irrigators in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 3, 2018
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
A little bit noisy.
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, Tip for implants, braces and gum
SPEEDS/ MODES
10
WATER TANK CAPACITY
650 ml
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
360 ° rotating tip, Comfortable on/off button on the handle, Ability to adjust the water pressure level, LED timer signals every 30 seconds about the change of the cleaning zone
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, Comfortable control on the handle, Tip stand, Wall-mounted charge base, Recharge indicators

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
Comfortable control on the handle, Guidance tip, Angled head, Can be filled with mouthwash, Recharge indicator, Compatible with Sonicare standard chargers
WARRANTY
2 years limited
PROS

Thanks to the innovative micro-bubble technology, Oral-B water flosser enables much more effective removal of food wastes that may be stuck in between teeth. While the oxygen used allows killing germs and bacteria.

CONS

UK plug isn't included.

OUR VERDICT

For people who want to buy a flosser of a high standard of quality, the Oral-B WaterJet water cleaning system is the way to go. Producing a powerful water jet and featuring 5 settings, it will suit the cleaning needs of the whole family.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Stationary

TECHNOLOGY

Micro-bubble jet

ASSIGNMENT AND TIPS

For family use, 4 water jet replacement nozzles

SPEEDS/ MODES

5

WATER TANK CAPACITY

600 ml

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

Switch on the handle, storage compartment, wall mount bracket included

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The dust protected plug-in connection ensures safety during charging. A 2-minute timer will let you do flossing for the full recommended time.  

CONS

The water level in the water tank is difficult to see.

OUR VERDICT

The BROADCARE water flossing device will become a great value for anyone who is looking for a portable thing that's easy to take along on trips and travels. It'll also be great for 2-people households that search for an affordable but effective irrigator. It will help with your gum health and make your teeth healthy.  

detailed parameters
TYPE

Portable

TECHNOLOGY

Mono jet/ Pulse jet

ASSIGNMENT AND TIPS

For two people, 2 standard tips

SPEEDS/ MODES

3

WATER TANK CAPACITY

150 ml

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

LED indicating light, controls on the handle, 360-Degree rotated detachable nozzles, waterproof body, 2 minutes auto-timer function, Charging Dust Plug

WARRANTY

15 months

Waterpik Aquarius (WP-660)

Type and Cleaning technology

This stationary irrigator is very effective and versatile. It is ideal for home use and it removes plaque to 99.9%. There are two water flossing modes: floss and massage. In this way, you can customize your irrigator to fit all your needs. Water pressure can penetrate even the most remote and difficult for ordinary toothbrush corners. So this irrigator can thoroughly clean all interdental and periodontal spaces.
Review of Waterpik Aquarius (WP-660) Ultra Professional Water Flosser

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Waterpik WP-660 review - My personal experience
 

Panasonic EW1211W Dental Care

Power of Two Natural Elements

What makes 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 a good gingival health. The last mode is similar to the second one, however, 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 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
 

Philips Sonicare AirFloss

Benefits of Oral Irrigation

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)
 

Oral-B WaterJet

Oral Care With Oral-B

If you're looking for an effective way to floss your mouth and teeth, the Oral-B WaterJet cleaning system is the one that will fit your bill. Compared with many other oral irrigators in the market, this flosser produces one of the most powerful water jets, which allows it to clean the finest particles of food in areas that are hard to reach. Unlike portable flossers, the Oral-B WaterJet operates via a shaver outlet and provides constant power allowing you to floss your mouth as long and thoroughly as you want. Although the Oral-B oral irrigator has only one water jet cleaning mode, it has 5 pressure settings allowing you to adjust the jet from weak and gentle to very strong. Usually, it takes a bit of getting used to before people can use it at 4 or 5 setting and hence, it's recommended to increase the pressure gradually to not cause bleeding and painful sensations.

Interestingly, many consumers compare the Oral-B WaterJet cleaning system with Waterpik as it has all the standard features as well as many advanced ones offered by the competing brand. Besides, its effectiveness has been proven by thousands of customers who've already seen the results. The best about this flosser is that it comes with 4 extra cleaning nozzles which makes it perfect for family use. It's a bit of expensive, compared with portable irrigators we have reviewed, true, however, if you sum it all up, you'll actually benefit from buying the Oral-B system.

Save yourself the trouble of attending your dentist every next weekend, change your oral cleaning routine and make your smile shine. With the Oral-B keeping your gums and teeth healthy is easy.

Review of Oral-B WaterJet Oral Irrigator Cleaning System

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BROADCARE Ultra Fine Water Flow

Designed for Regular Use

What you'll see right away is that this flossing device is rather compact, so you'll be able to easily travel with it wherever you need. However, despite small dimensions, the Broadcare water flosser produces a very powerful jet of water which allows effective cleaning of even small amounts of food that may have been left in your mouth. Typical of other flossing devices, this one works in three modes - normal, soft, and pulse - so you have an option to choose how strong the flossing you want to be.

As the Broadcare irrigator is designed for use of two people it comes with 2 standard tips. The tips are quite tough so you may expect to see your gums bleed a little at first, however, this should soon go away as you start flossing your teeth on a daily basis. The Broadcare flosser comes with a detachable water reservoir with a 150 ml capacity which, while not the biggest, is more than enough for thorough flossing without refills.

The waterproof body of the flosser adds to the safety of the device, allowing you to keep it on the sink right next to the tap. The rechargeable battery and LED indicator further contribute to the convenience of use, not only providing you with enough time to floss the entire mouth but also informing you about battery discharge in advance.

No matter how you look at it, at the price much lower than that of Oral-B, the Broadcare oral irrigator can be a nice alternative, especially so if you aren't particularly interested in stationary models. With the Broadcare flossing device, you can take care of your teeth at home, at school, on a business trip, and elsewhere. Get this and keep your teeth healthy.

Review of BROADCARE Ultra Fine Water Flow Water Flosser

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What is an Oral Irrigator

Irrigation is a simple but effective way to look after your oral cavity that uses water pressure to remove plaque and bacteria between teeth and the gumline. Due to pulsating water and massage action, it can also improve their health. The working principle is very simple: after the tank is filled with water or some medicated liquid, a tip with a water jet is directed into the oral cavity under the pressure. The pressure of the jet can be adjusted with a pump embedded in the device to personal needs of every user.

Also, read about electric toothbrushes. They effectively fight bacteria and built-in plaque but in a slightly different way.

What Features to Compare

Firstly, you need to decide in what way you are going to use your oral irrigator. There are two Types of irrigators 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, yet they can be a great device for you.

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 the 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 is saturated with the oxygen, and the water flow directed in the oral cavity is more effective while killing pathogenic microflora. 

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.

Many irrigators can be equipped with Additional Functions. For example, rotating tips, a timer, a directing tip for a 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. Water Flosser Buying Guide, Water Pik. 

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

4. How to Use a Waterpik, New Health Advisor. 

5. Jasmine Ramakrishna Cleaning Between Your Teeth How Water Flossing Can Help, Dear Doctor. 

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