A non-contact magnetic charger is simply attached to the irrigator body ensuring easy operation and quick charging. It will take only 4 hours to get a full battery charge and provide enough power for the unit to last for about 1 week under regular use.
A plastic case for tips looks somewhat flimsy.
The Waterpik WP-560 is created with portability in mind. It boasts ergonomic cordless design and compact size that makes it suitable for trips and journeys allowing you to maintain high oral hygiene anywhere you are. Buying the Waterpik WP-560, you get the portability and convenience of battery-powered flossers paired with the efficiency of corded models.
For family use, 4 tips (2 classic jet tips, 1 plaque seeker tip, 1 orthodontic tip)
360-degree tip rotation, Tip storage case, Carry bag, 4-hour rapid magnetic charger, LED charging indicator
The Waterpik WP-660 is distinguished by 2 cleaning modes. In a floss mode, the unit will generate a thin pressurised water jet while in a pulse mode the jet will be combined with pulsations. Such optimised cleaning technology will enhance your oral hygiene efficiency by times.
A rather noisy operation.
Fitted with 7 interchangeable tips and a timer feature, this professional Waterpik Ultra water flosser will come in useful for any big family with kids. Make flossing a part of your morning routine and maintain your gums and teeth healthy. The flosser is also available in black colour.
Foss/ Hydro-pulse massage
For family use, 7 tips (3 classic jet tips, 1 toothbrush tip, 1 plaque seeker tip, 1 orthodontic tip, 1 Pik-pocket tip)
2 flossing modes, 10 pressure settings
1-minute timer with a 30-second pacer, LED mode indicators, On/Off water control on the handle, 360-degree tip rotation, Covered tip storage
Fitted with 2 pressure settings and 4 different attachments, this flosser will suit both regular users and those who have implants, crowns, bridges, and braces. Besides, you can buy some more attachment nozzles if needed.
Control switches can be accidentally activated during operation.
Seek a water flosser for family use that will suit all family members including those with some specific oral hygiene needs and take minimum space in your bathroom? If so, the Waterpick WP 462 will definitely come down your alley. Ergonomically designed and complete with a number of interchangeable attachments, it will cater to different needs.
For family use, 4 tips (1 classic jet tip, 1 orthodontic tip, 1 plaque seeker, 1 tongue cleaner)
In-handle dual-pressure control, 360 -degree rotating tip, Standard charging system included
Delivering about 1250 water pulses per minute, the model doesn't leave tartar a chance. It removes plaque as well as any other water flosser. The instrument extracts and clears away all of the debris stuck around your teeth and the gumline. A tip storage case will help you keep things neat and organised.
Battery life is unstable.
You could make an argument that Waterpik WP-563UK is the best water flosser for braces. At the very least, it is certainly one of the better flossers for people whose gums and teeth aren't particularly sensitive. It isn't the most sparing instrument but it will improve your oral health like no other device.
Floss / Pulse jet
For family use, 4 tips (2 classic jet tips, 1 plaque seeker tip, 1 orthodontic tip)
Waterproof, 360-degree tip rotation, Tip storage case, Carry bag, 2-pin UK plug included
The WF 03 oral irrigator is powered by 3 AAA batteries included in the set, which saves you the trouble to look for a socket to recharge it and allows using it anywhere you are.
The water tank capacity is somewhat low.
Fitted with all the basic features and options you need for efficient daily flossing, the Waterpik WF-03 is a simple yet functional model for daily use. Cordless design powered by batteries and compact size make it a practical choice for space-limited bathrooms, trips, and journeys.
Floss/ Hydro-pulse massage
For family use, 3 tips (2 classic jet tips, 1 orthodontic tip)
Waterproof, In-handle dual-pressure control, Travel plug, Microfiber travel bag, 3 AA batteries included
Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced
A Powerful Performance in a Cordless Design
The benefits of premium countertop and combination water flossers are indisputable since they deliver functional versatility and ensure long flossing time meeting a 60-second flossing session recommended by dentists. However, the main drawback of such models is their corded stationary design that won’t let you easily take your oral care assistant with you to the trip. Besides, though most of them are claimed to be compact, stationary units can often appear quite bulky for small bathrooms with confined storage space, tiny sinks and are not suitable for bathrooms with no outlets in close proximity to sinks. Hence, sometimes a cordless design and portability become the main selling points. Yet, it does not mean you need to compromise the functionality and high performance. The market offers a whole range of models so that it shouldn't be that difficult to find a quality flosser that will combine the power and features you need. One of such flossers is the WP-560 which packs the power and efficiency of a stationary device and portability of a cordless flosser. Let's have a closer look at this flosser.
The WP-560 is distinguished by an ergonomic design with convenient fingertip controls. Besides, the unit is 100% waterproof allowing you to use it in the shower. It’s worth saying that this option is not available for corded models. A water reservoir can hold up to 200 ml of liquid providing up to 45 seconds of constant powerful flossing. Three pressure options ranging from medium to high will let you choose the optimal intensity for your individual needs. To further personalize your flossing session, the set offers 4 accessory tips. 2 classic jet tips are designed for general use and make this model suitable for a couple. An orthodontic tip is perfect for cleaning around braces while a plaque seeker is great for implants, crowns, bridges, and retainers. For easy access to your entire mouth, all tips are 360-degree rotational ensuring easy and efficient cleaning in the most hard-to-reach areas.
Use It Anywhere
The WP-560 flossing kit was definitely created with versatility in mind. Due to its pretty small dimensions, it will take minimum space on your sink to be used on a daily basis when at home. Meanwhile, thanks to a cordless design and a complete set of accessories, it is perfectly suitable for flossing on-the-go. In the box, you'll find a compact tip storage case for the tips, a travel water plug to prevent water leaking, and a microfibre travel pouch to conveniently pack the whole kit for transportation.
Overall, the WP-560 offers powerful performance, functional versatility, and ease of use similar to those of more sophisticated premium models and will come in handy for customers who seek a truly compact cordless unit.
|Last updated price||£89.86|
Waterpik Aquarius (WP-660)
All-in-one Solution for Family Use
In a modern world of technology and innovations, we often seek multifunctional solutions that could help us top tackle different tasks and make our life easier. Same is true when it comes to such basic things as a toothbrush or a flosser. It's always nice to have a product that's able to perform several functions beyond the one it's intended for. When it comes to oral hygiene, it's recommended that each family member uses his/her own toothbrush although many electric toothbrushes are now supplied with interchangeable tips and the use of one brush by the whole family is becoming more common. With regards to flossers, the story is quite different. Not only is it simply unnecessary to buy a personal water flosser for each family member, but you'll also very unlikely to find the place for 3 or 4 flossers on a shelf in your bathroom. Not that you will need to. Similar to toothbrushes, most Waterpik flossers come with interchangeable tips which makes them suitable both for individual and for family use. The Aquarius WP-660 is that kind of flosser.
The Aquarius WP-660 is a countertop corded water flosser which comes complete with a set of 7 clinically proven flossing nozzles including 3 colour-coded general use tips that can be used by several family members without confusion. 4 remaining tips are specialised nozzles for different dental conditions. Thus, a plaque seeker with 3 tufts of bristles will be of great use for adults with dental implants, crowns, veneers, and bridges. An orthodontic tip with a tapered brush will help you remove plaque from braces and flush out bacteria from under the gums. A Pik-pocket tip provides deep periodontal pockets cleaning. There is even a toothbrush tip that will let you manually brush your teeth as you floss. If you need additional or replacement tips for other family members you can order them from the manufacturer at a really affordable price. Along with functional tips, the unit is distinguished by 10 water pressure settings to select a more delicate flossing mode for kids or choose an optimal intensity for adults.
Fitted with a 650-ml water reservoir, the Aquarius will ensure over 90 seconds of continuous flossing. Meanwhile, a timer option will let you set the flossing time to 1 minute for an adult or 30 seconds for a small kid.
Optimised Cleaning Technology
In addition to all the above-mentioned benefits, there is one more option that sets the WP-660 apart from other models. Unlike the majority of flossers featuring a single pulsation cleaning mode, the Aquarius will let you choose between 2 cleaning modes. You can go for a Floss mode to achieve maximum efficient plaque removal or select a Massage mode to promote gum stimulation and improve water circulation.
Being by far the most popular and best-selling oral irrigator on the market, the Waterpik WP-660 offers a complete dental care system for all family members to maintain a healthy shining smile.
|Last updated price||$0.00|
Waterpik (WP 462)
For All Sorts of Dental Needs
Flossing is an integral part of routine oral hygiene for many people, and especially for those, who have some dental fixtures. Teenagers with braces, adults with crowns or implants, elderly people with bridges and dentures, they all need to take care of their teeth more seriously. If it sounds like your family or/and you, we recommend considering the Waterpik WP 462.
Something you will like about this model straight away is its cordless design. Unlike stationary models, which are bulky in size due to their high-capacity water reservoirs, this unit is portable and will fit pretty much any sink top or vanity. Plus, thanks to the rechargeable battery it won't need electricity, which may come in handy if there are no power outlets in your bathroom. Admittedly, the Waterpik WP 462 has a rather small water tank (207 ml), but it's the trade-off for a portable design. Besides, that capacity is enough for one flossing session.
Despite a small capacity of the tank, the Waterpik WP 462 is suitable for family use. Moreover, it will even cater to specific oral hygiene needs, thanks to a number of attachment nozzles included in the set. In addition to a classic jet tip for regular daily use, the package contains three speciality tips: an orthodontic tip for braces, a plaque seeker for maintaining implants crown and bridges, and a tongue cleaner for removing plaque from the root of your tongue and keeping a fresh breath.
The Waterpik WP 462 offers two jet intensity settings, which makes it suitable for people with sensitive gums as well.
Floss With Convenience and in Style
Though the Waterpik WP 462 comes as a single unit and doesn’t have a handy flossing wand as stationary flossers do, it is very convenient in use.
First off, it is very lightweight even when filled with water, which has been achieved thanks to its plastic construction. Also, it is ergonomically designed. With a slim curved upper part, it will neatly fit into your palm, ensuring a secure and comfortable grip. Two control switches are placed within easy reach for comfortable one-hand operation. And thanks to a clear water reservoir, you will always know when it’s time to refill.
In addition to convenience in use, the WP 462 also offers a stylish design. Sleek lines and a black body with a satin finish look very contemporary and will blend with any modern bathroom interior.
In a few words, the Waterpik WP 462 is a compact, functional, and practical water flosser ideal for regular use by the whole family, both at home and when travelling.
|Last updated price||£54.89|
Obliterates Tartar and Plaque
The Waterpik WP-563UK cordless water flosser relies on its outstanding performance and sheer power to improve your oral health. The biggest selling point of this product is easily its highest pressure mode. Delivering about 1250 water pulses per minute, the model thoroughly removes plaque and small food debris around your teeth and gum line and can outperform many other water flossers in terms of efficiency.
That being said, it doesn't mean it's too rough and won't be suitable for sensitive gums. Just like most of its competition, this model includes soft and pulse cleaning modes. The soft model will help improve oral hygiene without putting too much pressure on your teeth while the pulse mode will let you enjoy the pleasant massage afterwards. By stimulating gum tissue, this flosser also provides many additional health benefits that most other oral care devices simply don't offer.
Speaking of shortcomings, there's nothing wrong with the device but if we had to nitpick, it would be its power button, which is a tad too sensitive. Because of this, there's a good chance you might accidentally turn the device off during use. It is not a deal-breaker, but we wish the manufacturer would resolve it in the next iteration of the model.
Keep It Organised
Since the product is also being advertised as a water flosser for braces, the plaque seeker and the orthodontic tips that come with it are an always welcome addition to the overall package. The latter makes it a hell of a lot easier to clean around the braces, while the former is just noticeably better than the classic jet tip at removing plaque from braces and other types of dental implants.
Speaking of the overall package, the manufacturers supply the Waterpik WP-563UK with a tip storage case, in addition to the usual carry bag. Its a really convenient extra accessory as it will help you keep your tips organised and away from bacteria and dust.
Aside from that, we also liked the sleek charger. Using the rapid inductive charging technology, it magnetically connects to the unit and takes no more than 4 hours to get the battery back to 100%.
In short, you could definitely make an argument that the Waterpik WP-563UK is the best cordless water flosser for braces. At the very least, it is certainly one of the better flossers for people whose gums and teeth aren't particularly sensitive. It isn't the most sparing instrument but it will improve your oral health like no other device.
|Last updated price||£78.70|
Waterpik (WF 03)
When packing up for a business trip or leisure journey, more likely than not, a water flosser won't be on the list of essentials to take with you. That is unless you have the Waterpik WF-03, a compact device perfect for frequent travellers.
What distinguishes this model, aside from its compact size, of course, is that it uses usual AA batteries. Thus, wherever you go, you'll be able to find and buy them in any nearby store. The best thing is, though, the unit doesn't require frequent batteries replacement and will last up to two months at least before changing the batteries will be needed, which should be enough to last even a long trip.
As far as dimensions go, the Waterpik WF-03 is a real find too. It is fitted with a small 150 ml water tank and includes a handy travel bag, making it easy to carry around without it taking a lot of space in your bag, suitcase or backpack.
Despite its smaller size, though, the unit is no slouch when it comes to functionality and offers you all the basic functions that are necessary to duly maintain your oral hygiene. Besides, it includes not one but two classic jets and has a special orthodontic jet to make it suitable for use on braces, crown, and implants.
To crown it all, it's packed with technologies including flossing and pulsation that will allow it to deep clean between your teeth and below the gumline. For your convenience, the unit also has low and high jet speeds that can be customised to suit your individual needs.
Simple yet Well-thought Design
In Waterpik's range of water flossers, the WF-03 is a no-nonsense model featuring no funky design and packed only with basic accessories. Yet, it is exactly what makes it stand out since when travelling or accomplishing quick morning hygiene few people need more than basic functionality.
On the other hand, behind this simplicity stands a well-thought design meant to serve you for a pretty long time and very convenient in use. The unit body is ergonomically shaped to comfortably fit into your palm and ensure a secure and firm grip. A single control button is located within easy reach for no-hassle one-hand operation. What’s more, owing to its waterproof construction, the model is suitable for the use in the shower to minimise the time you spend on your grooming routines.
To sum up, the Waterpik WF-03 is a simple yet fully functional and efficient water flosser for daily needs that will fit into smaller bathrooms and match a traveller's needs.
|Last updated price||£40.50|
What Are Waterpik Water Flossers?
Flossing is an integral part of a daily dental care routine. Water flossing is an excellent alternative to a string floss that doesn't take as much time and is also more efficient. A pressurised water jet created by the flosser can slip deep between the teeth and along the gum line to remove food debris and plaque that is hard to pick with a toothbrush.
Waterpik is a true leader in this industry. Holding numerous patents for advanced innovations, the company produces a range of award-winning oral health care products for professional and domestic use, including water flossers or oral irrigators. The range of Waterpik products comprises the whole variety of models packed with functions and useful options. Choose the model that meets your requirements better and take the strain out of the effort of flossing your teeth with a floss string. In this review, you will find water flossers for a single and multiple users, as well as models specially designed for people that are wearing braces.
That being said, you shouldn't forget that flossing isn't a substitute for brushing. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to consider buying a good electric toothbrush as well.
What Features to Compare
First things first, you need to decide where you're going to use your oral irrigator most of the time since you can choose from two options: portable models and stationary ones. Naturally, for home use, it is better to go with a stationary corded model as it has a bigger water tank and more functions. Corded flossers work off an outlet and need to be installed near the sink so you can go with your morning routine without splashing water all around. In case you travel a lot, it might be a better idea to choose a portable irrigator. The advantage of these models is that they can be used on the road as well as at home and that they don't need electricity. Admittedly, they have smaller capacity and work only as long as the battery's charged, but that is to be expected. In the range of Waterpik water flossers, you'll find both types to suit different needs.
The next thing to consider is the cleaning technology used. By this, we mean a water jet type and its intensity. In general, though a bit outdated, those water flossers that provide the constant water flow supply are considered to be the most effective. That said, devices that use pulsating cleaning technology are definitely hot on the trails. Though short and almost imperceptible, their water jet pulsation is very effective at removing plaque. Micro-droplet is another popular technology often used in flossers. The main perk of it is that it saturates water with oxygen, this way enabling it to kill pathogenic microflora.
When it comes to Waterpik flossers, they all utilise a pressurised water jet with pulsation technology.
Design peculiarities include cleaning speed modes, water tank capacity, a number and type of additional tips included. In general, all irrigators have controls allowing you to adjust and control water jet pressure, which makes them suitable for people with different teeth sensitivity. When it comes to extras, you can find basic models coming with one main tip and more sophisticated models which would include three-five nozzles. Speaking of Waterpik water flossers, those belong to the later and in addition to variable water pressure settings provide some set of flossing tips. Water tank capacity will differ depending on whether you buy a stationary model or a portable unit. Besides, there're also models that don't have tanks, working straight from a faucet.
A timer, rotating tips, a travel case or carry bag, and built-in storage are those little things that can add to the usability of a water flosser greatly, making it more or less suitable for your requirements and needs. Check them out before making a decision.
Did you know?
Oral Hygiene Basics
Good oral health is extremely important for your overall wellbeing since healthy teeth and gums will enable you to look good and feel confident at the same time giving you an opportunity to eat and speak properly. Hence, appropriate oral hygiene is a must both for kids and for adults. Eventually, it will not only result in a healthy smile and fresh breath but also will help you prevent and avoid a number of dental problems causing pain and inconveniences.
What are the oral hygiene basics? Most of us think that preventive dental care is about regular tooth brushing and flossing and only a few people know that our oral health starts with our eating habits. The food you eat directly affects the changes in your mouth. Bacteria in the mouth produce acids that launch organic processes leading to cavities and gum diseases. The most harmful ingredient for a healthy mouth is simple sugars such as glucose, fructose, maltose, and lactose creating a perfect medium for bacteria growth and increasing your teeth exposure to destructive acids. So, try to avoid or moderate the consumption of foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates. Eat more vegetables, whole grains, and protein-rich ingredients. To sum up, for maintaining consistent mouth health, your oral hygiene should involve:
Well-balanced healthy diet limited in sugars and including meat, fish, veggies, fruit, grain and dairy products;
Drink more water and less sweet drinks to reduce sugar intake;
Brushing teeth twice a day and flossing on a daily basis to prevent tooth decay and periodontal diseases;
Using proper toothpaste and oral rinses recommended by your dentist;
Regularly visiting your dentist for preventive checkups and cleanings.
Flossing Tips for First-time Users
It’s not a secret that a water flosser will take care of your gums and teeth in a much more efficient, comfortable, and easier way than string flosses, tiny brushes, and wooden or silicone plaque removers. Yet, once you’ve decided to make water flossing a part of your daily dental routine and get one of the advanced electric Waterpik oral irrigators, you might face the challenge of how to use it properly. Many users would claim that it is pretty simple and there is nothing special about cleaning in between the teeth with a pressurised water jet. However, to gain the results you expect and to get the most out of flossing, it is essential to follow the right flossing technique:
After filling a flosser reservoir with lukewarm water, saline solution, or your favourite mouthwash, bend over the sink and put the tip in your mouth. Keep the device upright to achieve better cleaning results;
Position the water tip at 90-degree angle to your gum line and glide along the gum line pausing in between the teeth to remove all debris and thoroughly clean in hard-to-reach areas;
Follow the above-mentioned step for the inside and outside of your lower and upper teeth;
Slightly close your lips to prevent splashes yet allow the liquid freely drip into the sink;
If you wear dental work or need to use the appliance for any kind of specific dental treatment, choose an appropriate flossing tip and strictly follow detailed instructions on use.
Q: Do I really need a water flosser?
A: Well, it goes without saying that flossing is essential for a healthy mouth and should complement your tooth brushing routine on a daily basis. As for a water flosser, it’s up to you to decide whether you need this appliance or can do with an ordinary string floss. However, once you try a water flosser, you’ll unlikely come back to the string. This handy device offers times more an efficient and hassle-free way to remove dental plaque and clean the areas in-between the teeth and along the gumline that is proven by numerous clinical researches.
Q: When should I use a water flosser?
A: While brushing teeth is recommended twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed, when it comes to flossing, most specialists agree that one time per day will be enough for a routine preventive dental care. And it’s better to use a water flosser before toothbrushing to remove food debris and enhance the effectiveness of a toothpaste.
Q: What water pressure setting should I use?
A: All models of Waterpik water flossers, be it innovative flossing systems for complete oral care or more simple portable units, come fitted with several water jet pressure settings ranging from low, medium, and high up to 10 variable settings. Though all of them are clinically proven to be safe even for sensitive gums, first-time users are recommended to start with the lowest settings to get the hang of flossing technique and then gradually increase the pressure to a comfortable level.
Q: Are Waterpik flossing tips suitable for all oral irrigator models?
A: Waterpik offer a full range or replacement flossing tips for its oral irrigators Yet, it’s worth saying that not all of them are compatible with all water flosser models. If you need an extra or a replacement tip, it’s better to follow a Waterpik flossing tip selector available on a manufacturer website to choose the right attachment for your model.
Q: How often should I change my Waterpik oral irrigator tips?
A: It depends on the tip type. Thus, a classic jet tip and a tongue cleaner can be replaced every 6 months while tips with bristles need to be changed every 3 months since bristles are prone to splaying making the flossing process less effective.
Q: Why is pulsation so important for efficient water flossing?
A: Being first applied for oral irrigators by Waterpik, pulsation is actually the key to efficient flossing since a pulsating jet can reach several times deeper than a non-pulsating one by creating a kind of compression and decompression phase to clear all bacteria and debris out from the pocket.
Q: How deep does the water jet penetrate into the gum pocket?
A: Depending on a pressure setting, the Waterpik water flosser jet can, on average, go as deep as 6 mm which is times deeper than a string floss can reach.
Q: What types of mouthwashes can I use with a Waterpik oral irrigator?
A: Though even water alone is enough for efficient flossing, you are free to use some dental cleaning agents with Waterpik oral irrigators. You can add chlorhexidine or some mouthwashes like Listerine containing essential oils. Yet, refrain from using pure essential oils or whitening dilutions that could destroy the device.
Q: Can I use a water flosser in the shower?
A: Normally, stationary models are not suitable for the use in the shower while cordless models are in most cases waterproof and can be used under running water. However, you should always check this information in the instruction manual before using the appliance while taking a shower.
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