Best Waterpik Water Flossers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 31, 2019
Flossing is essential for a healthy and clean mouth. It’s also not a secret that flossing is much easier and more efficient than a dental floss. Below, we’ve rounded up the most popular corded and cordless oral irrigators produced by a renowned Waterpik brand so that you can look through available models and choose the best one for your needs. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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CLEANING TECHNOLOGY
INTENDED USE AND TIPS
WATER PRESSURE CONTROL
WATER TANK CAPACITY
USABILITY
WARRANTY
 
PROS

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.  

CONS

A plastic case for tips looks somewhat flimsy.

OUR VERDICT

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.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Portable

CLEANING TECHNOLOGY

Hydro-pulse massage 

INTENDED USE AND TIPS

For family use, 4 tips (2 classic jet tips, 1 plaque seeker tip, 1 orthodontic tip) 

WATER PRESSURE CONTROL

3 settings  

WATER TANK CAPACITY

210 ml

USABILITY

360-degree tip rotation, Tip storage case, Carry bag, 4-hour rapid magnetic charger, LED charging indicator 

WARRANTY

2 years 

PROS

For your maximum comfort, the jet pressure is precisely adjusted between 45 and 75 PSI. Hence, you'll be able not only to quickly clean the mouth cavity from food residues but also massage gums for better blood circulation. 

CONS

It will take pretty long to fully charge the battery. 

OUR VERDICT

Live in a studio or dorm room with a small bathroom having no free space for another dental care appliance? Yet, still, want to make your oral hygiene complete and seek a compact flosser to accompany your toothbrush? If so, the Waterpik WP-450 is for you. Easy to use and maintain and smartly designed, it will fit any bathroom while a cordless construction makes it suitable for travels and needs no power sockets near the sink.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Portable

CLEANING TECHNOLOGY

Hydro-pulse massage

INTENDED USE AND TIPS

For family use, 4 tips (1 jet tip, 1 orthodontic tip, 1 Pik-pocket tip, 1 tongue cleaner)

WATER PRESSURE CONTROL

2 settings 

WATER TANK CAPACITY

210 ml

USABILITY

In-handle dual-pressure control, 360-degree rotating tip, Non-slip grip, Easy-fill reservoir without removal, UK 3-prong mains charger

WARRANTY

2 years 

PROS

The Waterpik WP-660 is distinguished by 2 cleaning modes. In a floss mode, the unit will generate a thin pressurized 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. 

CONS

A rather noisy operation.  

OUR VERDICT

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.  

detailed parameters
TYPE

Stationary 

CLEANING TECHNOLOGY

Foss/ Hydro-pulse massage

INTENDED USE AND TIPS

For family use, 7 tips (3 classic jet tips, 1 toothbrush tip, 1 plaque seeker tip, 1 orthodontic tip, 1 Pik-pocket tip) 

WATER PRESSURE CONTROL

2 flossing modes, 10 pressure settings  

WATER TANK CAPACITY

650 ml 

USABILITY

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  

WARRANTY

3 years 

PROS

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.

CONS

Control switches can be accidentally activated during operation. 

OUR VERDICT

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.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Portable 

CLEANING TECHNOLOGY

Hydro-pulse massage 

INTENDED USE AND TIPS

For family use, 4 tips (1 classic jet tip, 1 orthodontic tip, 1 plaque seeker, 1 tongue cleaner)

WATER PRESSURE CONTROL

2 settings 

WATER TANK CAPACITY

207 ml

USABILITY

In-handle dual-pressure control, 360 -degree rotating tip, Standard charging system included

WARRANTY

2 years 

PROS

A large water reservoir will save you the need to refill it too often. Besides, you can even add some oral rinses into the water to give your breath a touch of freshness for the whole day. 

CONS

The power cable is somewhat short. 

OUR VERDICT

If you still use an ordinary toothbrush and want to bring your oral care to a quality new level, the Waterpik WP-662 is a great option to start the changes. Fitted with a toothbrush tip, it combines the functionality of a water flosser and an electric toothbrush. A 30-second timer will help you work out proper flossing habits while a number of special tips will cover the needs of users with orthodontics.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Stationary 

CLEANING TECHNOLOGY

Floss / Hydro-pulse massage

INTENDED USE AND TIPS

For family use, 7 tips (3 classic jet tip, 1 orthodontic tip, 1 plaque seeker, 1 Pik-pocket, 1 Toothbrush tip)

WATER PRESSURE CONTROL

2 flossing modes, 10 pressure settings

WATER TANK CAPACITY

650 ml

USABILITY

1-minute timer and 30-second pacer, LED mode display, Water control on the handle, 360-degree rotating tip, Covered tip storage, Global voltage, UK 2-pin bathroom plug

WARRANTY

3 years 

Waterpik Cordless Advanced (WP-560)

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.

The WP-560 offers a 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. 

Review of Waterpik Cordless Advanced (WP-560) Cordless Advanced Water Flosser

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.

Waterpik Cordless Advanced (WP-560) Cordless Advanced Water Flosser in the use

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Waterpik WP-450

Make Your Dental Routine Complete

Already have an electric toothbrush and seek a quality functional flosser to make your dental routine complete? Yet, you don’t have enough space on your sink or bathroom shelf to accommodate a stationary full-fledged water flosser? This is where the Waterpik WP-450 water flosser will come into play.

First things first, packed in a cordless design, this model has no wires limiting your actions and features no hefty power base taking pretty much space on the vanity or sink. Thus, distinguished by a smaller footprint and a slim profile, it will perfectly fit even onto a regular sink or anywhere on the bath shelf. Black coloured device body looks modern and stylish and, what is more important, it is less prone to stains and is a breeze to clean.

When it comes to the flosser operation and use, it is as easy as one, two, three. The unit body is ergonomically shaped and will neatly fit into your palm while all controls are located within easy reach for convenient one-hand operation. Actually, there are only two switch buttons to turn the unit on and off and select between two operation modes. Thus, you can go either for high-pressure pulsations (around 75 PSI) to thoroughly clean the mouth cavity and remove food residues in between the teeth or choose a low-pressure jet for gentle gum massage that will improve blood circulation and help reduce the risk of gum diseases.

In the pack, you will also find 4 flossing tips including a classic jet tip for regular daily use, an orthodontic tip to efficiently clean all sorts of mouth hardware, a plaque seeker for deep interdental cleans, and a tongue cleaner to remove the plaque from the root of the tongue for a fresher breath. Hence, whatever your dental needs are, the WP-450 will cater to them.

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Traveller's Companion

Coming in a compact portable design and powered by a rechargeable battery, the Waterpik WP-450 is a great choice for travel needs as well. Whether you travel a lot on business or go on a vacation trip, you’ll be able to follow your dental routines, no matter how far you are from home. The flossing tips are detachable and the device itself is compact enough to conveniently pack into your travel bag or backpack. At the same time, a 210-ml reservoir holds enough water for a 45-second flossing session and needs no removal for a refill. Besides, a single battery charge will last for as long as a whole week, subject to flossing once per day. The only minor concern is that to get the battery fully juiced, it will take 24 hours. So, we recommend recharging it before the journey or you can always opt for a quick charge.

To cut a long story short, the Waterpik WP-450 water flosser is by far the best choice for smaller bathrooms and travel needs.

Waterpik WP-450 Cordless Plus Water Flosser in the use

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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.

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.

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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. 

Waterpik Aquarius (WP-660) Ultra Professional Water Flosser in the use

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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.

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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.

Waterpik WP 462 Cordless Plus Water Flosser in the use

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Waterpik WP-662UK

Bring Your Oral Care to a New Level

It’s common knowledge that traditional toothbrushing is the thing of the past and efficient dental routine comprises toothbrushing and flossing. Moreover, an electric toothbrush definitely delivers better cleaning results. Plan to put away your ordinary toothbrush and bring your oral hygiene to a quality new level? The Waterpik WP-662UK water flosser is a good choice to start your way to those essential changes. See for yourself.

This model is a corded stationary unit that will permanently rest on your vanity or sink. Though not portable, such design offers a whole bunch of benefits that work in its favour. First of all, a large 650-ml reservoir doesn’t need to be refilled too often since this amount of water will suffice for several flossing sessions. Next, despite the need to have a socket somewhere near the sink to power the unit, it will save you the need to recharge it since it is ready for use once you plug it in. More than that, this very device is designed space-wise and features a smaller footprint than many other models of this kind. So, it will compactly and easily fit even onto narrower sinks.

However, what really makes this model stand out is professional-grade dental care it provides. 7 tips it comes complete with include even a toothbrush tip that allows combining tooth brushing and flossing in a single unit and saves you the need to buy several devices. In addition, an orthodontic tip will come in handy for users wearing braces, having bridges, tooth implants or crowns. It will help you clean in tricky areas and keep your dental hardware and your teeth hygienically clean. A plaque seeker will detect and combat the plaque deep between the teeth while 3 classic jet tips can be used by several family members for regular daily cleans. And to help you work out correct flossing habits, there is a 30-second pacer built into the device.

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... and Maintain Your Gum Health

Efficiently taking care of your teeth, the Waterpik WP-662UK will also help you improve and maintain your gum health. Thus, a pick-pocket tip allows cleaning deep in gum pockets to prevent inflammations and avoid gingivitis. And even if you suffer from some kind of gum disease, it will help enhance the treatment effect and alleviate the symptoms. To further expedite recovery, you can even add some kind of medical solutions into the flossing water.

Other than that, the model has two operation modes. A flossing mode is used for cleaning teeth and mouth cavity while a hydro-pulse mode is specifically designed for proper gum care. The key to healthy gums (and teeth, as a result) is good blood circulation. This is what gum massage is meant for. Besides, you can choose between 10 intensity settings to customize the water jet pressure to your individual gum needs. A lower setting will suit even for sensitive gums prone to bleeding.

To summarise, the Waterpik WP-662UK is a functional and high-performing all-in-one water flosser that will help you essentially improve your oral hygiene and bring your teeth and gums to a healthy condition.

Waterpik WP-662UK Ultra Professional Water Flosser in the use

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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 pressurized 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 those that are specially designed for people who wear braces.

Anyway, 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.

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What Features to Compare

Types

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.

Cleaning Technology

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

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.

Usability Features

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 pressurized 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.

FAQ:

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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Publish Date: 2018-02-05 12:08:06