Upgrade Your Home Dental Care Routine With A Waterpik

Ever since the Waterpik Corporation revolutionized the dental hygiene landscape, people with braces have breathed a sigh of relief knowing there are products out there designed to clean hard to reach areas on teeth.

In the following article we have reviewed several of the most popular and hottest selling Waterpik/Water Flosser products on the market today, and highlighted the pros and cons associated with each item. We have also included a Waterpik Buyer’s Guide, in which we will outline and explain the various factors and characteristics you should consider when shopping for a water flosser product.

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Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser WF-03

editor’s pick – overall best water flosser

The Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser WF-03 is made by one of the most well-known manufacturers of oral irrigation and dental hygiene products. The portable flosser is designed in the shape of an easy-to-carry portable unit and its rechargeable nature eliminates the need for batteries, making it the perfect product of its kind for traveling. The awesome water pressure generated by the Waterpik WF-03 enables it to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums alike, and makes it the dental tool of choice for those with braces—people who may have a difficult time with their oral hygiene when merely using traditional dental cleaning products.

Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser, WF-03, White

Weighing just 1.1 pounds, the Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser WF-03 is very lightweight and portable. It makes a perfect gift or stocking stuffer and promises years of durable service.

Pros

  • Waterpik brand. Made by the company that patented the water flosser, the Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser WF-03 is a name you can trust.
  • Great battery life. The battery life on this oral irrigator is superior to that of other similar water flosser products.
  • Three flosser tips. With three flosser tips of varying size, the Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser WF-03 is set up to handle all of your teeth cleaning needs.

Cons

  • Small reservoir. The Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser WF-03 has a rather small water reservoir that may need to be refilled when cleaning braces.
  • Premium priced. Although the name Waterpik is synonymous with quality, consumers will have to weigh the benefits of this product with its premium price.

Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Water Flosser

editor’s pick – best cheap water flosser

The great portable design of the Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Water Flosser is just the first thing to love about this great dental hygiene tool. Perfect for individuals with braces, the flosser is designed with two speed pulsing options, making it incredible easy to use. Its collapsible design means a very low profile tool when traveling—a flosser that is easy to pack and store and great on the go. Made by a company known for its portable battery operated dental products, the Panasonic water flosser is an awesome addition to your regular brushing routine, allowing you to wash away hard to remove food particles and stains. The tool is very easy to clean and is priced with the budget-conscious consumer in mind.

Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Dental Water Flosser / Oral Irrigator, AA Battery Operated with Collapsible Design for Travel, 100% Waterproof for Quick, Easy Cleaning

Although the Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Water Flosser lacks the multiple flosser tips and several settings seen with traditional Waterpik instruments, it is more than up to the job—a product that has created millions of great smiles since it was first introduced.

Pros

  • Superb design. The great design of the Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Water Flosser makes it the ideal tool for reaching those pesky food particles that traditional toothbrushes tend to miss.
  • Fast cleanup. This water flosser practically cleans itself.
  • Budget-friendly. Those looking for a budget-friendly water flosser will love the Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Water Flosser.

Cons

  • Only 2 speeds. Unlike some of the other Waterpik-like dental flossers, which boast up to 10 speeds, the Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Water Flosser only has two speed settings.
  • No flosser tips. The lack of flosser tips on this product can make it difficult to clean full braces.

Toiletree Poseidon Professional Rechargeable Oral Irrigator

editor’s pick – best value water flosser

The relatively enormous 6-ounce water reservoir on the Toiletree Poseidon Professional Rechargeable Oral Irrigator makes the product one of the best of its kind on the market today. Due to this larger-than-normal water tank, users can expect longer floss times between fillings, which lead to cleaner teeth and a brighter overall smile. The oral irrigator is not only easy to use and carry, it sports a 360 degree rotating nozzle that is more than excellent when it comes to seeking out hard to reach particles that most toothbrushes miss.

ToiletTree Products Oral Irrigator By Poseidon Portable and Cordless Water Flosser (w/Charging Cradle, White)

The Toiletree Poseidon Professional Rechargeable Oral Irrigator sports a fully rechargeable battery—a battery that can last up to two weeks or more between charges when users floss once a day, and over a week when used to floss on a twice daily basis. The cordless flosser is perfect for traveling and perfect for families with varied flossing preferences. That’s because the Poseidon irrigator has three easy-to-change settings: normal, soft and pulse, the latter of which is ideal for those with braces.

Pros

  • Quiet. The Toiletree Poseidon Professional Rechargeable Oral Irrigator is one of the quietest water flossers on the market today.
  • Easy-to-pack. The cordless Poseidon water irrigator fits nicely into a travel bag.
  • Great water tank. The six-ounce water tank on the Toiletree Poseidon Professional Rechargeable Oral Irrigator is larger than that of similar products.

Cons

  • Battery only. The Toiletree Poseidon Professional Rechargeable Oral Irrigator is battery only, with no backup source of power.

Waterpik Buying Guide: How to Choose the Best Waterpik for Braces

If you have braces, you already know how difficult it can be to keep up with your basic oral or dental hygiene. Fortunately, with a Waterpik or similar type of water flosser you can keep your teeth clean and free from pesky food particles that can lead to cavities and other dental problems. But what exactly should you look for in a quality Waterpik oral irrigation system? This is a question we will answer in some detail below.

Types of Waterpiks

There are several different types of Waterpiks to choose from. Some of these types include the countertop, cordless and combination water flossers.

Countertop Waterpik

Countertop Waterpiks, also known as countertop water flossers, are larger units designed to sit on your countertop until you are ready to use them. They typically work off of AC or DC power, and sometimes both. Countertop Waterpiks offer a wide range of sizes and impressive features. Some of the most advanced countertop Waterpiks provide a vast variety of pressure settings, from soft to normal to pulse and more. They also tend to feature larger-than-normal water reservoirs than other types of Waterpiks—water tanks that can offer up to 90 seconds or more of continuous flossing. Some of these tanks even include a lid to ensure the Waterpik can be used in many different positions.

Cordless Waterpiks

Cordless Waterpiks share many of the same features as their countertop brethren, but because these types of flossers are completely cordless they are much more portable and can be taken anywhere you might need to floss in a jiffy. Cordless Waterpiks run entirely off battery power—batteries that can be charged using any standard wall socket. On a single charge these batteries can provide up to two weeks of regular flossing, making them a great travel companion.

Combination Waterpiks

Combination Waterpiks are all-in-one units designed to offer complete dental care from a single instrument. These Waterpiks act as both an electric toothbrush and a flosser, a highly effective combination that promotes a clean and healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Because they are two tools in one, the combination Waterpiks save a lot of counter space, and customers can choose between a sonic or oscillating brush.

Features to Look for in a Waterpik

Adjustable Water Pressure

Adjustable water pressure settings enable you to control the force of the water spray produced by the water flosser. If you are new to water flossing, we recommend you begin at a lower pressure setting before moving your way up to the more forceful spray of water. Adjustable water pressure settings, which can range from 3 to 6 to even 10 pressure options, really come in handy in families in which someone wears braces.

Colors

Water flosssers come in a variety of colors to match your preferences and your bathroom décor.

Water Reservoir Size

All Waterpiks come with a water reservoir, but the size of that water reservoir can vary from one model to the next. Below are just a few options in terms of water tank size and the flossing time each of them offer:

  • 5 ounce reservoir —30 seconds of floss time
  • 7 ounce reservoir —45 seconds of floss time
  • 15 ounce reservoir—60 seconds of floss time
  • 22-35 ounce reservoir—90+ seconds of floss time

Of course, you can always refill the water reservoir for extra floss time.

Multiple Users

Some Waterpik models come with different floss tips for different users. This is a feature we highly recommend to preserve the oral hygiene of you and your family.

Timer/Pacer

Some of the better countertop and combination Waterpiks have a timer or pacer that will sound an alarm when you have reached 30 seconds of flossing—an alarm that signals you to switch to the other side of your mouth.

In-Hand Water Control

Some advanced countertop and combination water flossers often include an in-hand water control feature that allows you to temporarily pause or stop the water flow while the unit is running.

Massage Mode

Advanced Waterpik models have a “massage mode.” This feature provides a Hydro-Pulse Massage that delivers a soothing water pulsation pattern, one designed to enhance gum stimulation

Rotating Tip Feature

On some Waterpik models, the base that holds the tip rotates so you can more easily position the tip to reach all areas of the mouth. To use this function, you will need to use your thumb as needed to rotate the base as you water floss.

How To Use and Maintain A Water Flosser at Home

Summary: What are the best water flossers for the money in 2018-2019?

Our editors recommend the models above for people with and without braces if you want to get that clean teeth feeling at home.

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