Written by Russell Singleton
in Review,Uncategorized,Water flosser
Reviewed by: Water Purification Guide
Category Water Flosser
If you hate flossing with string or find it difficult to hold flossing string, the WaterPik water flosser maybe an ideal product for you. This product range also has a combined toothbrush and water flosser, making flossing and brushing your teeth even easier.
All WaterPik Water Flossers help to clean your teeth by using a jet of water to remove plaque and food residue. WaterPik flosses come in many different designs with different features depending on your needs and preferences.
There are 4 main types of WaterPik flosser: countertop, cordless, complete care and the sonic flossing toothbrush. Continue reading to learn more about the features of each type of WaterPik flosser.
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Who is the WaterPik Water Flosser for?
The WaterPik is great for Individuals who want a stylish, functional water flosser. It is BPA-free, with added features such as different head attachments and varying levels of water pressure.
WaterPik flossers are for people who want to take care of the environment and their body too. Studies have found high amounts of BPA consumption to be related to several conditions such as eroded teeth, heart disease (primarily in females) and depression.
Whether you have a large bathroom with plenty of space for a large counter top unit or someone who is always travelling preferring a cordless light weight water flosser, the WaterPik flosser range has something to suit your needs.
There are four main types:
- Countertop WaterPik Models
- Complete Care WaterPik Models
- Sonic Flossing Toothbrush WaterPik Models
- Cordless WaterPik Models
1. Countertop WaterPiks
Best water flossers for people who want a longer flossing time with higher pressure ranges, for example if you have hard to clean braces.
The countertop WaterPik machines have the most advanced features, largest water reservoirs, tip options and pressure ranges.
Large Countertop WaterPiks
Large countertop water flossers come in 3 designs and include a mix of features in a compact size:
- Large Capacity Water Reservoir
- 90+ seconds of water flossing time.
- 6 or 10 water pressure levels, depending on the model.
- Pressure ranges from 10 to 90 or 10 to 100 PSI.
- Water On/Off or Pause on handle.
|Model||Aquarius® (WP-660)||Ultra (WP-100)||Whitening (WF-06)|
|Reservoir size||22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds||22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds||22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds|
|Water Control on Handle||On/off switch||Pause button||On/off switch|
|Hydro-Pulse Massage Mode & LED Mode Indicators||Yes||No||No|
|Number of Pressure Settings||10||10||10|
|Voltage||North American only||North American only||North American only|
Small Countertop WaterPiks
There are 2 small WaterPik counter top models – one is designed especially for children.
- Smaller footprint and portable design that requires less space.
- 60+ seconds of water flossing time.
- Reservoir when empty is a cover for the unit.
- 3 to 5 water pressure levels.
- Pressure ranges from 10 to 90 or 100 PSI.
- On/off switch on the unit, rather than on the handle.
|Model||Sidekick (WF-04)||Kids (WP-260)|
|Reservoir||13 ounce (400 ml), 60+ seconds||15 ounce (450 ml), 60+ seconds|
|Water Control||On unit||On unit|
|Number of Pressure Settings||5||3|
|Extra Features||Travel case||Kid friendly design + decals|
2. Complete Care WaterPiks
Best water flossers for people who wanta water flosser and seperate electric toothbrush in one device.
Best for people short on time and space.
The complete care WaterPik water flosser is 2 products in 1, for complete dental care. This product is a water flosser with a separate electric toothbrush, making it easy to perform your daily oral care routine.
There are 2 types of complete care WaterPiks:
- Saves counter space and power outlets
- Flossing and toothbrush in one unit.
|Product||Complete Care 5.0 (WP-861)||Complete Care 9.0 (CC-01)|
|Reservoir||22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds||22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds|
|Number of Pressure Settings||10||10|
|Toothbrush Modes||Clean, Whiten, Massage||Clean, Whiten, Massage|
|Size of Base||5 x 5.65 inches||5.25 x 4.40 inches|
|Voltage||North America Only; 120VAC/60Hz||North America Only; 120VAC/60Hz|
3. Sonic Flossing Toothbrush WaterPiks
Best water flossers for people who want a combined handheld electric toothbrush and flosser.
Best for people who are on the go and want a quick easy, brushing and flossing solution.
- The sonic toothbrush provides over 30,000 brush strokes per minute.
- It pauses every 30 seconds over 2 minutes to remind you to brush top, bottom, left, right.
- Compact design.
- Toothbrush detaches from the water hose.
- Pressure range 10 to 100 PSI.
- Multiple uses on one charge.
- Cordless charging base.
- Buttons on the power handle let you choose brushing, flossing, or both.
- Different head sizes are available.
There are 4 types of sonic fusion Flossing toothbrush.
|Model||SF-03W010-1 Sonic-Fusion 2.0||SF-04CD010-1 Sonic-Fusion® 2.0 Professional||SF-01W020-1 Sonic-Fusion||SF-02CD010-1 Sonic-Fusion Professional|
|Reservoir||16 Ounces 473 ml, 60secs||16 Ounces 473 ml , 60secs||15 Ounces 444 ml, 60secs||14 Ounces, 414 ml 60secs|
|Water Control||On/Off on Handle||On/Off on Handle||On/Off on Handle||On/Off on Handle|
|Number of Pressure Settings||10||10||10||10|
|Extra Features||Rotating tip, Chrome accents||Chrome accents, Ultra quiet,||Chrome accents||Chrome accents LED Motion Sense Indicator|
|Battery Option||Rechargeable Lithium Ion||Lithium Ion standard recharging system||NiMH standard recharging system||NiMH standard recharging system|
4. Cordless WaterPiks
These machines are perfect for travel and for use in small bathrooms and small spaces. Cordless countertop water flossers offer full-size performance with the portability and convenience of a cordless design.
They have a smaller water reservoir and lower overall water pressure compared to plug-in countertop models.
Best water flossers for people who want portability or have small bathrooms.
Best for people who travel a lot or prefer batteries and cordless convenience.
There are 2 different types of cordless WaterPik water flosser:
- Traditional cordless design, which has 8 models
- Countertop cordless design, which has 2 models that are 30% smaller size than traditional plug-in models.
- Pressure range cordless counter top 10 to 100 PSI.
- Pressure range handheld cordless 45 to 75 PSI.
- All-in-one handheld design.
- Compact and space saving.
- 3 battery options: replaceable 3 AA batteries, built-in NiMH rechargeable battery, or built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery.
Traditional Cordless Models
|Model||Express water flosser WF-02||Freedom WF-03||Cordless Water Flosser WP-360||Advanced flosser WP-569||Cordless Revive WF-03 W038||Cordless Select WF-10W010||Cordless Plus WP-450)|
|Reservoir||5 Ounces (148 ml) 30secs||5 Ounces (148 ml) 30secs||5 Ounces (148 ml) 30secs||7 Ounces (207 ml) 45 secs||5 Ounces (148 ml) 30secs||7 Ounces (207 ml) 45secs||7 Ounces (207 ml) 45secs|
|Water Control||On/Off Slider on handle||On/Off Slider on handle||Push button switch on handle||Push button switch on handle||On handle Dual-Pressure control||Push button switch on handle||In-Handle Dual-Pressure Control|
|Number of Pressure Settings||2||2||2||3||2||2||2|
|Extra Features||Waterproof and may be used in the shower||Microfiber Travel Bag Waterproof||360-Degree Tip Rotation||360-Degree Tip Rotation||No charging required||4-hour rapid charge 360-degree tip rotation||360-Degree Tip Rotation|
|Battery Option||3 AA Batteries||3 AA Batteries alkaline or NiMH||Rechargeable Fixed NiMH||Rechargeable NiMH||Replaceable AA||Magnetic USB Charging System||Standard Charging System NiMH|
Countertop Cordless Models
|Model||(WF-12CD010-1) ION Professional Cordless Water Flosser||(WF-11W010-1) ION Cordless Water Flosser|
|Reservoir||20 Ounces 90 seconds||90seconds|
|Water Control||On/off switch on handle||On/off switch on handle|
|Number of Pressure Settings||10||10|
|Extra Features||7 Water flossing tips and tip storage case included||6 Water flossing tips included Magnetic handle cradle|
|Battery Option||lithium-ion battery||lithium-ion battery|
Pro’s and Cons of WaterPik Water Flossers
✔ Easy to use
✔ Different pressure settings
✔ Changeable heads
✔ Travel and portable models
✔ Some models have global voltage
✔ Cordless models are light weight & portable
✔ Combined flossing & brushing for easy mouth care
✔ Range of prices
✔ Range of models depending on your needs
✖ Expensive compared to tape floss
✖ Need to replace the heads every 3-6 months
✖ Takes up space in your bathroom
✖ The large countertop models only have north US voltage
✖ Smaller models have less pressure and less brushing time
✖ Some smaller models require batteries or recharging
The cheapest WaterPik models starts at around $35.00 for the traditional cordless Express water flosser WF-02:
The most expensive models being approximately $170.00 for the Sonic-Fusion 2.0 Professional:
Can you damage your gums with a WaterPik?
Using a WaterPik Water Flosser does not hurt your gums. If you have unhealthy gum tissue, you may feel temporary discomfort when you first start to use your water flosser.
Can a WaterPik cause bleeding gums?
When you first start using a Waterpik, you may find that your gums bleed, this may be due to inflammation that you already have in your gums. The best way to minimise bleeding is to use a lower water pressure setting to start with and gradually build up to the maximum pressure setting.
Do you brush your teeth before or after using a WaterPik?
WaterPik recommends using the Water Flosser prior to toothbrushing. This is because the removal of food and debris before brushing makes toothpaste and brushing more effective.
Are Waterpik BPA free?
This plastic WaterPik has BPA-free parts in all areas that come in contact with water.
The WaterPik flosser range has something for everyone. WaterPik flossers are functional, easy-to-use and available in various sizes and with a choice of features. They have a functional design with changeable flossing heads.
The WaterPik range is a good eco-friendly, functional choice and good value for money.
By purchasing a BPA -free WaterPik flosser not only are you helping the environment, you are also helping to look after your body.
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