WaterPik Water Flosser [Review]


Reviewed by: Water Purification Guide

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Category Water Flosser


Make WaterPik



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.

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.

WaterPik Flossers

There are four main types:

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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:

Features

  • 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.

Models

ModelAquarius® (WP-660)Ultra (WP-100)Whitening (WF-06)
Reservoir size22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds
Water Control on HandleOn/off switchPause buttonOn/off switch
Hydro-Pulse Massage Mode & LED Mode IndicatorsYesNoNo
Number of Pressure Settings101010
VoltageNorth American onlyNorth American onlyNorth American only
Price$ 109.99$69.99$99.99

Small Countertop WaterPiks

There are 2 small WaterPik counter top models – one is designed especially for children.

Features

  • 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.

Models

ModelSidekick (WF-04)Kids (WP-260)
Reservoir13 ounce (400 ml), 60+ seconds15 ounce (450 ml), 60+ seconds
Water ControlOn unitOn unit
Number of Pressure Settings53
Extra FeaturesTravel caseKid friendly design + decals
VoltageGlobalGlobal
Price$139.99$59.99

2. Complete Care WaterPiks

Best water flossers for people who want a 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:

Features

  • Saves counter space and power outlets
  • Flossing and toothbrush in one unit.

Models

ProductComplete Care 5.0 (WP-861)Complete Care 9.0 (CC-01)
Reservoir22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds22 ounce (650 ml), 90+ seconds
Number of Pressure Settings1010
Toothbrush TypeSonicSonic
Toothbrush ModesClean, Whiten, MassageClean, Whiten, Massage
Size of Base5 x 5.65 inches5.25 x 4.40 inches
VoltageNorth America Only; 120VAC/60HzNorth America Only; 120VAC/60Hz
Price$119.99$139.99

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.

Features

  • 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.

Models

ModelSF-03W010-1 Sonic-Fusion 2.0SF-04CD010-1 Sonic-Fusion® 2.0 ProfessionalSF-01W020-1 Sonic-FusionSF-02CD010-1 Sonic-Fusion Professional
Reservoir16 Ounces 473 ml, 60secs16 Ounces 473 ml , 60secs15 Ounces 444 ml, 60secs14 Ounces, 414 ml 60secs
Water ControlOn/Off on HandleOn/Off on HandleOn/Off on HandleOn/Off on Handle
Number of Pressure Settings10101010
Extra FeaturesRotating tip, Chrome accentsChrome accents, Ultra quiet,Chrome accentsChrome accents LED Motion Sense Indicator
Battery OptionRechargeable Lithium IonLithium Ion standard recharging systemNiMH standard recharging systemNiMH standard recharging system
Price$179.99$219.99$169.99$199.99

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:

  1. Traditional cordless design, which has 8 models
  2. Countertop cordless design, which has 2 models that are 30% smaller size than traditional plug-in models.

Features

  • 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.
  • Lightweight.
  • Portable.
  • 3 battery options: replaceable 3 AA batteries, built-in NiMH rechargeable battery, or built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery.

Traditional Cordless Models

ModelExpress water flosser WF-02Freedom WF-03Cordless Water Flosser WP-360Advanced flosser WP-569Cordless Revive WF-03 W038Cordless Select WF-10W010Cordless Plus WP-450)
Reservoir5 Ounces (148 ml) 30secs5 Ounces (148 ml) 30secs5 Ounces (148 ml) 30secs7 Ounces (207 ml) 45 secs5 Ounces (148 ml) 30secs7 Ounces (207 ml) 45secs7 Ounces (207 ml) 45secs
Water ControlOn/Off Slider on handleOn/Off Slider on handlePush button switch on handlePush button switch on handleOn handle Dual-Pressure controlPush button switch on handleIn-Handle Dual-Pressure Control
Number of Pressure Settings2223222
Extra FeaturesWaterproof and may be used in the showerMicrofiber Travel Bag Waterproof  360-Degree Tip Rotation360-Degree Tip RotationNo charging required4-hour rapid charge 360-degree tip rotation360-Degree Tip Rotation
Battery Option3 AA Batteries3 AA Batteries  alkaline or NiMHRechargeable Fixed NiMHRechargeable NiMHReplaceable AAMagnetic USB Charging SystemStandard Charging System NiMH
Price$39.99$54.99$44.99$99.99$49.99$79.99$69.99

Countertop Cordless Models

Model(WF-12CD010-1) ION Professional Cordless Water Flosser(WF-11W010-1) ION Cordless Water Flosser
Reservoir20 Ounces 90 seconds90seconds
Water ControlOn/off switch on handleOn/off switch on handle
Number of Pressure Settings1010
Extra Features7 Water flossing tips and tip storage case included6 Water flossing tips included Magnetic handle cradle
Battery Optionlithium-ion batterylithium-ion battery
Price$99.99$89.99

Pro’s and Cons of WaterPik Water Flossers

Pros

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

Cons

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

Price Comparison

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.

Conclusion

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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