Flossing with string isn’t fun. It’s time-consuming, uncomfortable, and pretty tough on your fingers. For most people, water flossers offer the best solution to keep teeth and gums clean. They’re comfortable, easy, and fast to use. Best of all, they can be used by people with braces, dentures, and other complicated dental equipment with no problems at all.
Best Water Flosser Reviews 2018
1.Waterpik ADA Accepted WP-660 Aquarius Water Flosser– Best Seller
With plenty of advanced power settings, 90 seconds of flossing time per tank, and a set of specialty heads to fit a wide range of dental needs, the Waterpik Aquarius is one of the best countertop water flossers on the market today.
Unfortunately, it’s not very portable. If you travel often (or if you just want to use your water flosser in the shower), you’ll want to choose a handheld waterproof model instead.
2.H2ofloss Water Dental Flosser Quiet Design(50db) With 12 Multifunctional Tips Countertop Dental Oral Irrigator for Family (hf-8whisper)
Fully waterproof with a huge reservoir and 150 seconds of flossing time, the H2ofloss Dental Flosser offers incredible convenience. Unlike most other countertop water flossers, it’s got pressure controls built into the handle.
While having pressure controls on the handle is incredibly convenient at times, the on/off switch is on the countertop base. You’ll have to stick the flossing tip in your mouth before reaching over to flip the switch to avoid making a mess.
3.QQcute Water Flosser Professional Cordless Rechargeable Oral Irrigator 3-Mode IPX7 Waterproof for Home and Travel (Dark grey)
Lightweight and portable, this QQcute flosser is perfect for both travel and home use. Fully waterproof, you can use it while you shower to avoid getting your bathroom wet while you floss. Intuitive power modes make it perfect to share with family members.
With only about 50 seconds of floss time per tank, however, you’ll probably have to refill this flosser at least once to floss your whole mouth. It’s also only got two tips, which means you’ll have to buy replacements a lot sooner.
4.QQCute Water Dental Flosser with 7 Multifunctional Tips 600ml Countertop teeth cordless Oral Irrigator For Home Use
This compact countertop flosser from QQCute gives you a full 90 seconds of flossing time without hogging space in your bathroom. With lots of tips, easy controls, and plenty of power, you’ll get a great floss, too.
This QQCute lacks the 3-year warranty of the Waterpik or the long runtime of the H2ofloss. It’s also not fully waterproof (just resistant to splashes) so you’ll want to leave this unit on the sink and try not to spray it with too much water.
Comparable to the QQCute above, this countertop flosser sports a stylish black look. It’s still fully featured, with 90 seconds of floss time, 7 tips, and the adjustable power you’d expect from a modern flosser.
Like most other countertop flossers, this unit isn’t particularly portable or waterproof. You’ll want to skip it if you travel or you want to floss in the shower. Also, while it comes with 7 tips, only 3 of them are for normal water flossing.
This totally waterproof portable flosser comes with 4 colorful tips so the whole family can share. It’s chargeable by USB and has up to 2 weeks of battery life per charge. It’s also got a unique design that’s supposed to double its working life.
While this unit is great for travel, the water tank is on the smaller end. You’ll definitely have to refill it at least once to floss your whole mouth (or even twice if you’re a slow flosser). Additionally, the limited power modes make it harder to find the right setting.
This portable water flosser has all of the features needed to keep your teeth clean. It’s got four power modes, convenient controls, and is totally waterproof for use in the shower.
Unfortunately, it’s also got the smallest tank out of any of the flossers on this page. It’s still a great option if you floss quickly or you don’t mind filling up the tank a bit more often, or as a backup flosser for travel.
With a lifetime warranty and over two minutes of floss time, this countertop flosser is a great pick for families. It’s got easy power controls on the base and comes with a whopping 7 tips to give you lots of choice in how you use it.
Unlike other countertop flossers, however, most of the controls on this Nicefeel are located on the base. This means you’ll have to stay close at all times and coordinate your hands to avoid spraying water all over your bathroom. There’s a pause button on the handle to make things slightly easier, but you still have to use the base to turn it on and off.
This countertop water flosser from THZY is designed to be extra quiet, waterproof, and easy to use. It’s even got a UV sanitizer to help keep your tips free of germs in between uses.
While most of the other countertop flossers here have 10 power settings, however, this THZY only offers 5. The low and high-pressure levels are pretty similar but you’ll have a bit less control in between them.
This Nicefeel countertop flosser is a more basic version of the one above. The big difference? It’s got a smaller tank, offering 90 seconds of floss time instead of 150. This is still enough to floss your whole mouth if you’re quick, but it’s not a huge amount for a countertop flosser.
Like the other Nicefeel, this unit still has some awkward controls. There’s a pause button on the handle but no on/off switch, so you’ll want to stick the flossing head in your mouth with one hand while you turn the machine on with the other. This is much less convenient than simply having an on/off switch on the handle itself.
Water Flosser Buying Guide
There are two primary styles of water flossers on the market. Consumers can choose between countertop flossers, which have a large reservoir for longer floss times, and portable flossers with internal reservoirs and much shorter floss times. Countertop flossers usually plug into the wall, offer higher max water pressure, and have more user-controlled settings than their portable counterparts. On the other hand, portable flossers are usually battery powered and can easily be placed in your toiletry bag when you travel. Some varieties are even waterproof, allowing you to use them while you shower. Choosing between these two styles is an important first step when it comes to purchasing a water flosser. If you don’t want to refill your flosser while you use it and you don’t plan to travel with it, you’ll probably want a countertop flosser. Conversely, if you don’t mind filling up your flosser a bit more often and you travel a lot, a portable flosser is the right choice for you.
There are a few other features you should look at when considering your flosser. First, how many tips does it come with? If you plan on sharing your flosser with family members, you’ll want at least one tip for each person who will use it. Are extra tips available for purchase? How much are they? If you’re getting a battery powered flosser, what’s the battery life like? Does the flosser remember your pressure settings between use? If you’re sharing it with another person, how easy is it to switch between pressure settings?
Finally, consider the capacity of the tank. While portable flossers tend to have small tanks and countertop flossers tend to have big ones, they’re not all equal. Bigger tanks mean longer floss times between refills. The bigger countertop flossers can have up to 90 seconds of use per tank, which means you can floss your whole mouth on one tank with a bit of practice. Models with slightly smaller tanks might challenge this, however. If it takes you 90 seconds to floss your whole mouth and your flosser only has 80 seconds of runtime, you’ll still have to stop and fill the tank each time you use it, which means you won’t get much benefit over a flosser with 45 seconds of runtime.
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