The water flosser is considered one of the most important dental care devices today, as a regular toothbrush would often need the help of other tools to clean a person’s teeth and gums and properly. There have been many devices that were developed to promote proper oral hygiene, but none had the significant impact that water flossers had in the industry.
Dentists and doctors have recommended that people should not only brush their teeth at least two or three times a day but to also floss the parts of their teeth that are unreachable to the bristles of their toothbrush. A string of dental floss might do the job to get rid of the germs and plaque on these regions of the teeth, but a water flosser can do the task better and even faster.
If you currently don’t own any water flosser at home, then this may be the right time for you to get one, as long as you have the budget for it. To get you started on what could be the perfect water flosser for you, here are some water flosser models that reviewers recommend as great devices for beginners.
The first one on the list is the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser, an electric dental care device that can deliver up to 90 PSI of water pressure capable of removing food debris in an instant. This water flosser is made by Water Pik, Inc., a company that is arguably the most popular manufacturer of water flossers in the world, and their name has quickly become synonymous with the name “water flosser” since most people mention their models whenever the topic of oral irrigators are brought up.
The Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser has six different tips that you can insert at the end of the device’s hose, and they each have different purposes when it comes to cleaning your teeth. The most used tips for the Waterpik flosser are the Pik Pocket, the Plaque Seeker, and the Orthodontics tip.
Serving as an upgrade over the Ultra in terms of features, the Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser boasts a 100 PSI maximum water pressure that can be lowered up to 10 PSI to provide a customized cleaning capability. In addition, the Aquarius has a built-in timer that can be set to 30 seconds to 1 minute to count how long you should floss one gap between two teeth.
Like the Ultra, the Waterpik Aquarius also comes with the special tips like the Pik Pocket and the Plaque Seeker, but it also has three Classic tips so that you will have an easy replacement in case one Classic tip breaks. It is quite interesting to note that this is one of the few products that Waterpik sells in a variety of colors, and these include black, white, burgundy, gray, mint green, pink, orchid, and blue.
The Waterpik Cordless Water Flosser is the brand’s smallest dental care device that is capable of producing 45 to 75 PSI of water pressure, which is sufficient to remove plaque on the teeth. Because of its small appearance and its battery-powered parts, it has an ultra-quiet operation that wouldn’t disturb your roommates if you are flossing at night in the bathroom.
If you have charged it fully, its battery can last for up to four hours, and there is an LED indicator that can show you if it has a low battery. The Waterpik Cordless Water Flosser is the perfect dental care tool to bring during camping trips or backpacking adventures because of its portability.
The Waterpik Sonic-Fusion combines the best elements of the toothbrush and a water flosser in one package. The tip of the Sonic-Fusion flosser looks like an ordinary battery-powered toothbrush, but hidden at the center of the brush’s head is a hole where pressurized water comes out similar to how the nozzles of a water flosser work.
Furthermore, it has a 2-minute timer that has a 30-second pacer so you can time how long you spend cleaning one part of your teeth like the Waterpik Aquarius. You can also use the device as a regular toothbrush by selecting its Brush mode, but you can also choose other settings like Floss mode or the Brush & Floss mode that combines the function of the two previous settings.
Similar to the Waterpik Cordless, the MOSPRO Water Flosser is also a portable device that is shaped like a battery-powered toothbrush, but it is significantly cheaper than the one made by Waterpik.
The MOSPRO has an IPX7 waterproof body that enables it to keep working even if it is soaked in water. Also, the water flosser has three modes that have different water pressure levels, and these modes are named Normal, Gentle, and Pulse. It has four interchangeable nozzles that are the same size but are color-coded so that you can assign one color to one family member or loved one who will use the water flosser.
Another portable water flosser, the Panasonic EW-DJ10-A has one feature that makes it different from the others, and that is its collapsible design. The main body of the Panasonic water flosser has two separate parts; the one at the top is that part where all the electronics are located, while the one at the body is a compartment where you will put the water for the device.
However, the most interesting aspect of its bottom part is that it acts as a compartment where you can push down the top part into it to make it look smaller. The nozzle can then be removed after collapsing the water flosser’s main body for a more compact appearance.
The Philips Sonicare Airfloss Electric Flosser may be the simplest device in terms of design, but it packs plenty of features that may even be better than the other water flossers on this list. Its battery life can last for up to three weeks, which is excellent for long trips where you couldn’t charge or replace the battery for the Philips Sonicare. It would take at least one whole day for the water flosser to charge fully, but the long charge time rewards you with a long operating time as well.
On the other hand, Philips recommends that you change its nozzle every six months, and unfortunately, it doesn’t come with extra nozzles. But you can easily buy the nozzle separately online or in grocery stores.
From the smallest water flosser, we are now going to discuss the biggest portable water flosser in the list, which is the Liberex Cordless Water Flosser. Because of its large main body, the Liberex flosser is perfect for those who may have a difficult time gripping other portable water flossers that are smaller in size.
The Liberex Cordless Water Flosser has four modes to choose from, and these modes include Soft, Medium, Strong, and Pulse settings. To show you what pressure mode you are in, there is an LED indicator at the center of its body that also shows its battery status. In addition, the Liberex device comes with five interchangeable nozzles that have different sizes and lengths, with one having three bristles to brush off plaque and food debris on the teeth after applying water pressure on it.
Those are eight of the best water flossers for both beginners and experienced flossers. Keep in mind that no matter how many dental care devices or tools you have at home, you shouldn’t be exempted from visiting your local dentist at least once or twice a year. Purchase a water flosser if you want to improve your daily oral hygiene, but you should consult your dentist to see if the device brings any significant change in terms of the cleanliness of your teeth and gums.