Brushing is so important that since the very early ages we are taught to brush twice. It’s the first thing we do after waking up and before sleeping (hopefully).
But what about flossing? No? And even if you do floss, have you been doing it with a string as I find that incredibly awkward, time-consuming, painful. Plus it doesn’t even get 100% of the job done.
That is where power dental flossers come into action. These work 51% more effectively thus reducing the risk of Gingivitis, cavity, etc.
Not to forget they are convenient to use and work around braces and implants as well.
But we do not want you to spend hours searching through thousands of flossers. We did all the hard work for you.
So here are the best water flossers for 2019 so you never have to hide that gorgeous smile again.
In-Depth Water Flosser Reviews
#1: Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser
If you are in the market for the absolute best, the top of the line features of the Waterpik Aquarius make this a no-brainer. Here’s all you need to know about gold standard flosser.
It has ‘The’ Seal of Approval
Wondering why pretty much anyone and everyone recommends Waterpik flossers? That is because it is the only flosser brand to have been recognized by the ADA (American Dental Association).
And the reason the flosser has been given that is simple. It is just that damn good and can give you clean, healthy white teeth with just a minute of use in a day.
First and foremost, it has a water jet that delivers the perfect pressure and pulsations that clean out even the tiniest of nooks and crannies between the teeth and below the gum line.
And to ensure that water reaches those small gaps, it has 7 interchangeable tips, each designed for a different purpose.
This ensures any kind of bacteria or dirt and debris bound to lead to a cavity or worse in the future is washed away in a whisker (your visits to the dentist are about to become a whole lot less).
This dental flosser is the only model to feature so many attachments so here’s a lowdown to them so you can use them right.
Classic Jet Tip: This is the tip you will most likely be using as it is ideal for general flossing. And since you are provided with 3 of these tips, each family member can have their own.
Toothbrush Tip: If you want to both floss and brush at the same time, this is the tip to use.
Plaque Seeker Tip: In case you are worried about catching a bacterial infection or want to give your teeth and gums a deeper clean, this patented tip will give your mouth the deep clean it needs. You can even clean retainers, implants, crowns, etc. as well.
Orthodontic Tip: For anyone that needs to wear braces and needs a good clean below and brackets and wires as it gives 3x better cleaning.
Pik Pocket Tip: To clean under the gum line and periodontal spaces that brushes and generic flosser cannot reach, this slightly pointy tip is your go-to attachment.
Make the most of these interchangeable tips and you should see an improvement in your oral health in just a mere 2-weeks
Don’t like the water hitting into your mouth too hard? That is why the flosser comes with an adjustable pressure that ranges from 10PSI to 100PSI (so the pressure is just how you want it to be).
That pressure can be adjusted using the knob placed on the body which can be slightly inconvenient for some but for others it means you won’t accidentally switch settings as you floss.
And you do not always have to time your flossing manually as the flosser comes with a 1-minute timer and a 30-second pacer so you can focus on just the flossing.
And when you are done with it, you do not have to worry about splashing water on the mirror as the on/off switch is placed right in your palm.
Water Capacity and Storage
Worried where you will store all those important tips. Well, if there is one thing you do not want is to lose them in the abyss of your bathroom shelves and cupboards.
This is why the flosser comes with in-built storage proving you with convenient in-house storage where the tips remain dust-free.
Another excellent feature of the flosser is its large tank that can give you water for a straight 90-seconds ensuring you do not have to constantly refill it.
There really isn’t much to fault about the flosser except that it will cost you higher than some of the other models. Plus, it takes up some space on the countertop as it has a large water tank.
But that premium cost is worth every penny as it is hands down the most efficient flosser on the market making oral health maintenance a whole lot easier.
- The only flosser brand to have an ADA approval
- Remove about 99% plaque and more efficient at cleaning than regular thread flossing
- Comes with 5 different tips that help clean plaque and debris from crevices
- Also works around braces, wires, implants, retainers, etc.
- Needs to be used only for a minute daily for best results
- Convenient to turn on/off as switch is placed on the handle
- Water pressure can be adjusted from 10PSI to 100PSI using the knob
- It has a timer and pacer so you can track your flossing
- Tips can be safely stored in the built-in unit
- Large water reservoir delivers 90-seconds of non-stop water
- It is on the expensive side
- It takes up some space on the countertop and cannot be easily carried around
- Placing the pressure adjustment control on the handle would have made usage even easier
If you are willing to pay a few extra bucks for convenience and efficiency, the Waterpik Aquarius is head and shoulder above the rest.
With white, healthy teeth now so easy to attain, compliments like,’ wow’ you have a gorgeous smile are sure to make your day.
#2: WaterPik Cordless Advanced WP-560
If you are looking for something more compact, the Waterpik Cordless WP-560 is just the flosser you need. But don’t let its small size fool you, this one packs as much a punch as the Aquarius
A Compact but Powerful Flosser
If you like to live your life on the go the compact design of this flosser means it can be carried in your backpack, handbag or in any of your suitcase pockets with ease.
Plus, it fits perfectly in your hands and since it is cordless, you have the freedom to move around and ensure you get every corner of the teeth and gums.
There are 3 pressure settings which mean whether you wanted a deep clean or a gentle massage of the gums, there is a setting for everyone and everything.
Control at your fingertips
In case you want to change settings, the controls are placed right at your thumb so you can adjust pressure, turn the flosser on/off, etc. in an instant without having to stop the flossing.
Apart from that, it also has a tank big enough to deliver 45-seconds of uninterrupted water flow that is easy to detach and refill or drain out the remainder.
This is just the kind of hassle-free usage you want when you are in a race against time and want to look your best at the wedding or the all-important board meeting, interview or date.
It is tried and tested
Just like the Aquarius, even this is approved by the ADA which means it has been tested and accepted by industry experts (that’s like you clearing military training and earning your badge).
This means it will deliver 50% better flossing than you could ever achieve using a thread and that too in a much shorter time span without any of the cuts and hassles.
But what if I have an implant or have braces and wires? Well, no problem, where the string lack the flosser makes up and gives about 2-3x better cleaning in and around the hotspots.
Even problems like plaque will be a thing of the past as it promises to clear about a whopping 99.9% of it, just like the Aquarius.
The fact that this goes toe to toe with Aquarius, means the only thing you will be compromising on is the size and run-time. As for the cleaning power, it is a beast.
Comes with 4 Tips
That 99.99% plaque that it removes is because of the special plaque tip designed to reach into corners that toothbrushes and some flossers fail to.
Similarly, there is the Orthodontics tip and the Classic Flosser tip. These are pretty much all the tips you will need whether you have braces, implants or are just like to be hygienic.
Along with these tips, there is also the 360-degree rotation which enables you to get to every corner of the mouth without much twisting and turning.
Your Travel Buddy
Heading out for a long vacation? Don’t forget your flosser.
Well, I told all about its compactness but there’s more to this travel-friendly flosser than that.
Firstly, it has a universal voltage so whether you are in the US, India, UK, it can easily handle any voltage between 100-240 thus saving you cost of a voltage converter when you travel abroad.
And in case you forget to drain the water out after flossing, don’t panic. With the plugs, the flosser ensures not even a drop of water spills onto your clothes or worse, electronics.
Plus, you won’t have to dig through all your clothes and belongings are the bathroom cupboards looking for the tips as they can be safely stored in the storage box provided in the package.
This also prevents dust and dirt build-up and protects them from the rigors of travel.
And that box and the flosser easily fit into the micro-fiber bag adding an additional layer of protection.
Quick charging is another advantage this flosser has over others other in this category as it takes just a mere 4 hours compared to the 8-hours other flossers take.
While cordless sure does have its benefits, battery life is short so you will need to charge it almost after every use.
You do not get additional tips as with the Aquarius so if you happen to lose one, you will have to buy it.
The flosser will cost you around $90 making it the most expensive on the list but it is money you will not regret spending.
- It is also an ADA Approved flosser
- Compact enough to fit into all sorts of bags and suitcase pockets
- The water tank is easy to empty and refill if need be
- Delivers water for a good 45-seconds
- Pressure can be adjusted for a deep clean or gum massage
- All controls are readily available as they are placed right around your thumb
- It is one of the most silent flossers in the market
- Universal voltage allows you to use it in any part of the world
- Comes with the box for safe storage of the tips
- There is also a microfiber carry bag for the flosser
- Recharges in just 4-hours
- Longer battery life would have been ideal
- No additional tips are provided as with the Aquarius
- It is also on the expensive side
Why spend around $90 on a flosser? Because it is the only flosser to have ADA rating in its class, recharges in half the time than others and is one of the most durable flossers giving you years of service making it worth every penny.
#3: MOSPRO Water Flosser Professional (Best Bang for your Buck)
Looking for a flosser on a budget? How about one less than $40? But does going for a cheaper flosser mean sacrificing on features and convenience?
Here’s everything you need to know about our top budget pick.
Cheap but Power-Packed
3 adjustable modes give the flosser the versatility that makes it ideal for all gum types. If you have sensitive gums or are suffering from ulcers or sore tooth, the soft mode is just what the dentist ordered for.
Similarly, there is the normal wash for everyday use after you brush. And lastly, the pulse mode for when you need a gush of water to clear out the stubborn debris stuck under the braces, wires, etc.
And the 360-degree nozzle and cordless build add to the ease of using the flosser so even if you are a newbie, it only takes a few seconds to get the hang of it.
Impressive Battery Life
If the Waterpik WP-560 battery disappointed us, the MOSPRO was an absolute delight. That is because it actually does have a surprisingly long 24-hour battery life.
That is because it is fitted with a 1400mAH battery. So if you use for about 2-3 minutes, it will give you 2 weeks of run-time on a single charge (say goodbye to the trouble of having to carry chargers everywhere).
And when you do finally run out of battery, you do not have to scramble around for a power outlet as it can be recharged with a using cable through your laptop or power bank.
While cordless use and long battery life are great, it is the compact design which makes it another traveler’s favorite flossers (it slides right in with your other luggage bag just like your toothbrush)
Ease of use
From placing the button right near the fingers to the removable tank, each aspect of the MOSPRO flosser has been designed keeping in mind user comfort.
These save you time as you can fill the tank, set the mode and get started in under 15-seconds. Oh, and in case you feel like changing the mode midway through, you won’t have to halt the flossing either.
Yup, you are a family but using someone else’s flosser can still be yucky, isn’t it? Thankfully, you do not have to worry about that since you get 4 interchangeable flossers.
While the battery lasts you for weeks, charging it can take about 8-10 hours so make you charge it well in time before your next use.
You also do not get any of the special tips like a Plaque Tip, Orthodontic Tip which means it isn’t as efficient around braces and wires as the Waterpik flossers.
- It has a 24-hours battery life and this runs for about 2 weeks with everyday use
- The sleek design makes it another travel-friendly model
- With 3 modes, it can serve people with different gum sensitivities
- USB supported charging means you can charge it using a laptop or power bank
- The 360-degree nozzle makes cleaning the smaller gaps easier
- 4 interchangeable tips mean every family member can have their own tips for flossing
- Comes with a bag for travel purposes
- It has an IPX 7 waterproof rating and can be used in the tub or while showering
- Does not gives you special tips so cleaning around braces, implants, etc. isn’t that great
- Charging the battery can take a long time
To answer the question above on whether you would be compromising on convenience, it is a resounding no. For everyday flossing needs of a family or an individual, this budget cordless flosser offers the best bang for your buck.
#4: H2ofloss Countertop Oral Irrigator
Need something even cheaper? The H20floss is available for less than $35. But don’t get it just for its cheaper price. There is more to this flosser than meets the eye.
It has a large water tank
The best part about this flosser is its large 800ml water tank which means it gives you the longest water supply (150 seconds to be precise) so you can floss without having to refill. And while it is slightly bigger, it is just as easy to remove and refill or empty out as any of the above flossers.
Oh, and it is also 100% waterproof so you do not have to worry about spills and splashes.
Tips for all needs
This is another flosser that will offer the benefits of flossing to your entire family as it comes with the highest number of tips i.e. 12 (yup, you heard that right). Here’s how these tips can help you.
Jet Tips: With 4 Jet Tips, each person can have their own tip which is ideal for daily flossing.
Periodontal Tips (2): If you have recently had dental surgery this is just the tip you to clean around it to keep away infection. It is also the tip you want to use for cleaning those gaps around implants and crowns.
Orthodontic Tips (2): Isn’t it just embarrassing when you meet someone with a huge smile to realize or worse for them to point out that there is food stuck between your teeth? Well, not anymore as these orthodontic tips will remove all plaque and all kinds of food debris from every crevice and gap of the wires and brackets.
Tongue Cleaner Tips (2): Brushed your teeth and flossed your mouth but what about the tongue where over 20 billion bacterias can be merrymaking (something you probably did not know)? Scared? Don’t be as this tip will give you a clean and bacteria-free tongue in about a minute.
Cleaning Irrigation Tip (1): For nasal irrigation, this provides a stable stream.
Moisturizing Mist Spray Tip (1): The mouth getting too dry? Use this tip for a gentle moisturizing effect.
Pulsating Water Pressure
All these tips are only useful if the flosser can delivering water at a variety of speeds and guess it can do just that as it is equipped with the pulsating water technology.
This means you can adjust the speed anywhere between 5PSI to 110PSI and pulses at a rate of about 1200 times per minutes which according to research is the best-suited settings. So how does this help?
While the tips help you get around those gaps, it is this pulsating water pressure that actually dislodges the most stubborn on debris, plaques, etc. from the smallest of spaces.
And when you do not need that deep a cleaning, the water pressure can be adjusted using the switch on the handle to give you a nice gum massage which, in turn, helps maintain gum health.
There is also a pause button on the handle which comes in handy in case you need to check on your the cleaning, the mobile, etc.
This is a wired flosser which means you do not have the convenience of moving around too much as your floss.
Plus, since the water tank is large, it takes up quite the space on the bathroom sink top or cupboards. It also does not easily fit into backpacks which means carrying it around can be a lot of hassle.
- Its large 800ml water tank means it runs for 150 seconds without any refills
- The flosser body is waterproof so you do not have to worry about the drips and spills
- Comes with 12 tips making the ideal family flosser
- There are various tips like the periodontal, orthodontal and jet tips
- It also has a tongue cleaning tip that will remove any bacteria within a minute
- Water pressure can be adjusted between 5PSI to 110PSI
- For that, the control is conveniently located on the handle itself
- You can also pause the flossing if needed
- It is one of the cheapest flossers you will find on the market
- Not a travel-friendly flosser due to its large size
- Also takes up a lot of space on the countertop or in the shelves
- It does not give you the freedom to move around as a wireless flosser would