I will be honest with you. While I don’t have a problem brushing my teeth, I am absolutely horrible when it comes to flossing. I know that it is important for the health of my teeth and gums, but it is simply something that I struggle with. One thing I found that actually helps a lot is to use a system that is more automated and less tedious. Enter the water flosser. Water flossing becomes the preferred methods of flossing among millions who simply don’t like flossing. But water flossers are not simply more convenient. There is plenty of pragmatic and empirical evidence that suggests that water flossing is more effective than traditional flossing. However, it is important to note that not all water flossers are created equal. So which ones are the best? Here are the top five water flossers on the market today.
Waterpik WP-260 Water Flosser for Kids
When you consider the fact that it is virtually impossible to get kids to floss on a consistent basis, the idea of a water flosser that is designed for kids makes a lot of sense. Without question, the WaterpikWP-260 is the best water flosser on the market that is designed for kids. With this in mind, it lands the number five slot. While the flosser plugs into an electrical socket, it is equipped with a special child-proof guard to protect children from electrocution. What makes this water flosser ideal for kids is that it smaller than the full-sized model. Additionally, the control is much easier to operate. It only has three power settings and a power switch.
Profloss Model 94116 Water Flosser
While this particular model is not ideal for most people, there are some people who absolutely love it. It has to be attached to a water faucet in order to be operable. The great thing about this design is that it does not require a power source. Additionally, because it is directly attached to the water source, there is no need to continuously feel the water reservoir. While this is not my personal favorite, it definitely deserves a place on the list for convenience and performance. The part of the flosser that connects to the faucet uses state-of-the-art quick-connect technology, so there is no hassle of connecting and disconnecting the faucet. The power and force of the waterjet are determined by far you open up your faucet. This is a model that is simple and to the point.
Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Dental Water Flosser
If you are someone who travels a lot, this model will definitely catch your attention as it is designed to be portable. It is also a great choice for someone who is giving water flossers a try for the first time. The reasonable pricing makes it a great choice for those who want to determine if a water flosser is right for them, and the small size makes it an idea to take along on trips. This design comes in a cordless model that is battery operated — requiring two AA batteries, which eliminates the need for a charging station. There is another model for the same design that has a rechargeable battery, but it comes at a price that is double that of the battery operated one. You will have to determine if that rechargeable battery creates a justifiable value.
Philips Sonicare HX8332/12 Airfloss Ultra
The complaints about the earlier models of the Airfloss design was that they suffered in the area of reliability. According to the more recent reports and reviews, the most recent version of this model is significantly more dependable. None of the previous versions of this design would have come close to making this list, but it appears that Philips finally got things figured out. Don’t let the name fool you, this is a water flosser. The name Airfloss comes from the fact that the water is power by air pressure. You will have to refill the reservoir with mouthwash and water on a regular basis.
Waterpik Aquarius WP-660 Water Flosser
Waterpik has been and remains the gold standard by which all water flossers are measured. So, it was not a difficult decision to place the WP-660 in the top slot. The Aquarius is the best model that the company makes and it does not disappoint in the area of performance. It should be noted that perfection comes at a price. However, the price of the unit should be viewed as an investment in your oral health. This is not a portable model by any stretch. It has to be plugged in and it has a large water basin. If quality and performance are at the top of your list, then you will absolutely love the Waterpik Aquarius WP-660.