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Best Water Flosser of 2018

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Water flossing is an easy way to improve the overall health of your teeth and mouth. It is quick, it’s easy, and it produces rapid results. Plainly put it will make your teeth look better, and it will make your mouth healthier.

If you aren’t already water flossing, you really should try it. However, even if you know that you would like to give water flossing a go, there is still the matter of buying a water flosser. If you have already started looking into this product, you have probably noticed that there are lots of options on the market.

Our aim today is to help you sift through them. To do this, we will take a look at the best options out there in 2018. Read on for a guide that will help you to choose the perfect water flosser for your needs.

Waterpik WP-950 Complete Care 7.0 Water Flosser and Sonic Tooth Brush

Complete Care WP-950We will start with the Waterpik WP-950. This is something of an all in-one oral hygiene station. In addition to the pik, you also get an electric brush that will allow you to address all of your oral health needs with one convenient package. It’s great for the buyer that is completely upgrading to an electric tooth care setup.

  • Combo: As we said in the product overview, you are getting an electric brush with this package. The value here is pretty significant. By paying a little bit more than you ordinarily would for a water flosser, you get a comprehensive package. Of course, if you already have an electric toothbrush that you like, you may shy away from this offer. After all, why pay more to get a duplicate of something that you already have, right?
  • Water Reservoir: You also get a substantial water reservoir here. Filled to capacity, the reservoir can produce up to 90 seconds of constant water. This is actually more than you need. You only really need to spend about 5-8 seconds on each region of your mouth, which accounts for about a minute total of flossing. However, the extra 30 seconds does give you a nice margin of error. If for some reason there is a little bit of water wasted, you can still finish the job without refilling the tank.
  • Comprehensive: The set also has the benefit of being comprehensive in the department of pik tips. You get 5 different tips and 4 different brush heads This is going to be beneficial in several different ways. For one thing, the extra heads and tips mean that you won’t need to go out and buy more anytime soon—saving you both time and money. The extra tips also empower you to perform a wider range of functions. For example, there are tips that are specifically designed for braces, or for busting up plaque. Simply put, the more brush heads and tips that you have, the more things that you will ultimately be able to do.
  • Packaging: The package comes with the water flosser, the 5 tips, the 4 brush heads, and, of course, the electric toothbrush. You also get a travel case for the toothbrush so that you can bring all of these things on the road with you should you want to. Broadly speaking, this is more than you will usually see in most water flossing packages, though you do pay a little bit more to get it.

Waterpik ADA Accepted WP-660 Aquarius Water Flosser

Aquarius WP-660With this next entry, we have the first water flosser to ever win the ADA seal of acceptance. This means that if you are hoping to get a flosser that your dentist will approve of, you have it here.

With the good reasons, there is plenty to like in this package. The WP-660 series offers 7 colors {}, it features plenty of pressure settings, and tip heads, to offer users comprehensive control over the flossing process. It also comes with an attractive design, an impressive reservoir capacity, and quality engineering.

  • Pressure Settings: You get 10 pressure settings with this flosser. With that many pressure settings, you won’t have any trouble catering your flossing experience to your exact needs. The main benefit of this feature is that you can adjust the machine to suit the needs of your mouth as they change on a daily basis. For instance, if you wake up one morning with sensitive teeth and gums, you may not want lots of water pressure. More settings mean more versatility.
  • Lots of Flosser Head: Speaking of versatility, you also get 7 flosser heads with this unit. Three of the tips are simply backups for the traditional option. However, there are four additional options that can eliminate plaque better, or even improve your ability to work around braces. The truth is that most users don’t use all seven tips on regularly. The majority of people find one tip that they like, and then they more or less stick to it. However, you can’t do that unless you get a good sample size of options right? That is what you get here. And, of course, like we mentioned with the last unit that we saw, the more tip heads that you get, the less often you will need to buy pricey replacements.
  • Big Reservoir: Like the last flosser that we saw, this is another option that comes with a 30 second reservoir. We already mentioned the benefits of this. Even though you only need about a minute’s worth of water, the extra time provides you with a nice safety net. This unit even features a pacer so that you will know when to move on to another region of your mouth.
  • Packaging: The packaging is pretty straightforward with the WP-660 series. You get the flosser itself, and 7 other tips. Simple but comprehensive enough for any user to comfortably get started.

Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced Water Flosser

Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced Water FlosserHere is something that you don’t see every day – A cordless water flosser. Thanks to a clever design interface, the water reservoir on this unit is stored in the handle. As a result, you are no longer restricted by the cord that would otherwise limit your range of movement.

The cord free design also has the benefit of making this flosser much easier to store and travel with. Is the cordless design important? Or is it just a design gimmick? Read on and decide for yourself.

  • Rapid Charge: Being a cordless unit, you don’t hook it up directly to a power source when you use it. This means that you have to rely on chargers. The good news here is that this unit is equipped for rapid charging thanks to the magnetic charger. The handle can be fully charged in just 4 hours so that you never have to find yourself without it for an extended period of time.
  • Pressure Settings: You only get 3 pressure settings here (low, medium, and high) unlike the ten that we saw earlier. Still, there is plenty of value to the three settings. Though basic, they still empower you to adjust the tool to suit your needs for any given situation.
  • Easy To Use: This flosser is also designed to be as easy to use as possible. The interface is as simple as pushing a few buttons, and the lack of a cord makes it easy to maneuver with. Granted, water flossers are not known for being extremely challenging in any situation. Still, life is very busy right? Why not make your oral hygiene regiment as straightforward as possible?
  • Packaging: With this package, you get 4 tips, a magnetic charger, and a travel bag. While it is a little bit lacking in the tip department relative to what we have seen so far, it’s still nothing to complain about.

Fairywill Water Flosser

Fairywill Water FlosserFirst impressions count, and the Fairywill Water Flosser gives a good one. The unit is black with a transparent 600ml reservoir, so it could remind you of an undersized food mixer, apart from the fact that there is a ‘wand’ that clips to side of the unit and extends on a contrasting looped white cable. Considering it’s made of plastic and is not expensive, the design is surprisingly elegant.

A bronze colored dial helps the look further and you’ll turn it to control water pressure and the speed of the water jet pulses. 1 is gentle, 10 feels very strong and should be used with caution.

It’s very good at what it does, and if you clip any of the 4 included jets (stored in the lid) to the wand you’ll appreciate it too. The unit hums as the pump fires up. Place the jet head in your mouth and seal it in with your lips. As your mouth fills with water, the best way to work is to go from tooth to tooth until you need to spit, turning it off each time. It’s easy when you get into a rhythm.

It’s great at flossing, especially if you hate string and looking for an economical water flosser.

Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Dental Water Flosser

Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Dental Water FlosserUp next, we have another handle that has been engineered with portability and mobility in mind. This handle is also cordless, and it is also collapsible which will make it good for travel.

If you are a person on the move, this durable, easy to transport design is sure to be your friend. Let’s take a look.

  • Maximum Portability: This unit is so portable that you can really take it anywhere that you go. Granted, you probably aren’t going to want to take a water flosser with you as you go out and about for your day to day routine, but with this handle, you legitimately could. The collapsible design makes it compact enough to fit in a purse without being conspicuous. The cordless nature of the flosser further improves this application. The Panasonic truly is perfect for travel, or simply for easy on the go use.
  • Tough But Gentle: The 1400 water pulses per minute that you get here are tough enough to break up plaque and germs without causing you discomfort. Naturally, you want something that is going to get the job done without irritating your teeth and gums. That is exactly what you get here.
  • Battery Operated: There are pros and cons to battery operation. Obviously, when something is battery powered, you are going to have to continuously buy more batteries, which cost money. However, it also means that you never have to worry about running out of power. It also makes traveling with the handle infinitely simpler. Rather than needing to keep track of a charger, you simply pack it in its collapsed form, and, that is that!

H2ofloss Water Dental Flosser

H2ofloss Water Dental FlosserBack to traditional flossers, we have the H2ofloss. This flosser features a massive tank and lots of different tips to allow you to use a variety of different approaches to your teeth cleaning.

H2ofloss isn’t quite as big of a company as some of the others that we have seen so far (particularly when compared to Waterpik) but that doesn’t mean that they can’t make a great product. This unit is a true testament to that fact. It’s affordable and effective, perfect for buyers that want to dip their toes into the world of water flossing without spending a fortune.

  • Five Pressure Settings: You get 5 pressure settings here. Not the most we have seen, but still comprehensive. This is especially nice when the price is taken into consideration. For a product in this price range, five pressure settings is uncommonly high. If you are looking for a lot of options at a low price, this is definitely going to be a flosser to keep an eye out for.
  • Massive Water Tank: This is actually the largest reservoir tank that we will see today. The tank is 800ML, and can generate a constant stream of water for up to 160 seconds. Like we have said a few times today, you aren’t going to need nearly that much water. In fact, with a tank this size, you could probably use the flosser a couple of times without encountering the need to refill. Still, better to have more than you need than not enough, right?
  • Ridiculous Amount of Tips: You also get an asinine 12 tips. As you may or may not realize, that is drastically more than most of the package offerings that we have seen today. Some of these tips are duplicates, while others are unique tips perfect for very specific applications. Given the low price that you pay here, the comprehensive tip selection is deeply appreciated. It is quite safe to say that you aren’t going to need to order any replacement tips for the distant future here.
  • Package: This unit is packaged with the flosser itself, and 12 tips. This is a very generous package for any flosser, but will be particularly appreciated by the budget buyer, who is getting lots for their money here.

THZY Water Flosser

THZY Water FlosserLast but not least we have the THYZ water flosser. We end with another unit that will appeal broadly to budget buyers. If you want a big tank, a selection of tips, and an overall good performance for a good price, this will be one to consider.

Though it lacks a big name, and extravagant features, the THYZ Water Flosser is a high quality unit accessible to buyers of every budget.

  • Water Pressure: You get 10 water pressure settings with this unit. We’ve been over this feature enough times now for you to understand the value of this feature. However, it is worth pointing out that for the price the deal is certainly noteworthy. We only saw one other unit with this many settings, and it was significantly more expensive.
  • Two Minutes of Water Flow: You get a two-minute timer/water tank capacity. This means that the water reservoir will last two minutes, and the machine will also shut down when you have completed your session so that you can be confident in the fact that you have done a thorough job.
  • Plenty of Tips: Last, but not least, you also get 7 plethora of tips with this unit. This is another feature that feels almost redundant to elaborate on at this point. As you will have realized by this point, accounts for a comprehensive set. We have seen packages with more, and packages with less, but regardless, you are more than getting what you need here.
  • Package: With this package, you get the flosser itself, and 7 tips. All that the package really lacks is a travel friendly component. The travel cases and bags that some of the other unit’s features are nice for users on the go. However, if you don’t intend to travel with your flosser this naturally isn’t going to be a big deal.


As you hopefully have seen, there is a water flosser out there for every price range, and every lifestyle. You don’t have to spend lots of money to get a good product.

The six flossers that we looked at today are already very good at what they do. The truth of the matter is that there is no going wrong with any of them. Your job now is simply to evaluate your needs, and select the flosser that is best equipped to meet them.