String flossing is not for everyone because of the learning curve involved with trying to use a thin piece of string and avoiding the risk of inflicting pain on the gums as well as drawing blood.
That’s why people resort to using water flossing instead as it doesn’t cause any of the aforementioned consequences. As a matter of fact, a study from the University of Nebraska on one of the biggest manufacturers of water flossing devices, Waterpik, reported that using a water flosser help reduce bleeding by around 93% and gum disease by more than 50%. Water flossing is also ideal for those who wear braces for other dental appliances.
So in light of all the benefits and the pain points addresses at dentaldorks.com , we prepared this article and listed the most reliable, affordable, user-friendly and intrinsic water flossing devices that you can buy in 2019.
1. Waterpik Aquarius Professional
When people want water flossers, they think of Waterpik and that’s because this is the leading brand that started it all back in 1962. The Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser is perhaps the most advanced model that the company has developed as of yet.
This device has an on/off switch on its handle and two separate modes including the hydro-pulse massage mode and the floss mode.
The Waterpik Aquarius also features seven distinct tips, especially those specially meant for implants, braces and other dental work. You can pick the best pressure setting out of 10 from the device.
2. Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Electric Flosser
Philips Sonicare is another brand commonly associated with producing some of the best water flossing devices on earth and this is especially seen with the AirFloss HX8332/12 model as shown in the pic.
This version takes care of the reliability issues that were seen with previous AirFloss models. The name “Airfloss” refers to the device propelling water by air, and the design allows it to use less liquid than some of the models on this list.
Unlike other branded models, this one is portable, making it come off like an electric toothbrush and needs its reservoir to be frequently filled with water or mouthwash.
First-time users need to be careful as the device may splash water in various directions. But with a bit of practice, they will eventually find the right technique for it.
3. Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Water Flosser
If you constantly getting bothered by wires, then the Waterpik WP-560 is the solution for you. It comes with a 360-degree rotating nozzle that enables you to reach every area of your mouth.
It also features an electronic pressure control and 3 settings that allow you to personalize your water pressure with low, medium and high options. And because it’s waterproof, it can even be used in the shower.
What’s more is that it is easy to use in that you can fill the reservoir with water, point the tip at your gum line and just floss away. Just be sure to use warm water or mouthwash for sensitive teeth.
4. Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Portable Dental Water Flosser
If you’re new to water flossing, we suggest starting out with the Panasonic EW-DJ10-A oral irrigator. Its collapsible design makes it suitable for those who travel a lot or when you want to take it with you on the go.
It runs on two AA batteries and while it may not be as convenient as Sonicare’s rechargeable battery, it doesn’t require a charging base, which is another plus for travelers.
It comes with a two-speed setting; low-speed for those with sensitive gums or for children and high-speed for normal use. It’s also waterproof and easy to clean as the reservoir is pretty small.