Water floss is the most practical alternative to the traditional floss.
It offers a really fun way to drive out unwelcomed guests such as food debris and plaque from your mouth.
But how does it work?
Instead of sword and guns, the water flosser uses water to oust your enemies (plaque and food remnants) from your mouth.
The device pushes a stream of water into your mouth with considerable force, and when aimed at the spaces between your teeth, it endeavours to purge your mouth of any kind of harmful substances.
Skeptic about its effectiveness?
A research conducted on 105 participants by Barnes in 2005 revealed that water flosser improved gum bleeding by a whopping 93%. It is also more effective at reducing gingivitis than traditional dental floss.
Several other studies also corroborate the above-mentioned facts.
But Which Brand Should You Go With?
There are so many water flosser brands to choose from that it is quite a conundrum to choose a brand over another.
But don't worry, we have got this covered.
In this post, we are going to discuss some of the top water floss brands available on the market.
Waterpik is the most popular and widely used brand for water flossers. In fact, it is so popular that it has become synonymous with the term water floss.
Waterpik has launched several quality water flossers on the market. Below we are going to have a look at its one of the best product; Waterpik WP900.
The Waterpik WP-900 is a complete oral cleaner kit and comes with an electric toothbrush alongside the water flosser. The only caveat is that it does not come with a floss threader.
It has a small footprint, beautiful design and a very stylish look.
The unit includes 5 tips and each of them serves a different purpose, therefore, ensuring that it will be able to cater to your every specific need.
The water reservoir of the wp-900 is measured at 13 ounces, which is quite large. That means you won't have to refill your reservoir in the middle of flossing.
Moreover, it comes with 10 different pressure settings, which gives you a lot of option to adjust the pressure to your preference.
Philips is considered among the most prominent water flosser manufacturing companies.
Their Philips Sonicare Airfloss, however, adopts a different technology than other traditional water flossers as they combine both water and air in the flossing process. Let's get into a bit of detail about the product-
Philips Sonicare Airfloss
Although not exactly a water flosser, it uses both air and water to serve a similar purpose.
Sonicare Airfloss is cordless, remarkably simple to use and needs no extra space. Thus, it has the potential of being your perfect companion for travelling.
Furthermore, it won't take more than 30 seconds to clean your entire mouth.
Panasonic is a reliable brand and has a tradition of making high-quality water flossers. They have released three different models till now, and all of them are cordless. Let's take a look at one of its best products-
The EW-DJ10-A is a perfect fit for folks, who love to travel a lot. It’s extremely small in size and what's more, it can be collapsed to half its actual size. Therefore, you can stash it anywhere in your luggage and embark on your journey.
It’s a powerful device and fully capable of going deep between your teeth and remove any food particle that might have gotten stuck there.
Moreover, it is pretty straightforward to use and can be managed by everyone including children and aged people.
One thing that I didn't like about the device is that the water reservoir runs out pretty quickly, and you might need to fill the water tank while flossing.
Other than that, it doesn't have any other significant flaws and can be considered a great product overall.
Oral B has gained quite a reputation for manufacturing effective water flossers and has built its own fan base.
The oral B devices are known for its distinct design which allows the device to emit a stream of water filled with micro air bubbles to remove the food particles. You can, however, get a straight jet mode if you want.
The oral-b OxyJet releases a jet of water with micro air bubbles which messages your gum tenderly.
Its water pressure is adjustable and can be set from level 1 to 5.
The unit comes with 4 different tips. Hence, your whole family can use the same device for flossing.
The design of the Oral-b OxyJet is, however, less than impressive and pretty old fashioned. But it is no big deal as appearance has nothing to do with its efficiency.
ToiletTree is renowned for making affordable but attractive water flossers. Their products are usually well built and very competent at removing debris from deep between teeth and improving your overall teeth and gum health.
ToiletTree Water Irrigator
Due to its small size, you won’t need to make room in your bathroom.
It includes lithium-ion battery and once fully charged it will last approximately a week, which can be quite useful when you are on a tour.
Its water reservoir is, however, quite bulky and doesn't feel right in the hand. Moreover, it’s incapable of holding sufficient enough water for complete floss, and refilling during flossing could be quite frustrating.
So Last but Not the Least
All of these brands are well-known for delivering reliable and quality products. That’s why you can remain assured that no matter which one you pick, you’ll be all right (in most cases).
But in the end, it’s up to you to decide which brand you want to go with. So, choose wisely! Adieu!