Amazon.com: Customer reviews: Water Flosser Professional Cordless Dental Oral Irrigator - 300ML Portable and Rechargeable IPX7 Waterproof 3 Modes Water Flosser with Cleanable Water Tank for Home and Travel, Braces & Bridges Care
I really hate flossing: it hurts, my gums bleed (no matter how often I floss, so much for the "your gums will adjust" line), and the floss gets stuck between my teeth. A hygienist recommended a water flosser, since they're more effective than string floss anyway. I did a bunch of research before dropping my $40. My main concern was that many models of flosser accumulate mold/mildew. I wanted something I could clean fairly easily and something that could dry out in between uses. This style of flosser is the only one I found on the market so far where the water reservoir can be removed, and it has a large enough opening to get in there to clean it. After pulling off the reservoir, I clear the water from the tube by holding the 'on' button for a couple seconds, until the water stops shooting out. Hopefully this will prevent slime from growing inside the unit.
As for the teeth? I'm annoyed and pleased that it does indeed work far better than string floss. Annoyed because it is SO messy to use (lean over your tub/shower to do this. Seriously.), and it requires more maintenance/overhead than plain old string floss. That's why I give the product 4 stars: these drawbacks are inherent to all water-shooting-in-your-mouth devices. I wouldn't give any of them 5 stars. I use the 'soft' setting, and find it to be a little harsh, but not unbearable. And not as irritating as regular flossing. Also I have crazy sensitive teeth, so you might not mind it at all. But overall, I'm glad that it does work, my teeth have that high-def feel I get after a dental cleaning, and hopefully this means fewer cavities because holy crap do I hate dental work. Flossing is like voting: not doing it because I'm in favor of what I'm doing, I'm just trying to prevent something worse from happening. --___--
I've had this for a week. If any new sh|t comes to light, I'll update this review. Keep your teeth clean and good luck.
HOORAY: It's leak free & the water reservoir is detachable & EASY to clean!!! That's very important for sanitary & storage reasons. AND ... power selections are just right - excellent high, good soft & good pulse ... like that ... manufacturer got it right! Would like a little more resistance in On/Off button so unit doesn't accidentally switch on/off while handling unit. Overall, beats the heck out of competitor product. I use it several times daily. I recommend it ... HIGHLY. And thanks for travel bag.
Product looks good and professionally packed. Good design overall with 3 different levels of power and 2 tips. Works well. Charges via USB /AC plug. Comfortable for travel, when you cannot take your full size irrigator/flosser. But the water reservoir size is too small, just enough to clean the outside side of your teeth. The amount of liquid does not last long enough to clean your whole mouth. You will need to finish one load, then reload with more water or mouth wash, and do it a second time to for example, clean the inside of your teeth. But again, for price and size, it's a good choice for a travel appliance, a little bigger than the size of a larger electric toothbrush.
Love this thing. I have a sonicare toothbrush and this waterpik gets things out even after thorough brushing. I like the three options for speed/pressure, some of my gum can be a bit sensitive and I will use the lower pressure for that, other areas I use the high pressure and get a nice massage in my gums. I charged the unit when I first got it and used it for two+ weeks every morning and night w/o having to recharge. Easy access to add water and not too bulky, easy to carry if traveling. A must in oral health.
I purchased this product the beginning of April thinking the portability would be great for travel, as well as easy to clean. For that I would rate the product 5 stars. There was no real instruction manual or troubleshooting directions, so that was a negative. Lastly, what I didn’t anticipate is that within a month, I started seeing issues with being able to get the unit to charge - the cord plug and 2 prong receptacle on the handheld unit is extremely touchy. I have had to really work with the plug trying not to inser all the way, insert all the way, put slight tension on the cord to get the charge light to not only go on but cycle through. Today I have no charge light no matter what and now I have been unable to find product support for the model. Unless I can get that resolved I won’t purchase this one again.
I went into analysis paralysis when comparing water flosser and almost didn't buy one at all. This is perfect for me and I love it. I don't even use regular string floss anymore this does such a great job. It has three speeds/pressures which are high (they call it normal), pulse and low. Since I have sensitive gums I use the low speed and it's perfect. There were a few reviews of other flossers that mentioned how loud they are but I don't find this loud at all. Plus you are only using it for a few minutes. The charger is included. Love this thing. Hoping after my next dental visit I see more positive results with my gums.
The only negative I can think of is the small water reservoir. I have had to refill it but that doesn't bother me at all.
This $&&$:;! Thing is suppose to be a travel product, and although it works. It needs to come in a travel CASE, not a flimsy bag. I traveled to India, and was gone over a month. I lost count of the amount of times I had to figure out where this vibrating contraption was and turn it off. Horrible design!! The on/ off button is on the front, so every time your luggage shifts, it comes on, and you have stop and unpack to find it least everyone in hearing distance thinks you carry your vibrater with you. Which you might, but it’s not the kinda thing a 60 year old lady would advertise. Will return and would not purchase again, unless it comes with a case and better on/ off design.
If you absolutely must use a dental irrigator each day, this portable one is what you need. It works very well BUT has a really annoying design flaw: the power button is very sensitive and even a light touch will start squirting water everywhere. Why didn’t they make it a sliding switch instead? I will try to cover it with something to reduce the sensitivity. Six months later Update: After successful use on a three week trip this portable irrigator has gone haywire. Suddenly started motor repeatedly firing up for minutes after drying it and putting it away. Electronics failed badly. Machine now useless. Avoid.