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.
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.
I bought this because I am not a good flosser. I am a big gagger when I floss, and some days even with brushing in the difficult spots. I chose this because I can use it in the shower and get a few more minutes of relaxation and not make a mess in the bathroom. I like it. I debated going with the big brand, but liked all the features and prior reviews on this one. It is easy to use, easy to refill in the shower. Charge has lasted more than 1 week consistently. The reviews on all types of portable "water piks" mention needing to refill the reservoir, needing more than 1 fill to complete a good pik for uppers/lowers/inside and outside. I get this, but I really wouldn't want it to be any bigger. They kept the part where you hold and grip narrow and comfortable. I am happy
The Water Flosser Professional Cordless Dental Oral Irrigator is great for two things:
1) Rechargeable Instead of using batteries, you can plug into the charger overnight and it works for over a week, saving overall costs, especially useful if you're off the grid.
2) Waterproof It's sealed, which makes it a good choice compared to other units that cannot be used diddling in the shower, on a life raft, in the ocean or cleaning your aquarium.
3) Powerful The piercing spray is surgically specific and shoots X-Ray streams of liquid where your aiming. I shot it mistakenly into my eye and was partially blinded for a few minutes. Think of the possibilities using this tool to clean out ant hills, toenails or tile grout with hot water or bleach. This even works in your mouth dislodging week-old fried chicken between teeth and gums, keeping moist parts healthy.
For the low price I think this may be the best value of dental hygiene products, besides inexpensive dental floss.
Wow! This is the first water flosser I have ever used and just wow. It is so cool and it feels amazing. Thought about buying a more expensive model but I'm glad I didn't.
PROS: Very powerful yet doesn't make my gums bleed like traditional flossing so I find myself flossing more than ever before! It comes with four different tips which allow both my boyfriend and I to use it. The charge last about a week and a half, being used roughly four times a day, but the water pressure does get weaker as the battery wears. The design is "portable" so it doesn't take up a lot of space on the sink and doesn't require a huge reserve of water like some of the other flossers I've seen (aka it's not an eyesore like the others- huge plus).
CONS: The vat of water it does hold is just barely enough for me to floss my top and bottom teeth. I'm sure once I get more comfortable with using it, I will become more efficient but for now I just run out as I am flossing my last few teeth. Changing/adding water is relatively easy but when you are undoing/reclosing the bottom water vat, it is very easy to hit the ON/OFF button which is annoying- especially if you just filled it up and water sprays everywhere.
I've owned several Waterpik brand oral irrigators through the years. I decided to try a similar cordless product with this purchase.
I was pleasantly surprised at the power of the device. The Normal and Pulse speeds proved to be more than I needed starting out. I figured I would graduate to the increased speed/power modes over time. The rechargeable battery life has also exceeded my expectations. With daily use I was able to go more than three weeks on a single charge.
I'm going with just four stars for two reasons: 1 - While its ergonomics are generally great and the irrigator is an easy fit to my hand, I discovered that I have to be careful how I pick it up. A couple of times I've grabbed it with the attachment facing me and have unintentionally pressed the On/Off button in the process. I almost got a powerful stream of water sprayed directly in my eye. 2- Early on, I detected what may have been a tiny leak around the water reservoir that becomes noticeable when the device is tilted in a particular direction. For that reason, I've tended to use it mostly while in the shower.
Pro: Truly mobile and well built. If you need/want mobility this is huge. In the Okavango Delta Bush last year and developed an impact area where food got under the gum and I had floss but no water pick. Miserable time. This would have done the trick. I was rummaging thru a airport Pharmacy in Johansberg (sp?) on the return desperate. No luck but a bottle of mouth wash. This is a present from my wife . Con: you will fill the water container twice before completion. Big deal, not. Easy to fill, operate and store. Quality looks real good. A little bulky. Also, the head swivels. For me this is a problem. You fool around and use more water until you figure out it you must control the jet movement with your hand. Hold the base of the injector with one hand and control base of the jet with the other. Not as difficult as it sounds. You figure it out quickly. I would buy this again in a minute.
My dad asked me to buy this as a replacement for traditional flossing since he was experiencing discomfort with the use of dental floss. The product is light weight and easy to assemble. The instruction booklet was useful explaining set up and giving simple instructions on proper use of the item. I tried the flosser today. While it is easy to use, it will take some time before I am able to use it without making a mess (fortunately, it was just water that I was squirting around the room).Needless to say, I'm glad that the flosser is water resistant. The "normal" setting is powerful and seemed to be the only stream that could effectively dislodge food bits wedged between my teeth (which are close together). I unfortunately, squirted my eye with the flosser... I don't recommend you do that. Overall, I think my dad can enjoy it. I think it's easier than traditional flossing and gives a nice gum massage. The product arrived in a neat box, in tact. Inside was the flosser, a charger (in 2 pieces), 4 flosser heads, insutrction booklet, a drawstring bag, leaflet for a free gift and other boxing materials.
I got this a week ago and, having never used a dental irrigator before, I had no idea how messy it was to use. After reading reviews, I figured out that I should be using it in the shower and then I didn't have a problem with the mess.
It is very strong - even the soft setting is strong enough to clean your teeth pretty well. It does hurt if you accidentally point it at your lips so be warned. After using it a few times, my teeth feel extremely clean like I have just gone for a cleaning at the dentist. I do not think this replaces regular dental cleanings but it is definitely a great way to maintain oral health in between.
* update The company refunded my money in full. I probably just received a lemon. That happens sometimes. While it worked is was great. For the first 60 days this worked great. Then the soft function quit working, it became barely a stream. Then this past week the regular stream function turns off every 5-10 seconds so you have to keep turning it on for it to work. I thought it would be great but has not lasted 6 months.