I’ve been wanting a Waterpik since I saw the commercials months ago. Luckily I got one for Christmas. Flossing is so necessary and I honestly hate doing it. I had to spend $600 for a deep cleaning at the dentist because I wasn’t brushing my gums and flossing enough. So after that I vowed to start flossing daily but that didn’t make me despise it any less. So thank God for the Waterpik.
1. Tips For Everything!
There’s 6 tips use can use with the Waterpik, 5 of those are included. Each tip needs to replaced every 6 months. When you do need to replace them it’s only $9 for a pack of 2. So you’ll only be spending $9 per year per tip, way cheaper than your usual machinery. They pop out at the press of a button and there is storage for 2 tips next to the reservoir. Tips included in the box:
- 3 Classic Jet Tip- Cleans deep between teeth and below the gumline. Clinically proven to be twice as effective as string floss for improving gum health.
- 1 Orthodontic Tip- For dental braces.
- 1 Plaque Seeker Tip- For implants, crowns, bridges, and other restorations.
- 1 Pik Pocket Tip- For periodontal pockets and furcations.
- 1 Water Flosser Toothbrush Tip- Stationary toothbrush tip allows you to clean and rinse the tooth surface.
- (Not Included) Water Flosser Tongue Cleaner- Provides gentle scraping and flushing action.
2. Oh So Clean
I absolutely love how my teeth feels after using this. It’s like a pressure washing for your teeth. They feel way better than they do after brushing, which is a little concerning. And it’s fun to use! It’s takes awhile to get used it. My bathroom looked like it had been rained in the first time I tried it. I find it best to bend over in the sink and close your mouth halfway around the handle. The great this about this is that you’re “flossing” around the entire tooth instead of just the sides like traditional floss.
3. The System
Waterpik is well made and doesn’t take up a lot of counter space. It has 2 modes and 10 pressure settings.
Floss Mode is for plaque removal and Massage Mode is for enhanced gum stimulation and improved circulation. The Pressure Control System goes from 1-10. I started off at 2 and now I’m at 6-7. I don’t even want to know what 10 feels like. You have a mouth of steel if you need to use it on setting 10.
The reservoir has a capacity of 22oz and it can run up to 90 seconds on 10. At first I found myself using the entire reservoir because I wanted to make sure I got to every nook and cranny. Despite doing that I still saw some plaque left. I turned up the pressure and now everything is fine, less water and less time.
The only thing I don’t like is how loud it is. Not terrible but you’ll definitely know it’s in use.
I 100% recommend this everyone. I was hesitant to pay $70 for it but it’s honestly worth the money and the tips are so cheap. You’ll definitely be flossing more and your teeth will be in better condition. They whole family can use it too. I can’t imagine how much fun the kids will have.