According to the American Dental Association, using a water flosser (a.k.a. oral irrigator) is a smart choice to remove plaque, reduce gingivitis, keep your mouth clean and your smile bright. Experts suggest that you use a water flosser every day in addition to your normal brushing and hand flossing routine, instead of replacing regular flossing with a water flosser. That said, some people aren’t able to floss by hand, in which case, a water flosser can be an excellent substitute. Try one of these to improve your oral health.
Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser
A compact electric water flosser the whole family can use. Amazon
Your entire household can use this countertop electric waterpik. It comes with seven tips (including tips for people with implants or other dental work, one for family members with braces and a special pik pocket option for people with periodontal pockets). You can also choose from a floss or massage-style setting, and you can also control the water pressure. It’s simple to keep the water reservoir clean by placing it in the top rack of your dishwasher.
This 2-in-1 device brushes and flosses at the same time. Amazon
This handy 2-in-1 countertop toothbrush and water flosser saves you time andspace on your counter. You can use the brush alone or the water floss alone, or select the brush/floss together option and take care of two important hygiene tasks in one fell swoop. This American Dental Association-accepted waterpik comes with two brush heads and a toothbrush travel case.
iTeknic Water Flosser
Includes tongue cleaner attachment for all day fresh breath. Amazon
This affordable countertop water flosser from iTeknic features seven tips for multiple members of the family and a unique tongue cleaner attachment so you don’t ignore such an important area of your mouth for keeping your breath fresh and clean. You’ll also appreciate extras like the suction cups on the base to keep it from sliding around in your bathroom and a top that neatly holds attachments when they’re not in use.
B. Weiss Portable Oral Irrigator
A great water flosser for travelers and students. Amazon
If you want the option of taking your water flosser with you when you hit the road, choose the B. Weiss portable cordless water flosser. It still has plenty of extras, including four tips, varying modes—starting with a soft setting if you have sensitive teeth or gums—a rechargeable battery and a bonus tongue scraper. Do be aware that the water tank holds only 300 ml, which is less than countertop models.