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By Maja Ivancic
Maja Ivancic

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Last Updated: December 2, 2021
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If it seems that no matter how good you are with your oral hygiene you still get scolded by your dentist for either not flossing enough or properly, it might be time to incorporate a water flosser into your daily routine. Using a pressurized and pulsating jet of water to remove food particles, bacteria and plaque from teeth and gums, water flossers can help you improve up your oral hygiene and prevent periodontal disease. Best of all? They’re comfortable, easy to use and super-gentle on the gums, which is why they’re recommended even to folks with braces.

So, if you find using string floss uncomfortable, have trouble getting at the teeth in the back of your mouth, or just want to make sure you're in your dentist's good books at your next appointment, here are some of the best water flossers available today.

The Best Water Flosser

1. Waterpik WP-667 Water Flosser

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The Waterpik brand is a market leader and, as one of its best-sellers, the Water flosser doesn’t disappoint. Yes, it is a sizable model, but this electric flosser designed to sit on the countertop, and it has a long-lasting water reservoir. The spec is impressive too, with 10 pressure settings plus a special gum massage function for an extra layer of ‘feel-good’. You can also set the built-in timer to pace your cleaning.

This is a good wet flosser for families as you get seven tips for multiple use as well as special tips for plaque cleaning and more sensitive orthodontics. However, all this spec doesn’t make it light, and users do report it is on the noisy side. It’s not the cheapest either, but you do get a lot of quality water flossing for your dollar.

Key Features
  • Countertop electric flosser
  • 10 power settings and gum massager
  • Large 22-ounce water reservoir
  • Suitable for braces and implants
Product Specification
  • Brand: Waterpik
  • Model: WP-667
  • Weight: 2.03 pounds

2. CREMAX Water Flosser Cordless

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If you are looking for a good value wet flosser to take on your travels, then check out this cordless model from Cremax. While it isn’t as lightweight as you may expect, it does come with a sizable water reservoir to give you longer between top ups. And the cordless design makes it easily portable, and it has an impressive 14-day usage on a single charge.

When it comes to cleaning, it is suitable for brace wearers or sensitive mouths but has enough power to up its game when it comes to stubborn plaque. Add in a 360° rotating nozzle for easy reaching as well as four additional power floss dental water jets and this is a good everyday cleaner, whether you are home or away.

Key Features
  • Cordless flosser with 14-day run time
  • 300ml reservoir capacity
  • Four additional jet heads
  • Easy to use 360° rotating nozzle
Product Specification
  • Brand: Cremax
  • Model: CM-PCA001
  • Weight: 2.16 pounds

3. H2ofloss Water Flosser

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Tipping the scales at just over one pound, the H2ofloss is a nicely portable wet flosser that is not a lightweight when it comes to cleaning power. With five settings, taking you from 20 to 110psi you can set it for even sensitive teeth and the tips are small enough to get into those awkward spaces. The all-important charge time also goes in the H2ofloss’s favor, giving you up to 15 days on a single charge.

However, the control buttons can be a little fiddly to use. However, add in a 360° rotating nozzle, five changeable heads and a waterproof design to protect against leaks and you get a lot of spec for your money with this quality, and well-priced, wet flosser.

Key Features
  • Cordless flosser with 10-15 day charge
  • Five power settings and five heads
  • 360° rotating nozzle
  • Waterproof to protect against leaks
Product Specification
  • Brand: H2ofloss
  • Model: hf-6
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds

4. Waterpik Cordless Water Flosser

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If you love Waterpik flossers but want something more portable, then their rechargeable model could well be the one for you! The portable waterpik has all the quality flossing you’d expect but with the added convenience of being able to take it with you, wherever you go.

The lightest wet flosser in our review, it is also waterproof so you can even use it in the shower for the ultimate in multi-task cleaning. With three settings, four extra tips and an impressively quiet operation, it is however not as powerful as the corded model. But as a travel wet flosser, it does hit the mark, thanks to its rapid charge and neat carry bag.

Key Features
  • Lightweight cordless design
  • Rapid four-hour charging
  • Three power settings plus four heads
  • Includes a travel bag
Product Specification
  • Brand: Waterpik
  • Model: WP-560
  • Weight: 12.8 ounces

5. iTeknic Water Flosser

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For the larger family, iTeknic have come up with a monster of a wet flosser, offering no less than 600ml of water in its bult-in reservoir. And with seven tips, including periodontal that’s ideal for brace wearers or those with crowns or implants it is versatile enough to adapt to the flossing needs of everyone in your home.

This device has a powerful water flossing punch too, giving up to 125psi, but can be dialed down with its 10 power settings. Despite its size, we like how easy this electric flosser is to use, enhanced by its rotating nozzle and all the accessories detach for effect cleaning after use.

Key Features
  • Large 600ml water reservoir
  • Water pressure up to 125psi
  • 10 adjustable power settings
  • Choice of seven water jet tips
Product Specification
  • Brand: iTeknic
  • Model: IK-PCA004
  • Weight: 1.63 pounds

6. Bestope Water Oral Flosser

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Designed to be gentle on sensitive or brace wearing teeth, the Bestope Water Flosser can certainly step it up when you need a blast of extra waterpower. But the flosser is easy to control, thanks to its five power modes. This flosser is also a winner when it comes sheer battery life, as you can get a whopping 30 days use out of a single charge.

The main downside to this hardworking portable flosser must be its water reservoir, which will empty quite quickly if you are flossing on the higher power settings. That aside, for a durable flosser you can take on vacation or pop into your gym bag, this is one of the best, and as it comes with its own smart carry case, your teeth will thank you for it.

Key Features
  • Cordless flosser with carry case
  • Five power modes and six jet nozzles
  • 360° rotatable head for multi-angle flossing
  • Built-in 2500mAh rechargeable lithium battery
Product Specification
  • Brand: Bestope
  • Model: HH06004-WHE
  • Weight: 1.32 pounds

7. ATMOKO Dental Water Flosser

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We finish our best water flosser review with another corded model, which is the sizeable Atmoko. Designed to offer a professional style clean, it has 10 power settings, from a gentle 25psi to a deep cleaning 120 to tackle more stubborn tartar and plaque. It also has a pulsing action for a deeper, all-round clean. But this does mean it can be a little too keen if you don’t pick the right power setting and it is on the noisy side too.

To supply this power jet, you also get a 600ml water reservoir, so enough for all the family. For versatility, you also get seven different tips to cover all your teeth flossing bases, from targeting tartar and plaque to braces and more sensitive mouths. The whole device is also easy to take apart, for quick cleaning and maintenance.

Key Features
  • Adjustable 25 to 120 psi
  • 10 power settings
  • Pulsing deep-cleaning action
  • 600ml water reservoir
Product Specification
  • Brand: ATMOKE
  • Model: HP045ABUU3
  • Weight: 2.03 pounds

Best Water Flossers Buying Guide

What to Look for in a Wet Flosser

Choosing the best wet flosser will take a little planning, so here’s what you should look out for, before you buy.

Corded or Cordless?

Wet flossers are available in both corded and cordless models and your choice will depend on how and where you want to use your new device. A cordless flosser is portable and convenient and makes a great travel companion. However, it will have a smaller water reservoir and may be less powerful than a full-sized corded model. If you are opting for a portable or rechargeable device, check out the battery life from a single charge as they can vary from brand to brand.

Reservoir Capacity

A smaller water reservoir makes the wet flosser lighter and more portable, but you will need to refill more often. If you are only using your water flosser at home, then look for a model that is sized appropriate for the bathroom space you have available.

Intensity

Check the pressure levels of the wet flosser to ensure you can choose its intensity to match your mouth and teeth, especially if they are on the more sensitive side.  As a guide, the pressure should be sufficient to effectively clean but should not cause discomfort, pain or bleeding.

Changeable Heads

Look at how many replacement heads the unit offers and the types, for example flosser tips for specific purposes such as gum care, plaque-fighting, sensitive teeth or braces. And, if you are a family planning to all use the water flosser, then a selection of heads so it can support multiple users is a good idea. Or consider getting a separate kid flosser for the younger ones.

Crowns and implants

If you have any crowns or implants, then make sure you choose a water flosser that is safe to use, as you don’t want it to be too harsh or damage your dental work. If in any doubt, ask before you buy.

Ease of Use

We all lead busy lives so your new wet flosser should not be too complicated to use. Especially if you have dexterity issues, a rotating tip will make it more user friendly as will the ability to angle the tip. It should also be ergonomically designed and lightweight enough to use without causing any hand or wrist fatigue. And don’t forget that it needs to be easy to clean and maintain as you need to be able to keep it hygienically clean enough to use, time and time again.

How to Use a Water Flosser

While you should always read and follow the user instructions that come with your water flosser, there are some tips to help you use a water flosser for the best results.

  • Fill the reservoir with luke-warm water, not cold water as it will be less of a shock, especially if you have sensitive teeth or gums
  • You can always add a few drops of mouthwash for a fresher breath
  • Always start out on the lowest setting, so you and your teeth can get used to the water jet
  • Place the water pik inside your mouth before you switch it on and place the tip at a 90-degree angle to your teeth and gums
  • Now switch on and trace the gum line of each tooth for around three seconds before moving on to the next.
  • Once finished, swish your mouth out with water.

FAQ

Is water flossing as effective as regular flossing?

Water and regular flossing each work in a different way and the ideal scenario is for you to use both for the most effective deep clean. Regular flossing is best for getting right into those tight spaces between your teeth and below the gum line to scrape away tartar and food build-up. A wet flosser, on the other hand, covers more of your teeth’s surface area to flush away sticky build-up as well as any debris your regular flosser has dislodged. And, while a wet flosser should not replace your regular floss, they can be a good option if you wear braces or struggle with the dexterity needed to maneuver the floss string.

Will a water flosser remove stains from teeth?

Most water flossers are designed for deep cleaning those hard-to-reach places in your mouth, in a similar way to regular tape or string dental floss, rather than whiten your teeth. But used regularly, they can help to remove plaque and unwanted surface stains. You can also opt for a model which has teeth-whitening capabilities although the results won’t be on par with professional treatment.

How often should I use a wet flosser?

Your teeth and your smile with certainly benefit from adding a water flosser cordless or manual into your regular dental care routine. And to get the best results, it’s recommended that you use it at least once a day. It is how and when you use it that really matters as a wet flosser should always be used before you clean your teeth. And this is because you want the flosser to deep clean but not wash away all the tooth and gum health benefits of your toothpaste.