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Effective Oral Hygiene
I never thought there was so much debri left, after brushing....This Oral Irrigation system is perfect. Powerful yet gentle, cleans by blasting away bits of food from between teeth and gums. I found it especially good for cleaning after eating grains and seeds.....those poppy seeds and course ground peppercorns are hard to extract by brushing only.
Comes with several attachments which can be kept in the lid.
I use lukewarm water, with an added splash of mouthwash like PLAX or Savacol
Pressing the button to STOP the outflow is counter intuitive, but you learn quickly after you get squirted.....Hahaha
Fantastic for braces!
I purchased this as I was struggling to floss with braces. It worked wonderfully and was a quick and easy part of my oral hygiene routine. When my braces were removed my dentist commented on how I didn’t have much plaque build up after 12 months without traditional flossing. Highly recommend for those with braces however since my braces have been removed I use normal floss with I believe is the best option.
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DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY
It’s a clattertrap and produces minimal pressure. Had to floss with tape after using it. Should have bought a Philips. It gets one star because I can’t give it less.
Price is too much
I had this for over 3 years now. I bought this because most of my family have crowns that cannot be flossed. I must see the plastic that this tank is made of is the cheapest one you can find as it simply eroded on the bottom and gone cloudy. There are definitely cheaper options out there most of the heads are a little bit useless. For a 150 dollars they could have made water tank out of melamine or plastic used for drinking bottles at least. Stupid me. Usage is once every 2 months
It failed and the company tried to fob me off.
I bought this machine over a year ago after a dentists recommendation. I used it about once a week. It is probably better than floss in some respects but a lot worse in others as it does not remove much plaque, but it does get bits of food that hide in between teeth and gums. The water tube failed and came apart near the hand piece rendering the machine useless and totally unusable. I phoned the company and they immediately tried to sell me parts when clearly the machine is faulty. In my opinion the machine is poor quality and the company avoids responsibility therefore I would not recommend the waterpik under any circumstances.
Purchased in November 2017 for $110.00.
You know all those kitchen gadgets that you have in your kitchen drawers and never use, well this is the equivalent in your bathroom drawer. Great in theory but in actuality it did less than dental tape. I expected my teeth to at least feel cleaner than using tape but that wasn’t the case . I would save your money and buy a good quality dental tape and a good quality toothbrush and just replace it regularly . Definitely not worth the hype and very messy to use.... expect to spend time cleaning sinks etc .
For sure has improved my oral health. You would need to use it to see how much stuff actually is stuck in the teeth and gums that one probably isn’t aware of.
I like that it’s a strong running machine that is consistent with each use. Has many different tools for different purposes so is nice to have those options.
The only downside is there aren’t enough places in the lid to store the tools so there is one extra that just gets shoved in there. Not a big deal though. A good machine. Happy I have it and highly recommend.
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Good water-floss system
My wife has laminated her front teeth and it is very hard to keep the clean due to the brittleness of the implants. The doctor recommended a water flosser instead of regular floss. While we were skeptical at first, we gave it a try and were surprised in a good way! Her teeth look like the day one, every time after using it.
Dentist recommended this product and it was good at the start but after 6 months it failed to hold charge so it had to be plugged in 24hrs. From then on it did lots of stops and starts and only lasted in total 14 months then died. As it has a 2yrs warranty, it was replaced. But the same thing happened with the next model, this one only lasted 12 mths. Phoned company, not willing to do anything. This is the most expensive product on the market so l would be better off buying a cheaper waterpik for a third of the price with one year warranty and still be ahead. Wouldn't go near this brand.
Works very well when it will deign to work for you
In reviewing the Waterpik WP-100 Ultra, I find some difficulty in assigning it a star rating. Imagine, hypothetically, that you were reviewing an upscale motor car with a six-digit price tag. Imagine that your car runs really well (to 4- or 5-star standard) while you're driving it, but once or twice a week it won't start for you straight away, and you have to lift the bonnet, get yourself messy, and after twenty or thirty minutes of rooting around, the car finally starts, you clean up and you get on your way. This is on the assumption that y...ou're taking reasonable maintenance with your car (servicing, oil, water, filling the tank, and so on). How would you rate that car? Assessment of a product rests not just on how well it works, but on when it works – that is, does it work reliably for you on demand, unlike the hypothetical car. I'll revisit this question later. I've had the Waterpik for a few months, and I've used it every evening since acquiring it. Apart from the first familiarisation run with the water pressure set to medium, I've been running it at maximum pressure (10), using only the "default" (classic) flossing tip, and I use nearly a one-litre beakerful of (luke)warm water per session. I fill the Waterpik's reservoir with half of the water and do one side of my mouth, and then I stop the Waterpik, fill the reservoir with the remaining water from the beaker, and do the other side. That probably makes me a more thorough user than the average that the Water Pik company would expect. Using normal flossing string had been problematic for me with it routinely getting jammed and shredding in certain difficult interdental places. There were a couple of particular trouble spots in my mouth, and I knew that those areas were not getting properly cleaned because the flossing string would not only come out bearing an unpleasant odour, but no amount of flossing seemed to fix the problem. If I pressed the edge of my fingernail into one of those gaps, my fingernail picked up the same odour. The first time I used the Waterpik seriously, at maximum water pressure, some of the water that I was spitting out was discoloured and had a slightly dirty taste to it. That was no doubt veteran plaque and tiny food particles in difficult places being flushed out. After the second serious session with the Waterpik, I found myself spitting out just clean water. Nowadays, I can apply the fingernail test to the previously worst-affected interdental place, and it comes out without the formerly noticeable stinkiness. The exception is that I sometimes experience a little bleeding from a particular spot on my gums, which I presume shows that that spot barely tolerates being hit with maximum water pressure. Oddly, such bleeding as it occurs is not accompanied by any pain or discomfort.
A good investment fir your dental health
I happen to have teeth that are very close together, so food gets trapped. Ordinary brushing can't get it, and dental floss is either mint flavoured, or just very fiddly. This is like a mini pressure cleaner, gets right in there, and my dentist has commented that it is definitely beneficial. The hose has a weak point, when it breaks you have to buy a new handle assembly. There's cheap ones online that break again, false economy. Buy the factory parts. It's also a little bit awkward, next time I'll buy the cordless model, no hose to break.
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Questions & Answers
There is a toothbrush tip
Included and box states that it has ‘convenience of brushing and flossing at the same time.’ Does that mean it will replace my toothbrush as well as flossing?
I tried it but personally prefer regular toothbrush and then water flossing. The problem with this attachment is that bristles are in a way of water pressure and then all you really doing is brushing with water.
There is water leaking out of my waterpik water flosser where you insert the brush into the handle. I have pushed it firmly in and water still runs out all over my clothes it want tighten up at all. Thank you!
I haven't had this problem. Are you holding the handle facing down towards your teeth or up? If you hold it upwards, then the water will leak out. Also the end of the tube should be in your mouth before you switch it on and whenever the machine is on. Maybe it's technique or maybe you have just been unlucky and got a faulty one. There are one or two videos on YouTube which may help. Sorry I can't be more help.
Marie, I never had that problem, but you might need a new handle with attached cable. You can buy them -I think at Harvey- and to fix it is simple, just 2 little screws underneath and replace the part. Normally if you don't insert the mouth piece fully it leaks, but you seem to do it correctly. Good luck and I hope this helps you
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