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Review: The WaterPik Waterflosser Cordless Plus for Oral Hygiene

Updated on August 9, 2013
WaterPik Water Floss Plus
WaterPik Water Floss Plus | Source

Be honest... How many of us wake up the day of our dental appointment feeling "excited"? Not that dentists are bad guys because they are not. I love my dentist and his assistants; I just feel like a cat is scratching a chalkboard when I am in the dental chair getting my teeth cleaned.

Everything we eat and drink ends up our teeth. Well, duh! Such an obvious statement, but have you looked at some people's teeth or smelled their breath? PeeeYew!! There are things that can help minimize the plaque.

The worst part about sitting in that dental chair is the scraping of the plaque build up. What is plaque? It is the build up on our teeth left from what we eat and drink. Plaque is bacteria that weakens our tooth enamel and deteriorates our gums. If untreated, you will have cavities and you will have painful visits to the dentist, and you may lose your teeth.

My plaque seemed to be worse when I got braces in my 30's. I thought I was flossing and brushing correctly, but when I went to the dentist for my teeth cleaning... Holy cow, that was excruciating - the feeling, the scraping sound, and worst, the sound of the drill. Every muscle in my body tensed up, and I white knuckled the arms of the dental chair as if I were in a dive-bombing plane.

My orthodontist advised me to get a WaterPik. It was so soothing to my sore gums, and it made "flossing" my teeth so much easier than working the floss around my teeth. I was so thankful to have one. I didn't have to worry about the plaque buildup, but it was not the easiest utility of convenience I ever used. Then...

Whoa - look at that jet working to take the plaque off your teeth!
Whoa - look at that jet working to take the plaque off your teeth! | Source

My New WaterPik Cordless Plus Discovery

When I got my braces taken off, I didn't want to give up my WaterPik. The only problem was that it was so messy, and putting the parts together each day became tedious. I quit using it... Please don't judge me.

All right, all right, I didn't completely quit because I missed the way my gums and teeth felt. I started searching for something more user-friendly, and I found it: a hand-held, cordless WaterPik Waterflosser. Genius!!

This handy gadget does not need to be assembled every time you need to use it. You simple fill the reservoir with water and make sure it has been charged, and you are ready to go.

It really works!!
It really works!! | Source

Benefits of Using the WaterPik Cordless Waterflosser

  • It keeps plaque from building up so your teeth don't rot and/or cause you pain and other physical ailments that will harm your health.
  • It removes already existing plaque - claiming up to 99.9% plaque removal.
  • It is less messy and easier to use than a regular WaterPik.
  • You do not have to worry about water and electricity mixing because you can charge it then unplug it while you use it.
  • Once it is charged, you can use it throughout the house... I don't know why you would want to do so, but there may be a reason you do not want to be at your bathroom sink.
  • You can mix your favorite mouth wash.
  • Will save you money in the long run because you will not be paying for dental procedures from the damage plaque causes.
  • Your kids will love you for giving them something so easy to use with their braces, which also keeps them from getting that lecture about taking care of their teeth from the orthodontist and dentist. I am hear to tell you, have empathy for those with braces.

Look at all the great dental functions the WaterPik Water Flosser has!
Look at all the great dental functions the WaterPik Water Flosser has! | Source

Features on the WaterPik Water Flosser

  • An easy to fill water reservoir.
  • Four different tips that can be used for general use or for special dental needs:
  1. The Jet TIp - for general use
  2. The Plaque Seeker Tip - great for those of us with crowns, implants, and bridges
  3. The Orthodontic Tip - great for braces
  4. The Tongue Cleaner - for fresh breath
  • 360 degree rotation for tips for hard to reach places.
  • Dual pressure control system - your gums and teeth may be sensitive in the beginning and the low setting will be needed. Later, as your gums and teeth heal, you can use the higher pressure setting for deep cleaning.
  • Rechargeable - no batteries needed (detachable cord included)
  • A two year warranty
  • Takes up less space, and does not create the same mess as the regular WaterPik
  • A non-slip grip

The One Drawback of the Cordless WaterPik Waterflosser

I love everything about my WaterPik Waterflosser, from the easy, user-friendly design to the way it helps fight the plaque keeping me out of the dentist's chair, except for cleanings.

BUT, there is one thing I miss that the original WaterPick has... It held more water. Now, the new portable one clearly states on the box that you have 45 seconds of use when the water reservoir is full, but I like to linger as the jets massage my gums.

No worries, though, it is easy to refill and keep going.

My gums and teeth love me for it, and I love how it makes my mouth feel.

I give this product 5 stars!

5 stars for WaterPik Water Flosser

© 2012 Susan Holland


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    • Barbara Kay profile image

      Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

      I had a waterpic in the early 90s. They sure are smaller now. I should check into one.

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Thanks, Celeste! I love mine. :-)

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      Celeste Wilson 5 years ago

      Wow I didn't know about this device. It is definitely worth a try in our house, especially for my tween son. Thank you for hubbing about this.

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Hi Moonlake and Patty!! I love mine. Easy to use and less mess! :-)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thsis is just the product I have beem looking for!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Good information I need to get one. I know we would like it, price isn't bad. Voted up and shared.

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Hey SG! I love mine. I hope you enjoy yours too! It is about the size of a can of hairspray. I don't know if you can tell that from the picture. It has all the same functions, too.

      Thanks so much for dropping and your votes!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I have had the old style waterpik for years! I, like you, didn't use it as often as I should have as it was a bit of a hassle and messy. It is currently sitting under the sink in my extra bathroom. I am definitely buying the new style as soon as I can. This is a great hub, so glad I came across it! Thank you! Voting up and useful! :)

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Paula, I am soooo "typical." I love the benefits of going to the dentist, but I'd rather not make his job harder. LOL I don't have a Sonic Care, but I do love my Oral B rechargeable toothbrush. The cordless waterpik has been such a wonderful way to fight the plaque.

      And, I second that - Dentists everywhere, thank you! They save us from so many health issues when we go on a regular basis.

      Thanks for dropping by and the votes! :-)

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I am in the "typical" group. I have no fond desires to visit the dentist any more than necessary......but it IS necessary. There's so much to oral hygiene and health and we must not ignore any of it.

      I know the water-pik is a terrific device, as is the "sonic care" electric toothbrush. This is an awesome product review. Dentists everywhere, thank you!...........UP+++

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      You are welcome, MHatter! :-)

      Thank you for dropping by!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this thorough product review.