Top positive review
A MUST HAVE
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 June 2020
I have used these once before, as I used to own one and they are so beneficial and amazing, they are dentist recommended. Anyway, when I moved 2 years ago I lost that one! I recently remembered how much it made a difference and needed to get a new one! Normally I brush my teeth twice a day. When I went to the dentist before I had to get two fillings done, because of plaque build up. She asked me if I flossed I said no because I HATE it with a passion, plus I have sensitive gums. She said that I do need to floss and that a water flosser would be ideal because it’s SO important to do this aswell as normal brushing. I have never liked using the normal string floss, so when I saw this I was amazed. When this new flosser came, it came with a portable oral irrigator and 5 modes, it has a 2 min timer, set and dry duel use, high energy batter and a large capacity to put the water in. It removes 99.99% of food residue hidden deep in the cracks and gums effectively, which normal brushing cannot reach! It also says it massages your gums and helps promote blood circulation! In the box comes 1x cordless water flosser, 2x standard jet tips, 1x periodontal pocket tip, 1x orthodontic tip, 1x tongue scraper tip, 1x water storage bag, 1x USB charger cable and a user manual. I read the whole instructions - put on one of the tips which suit your preference (I chose the normal tip) & charge the flosser for 5 hours, then open the little hole to fill it with water (make sure it’s turned OFF when doing this). Then turn on the power button and select which mode, choose low on your first go as it will make the gums bleed first, and then go higher when your gums are more used to it! I put the tip into my mouth and faced my head down in the sink, because by looking in the mirror to do it splashes the water out. So make sure your head is facing down over the sink, put the tip in your mouth, part a BIT of your mouth open (only a bit because you don’t want the water to start splashing) for the water to flow from your mouth and come out into the sink. Start by the very back of the teeth either on the upper or lower teeth whatever you prefer, I don’t put the tip right on my gum line, I have it right in front but not touching and when you do the left side, have the flosser in your left hand at a 90 degree angle, then follow the gum line while pausing briefly between every teeth. When you get to the middle, I then switched the flosser to my right hand and finished that row(you don’t have to do this but, it was just easier for me), I then done the same with the upper teeth, and then done all behind them. I went along all my upper and lower gum line, going back and fourth a few times.
It can be quite uncomfortable at first, but it was easy to do and I was so surprised how quick and satisfying it was! I did bleed a bit, but that is normal seeing as I don’t usually floss! It works excellently, I’m so glad I have a water flosser back in my life again! This one works so much better than the one I had before, and that one was amazing too. This one is smart looking, more professional looking and more modes and different tips. This is such a must in cleaning your teeth, super satisfying and my teeth feel super clean and plaque free. I also found this online when researching about water flosser compared to string floss - ‘clinical studies show that the water flosser is up to 51% more effective than dental floss for reducing gingivitis and 2x as effective at reducing gingivitis bleeding than floss and 29% more effective as dental floss at removing plaque.’ And, also ‘The researchers found that the group who used the waterpik had a 74.4 percent reduction in plaque as compared to a 57.7 percent reduction in the group who used the string floss.’ In some articles I did read that you can actually still use normal floss along with this, but that normal floss is only even beneficial to those who use it regularly, move the string up and down with enough pressure for plaque removal, flex the string between the gum line, avoid cutting into the tissue with too much tension. So that, is a no from me and seems like ALOT of effort anyway. The water flosser is a good replacement for string floss for those with sensitive gums, people with braces & those with dexterity issues.