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Water teeth flosser - Anyone use one?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SideWinder, 7 Oct 2021.

  1. SideWinder

    Consigliere

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    I went to the dentist today for a good old clean and I really want to start looking after my teeth more. I have never flossed and fortunately, my teeth are in good condition BUT I want to look after them better.

    I am not a fan of the 'traditional' floss method and came across the water ones...what do you all reckon?

    Waterpik appears to be the market leader actually...anyone have one?
     
  2. Housey

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    Yup, rate them, leaves teeth shiny smooth.

    No idea if they actually do anything of real value, but I like mine.
     
  3. SideWinder

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    Ah ha! Which one do you have?
     
  4. cheesefest

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    Will water flossing do the flossing between teeth that I can’t get dental floss or tape between teeth? I have many teeth that have no gaps between them.

    This is good someways but now got fillings in these teeth. Makes the job by dentists a little more difficult and uncomfortable for me.
     
  5. TriedandTested

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    Found them quite painful! They shoot a really fine, hard jet of water...felt sharp!
     
  6. Longbow

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    They all seem to be the same, although I've never spent that much on them, £30-40.

    For actual floss, I recommend Oral-b essential floss, it's thin so will get between your teeth, unlike some of the others which use a material more suitable to tying a boat to the docks.

    Water picks aren't a replacement for flossing, but they will do most of the work, and some of it better than flossing.

    They have lower settings you can use, but it's also possible your gums are inflamed?
     
  7. Moley

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    I bought one, it was rubbish. Went back to flossing tape.
     
  8. Street

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    My dentist was banging on about one when I went last month, you've just reminded me that I meant to actually look into them!
     
  9. Housey

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    Waterpik with all the bits. They are cheap bits of kit really. I tend to use water with mouth wash mixed into it. I find it gets my lower gums cleaned nicely and doesn't cause anywhere near the trouble I got with floss. I do also use the think brush things too in combination.
     
  10. Joeyuk

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    Someone at work was going on about one last week, I’ve been meaning to look into.
     
  11. Finners

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    Used one for years now as I have a horizontally impacted wisdom tooth so have quite a large gap for food to get stuck in. Does well getting crap out of there.

    As above I put a bit of mouthwash in there a couple times a week to help clean. Can't even remember what mine is called would only have been cheap when I bought it. It's the type that is rechargeable with the water tank built in.

    Not one of the huge ones with base station and all the rest.
     
  12. Uther

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    I have a waterpik, awesome bit of kit, I like using it s lot more than normal flossing. Mine's the WP-660, so it takes up a bit of room.
     
  13. Joeyuk

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    I just ordered the wp-660 of the rainforest. A quick google about water flossing gave good results and this one was the most recommended one. Not the cheapest but has had great reviews, need to start looking after my teeth more as I get older.
     
  14. nine_tails

    Wise Guy

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    wow , just head such a device exists. Might look into it.
     
  15. Uther

    Capodecina

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    Quick tip, don't fill it with ice cold water... :p
     
  16. Joeyuk

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    yeah that was one of the reviews in the rainforest. I definitely would have used tap water if nobody said it anything.
     
  17. DB_SamX

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    My dentist keeps telling me to get one because I have gaps in my teeth.

    I just don't have any room in my bathroom to keep it.
     
  18. dod

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    Got a philips sonicare on the recommendation of dentist, doesn't take up much space, good battery, reservoir is a little bit small. Works pretty well
     
  19. Captain

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    Amazon.
     
  20. Wizzfizz

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    I just use flossing tape and it does a good job of removing food that regular brushing just can't get to. I also use those little brush thingies in between my teeth afterwards