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Water teeth flosser - Anyone use one?

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

  1. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,658

    Location: Woolyback Country

    Same here ,bought one years ago.Don`t think it has been used more than 6 times :(

    Bought a cheap portable/rechargeable one with a tank .MUCH more convenient.use this a few times a week with warm water and mouthwash :)
     
  2. Tom_ed1987

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,727

    Location: Warwickshire

    I have one, used it maybe twice.

    Mouth did feel clean after the first time using it, but it took ages (maybe gets faster with practice), & you just stand there with water pouring out of your mouth which was ridiculous. I also got the impression it wouldn't remove everything unless the gaps between teeth are particularly large.
     
  3. Street

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 8,179

    Location: Liverpool

    Do you get enough flossing time with the portable ones as the tank seems quite small in comparison?

    I'd like to get one, but the full size ones seem to big to sit in my bathroom so if the portable ones are a viable alternative I'll have a look at them.
     
  4. LeMson

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Mar 2012

    Posts: 4,075

    Dentist recommended one 2 years ago, I've only missed using it for 1 day since then, I just mix things up with the speeds now and then, mostly use the slowest, seems good
     
  5. moon man

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 3,902

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    I also rate them, i had some bits of gum that seemed to feel raised above my teeth bit fine now, my gums bled first time, recon that shows i needed one, mine has aboit 5 settings massage pulse ect bit only used the jet
     
  6. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 40,946

    Location: Welling, London

    That’s interesting. I have a broken tooth at the back of mouth which can be hard to get to and often gets food stuck. This sounds like what I need to dislodge said offending items.
     
  7. Uther

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 17,009

    It will do that.
     
  8. uncle_rufus

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Mar 2011

    Posts: 5,212

    I would concur with some above that say they are pretty good, but not a complete substitute for flossing. I have braces at the moment and it's a godsend for those - so I use the tepe "easypicks" rather than floss first to go between the teeth - they're tapered and very thin at one end so easy to get between your teeth and obviously I can't use floss right now with the brace wire anyway. Once that's done I use the waterpik which gets most of the food off including a few difficult spots around some of my wisdom teeth. Then brush at the very end and don't rinse at all
     
  9. firstborn

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,280

    Location: Nottingham

    What do you fill them with?
     
  10. LeMson

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Mar 2012

    Posts: 4,075

    I just fill mine from the cold tap >_<
     
  11. Joeyuk

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Feb 2017

    Posts: 792

    just tap water but from hot tap so it’s a little warm.

    used it last night and definitely need to use over a sick, the water goes every where.
     
  12. Uther

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 17,009

    Yeah there's definitely a knack to using them.
     
  13. NoobCannon

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Jun 2011

    Posts: 5,629

    ive checked the rainforest and cant see a water pick for sale anywhere.

    hoping you can help me

    https://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clicktogive/trs/home
     
  14. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 21,830

    Had one, it didn't last very long.

    Plastic and pressurised water don't mix.
     
  15. TheOracle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,122

    Another vote for oralb tape. It's like silk.
     
  16. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 40,946

    Location: Welling, London

  17. nitram100

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Aug 2009

    Posts: 4,732

    Location: London

    Been using for years, much better than flossing for me personally. The fine jet really gets all the crap outta the teeth.
     
  18. Joeyuk

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Feb 2017

    Posts: 792

  19. Diagro

    Sgarrista

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  20. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2011

    Posts: 19,808

    Location:

    You can say Amazon, overclockers don't sell water floss machines.