More efficient and easier than dental floss, the Waterpik Waterflosser Cordless PLUS removes bacteria, plaque film and food debris between teeth and below the gum line. It has a dual water pressure control system that offers a pressure range from gentle to deep cleaning. It also has four specialized tips (similar to it’s big brother, the Waterpik Ultra). The cordless design provides convenience and flexibility.
The Waterpik Cordless Plus is a product of WaterPik, Inc., which since 1962 has been developing and manufacturing domestic oral health care merchandise. The company has gained worldwide recognition over the years among dental professionals.
The Waterpik Cordless Plus Water Flosser claims to remove up to 99.9% of plaque from below the gum line and between the teeth, much more easily and efficiently than dental floss, when used correctly. It is highly recommended for all kinds of dental work, for individuals with:
- braces, and more.
Waterpik is suggested to be used daily for at least a minute to effectively clean the treated areas, massage the gums and improve oral health overall. Results of a clinical study involving orthodontic patients revealed that Waterpik Cordless Plus is three times more successful in removing plaque and food residue than dental flossing and twice as successful in improving gum health in subjects wearing braces.
The dual water pressure control feature embedded in the device, allows controlling the pressure intensity depending on your personal preference. Depending on your needs you can choose a gentle or a forceful water pressure and everything in between. The appliance pushes the water outwards in a pulsating manner in order to stimulate and massage the gums, getting rid of plaque from areas that even regular flossing can’t reach.
In addition, the four specialized tips ensure thorough cleaning of the entire mouth. The tips are:
- Plaque Seeker Tip,
- Orthodontic Tip,
- Classic Jet Tip, and
- Tongue Cleaner.
The Plaque Seeker Tip is a unique tip designed to eliminate plaque around dental work such as implants, crowns, bridges and other hard to reach places. The Classic Jet Tip gets the pulsating water below the gum line to improve the health of the gums. The Orthodontic Tip is ideal for the ones wearing braces as it was found to be probably the most competent plaque cleaner around braces. Finally, the Tongue Cleaner helps freshen your breath by removing bacteria that can accumulate on the tongue’s surface.
Another useful feature of this Waterpik is its cordless design that enables mobility. There are no extra costs involved and no need to replace the batteries. The built-in batteries are rechargeable. By using the enclosed charger between uses, you ensure that you never run out of power. As a result, this water flosser is much smaller than regular Waterpik units, thus taking much less space on the countertop (and ideal for travel). It comes with a two-year-warranty.
The cordless Waterpik has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon, so it is one of the most popular models, and has a modest 3.6 star out of 5 rating (I say modest because the regular Waterpik Plus Water Flosser has an incredibly high rating).
Be aware that there have been some issues with the power supply, causing a few units to stop working properly before too long. This means you may need to expect to be in touch with Waterpik and potentially make use of the warranty we spoke about earlier.
The majority of users, find it more effective and much more pleasant than flossing using a dental floss (no more bleeding gums!). Most recommend it as a travel unit rather than for everyday use.