The Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser is our former top pick for the #1 best water flosser. It really is hard to go wrong with this unit. (The only reason we’ve changed our minds it because Waterpik has UPDATED it and made it into the amazingly high quality, #1 best selling Aquarius – see our review here!)
We were shocked to see the nearly 5,000 reviews on Amazon from users of the Waterpik, and even more surprised to see that even with all of those people, it still has a very high 4.4 out of 5 star rating. We have found that Amazon ratings are a very good way to measure the quality of a product, and over 3,000 perfect ratings simply can’t be wrong!
So, other than being one of the top, best selling flosser you can buy, it is the only one that can legitimately claim to be 50% more effective at improving gum health than plain old dental floss. They have commissioned studies to be able to make that claim, and you can tell after using the unit just how good it is, because you’ll come away with a totally refreshed feeling in your mouth that brushing, flossing, and even mouthwash can’t deliver.
We liked that this comes with 6 different tips, which are all able to store easily on top of the water reservoir in a small lid compartment. They’re kept out of the way, but easy to access for whatever you need.
The tips included in this package are:
- Classic Jet Tip (x2) – Great for general use, will work for most people’s needs
- Toothbrush Tip – General use, convenient for brushing and flossing simultaneously
- Plaque Seeker Tip – For harder to reach places, great for implants, bridges, and crowns
- Orthodontic Tip – Good for general use, but specializes in getting rid of plaque around braces
- Pik Pocket Tip – Specialized for periodontal pockets and furcations, gets deep below gum line
For maximum versatility, not only do you get a wide array of different tips, but the Waterpik Ultra also has 10 pressure settings, so no matter who you are or what your needs are, you should be able to find a set up that works for you. This is one of the best units there is when it comes to versatility and we are big fans of products that allow for quality use by the most amount of people. There’s more of a chance this will work for you, plus it’s great for households that have multiple people using the unit, all who have differing needs.
We really liked the fact that it has an easy to use pause button that allows you to stop the flow of water when you press it. This is good for not making a mess if you need to remove it from your mouth, or if you are changing from top teeth to bottom teeth. Solves that problem of extra water getting everywhere.
Another great feature is the nozzle swivel. Unlike other units where you have to move your hand and arm around to get in all the different places, with this Waterpik, you simply turn the nozzle head with your fingers on an easily-maneuverable swivel. It’s much easier to use than some models and it’s just nice to have something that should be a common sense addition to any unit.
The Ultra wins on all levels and as a water flosser in general, it really was the best until it was improved upon even more! We, along with most of its users, highly recommend it as your choice for oral irrigator. Top level, you simply will not find many better units than this to meet your needs and the needs of your family. The three year warranty should help, too.
The Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser is one of our top choices, and we hope you check it out for yourself.