When shopping for water flossers, there are a lot of things to consider. If you're looking for portability, opt for a cordless water flosser so you don't need to bring a bulky charging base on vacation with you. Planning on sharing with the whole family? Opt for one with multiple tips included so that everyone can have their own. You'll also see that some have a couple of pressure settings, while others have way more options. These are the best water flossers to buy in 2020.
Best Overall Water Flosser
With an average 4.5-star rating across nearly 24,000 (!) reviews, Waterpik's Aquarius has earned its spot as the #1 best-selling water flosser on Amazon. "After every use, my mouth feels like it was cleaned by a dental hygienist," raves one reviewer. Its large reservoir holds up to 22 ounces of water (or mouthwash), which should equate to about 90 seconds of flossing time. There's even a separate mode that pulses water to massage your gums. It comes with seven tips that serve different purposes: three classic, one for plaque, one for braces, one for periodontal pockets, and one with a toothbrush head. Bonus: It's available in a bunch of fun colors, like mint green and pink — since it's going to stay on your countertop, the more color options, the better Pressure settings: 10 Tips included: 7
Best Value Water Flosser
At under $40, Waterpik's cordless model is significantly cheaper than many other water flossers. For that reason, it's an affordable option for anyone who is hesitant about trying an oral irrigator. Even though it only has two settings, the switch makes it easy to change the water pressure. It uses three AA batteries, so you don't have to worry about misplacing a charger. The reservoir holds five ounces of water, (equivalent to 30 seconds of use), and it's a removable tank too, so it's super easy to clean – just throw it in the dishwasher on the top rack. Pressure settings: 2 Tips included: 2
The Zerhunt is a cordless and rechargeable water flosser with a slim, easy-to-hold handle. Depending on the setting you use, the battery can last up to 20 days on a single charge. Even its charging base is compact, so it won't take up too much counter space. Plus, it comes with six (yes, six) different nozzles, including four standard jet tips, one dental plaque tip, and one periodontal tip. Pressure settings: 3 Tips included: 6
Best Two-in-One Water Flosser and Toothbrush
This unique device combines brushing your teeth and water flossing all in one. It can switch between three different modes (brush, floss, and brush/floss), so it's easy to remember to floss every time you brush your teeth. The 15-ounce water (or mouthwash) reservoir is equivalent to about 60 seconds. It also comes with a convenient travel case that makes it easy to bring on-the-go. Our Lab even conducted its own mini consumer study, and testers said they didn't experience gum discomfort. “I really like the ease of switching between brushing and flossing and that flossing was such a simple part of the process,” one tester noted. Pressure settings: 10 Tips included: 1
Best Water Flosser for Travel
This one isn't accepted by the ADA, but if that's not a dealbreaker for you then definitely consider Panasonic's water flosser. The battery-operated model (it uses AA) is also ideal for travel thanks to its cordless and collapsible design. Reviewers say that even though it's super portable and great for a gym bag or the office, you might prefer a water flosser with more pressure settings for regular use at home. Its 5.5-ounce water tank can run for about 40 seconds. Pressure settings: 2 Tips included: 1
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Amina is an editorial assistant at the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she works with lab experts (who test all the latest products) and writes original content based on their recommendations. Previously, she was an editorial fellow at GoodHousekeeping.com, where she covered food, entertainment, celebrity news, and everything else related to women’s lifestyle. Amina graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies and journalism. Her favorite things include smiling at every dog she passes, eating avocado toast, and laying on the beach with a good book (preferably Harry Potter).
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