Have had 2 recent crowns, after oral surgery to do crown lengthening and my dentist recommended a water pik. This product is like having a professional cleaning on a daily basis. I have used all of the attachments and my mouth feels so clean! Great investment for those over 50.
We actually have liked this product and used it for more than two years. However, recently when changing the tip I noticed black particles coming out of the hand-held wand bulb. I then hit this plastic section against the sink and dislodged a considerable amount of additional black material. I felt it was then important to break open this plastic bulb section – the part you hold in your hand – and found it full of black colored mold! In my opinion this is a serious design flaw. Since this section is not sealed, it should be possible to clean it. Yet, in the Waterpik manual, you will find no instructions on how to do this, or that it is even necessary. I have read one third-party article that recommends periodic soaking of this plastic bulb in vinegar. However, there is no a way to assure that it is clean, without breaking it. It does appear that any mold in the plastic case of the hand unit may not contaminate the water spray into the mouth, however, the proximity of mold growth so close to mouth is, in my opinion, unacceptable.
I called Waterpik to advise them of my concern, noting that, while we don’t seem to be allergic to mold, many people are and this section of their device should 1) be re-manufactured to allow opening and cleaning and 2) cleaning procedures should be published in their manual. Obviously, we have discontinued using the Water Pik. To their credit, the company has responded by email and is, apparently, now looking into this matter. They have offered a replacement unit and we have declined.
I bought mine 4-5 years ago and am extremely satisfied with it. I only have the Ultra not the combo. Whenever I had my teeth cleaned my gums would bleed profusely. Now since useing the waterpik my gums don’t bleed and are healthy. This is not a substitute for flossing but you should see all the stuff that the waterpik gets out between my teeth even though I flossed. Our bathroom is cold in the winter so I use hot water. I put the whole unit under the faucet instead of taking the tank on and off. I even take the waterpik on vacation. I use it every time I brush which is usually twice a day and am extremely satisfied with it. I wish I would have bought one as a teenager.
This items was recommended by my dental hygentist to help with deep pockets. I started with a 4 setting and within a week moved to a 10. I use warm water and a little shot of gum tonic from my dentist. I am looking forward to my next cleaning, because my gums feel great. i know that the dental hygentist will be giving me an excellent report. Oh, did i say my gums feel great.
I ordered this item from Amazon and have had it for about a week. I’m already very, very impressed with how effective it is. It is easy to use and the results are quite impressive. I’m glad my dental hygienist recommended a WaterPik but now I feel really sorry I did not get one earlier! Strongly recommend it based on my earliest experiences.
I bought this for my son to use with his braces, I love that it came with a travel one too. He is able to take this to school or on trips so he never has to have anything stuck in his braces. He used this for two years with his braces along with brushing and did not even have one white or yellow spot when his braces were taken off! The orthodontist was even amazed! This is a MUST BUY!!
The waterpik is designed really well and works great. The cordless is clumsy; to use and needs to be refilled a few times before you get your whole mouth done. I recommend buying the waterpik as a single item unless you are travelling all the time.
At first I was a bit skeptical because I’m a 67 year old “lady” going on her 15th cruise — and I don’t want to look, you know, non-age appropriate — BUT IT WORKS. The tie-dyed is retro and that’s my generation — yay. Love the look
I really tried to make this dress work because I love the print and style so much. The dress runs large and looked like a tent on me. I originally ordered a size large and traded it for a medium. Neither did anything for me. I missed the fact that it has a seam that runs across the back of the dress in the photos, which hit in weird place on me. I think if the seam wasn’t there the dress would have worked better on my body type. I also have a larger chest, which didn’t help with the tentish look. I think those with bodies similar to the model would work best for this style. I typically wear a size Large in this brand.
This dress is so comfy and cute! The tie string in the front is adjustable. Also the strap going down the back is adjustable. If it weren’t for those features the dress probably wouldn’t fit too well but it’s perfect!
Bought because of the small travel version which is works like the larger one and comes with a travel bag. They both pulse and clean under and around my fixed bridges. I am sure they would work equally well with natural teeth to floss with water.
In less than 6 months, I can’t fill up the reservoir tank under the sink because the water just pours out through the rubber valve, and the switch on the handle is frozen and won’t turn on/off. Sure, I can fiddle with the rubber valve every time I fill it (hold it down with my finger), and use the main power switch instead of using the broken switch on the handle, but water still leaks out under the tank after each use, making a mess. I wish I hadn’t replaced my 20-year-old Waterpik with this new “Ultra” model.
I purchased this combination pack at Costco (on discount) and could not be happier! This set includes TWO water flossers (the Ultra and the Nano) and many extras. It is an amazing value! These are my first water flossers. I have been using the Ultra daily for over a month and I really feel the difference. Highly recommended!
Ultra features: - The water flosser most recommended by dentists - Over 90 seconds of water capacity - Includes six popular tips and a tip storage case (in the lid of the water reservoir) - Can be used with your favorite mouthwash - Quiet operation - Power control dial with 10 water pressure settings - The handle includes a tip quick-release button for easier tip change-out - Three-year warranty
Nano features: - Compact design for small bathrooms and travel — 50% smaller than full-size models - Ideal for travel in North America (because of the 120 V electrical power requirements of the motor) - Over 60 seconds of water capacity - Includes six popular tips and a tip storage case - Can be used with your favorite mouthwash - Power control dial with 3 water pressure settings - Included “premium” soft-sided travel case - Two-year warranty
Note: Both water flossers have their own sets of the following tips: - Classic jet tip for general use — two jet tips are included in each set - Toothbrush tip for general use - Plaque Seeker tip for use on implants, crowns, bridges, and general use - Orthodontic tip for braces and general use - Pik Pocket tip for periodontal pockets and furcations
Using a waterpik has made all the difference in the world for our twice yearly teeth cleaning at the dentist. Removing tartar which used to take time is now just a few minutes. We were using a standard sized model but wanted one for travel. This fits the bill and is actually even more effective than the larger model. A great product!
I bought this model after using the rechargeable one for quite some time. I love a waterpik in general, but this is my favorite.
As a pilot, I need something that is global voltage, small and portable. This one meets all those needs.
I get a sufficient amount of water with one filling to do my entire mouth. Even after brushing I still get stuff out with the waterpik. I try to use this every night and I don’t feel that my teeth are clean until I use it. Even though I use it almost every day I’m still not able to use it on its highest setting. This shows you that it has all the power it needs and then some.
The dial has settings 1-3 but it’s really a continuous selection without stops so you can have anything between 1 and 3.
If you are a traveler, this could be the model for you. There is a version of this that is not global voltage. So be sure you are getting the model that you intend to buy.
If you are not a traveler stick with the less expensive 110V units.
This unit collapses nicely into itself and packs into the handy travel bag.
It is amazing how well this Waterpik works. I had Gingivitis. My gums would bleed and I had to have my teeth cleaned every 3 months. After 2 months of consistently using it, my dentist is amazed at how well my gums look and now I only have to have dental cleanings twice a year. My daughter just got braces and this has been the best way to clean between her teeth, since flossing is very difficult with braces. I even got one to travel with.