Reddit reviews: The best power dental flossers

We found 195 Reddit comments discussing the best power dental flossers. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 53 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Power Dental Flossers:

u/Altaccount28 · 5 pointsr/Dentistry

I wouldn't say waterpicks are better than flossing, but they do make a great addition to the oral health routine. I have seen a lot of patients benefit from them.

For you I think it would be a great investment because lets face it, flossing around brackets it difficult and time consuming. A waterpick would be a great way to flush out food/debris that are stuck around the brackets and in between teeth. Personally I recommend the product shower floss ( http://www.amazon.com/showerfloss-SF-1-ShowerFloss-by/dp/B0018AGB7M) because I feel the tips fit better in the mouth and it is much less bulky and cumbersome than the waterpick. I use it ever day in addition to regular floss.

Good on you for realising that with braces good oral hygiene is critical. Don't forget to brush the area of the teeth between the bracket and gumline, as I've seen a lot of patients in braces struggle with this and end up with decay and gum issues once the brackets are removed. Spend a few extra minutes gently massaging the gums with a brush every day, a smaller head kid's toothbrush works great in those tight areas.

Hope this helps.

u/whenwillthewaitend · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have a lot of issues with tooth decay. Like when I go to the dentist what I typically hear is "everything looks really clean and you're doing a great job brushing and flossing BUT you have some cavities...." I also have a lot of spots where my teeth demineralize. So it's a constant struggle to keep the spots that have demineralized from turning into cavities. I also have bad dental anxiety and started seeing a dentist that does sedation dentistry.

For me I was able to get by with just nitrous oxide for most dental procedures (fillings and crowns) and I know some hospitals have started to allow nitrous oxide during labor so it seems safe to assume that isn't horrible for mom and baby. Maybe you could ask about that. It isn't as good for dental anxiety as being able to just to put out while they do whatever but it definitely helps take the edge off the anxiety, at least for me.

As to the pregnancy gingivitis: yep that's a thing and it sucks. My dentist recommended I get a waterpik flosser and start using it on a lower setting and then try to slowly build up to a higher setting as I was able. He also suggested putting a cap full of listerine or some other mouthwash into the tank with the water and flossing with that. Apparently that helps with the gingivitis. And I was instructed to call the office and make an appointment to go back in if the gingivitis started getting worse and I started seeing a lot of bleeding. Last year when I was having a lot of work done I had some spots where my gums were pretty swollen so they gave me a Chlorhexidine mouthwash to use with the waterpik which really seemed to help.

But basically there are options! Just find a good dentist that offers some different options for sedation dentistry that you trust and discuss it all with him/her. Different dentists will have different things they're comfortable with doing while a woman is pregnant. Like, for example, my previous dentist wouldn't do any x-rays at all during any point of a pregnancy. My current dentist will do some x-rays during the later part of the 2nd trimester and the 3rd trimester. So I'd assume the same general willingness to take certain risks would carry over to things like sedation. Some dentists will probably give you some options that others maybe wouldn't.

Hopefully you find something that works for you and you're able to get everything taken care of!

u/gallantlady · 2 pointsr/DentalHygiene


This is the electric toothbrush I use and recommend: Sonicare Flex Care Plus. It is cheapest at Costco but comes in a pack of 2. It's important to replace the brush head every 3-4 months. Sonicare now has a subscription service to automatically send you a new brush head when it's time to replace, or you can buy the brush heads when you need them; they come out to approx $9 each on amazon but you can get 6 for $50 at Costco and they oftentimes have a $10 instant rebate. If you need to use a manual toothbrush, I recommend the Nimbus manual toothbrush. These Wisps are really handy when you can't brush after eating.  


The floss I recommend is Dr. Tung's Smart Floss and you can use this  Floss Holder to make it easier to use. (Amazon only sells the floss in packs of 3 or 6 so if you want to purchase a single pack you can find it at Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, or Sprouts.) A Waterpik can also be a great tool, this one is a Handheld Waterpik and is more convenient to use. You can use it in the shower and it takes up less counter space. 


This Crest Gum and Sensitivity  paste is one of my favorites and I like Act Total Care mouthwash. When choosing a toothpaste or mouthwash, look for "sodium fluoride" as an active ingredient.  It's best to stay away from mouthwashes with alcohol in them and whitening/charcoal pastes because the abrasives in them can damage the teeth. If you use a whitening rinse with hydrogen peroxide, only use it 2-3 times per week to avoid making the gum tissue sensitive. Other than that, whatever you prefer is just fine.


For an inexpensive whitening treatment Crest White Strips are a good option.

u/lVlama · 2 pointsr/DentalHygiene

Waterpiks are excellent for cleaning deeper pockets. However, I understand the frustration of the mess. What I found that works great is getting a travel size water pick like this one and using it in the shower instead of the sink, kinda like that new shower tool. Keeping a mirror hung or suctioned to the shower wall can help with controlling the tip to follow along the gum line. There are also floss holders like this that help with dexterity. Electric toothbrushes are a total game changer too. They really help take most of the work out of brushing and have been consistantly proven to be more effective than a manual toothbrush. Tongue scrapers are AMAZING. They reduce the number of bacteria for plaque formation, reduce mouth odors, and show improvements for dry mouth, coated tongue, fissured tongue, or patients who use tobacco. I have found with my own experience that this type works the best for my patients. But you can find what works best for you personally, there are many different types out there. Hopefully this helped!

u/Buffalo__Buffalo · 2 pointsr/disability

Just a tip. If you buy one which requires a powerpoint and it has a reservoir it can be a real hassle, especially if you run out of water. I have a shower head style water flosser of this design (I'd expect that the shower head version would be inaccessible...) which runs on mains pressure, is easy to install, and does not need any inputs or fussing around that some of the more expensive models do.

This might be ideal for you if you have issues with muscle strength or dexterity in your arms because you don't need to hold down a button and, frankly, you can take as long as you damn well please without having to worry about topping up a bulky and cumbersome reservoir.

So as for the toothbrush you are using, is it a sonic toothbrush or one of the older styles of toothbrush which has a mechanical, rotating head?

I used to have a rotating head electric toothbrush but I changed over to a sonic one a couple of years back. There is less mechanical noise and less rumbling with a sonic one, although that's traded for a higher pitch vibration something akin to a good quality bullet vibrator (if you'll excuse the comparison; it's honestly the closest thing to a sonic toothbrush.) I'm not sure if that would be better or easier for you...

Edit: P.S. use chewing gum regularly on no-brush days, and have you ever considered using a dampened soft cotton cloth with toothpaste applied to it to gently scrub your teeth as an alternative?

u/SARASA05 · 2 pointsr/Frugal

After reading an AMA a while ago about a young guy with really horrible teeth who was recommending to all readers to take special care of their teeth, several commenters recommended a water-pik to help him improve his teeth.


I immediately bought one as a "finished with braces" reward (I got the braces free via tutoring) and because I have a permanent retainer so flossing was too difficult to bother with (bad idea). And this thing is fabulous! It has several different heads to take care of any need. I enjoy using it and highly recommend it. It's probably not a substitute for regular dental care, but I'm sure anything that cleans your teeth and gums really well helps. Plus, the things you describe having bought to supplement a regular dental appointment sound very similar to this.

u/suckinonmytitties · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this waterpik water flosser would improve my life by making my teeth clean and healthy! also, I see you have waterpik heads on your wish list and I think if you don't already own a sonicate toothbrush you should get one because they are CRAZY AMAZING! yay clean teeth :)

u/Bearded_Clam · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I had all four wisdom teeth and two second molars removed this past July. Here are my tips -

  • There is going to be a lot blood the first day or two, so keep plenty of gauze handy.
  • Once the bleeding has slowed down (after a day or so) start rinsing your mouth with salt water after every meal. This helps keep things clean and is supposed to help the healing process.
  • Pudding is fucking awesome
  • Once the stitches dissolve, you are going to have large holes where your teeth were; these will take a long time to heal. They will become problematic once you starting eating solid food again. Avoid eating things like peanuts and almonds for about a month. They will get stuck in the holes, and getting them out is not fun. Your oral surgeon should give you something like this to help clean things, buy one if he doesn't.
u/servedconserved · 1 pointr/microdosing

The best thing I ever got for my gum health was a WaterPik Water Flosser. I use it once a day, takes less than 2 minutes. Use warm water and it feels real good, your gums need to get used to it, you can set the pressure so that you can start low and as your gums improve you can increase it over time so your gums don't hurt too much when you start out.

It not only cleans off plaque and food particles, the water action massages your gums, improves the blood flow and keeps them tight and healthy. Also, look into oral probiotics to get you healing up faster.


u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/ADHD

Basically a water flosser is something that sprays a high-pressure jet of water at your teeth and the water works its way into your gums(like how you're supposed to do when you floss) and pulls anything that might be trapped out. Dentists for years were super resistant to them because they weren't very good but these days they actually recommend them as being just about as good as really flossing

This is the model i have -> https://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-Flosser-Electric-Countertop-Irrigator/dp/B00HFQQ0VU/

I went a little overboard and got the best model I could. My dentist recommended me to use things with the ADA seal which oddly seem to be only waterpik brand flossers but...eh, they're at least scientifically verified!

u/mshobo · 1 pointr/braces

Same brand! I have this one, which I think has the same capacity as the travel size of the one you put and I find it very comfortable, I think the one you linked is quite big lol


Here's a link from amazon, it's cheaper: https://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-Accepted-WP-674-Aquarius-Flosser/dp/B072JFVXSY?th=1

I honestly love it.

u/pingu_warrior · 1 pointr/FancyFollicles

My hair gets dry easily so I use mild shampoos. vitale olive oil shampoo (I could only find the UK link) is cheap and designed for frizzy/afro hair. I like using brown henna shampoos too, they are gentle and leave a nice shiny glow after. For conditioner I keep changing but once I fortnight I use vitale hair mayonnaise as a conditioning treatment it's really heavy stuff but feels great after.

I try and avoid hair products with too many random chemicals in them because my hair ends up depending on them but Loreal full restore and John Frieda's curl around shampoo and conditioner have been good for quick fixes.

u/sylphofspace · 1 pointr/AskWomen

It works well for me, and I'd recommend buying something like these guys if you have tonsil stones. It takes a bit of practice to use them without hurting yourself (it's very easy to gag on the water if you're not tilting your head forward, you can stab yourself very easily, etc), but if you're able to very gently ease the syringe tip into the difference crevices of the tonsil, it's incredibly easy to flush out your tonsils and get all the little bits of tonsil stones hiding away in there. And that way, you don't have to wait for them to get big enough to fall out on their own.

u/mutilatedlipz · 1 pointr/Stims

This is essentially the product, but I got six of them for like $5. Sometimes you have to search a bit for a deal. Basically you want an oral syringe. I hope this helps. When I got comfortable with this method I've never looked back.

u/hak8or · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

I recommend this one (not referral link): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GLRREU/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have been using it for the past few months and am very happy with it. The pressure is far more than adequate, holds enough water to do a full wash, and very easy to clean.

u/dshafik · 1 pointr/self

I just bought one of these Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser. It came in yesterday.

It's not a replacement for brushing, it is supposed to replace flossing... certainly it will help, and so far it seems pretty awesome.

u/goldragon · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Actually do not get those little plastic bottles I linked before =/. I ordered them and got them the other day with the idea to share samples of Floid Black (my fav aftershave) and Floid Blue. I just tried filling some up (using an oral irrigator which made a nice syringe) but with the caps screwed on they were not leak-proof. A few leaked just being held upside-down, others leaked if shaken. I just don't think they'd last being shipped through the mail.

Well I was going to go ahead and order a bottle of American Blend aftershave but it looks like you're sold out! I was planning on ordering some aftershave splash from TheShaveDen. I had some of their TSD Signature Scent (bay rum + bergamot) which I really liked but sold it off in a shave den clearance. Please drop me a PM when you get more of the American Blend listed on your Etsy store, thanks!

u/Theburbsnxt · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Very good! Here are 2 more suggestions for a real luxurious brush and dental hygiene.

A waterpick which you would use first to clean between your teeth and the gum line, then floss and brush. Its on sale now for $23 shipped.


Sensodyne has a great new toothpaste out - i love it. I get it for $4 at walmart


Do you need these 2 things? Not at all - but they help out a lot.

u/theedgeofoblivious · 22 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I own what's called a "water flosser" and is also called an "oral irrigator". The most well-known brand is Waterpik, but I own one from Panasonic, and it's the best thing in the whole world. It can actually knock popcorn husks from out between your teeth and your gums, so if you can imagine eating a giant bucket of popcorn and three minutes later not having any popcorn husks stuck in your gums it's pretty nice. If you get other stuff stuck in your teeth it can knock that out, too.

They're $30 on Amazon. They're also portable, so you can travel with them. I keep one at home and one in my office.

u/PorscheBurrito · 1 pointr/powerwashingporn

H2ofloss. I'm pretty sure it does everything else a $100 one does (do different pressures, comes with lots of different cleaning tips, that's about it) for only $30. I've had it for half a year, and it's great. Totally eliminates hand floss.

u/Schly · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Anyone that is lazy about flossing twice daily (almost everyone), should buy one of these flossers.

They're awesome and addictive. I was never a flosser and now, it takes less than 30 seconds before I brush with one of these and I do it twice a day every single day and I never, ever, miss a day.

I've been doing it for a year, and trust me, my hygenist notices and comments every six months.

Honestly, do yourself a favor and just try one. It will change your dental health almost immediately.

u/RZdubz · 2 pointsr/tonsilstones

LOL oof, yeah you’re gonna want to get one that has a more controllable pressure. I use an older version of this one , which has an adjustable knob from 1-10. I use it on either one or two and it does just the trick. It never feels too harsh when working back there. Only for extended periods of time does it get slightly annoying, but that goes for qtips as well in my experience. It also works very well as a flossing alternative. It’s also a bit pricey tho. Hope this helps!

u/BlueJeansFiend · 3 pointsr/ZeroWaste

I never knew this existed! Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely get one soon :)

If anyone's interested: shower water flosser

u/chx_ · 5 pointsr/shittykickstarters

> . A lot of investors making some pretty dicey bets though considering this product already has a pretty established market. Just buy one on Amazon...

What did you base this claim on, then? What established market?

https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-EW-DJ10-Irrigator-Collapsible-Waterproof/dp/B0027LSEPS this is a pretty small travel water flosser, has a 5.5oz water tank compared to the 2oz in this kickstarter. Half-third the size? I am backing. If it works, I am a happy camper, if not, oh well.

u/dedicednu · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Activity Tracker It lets you know when you're slouching and a sensor vibrates remind you to sit straight and stand tall. I have horrible posture and I really think it's to blame for my neck and back pain. For those of us on the computer a lot, I think this will help! $78.99 (I can dream WL)

  2. Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser (WP-660C) because it's so much better than regular flossing! Overwhelmingly positive reviews and with multiple heads for massaging and flossing. Gets into hard to reach areas and the pressure water helps break built up plaque easier than regular flossing. Promises to leave your mouth feeling fresh. 79.99 (I can dream WL)

  3. Thinks Geek Plush Skull Slippers because they're so cute and soft! And the reviews are positive. $9.95 (default WL)

u/nakp88d · 1 pointr/askscience

Is there any recommended alternative to flossing that is nearly as effective or better?
Would you consider this, for example, as a good investment?

u/someinvisiblehand · 1 pointr/braces

Is it the same as this one?

If so, it looks like it has great reviews on Amazon. I'm just not sure if it's the same model because it's almost double the price compared to the Target link you shared.

u/Ogremad · 2 pointsr/Dentistry


The water runs out pretty quick when the reservoir is directly attached, so this one might be good! Cheers!

u/gotlost406 · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Nice cleaner! I picked up a VPI machine earlier this month and found for small batches a dental syringe works well https://www.amazon.com/Ezy-Care-Dental-Irrigating-Syringe/dp/B000FQ5N1A but for larger cleaning jobs and fluid storage these work great https://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Liquid-Storage-Squeeze-Bottle/dp/B016DDJPKS

u/jawboxer · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I blast the dust off of my records using a Waterpik (similar to this one: http://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-Classic-Professional-Flosser-WP-72/dp/B00HFQQ0U6 ) filled with distilled water.

To hold the record while it's being cleaned I use two Lego tires that are connected using a Lego axle that goes through the record's center hole (like this: http://imgur.com/tQcpMlg ). That way I can get a good grip on either side without actually touching the record.

After spraying it I carefully wipe the record with a microfiber cloth. I also have some record cleaner spray (which is probably just the typical mixture that GothamCountySheriff described in his post), which I sometimes use if there are fingerprints or anything that the Waterpik didn't remove.

Why do I do it that way? Because I'm cheap and I already had those things laying around the house. It works really well, though a future improvement will be to make something to cover the labels.

u/NeptuNeo · 2 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

Yes, if you like that you should get a WaterPik , you would love it

u/kpthunder · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I got tired of hearing this but I hated flossing unless I was using these. They were still too manual for my liking so I look up "power flosser" on Amazon and wound up buying a Waterpik. At my next appointment (after using the Waterpik regularly) the dentist said that my oral health improved by a large margin.

Is there a point to me posting this? Probably not...

u/rothmaniac · 1 pointr/AskReddit

My teeth are very close together, so I don't floss. I was tired of my dentist kvetching, so I asked about a water pik, and she said it wasn't a replacement to flossing, but was much better then nothing.
Did some research, decided I didn't want to deal with the noise, or having to fill it up. So I got this thing:
Basically, it attaches to your sink, and you are good to go. So far, so good. I have been doing it twice a day!

u/thejennadaisy · 2 pointsr/answers

There will be a socket left where the tooth used to be, but the surgeon will stich your gums over it so once it heals you won't be able to tell a tooth used to be there.

To clean your sockets, put some salt water into an irrigation syringe and flush them out. It actually feels quite good.

u/mtx0 · 2 pointsr/Invisalign

Heres the exact WaterPik that I bought:

This one contains the pocket pik, it's the only attachment I use on it really. You can buy the pocket piks separately too:


When you use it, only use 2-4 pressure on the water. Like I said, I like to put some mouthwash in the tank to help kill the bacteria down in the gumline.

As for it being similar to the AirFloss, it may be, I haven't used that device. But I'm pretty sure WaterPik has a patent on the pulsing water technology for flossing, so either way the WaterPik is arguably better.

I should also note that I use the WaterPik more than any device I own for dental health, mostly because I can literally feel it cleaning those areas where I previously had plague build up, especially in the areas on my bottom teeth that have extreme crowding that floss can't get into.

u/wildtaco · 30 pointsr/AskMen

My wife bought me one of those flossers that gives you the nice grip and can change out the flossy bit after a dentist visit about a year ago. Started flossing more in the car on my way to work and keep a small bottle of mouthwash that I refill from the big bottle at home in the car for after to swish. My gums feel way better and I feel a bit better about myself as an adult. Little goes on a long way.

u/TheSaharaPalace · 1 pointr/Dentistry

I love water flossing and I will never go back to using string.

I was not a flosser -- now I floss every day. Easy, simple, enjoyable. Should have invested in a water flosser years ago.

Compared to string flossing, the water gets more gunk out, too.

I have this model but I would go with a Water Pik or Hydro Floss next time. The one I have has one design flaw: the tip where the water comes out isn't slightly pointed so it is difficult to point the stream directly between teeth. The tip is flat. Other than that, it's a great product.

u/confused_boner · 2 pointsr/Bitcoin

I saw this on /r/TheBestOfAmazon, been considering purchasing it...not sure if I can trust myself to use it everyday though lol

u/NetEx2000 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife


Have had one of these for 2 years, still going strong. Was looking for the same things as you, with the emphasis on the smaller footprint. Impressed with the battery life and my wife uses it as well. We’ll leave it off the charger for a couple weeks at a time. Its cheap enough you could get a second one if you wanted.

u/skidiot · 3 pointsr/Invisalign

Here it is on Amazon. Got mine this Prime Day and I love it. Never was a big flosser to begin with as I found it hard to shove my hands in my mouth so this is awesome. It's neat seeing particles and what not fall into the sink as it runs!

u/iTonyK · 1 pointr/popping

Buy a Waterpik . It's expensive, but it'll be one of the best investments. I used to get them all the time, but a couple cleanings from the waterpik and I don't get them anymore. Just make sure it's set to mid-low pressure.

u/liouy · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Probaby this one, but we bought that one because we're a family and so we used/needed multiple thingymabobbers. If you have wrist problems you may want to buy a bigger one (like the one I linked), because the single ones look a bit heavy, but apart from that I think to just be sure to check reviews, prices, and find what option works best for you!

u/hard_cheese · 3 pointsr/getdisciplined

The Reach Flosser really helped me get in the habit of flossing regularly. Makes it super easy and quick.

u/cyanocobalamin · 27 pointsr/AskMenOver30

One of the best things I ever did for myself was buying a Waterpik combination water flosser and sonic toothbrush set.

It feels like having my teeth professionally cleaned every day.

EDIT: Since people have been asking me, this is the model I bought.


u/ArmorMog · 1 pointr/science

Wisdom. I do all of this, and my teeth feel the great. If you shop around you can get good deals:
Oral B electric Brush for $29: http://www.amazon.com/Professional-1000-Electric-Rechargeable-Toothbrush/dp/B003UKM9CO/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1324575162&sr=1-2
WaterPik for $49 (Deals are fairly well, but you can sometimes find $10 rebates): http://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-WP-100W-Ultra-Water-Flosser/dp/B000GLRREU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324575352&sr=8-1

u/SarcasticGirl27 · 2 pointsr/braces

waterpik cordless freedom

This is the one I bought. It’s listed on Amazon right now at $35.98. Do yourself a favor & buy a pack of AA batteries with it. It takes three to run it & they run out pretty quickly.

u/Unhooked- · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Get an oral irrigator. These are fantastic.

Oral Breeze ShowerBreeze Water Jet Dental Irrigator, Easy Shower Installation, Treats Gum Disease Naturally, Use 15 Seconds Daily https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ES2HNI/

u/simonphoenix · 1 pointr/IAmA

What are you thoughts on water flossers? I use mine once a day and it's definitely been effective at massaging gums enough so they don't bleed anymore when I brush. Do you have any patients who use them?


u/Aaeolien · 2 pointsr/braces

sure no problem. I bought one a few weeks back in preparation for my braces going on next week. Works fantastic.

I bought https://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-Complete-Flosser-Toothbrush-WP-900/dp/B0095IMNI0 so i got the toothbrush too. love them both.

u/rsv123 · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

They're the same as the ones used to flush out your mouth after a wisdom tooth removal- we used something like these

u/trashlikeyourmom · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I have this one and it's pretty amazing. The water pressure goes much higher than you would expect.

u/StormtrooperDan · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Waterpik is awesome! So much faster than flossing.

u/crit_magnet · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

+1 to this. Those little syringes are amazing and get rid of stones quickly. You can get them cheap from Amazon, too. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002OXEURA/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1377395410&sr=8-3&pi=SL75

u/mrducky108 · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Before ever considering surgery, I would recommend you give a Waterpik a shot and see if that helps clear out your tonsil stones. Just aim it (at the lowest pressure) at your tonsil crypts and you should see a bunch of tonsil stones come gushing out.

u/Highflyingbirds · 1 pointr/funny

I thought you were making up a product name to be funny but sure enough it is a real dental tool available at a reasonable price. At up to 90 psi, this will surely live up to your claim. I'm getting one now.


u/f0t0fan · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

They are really neat! Highly recommendable!
But you should do a combination of both: Water floss and the regular floss.

Water floss: http://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-WP-100-Ultra-Water-Flosser/dp/B000GLRREU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377160260&sr=8-1&keywords=waterpik

u/Exekyel · 1 pointr/popping

I used popsicle sticks first, rough, would not recommend. Then an oral irrigator, but I moved and couldn't fit it on the new faucet. Then an electric jet, but it's really expensive and mine broke. Now I use these syringes, and they work as well as (maybe better than) the electric jet.

You can use them one-handed and hold a flashlight in your off-hand! Fill the syringe with water (optionally add mouth rinse) then hold the syringe with your thumb and pinky on the top of the barrel and your index finger on the end of the plunger. I may have monster hands, so you may not want to fill the syringe completely (so the plunger won't stick out as far).

Tl;dr? Buy these.

u/Moonflower74 · 1 pointr/Invisalign

I have a portable battery operated one that even though it's not super tiny, it's smaller than most and does the job wonderfully. I take it with me whenever I go on vacation. Here's the Amazon link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0027LSEPS/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_QQTkDb76VXGJQ

u/a3rospace · 1 pointr/LifeProTips


Edit: if you purchase this product make sure to properly clean the threads where the shower head is screwed on to. Use an abrasive if you need to. Also, make sure to apply plumbers tape on the threads afterwards so there's no leaking!

u/FloatingEyeball · 4 pointsr/whatisthisthing

I found a solution to the problem. Buy a narrow tip angled syringe like these: http://www.amazon.com/Watts-Syringe-Irrigators-Tapered-Bridges/dp/B002OXEURA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348098657&sr=8-1&keywords=syringe+angle

Fill a cup full of warm water with salt added to it. Fill the syringe with the water and gently irrigate your tonsils. Repeat as needed. The first couple times you might have to push out the stuff with a q-tip, then irrigate after. Eventually you can just irrigate and they should go away. After doing this and tongue scrapping, you will very rarely get bad breath at all. Even bad morning breath is reduce to almost nothing.

u/Blackapearl · 3 pointsr/Dentistry

You’ve got a good routine. Keep that up.
If you want to add something - get a water flosser like this

u/LifeOfTheUnparty · 8 pointsr/fountainpens

I actually use a syringe leftover from when I got my wisdom teeth removed. It's narrow enough to work and doesn't look like you're using drugs. It's called a Dental Syringe.

u/Wilawah · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

It is not unusual that one tooth was more difficult to remove than the other. This one had more trauma to the surrounding tissue and will heal slower. Don't worry.

Try a syringe like this to keep the area clean. Use it gently.

u/inventorjoe · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Never thought about getting one of those. I think I'll be picking up one of these now thanks to you.

u/Lanulus · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Buy dental insurance (or a dental plan.) Then get yourself checked out. If your insurance doesn't cover everything you need, ask if you can set up a payment plan.

Either way, start working on your oral hygiene. Just because you go to the dentist once doesn't mean you can get away without brushing your teeth.

For this you should get a tongue scraper, brush 2-3 times a day, and swish your mouth with hydrogen peroxide (you can get a bottle for $1.) Flossing is also a good idea. If you can afford it, a Waterpik takes a lot of the hassle out of that.

u/JawAnon · 1 pointr/Dentistry

I just got mine on mid-May prior to jaw surgery, and this definitely holds up. My orthodontist had a fancy contraption to hold my mouth open while they applied all the brackets that they didn't have the first two times I had braces. That definitely made the whole process much easier on my jaw.

I'd also add that during the first few weeks, those couple brackets you'll have on will chew up your gums a bit. Rinsing liberally with salt water (I make up a bottle that I keep handy) will help heal them faster. Put a bit of wax on the bracket right away. Once the spot is healed, stop using the wax so your gums can form a bit of a callous.

I would also just avoid the foods they tell you to avoid all together. You probably won't have the brackets on very long and it's just not worth it to lose a bracket over. I was informed at my last appointment that I'd lost one, and I'm on a liquid diet! It takes soooo long for them to put it back on that they just decided to wait until next time to put a new bracket on.

Watepiks are great for braces (the model I have comes with a tip for braces and has been on sale for under $50 frequently lately). Otherwise, you should use a threader to floss.

There are now way more options for brackets than there were years ago. There are traditional metal and ceramic braces that need rubber bands to ligate. But now there are also Damon brackets (which come in metal and clear versions) that self ligate. So no need for rubber bands or tightening (you still get wire changes), and your teeth move faster. The brackets themselves are also slightly smaller. They are so much better than the tradition brackets I had when I was younger. I've only had them for a few weeks and I can't believe how much teeth movement I've already had.

u/YoloMcSwaggerPants · 2 pointsr/WTF

I can't speak from the position of a dentist because we haven't discussed accepted methods for removing them, but I can speak from personal experience. I get tonsilloliths and I have been removing them by irrigating the caverns in my tonsils with salt water. I have a ~$5 oral irrigating syringe that I fill with homemade salt water and it has worked well for me!

u/Scottamus · 1 pointr/Frugal

On the subject of flossing, I got one of these and the difference it makes is huge http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ES2HNI
It's like a pressure washer for your teeth and gums.

u/revengeofbigd · 2 pointsr/science

Here is the one i have, if it helps.

u/Remmib · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Just buy these, here's what I posted elsewhere that I think you might like to see.

> Order these now.

>Mine just came in the mail and I used them tonight. They are fucking brilliant. As someone who has a sensitive gag reflex and found difficulty using qtips, I was able to easily shoot out all of the tonsil stones even the one that was deep that I couldn't see very well.

u/vanillarain · 8 pointsr/AskReddit


Yep. I have them on the way right now for this very reason.

u/armchairingpro · 1 pointr/blogsnark

The one I have is an older model (linked here just so you can see it) and I really like it because my teeth are pretty tight and regular flossing is a pain in the ass so I just wouldn't do it. I like this one because it holds a lot of water so you can sort of go slowly and not have to worry about refilling it halfway through. I use it over the sink and wait to turn it on once i have the pick part in my mouth. I would say it's less messy if once you get to your front teeth you run it under your lips instead of smiling to expose your gums/teeth (if that makes sense.) But it's definitely helped with gum sensitivity and getting me to "floss" more often.

u/jaredharley · 1 pointr/AskReddit

You get them to drink a small amount of hydrogen peroxide - it hits their stomach, reacts and foams up, causing them to empty their stomachs. From what I've been told, you have about 20 minutes from the time the dog eats whatever it is before it starts working its way down the tubes.

Our dog, Texas, is a half mini-dachshund, half-minpin brat who likes to eat stuff. On a few occasions, when he found a pair of my wife's underwear and tore them up, (I know, gross) we've had to give him some peroxide to get them to throw the fabric back up. Getting him to open his mouth was a chore, so we ended up using a dental syringe because it's got a curved tip which slides right between his teeth and squirts the peroxide right down his throat. We usually use 3-5 ccs of peroxide.

A word of warning, here - the fuller the stomach, the less peroxide you need. And as mentioned above, it works, and it works fast. Texas tries to resist it at first, and you can see him concentrating on not puking, but within a minute he's emptying his stomach. We always give him a piece of bread after he's done so that he doesn't have an empty stomach.

As for doing it outside, I disagree - I'd rather do it inside so you can clean it up and make sure you got the offending material the dog ate. The puking never lasts long, as long as you don't use too much peroxide. We do it in small doses, and if the first squirt doesn't work, we give him a little more. Rubbing and jiggling his belly helps move the progress along too.

u/chongchingchang · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

PSA: if they're a frequent problem, buy a water-pik. I have this one from Amazon and it's by far some of the best $60 I've ever spent. Every time I taste the "taste," I just blast those fuckers out with the hose. So much satisfaction, and they're less of a problem now that I rinse the crypts regularly. Even better is blasting them with mouth wash, but that can make it a little more expensive.

u/Heaton31 · 3 pointsr/braces

Here are the two that I have:
This one is the corded one, the main advantage is that you get more power out of it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0095IMNI0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This one is more portable, but the high setting is only about a 7 out of 10 in comparison to the corded one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UWAWQU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/jtreminio · 7 pointsr/reddit.com

If you hate flossing (who doesn't?) look into a water pick.

A year ago I went to the dentist for the first time in my life (I was 26). I had periodontitis and my teeth were bleeding whenever I would brush my teeth too hard. I never flossed.

I got the deep cleaning done on my teeth, and bought myself a water pick. Have gone to the dentist two times since then, and my gums have not bled a single time since a week after I started using the waterpik. Even the dentist has commented that my gums are looking extremely healthy now.

edit: I can english good.

u/rm999 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Another tip: get an oral irrigator, like this: http://www.amazon.com/Breeze-Inc-QuickBreeze-Dental-Irrigator/dp/B000H68J2S

It won't completely replace flossing, but it does a lot of what flossing does so you don't have to do it as often. I went from flossing every day to flossing a once to twice a week and quickly using this thing once a day.

u/abuyamis · 2 pointsr/popping

I use these things with a mixture of water, hydrogen peroxide and listerine. It takes under a minute and you don't get the pain from pressing or digging them out. I usually have to do it every few months.

u/dumb_logic · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Get a water flosser and you'll never have this problem. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFQQ0VU/

u/Sulzanti · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

For this and other reasons, you should keep an oral irrigator in your bathroom

u/no_moa_usernames · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I only really know specifically about the Waterpik brand:

The Waterpik brand brush heads are kind of high, but I've seen off brand 12 packs that claim to be completely compatible.

u/ZizzerZazzer · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I have this one but I paid less than that

u/riftpilot · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

That is a referral link. See the ref=....? Here's one without:


u/_tenken · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

screw all that manual labor. I bough this product (well my dentist gave me the Flosser itself, i just buy more disposable packs):


I run the floss under lukewarm water and typically use 1 piece of the floss 2 times (like morning / evening) or 2 mornings -- then move onto the next piece of floss ...

u/Pigmy · 10 pointsr/funny

Because no one has mentioned it and several people are like "LOL flossing" allow me to introduce you to the water pik.


Get one, use it when you brush. Hell I use it after nearly every meal because there is just so much stuff that you wouldnt think gets stuck that brushing alone wont get. If you arent flossing regularly you are probably half assing it anyway when you do.

u/Halgy · 20 pointsr/AskMen

Protip: Floss in the shower (I use one of these). Flossing sucks, but standing under the hot water rocks. My dentist complements me on my teeth.

u/RDay · 1 pointr/trees

There are options to flossing. I use this. Since I shower every other day, I'm removing plaque at the same time. No more strings of bacteria in your life. Any dentist will admit that regular use of a hydro jet device is superior because it also removes tongue and cheek bacteria film.

Confirmation bias: daily smoker (with a few exceptions) for 40 years this month. Up to a few years ago, I carried my wisdom teeth with no problem. Because of some other issues with my liver, I can't have oral surgery because of low platelets. For 20 years, dentists have told me I have gum disease and my teeth all need pulling. When there is no surgery to be had, they send me home. This repeats about every 5 years. And I still have my teeth with no cavities.

So yeah, lots of smoke, lots of hang wringing by dentists and not much issue with the teeth. It am what it am.

u/nunsexmonkrock · 1 pointr/Dentistry

You just have to get a decent one. - my dentist recommended this one to me because flossing scares me (better than not flossing at all). It's similar to this one (I think the one I got was discontinued). I use half ACT and half water while "flossing":


Edit: The one I have that is similar to this has settings so you can have it not so powerful to get used to it and then just keep upping it to hat you can stand.

u/Auspicion · 24 pointsr/business

I use my water flosser as a mini pressure washer that blasts all debris off my razors.

u/Elder_Joker · 1 pointr/vinyl

heard of people carefully using a WaterPik... and heard good things about people scrubbing the hell out of records with a "paint pad"..

I prefer my spin-clean and microfiber cloths.

u/Narf-a-licious · 1 pointr/todayilearned

If you haven't already, buy some cheap Oral Irrigators. They will save you time and frustration and they can flush out some truly terrible tonsil stones. I couldn't live without mine. Suddenly they wont ruin your day.

-Signed, a dude with bad tonsil stones.

u/Aquarian_Sage · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

That's too bad about your wake up habits. If you're having such a severe problem waking up, there might be something going on in your body that you might be able to control, be it through sleeping more (or less), medication, diet, fitness. Or maybe you need a different wake-up technique. Other redditors have had success with light alarms which turn on their lights thirty minutes earlier than when the sound alarm goes off.

Keep experimenting!

Water flossing is using water to floss your teeth. This little machine is what one needs in order to waterfloss. Speaking from personal experience, waterflossing is much more pleasurable than using string floss.

u/EleanorofAquitaine · 2 pointsr/opiates


Here's the syringe I use. This way you don't have to shove a thick syringe up your ass.

u/iTellItLikeISeeIt · 1 pointr/IAmA

I have been using a waterpik as a substitute for flossing and it does the same job that flossing does. It's also a whole lot more convenient for me personally because I have a permanent bottom retainer in my mouth that makes flossing a huge pain in the ass.

Here's the top result for one on Amazon.

u/vaaka · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Cost of:

  1. Waterpik: $59
  2. 100 ml syringe:$1.53
  3. Accidentally crushing your nibs: priceless
u/businessowl · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I have the Showerbreeze dental irrigator. It hooks up just before your showerhead and has a little valve to control the water pressure. All the mess stays in your shower, you don't have to worry about spraying all over the bathroom, and it doesn't use any electricity, just the water pressure from your shower.

u/Horsegrapes · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

I usually keep the humidity high enough that they tiniest pitchers even have fluid, and feed the the pellets whole, as I think that they will drop to the bottom of the trap. If I crushed them they might stick to the sides and mold. I usually use a single led diode on a battery to see though the pitcher walls, and if there is any fluid. It wouldn't be a bad idea to add a few drops of water to a Sarracenia seeding's pitchers, a lot of people use these things to add water/feed fertilizer to many pitcher-type carnivores: https://www.amazon.com/Ezy-Care-Dental-Irrigating-Syringe/dp/B000FQ5N1A/ref=pd_lpo_194_lp_t_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=17D2K13N49DH57PD4M38

u/Hypoglybetic · 8 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Buy a water pick. Seriously. The floss only moves the stuck on things. Whereas a water pick will blast away the particles. I had some food sitting on top of an impacted molar and flossed. The floss would go right by and through the gunk. You have no idea of the horrors hiding in your mouth. I own this

u/KarmicBlack · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Waterpik, I used to be seriously bad about flossing, this makes it so much easier and faster that I have no problem using it twice a day.

u/samantha_pants · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You use something like this to shoot water between your teeth, which acts like floss. I hate flossing, but I do this. The only thing is, you have to start at low pressure or it hurts your gums.

u/nehmia · 14 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I just ran into this issue last week. The past two months I have had a bad sinus infection and what felt like throat colds. So for awhile there I had horrible phlegm and nastiness. Well I finally got over all that and noticed I had a horrible taste in my mouth that would never go away. Normally I would cough out a tonsil stone once every few months, but after the last two months apparently I "grew" a whole crap ton of them in/behind my left tonsil. So I used a waterpik set to 5 (medium) with this tip. I then "cupped" my tonsil with that tip carefully and let water pulse behind the tonsil where the crypts are. I had like... no joke, 10 tonsil stones come out. It was gross but so relieving. After, I rinsed with a peroxide mouth wash since it kills all the bacteria in the back of the throat better than regular alcohol based rinses. I literally slept better that night, and the next morning had a MUCH better taste in my mouth. However that same morning I still felt something in my tonsil, and did the same process and 5 more small stones came out... so good. It's been a week and I have been doing my normal routine brush/floss/scrape/rinse and have yet to have an issue.

edit: As for recommendations to go to the Dr/ENT... by all means please do that before you do something you are unsure of and may cause you harm. I have read about people trying the waterpik method and rupturing their tonsils and worse case getting an infection. I made the decision to slowly use the waterpik at it's lowest setting and when I reached 5 on the model linked above, it was soft enough to not cause any damage, but enough to "knock" out the tonsil stones. Also, I used that tongue scraper tip as it disperses the water into a spray instead of a jet stream. Last, as a cheaper alternative you can use one of these.

TL;DR use a waterpik at medium setting with tongue washer tip to irrigate tonsil crypts then rinse with peroxide based mouth wash after until tonsil stones are gone.