When used after regular brushing and flossing, this Waterpikirrigating system removes stubbornly lodged food bits and bacteria thatcan cause gingivitis and bad breath. Two reservoirs withounce/millimeter guides are included: a large one for warm water and asmall one for antibacterial solutions. Of the four cleaningattachments, two send pulsating jets of water into hard-to-reachcrevices, especially around braces, crowns, and bridgework. A softrubber-tipped attachment cleans under the gums, while the fourthattachment is a spoon-like device that scoops bacteria off the tongue,keeping bad breath at bay. An on/off switch is located on the base,which plugs into the wall, while a switch on the tool handle regulatespressure. The large reservoir doubles as a cover. With the cover on forstorage, the compact Waterpik unit measures 7-1/4 by 4-3/4 by 4 inches.It comes with a two-year warranty against defects. --Ann Bieri ... Read more
FeaturesRecommended most by dental professionalsNumber one choice by consumersGreat for people with bracesHealthier Gums in 2 weeks, guaranteed
Great product - use some common sense
This thing is awesome.I was mortified after the first time I used it.Let me start by saying I have an electic toothbrush and use mouthwash. I used it for the first time while getting ready for bed, I had already brushed my teeth and rinsed with Listerine.The amount of food that fell out from between my teeth when I used this really shocked me. I couldnt believe that there was that much left behind after I THOUGHT my mouth was clean!
If you want a clean feeling in your mouth that you have never felt before, use this product and mix the water 50-50 with mouth wash.
Now to the use...Lets have some common sense.You are squirting water onto your teeth, if you stare into the mirror and have your mouth wide open, water is going to go everywhere.Simply keep your mouth partially closed, open just enough for the water to flow out, and lean over the sink in the same manner you would when spitting toothpaste out.Your teeth AND your bathroom will stay clean this way.If you smile like the Joker and dont lean over the sink, your teeth will still be clean but you will be cleaning your mirror and counter top for the next 5 minutes.
The tub (water container) sits nicely on top of the unit.It is held in place by a rubber gromet which keeps the water from leaking out.I have never had a problem with it falling off or leaking.Here comes the common sense again...Make sure it is on a secure part of your counter, not the edge.Make sure it is seated properly on the base, doesnt take any effort, just look at it.I use this thing daily and have never had a leak or accidentally knocked it off its base.
When you first use it, your gums may bleed a little.My dentist said its no big deal, it just shows that you are cleaning deeper than your gums are used to.Your gums will adjust within 2-3 uses.There is also a pressure adjustment switch and you can build up to full power if you wish.
My teeth have never been as clean as they are now.My breath is fresher.My mouth feels cleaner that it has ever felt.This is a great product.
I read the reviews that clearly indicated that there were at least some models of the WaterPik that had serious quality issues. However, like many others, since WaterPik pretty much has the market cornered, I ordered the WP-72. The very first time I turned it on, there was a low hum and not enough water pressure to overcome gravity. I was unsuccessfully trying to open up the unit when I decided to execute a tried and true troubleshooting technique: I gave the bottom of the unit a couple hard raps with the heal of my hand. Suddenly the motor really started chattering and unit was operational.The next morning I went to use it for the second time, but once again the motor just gave a low hum. Again I hit it, again it started working (but I didn't have the reservoir on yet), so I turned it off, put the reservior on, switched it back on, and...%$*! again! So I leave it on, hit it until it starts, leave it on, put on the reservoir, and use it. I won't bother with a replacement, because I'm guessing it won't help much.I also figure that eventually I'll have to open the sucker up and see if there is anything I can do lubricate it or something to get it to work consistently. Please don't buy a WaterPik. A significant loss in sales is likely the only way the company will get motivated to improve their quality.
A useful product if you're not a fussy person
It can be messy and noisy to be sure, but so far it seems to work well. Between the two basins provided, there is enough water to get through a single cleaning either fast or slow. The Pik-pocket attachments are like gum stimulators and are less messy than the regular jets. Overall, it works as a useful tool for flushing out food particles and fighting gum disease. To keep your sink relatively dry, you need to keep your head down low--which some people may not like--but that seems like an inherent problem with a countertop irrigator. If you are finicky you might want to look at the handheld model for use in the shower--but you might want not to have to go to shower just to clean your teeth either! Bottom line--if you like the idea of being able to flush your gums, and you're not too fussy, it's worth it.
Good Pric Poor Quality
This unit is noisy, vibrates way too much and is extremely messy.I would not recommend this to anyone.
Another case of stopped-working
My dental hygienist recommended using a Waterpik with a very dilute bleach solution to clear up some periodontal problems. It did a great job of doing that, and I stopped using it regularly. Recently I started up again, and after a brief period of use the unit basically failed: it works at the lowest two water pressure settings only--moving the slider to a higher setting results in just a trickle. The unit is about 1 1/2 years old, still under warranty so I may see if I can get it serviced, but what a nuisance. The 2-star rating reflects 4 for performance, 0 for longevity.
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