Which Water Flosser is Best For You?
All Waterpik® water flosser models deliver clinically proven benefits. But which model is best for you, and how do you choose between countertop models and cordless styles?
Choosing the best Waterpik® water flosser depends on your needs and priorities.
To help you decide, let’s take a closer look at 3 key features:
- Water pressure
- Reservoir capacity
- Size and portability
#1 Water Pressure
Water pressure settings let you control the force of the water spray produced by the water flosser. Our countertop models offer a much greater range of water pressure — from extra gentle to maximum cleaning.
Pressure range comparison of countertop (10-100 PSI) vs. cordless (45-75 PSI) water flosser models
Experienced Waterpik® water flosser users tend to like the higher pressure settings. If you have sensitive areas, you may also prefer the lower pressure settings offered by a countertop model.
#2 Reservoir Capacity
Countertop water flossers hold more water than cordless models:
Water reservoir capacity comparison of countertop vs. cordless models
Depending on the pressure setting in use, you can floss for 60–90 seconds with a countertop model, compared to 30–45 seconds for a cordless model.
This means that you may need to refill a cordless model in order to complete water flossing.
#3 Size and Portability
The trade offs of a lower pressure range and smaller reservoir of a cordless water flosser may be the right choice if size and portability are more important to you.
For example, a cordless water flosser is helpful for:
- Bathrooms with a small countertop or limited storage space
- Travel (especially AA-battery operated and global voltage cordless models)
- Use in the shower (waterproof cordless models)
- As an alternative to your countertop model when you are away from home
A countertop water flosser offers:
- More flosser tips for easier use by multiple family members
- Range of sizes, including the compact Aquarius® and Aquarius® Professional models (base: 4.7in W x 3.8in D)
Watch our Countertop vs. Cordless Water Flosser Video