Waterpik WP450 Ultra Cordless Dental Water Jet

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Waterpik WP450 Ultra Cordless Dental Water Jet
Price: $34.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $10 Two-Day OR $20 One-Day
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Hello all,
Has anyone bought one of those waterpik bundles that have been shown on TV lately
over at getwaterpik.com.
They offer a cordless waterpik with a carrying case & a case for storing waterpik heads.
You get 11 tips for the unit. 2 nano sonic toothbrushes with 2 extra heads, and a regular waterpik unit in your choice of colours (pink, teal, black & white.)
It sells for $89 plus tax & shipping.
I was wondering if anyone had bought one if these sets & how good they are?
Have a great weekend all,
Vermin

Just to put this .gov link down

I’m not a researcher or involved in the dental field, so I can’t really confirm how legitimate this study was, and others are linked on the side. Nor can I confirm this website isn’t one where individuals can add bullsheet studies, so your mileage may vary.

I went ahead and bit, and ordered one. I brush my teeth with my Sonicare every morning, and then a medium bristled toothbrush every afternoon or late afternoon (don’t you lecture me dental assitant bout no 3 a day). While I’ve never had a cavity as an adult, flossing has always been my arch enemy, a necessary evil that I tolerate. It appears both products work, but this one might work better. I have no idea how much better this is than conventional flossing, but it seems a lot easier.

(after letting this screen sit idle for 5 minutes while the googling began)
After scouring some more, it appears I have been had.

http://parkridgedds.com/ask-the-dentist-floss-vs-waterpik/

This doesn’t replace traditional flossing per random internet dentist, but makes a great accessory. It appears I cannot hang up the floss quite yet. That interdental plaque is what we’re really after while flossing, and traditional seems to do it better, while the Waterpik appears to do an excellent job on gum health.

Some really smart sounding medical student posted this in 2009 (wait, except dentists don’t go to med school, thanks ‘The Hangover’)

“Brushing removes ‘stuff’ from buccal/lingual/occlusal surfaces of teeth and cleans gums.
Flossing removes ‘stuff’ from interproximal surfaces of teeth and under gums.
Waterpik flushes ‘stuff’ from under the gums.”

I guess I have an arsenal of anti plaque device stuff now. 80 years old won’t be so bad in 50 years.

I bought one of these for about the same price at Fred Meyers a while back. Hate it, it’s clunky to use, doesn’t pump very hard or hold much water. I like my tank model much better. Your mileage may vary.

I have been stalking one of theses for a while now, and almost pulled the trigger instantly when I saw this one. However, after a bit of research I have come to the conclusion that this is a portable unit that is not really made for every day use and is more of a “travel” option. Reviews seem to be mixed with most liking it, but the main complaint is battery life. I assume the batteries are NiCad and therefore should be totally discharged before re-charging to maintain optimum performance, which creates issues of having the unit ready on demand. I think I will go with the full size unit instead.

I have the predecessor to this model so reviewed this one as well. Water flossing does not take the place of flossing, but it is great additional treatment. If you have the counter space for a full size unit, it is a much more convenient option. The battery life is crummy on these guys; I have to keep the unit plugged in to ensure it has full power each use. The good news is, it has a removable power cord, not a charger unit, so it is easy and convenient for travel. It does not hold a lot of water so I also have to fill the receptacle about 4 times each time I use it. None of this is not a problem for me, but would probably make some people crazy. I don’t use it every day, usually 3-5 times a week. My gums are better than they have ever been so I think this was a great investment of time and money. All this being said, yes… consider it a travel unit, unless like me, you don’t want or have the space for a counter top waterpik.

Had one like this, and I agree with the battery life, power, and small water capacity as downsides. It’s good for travel, but it’s definitely not petite, so takes up some room.

Solved my issues with a full sized one, as I found I didn’t really ever have room to pack it, so it wasn’t really doing me much good.

However, it did get me hooked on the waterpik tool. Maybe TMI, but my fat fingers do not work so well at traditional flossing. This supplements the poor job I did and my dentist visits are much more enjoyable these days.

So, bottom line, if you don’t have one, “try it, you’ll like it!” And take care of those “toofs”, they’re all you’re gonna get.

Thanks Dude…happy to save the cash and let Amazon absorb the cost. I tried the ‘Air Flosser’, which is probably what this compares too…just not the same as flossing, as I’ve got $1000’s of dollars spent to confirm.

I’m not a researcher or involved in the dental field, so I can’t really confirm how legitimate this study was, and others are linked on the side. Nor can I confirm this website isn’t one where individuals can add bullsheet studies, so your mileage may vary.