Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 37
There are at least a few of you out there shaking your heads wondering how a water flosser made its way onto a gift guide. For all of you, I would like to submit the fact that both my husband and I have had a Waterpik Water Flosser on our Christmas lists for the past few years.
The addition of a countertop Waterpik to our wishlist stemmed from our purchase of a cordless Waterpik flosser back when we were first married. We absolutely loved the portable and cordless version for years, but unfortunately when we moved we found that the water reservoir didn’t fit underneath our bathroom faucets anymore. This meant we had to take the unit to the kitchen to fill it up each time we wanted to use it, which ended up being quite a pain.
Once I heard that Waterpik made an easy-to-fill compact countertop unit that held a good deal of water but was about half of the industrial sized model my parents used to have, the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser WP 100 was immediately added to my Christmas list as well as my husband’s. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when a finely dressed delivery driver brought one to my door one day. At first I was mostly excited to be able to fill the unit from our bathroom sinks, but that was quickly overshadowed by the fact that the countertop unit has so many cool features I had no idea existed.
With a large tank reservoir that allows for 90+ seconds of flossing action and the various included tips that all serve a different function, we were soon wondering how we ever lived without it. I love the various pressure settings to choose from that allow you the most options and the best control while using the various tips.
Even though the countertop Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser has a larger reservoir than the cordless model, it is still very compact and fits on the counter nicely. I also love that it is quieter than our old model and has a covered reservoir with in-lid tip storage, which solves the dilemma of where to keep your tips where they can stay clean in between flossing.
It has 10 settings from 5 to 90 psi and is easy to adjust just by the turn of a knob, which makes it easy to adjust the pressure even while using it. It also has a pause button on the handle that keeps you from accidentally spraying your counters when you are done flossing, a feature that I really appreciated after the first use.
I think we can all agree that no one looks forward to flossing their teeth. In fact, I think it’s one of those tasks that rates up there with your annual physical, but with one difference – flossing needs to be done daily, not yearly. With the WP 100 it actually makes flossing fun, especially with all the attachments and settings to choose from and the fact that you can even fill it with mouthwash to spice things up a bit. Now, instead of dreading my flossing each day, I actually enjoy it and water floss 2+ times daily, which my dentist would be happy to know.
In addition to making flossing more fun, the WP 100 is also perfect for those who have pain when flossing. This is especially important to me because when I was pregnant with my son I had the worst time with bleeding gums every single time I would use traditional string floss (which, apparently, is a very common symptom. Go figure). Obviously, going 9 months without flossing isn’t an option, but getting a Waterpik sure is!
In addition to sensitive gums, the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser is also the perfect solution for those with braces, crowns, bridges or other orthodontic work that makes flossing difficult or impossible. Besides making tooth care easier, it’s also the only alternative to traditional floss that is proven effective in removing plaque biofilm.
Are you ready to add it to your Christmas list yet? Maybe you will be after you see this…
Benefits (from the Waterpik site)
• Clinically proven to be twice as effective as traditional string floss for improving gum health1
• Proven in laboratory tests to remove 99.9% of plaque from treated areas with a 3 second application
• Clinically proven 3 x as effective as string floss for cleaning around braces with the orthodontic tip
• Removes bacteria deep between teeth and below gumline where brushing and traditional flossing can't reach
• Massages and stimulates gums to improve circulation and keep your gums strong and healthy
• Great for people with implants, crowns, bridges, and veneers
• Leaves your mouth feeling incredibly fresh and clean
• Healthier Gums in 14 Days Guaranteed
• Can be used with water or your favorite mouthwash
• Three-year warranty
Price: The Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser WP 100 retails for $59.99 and includes six unique, color-coded tips: the Plaque Seeker Tip, Classic Jet Tip, Tongue Cleaner, Orthodontic Tip, Pik Pocket Tip, and Toothbrush Tip.
Visit http://www.waterpik.com/ for more information, including where to find them in-store near you
A big thank you to Waterpik for sending their WP100 for review and crossing one of our new favorite items off our Christmas lists. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this very Rave Review.