Waterpik vs Airfloss

When regular brushing cleans 60% of the tooth surfaces, it goes without saying that there is a need to use something to clean that remaining 40%.

Your options include floss or interdental brushes.  But, there are the powered options such as water flossers and air floss units.

Waterpik water flossers and Sonicare Airfloss are the best known examples, but which is better?

The short answer is Waterpik.

Clinically proven and with a bigger and more diverse range, they are the top choice.

However, Philips Airfloss is still beneficial and is the more convenient tool to use on a daily basis for most people.

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How to clean a water flosser

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So, you have your water flosser, be that market leader Waterpik or from another brand.

You might not be aware, but mineral deposits from water, mouthwash and other materials can collect on or within your water flosser and may affect the pressure and cleaning effectiveness.

If you want to keep it in great condition and prolong its life, there are a few simple steps that you can take to keep your flosser clean and in good working order.

What are those steps and what is the best way to clean your water flosser?

There is no perfect or must follow strategy for cleaning your water flosser, but the following are common approaches and techniques that manufacturers advise.

If you don’t yet own a water flosser and are doing your research ahead of buying one, you may find our water flosser buyer’s guide useful.

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Waterpik Professional Whitening Water Flosser Review

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  • Good sized water reservoir
  • 10 pressure settings
  • On/off switch on handle
  • Various tips included
  • Whitening tablets offer a nice taste to enhance experience
  • Relatively quiet


  • Whitening benefits are limited
  • Tablets are expensive
  • No 360 degree rotation of flossing tip
  • Different tips to other Waterpik models
  • Better value options exist (see other options)

The 3 BIG Question about the Waterpik WF-05UK whitening water flosser

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the Waterpik whitening water flosser. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full review further down the page or watch my video review.

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