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Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser Review
No matter how old you are chances are that visiting the dentist isn’t really on your list of favorite things to do. And we totally get that! Luckily for you and for thousand (or million) others, there is what you call Water Flossers. These machines can be great for home use so you can take care of your teeth at home and more frequently, without having to make appointments and line up at the dentists. Think of all the cash you will be saving too.
So now the main question here is which water flosser do you get for yourself? While there are many products in the market that claim to do the job well, you cannot really trust them all. So we have picked one such machine out of the lot which we believe can help you flash that bright smile of yours with confidence. It is the Aquarius Water Floss by Waterpik.
This professional water floss machine is a popular product and the top choice for many. It is backed by the American Dental Association so you can be sure of its amazing performance and high grade quality. Let us take a closer look at the machine as we review its features and overall performance.
If you are thinking of a boring, somewhat ugly piece of machine with a water container, a few buttons and a plain floss hand-tool then you couldn’t be any more wrong. This water flosser is a little beauty with its small frame and very sleek features. Although when compared to its counter-part like the Waterpik Ultra, the Aquarius Professional may fall a little short but it is still a nice looking tool to have. They have kept a clean surface with a dial and two small buttons for power and other settings while the floss handle cord can be wrapped up in a coil and placed neatly in a hollow insert. The machine is made to stand firmly with 5 rubber feet that give it a bit of height and also prevents it from slipping when placed on wet counter-tops. It is light weight and very portable too.
When you un-wrap the box you will find the following items included-
- Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser
- Plague Seeker Tip
- Pik Pocket Tip
- Orthodontic Tip
- Toothbrush Tip
- Classic Jet Tip (x3)
- User’s guide
Reservoir– Placed on top of the machine is a plastic water tank with a lid and a holding capacity of 22 ounces of water. The tank is completely removable so you can pick it up and take it to the sink for a quick fill or use a pitcher with water to fill it up if you do not wish to remove the tank. With a full tank you can expect to run the machine for approximately 90s on the highest settings, longer with the lower settings. The one thing that we found a little annoying was the printing of the measurements, which were on the side alright but facing towards the back so the tank has to be lifted to fill it up to the correct water level.
Flosser Tip Holder– The machine has a tip holder that can accommodate two flosser tips so you can keep the most frequently used tips within easy reach, instead of leaving them in a drawer or cabinet. Storing your tips on the holder also keeps them away from germs because the holder is situated on the inside of the machine and to access it you will have to remove the water tank first. It will easily hold two standard tips but unfortunately we cannot say the same for all tips.
If you place flosser tips with bristles you will notice that they kind of get squeezed behind the reservoir which may eventually cause them to get damaged or lose shape. We would recommend you to keep the Classic Jet Tips in the included holder and the rest of the tips somewhere safe and within reach like a nearby medicine cabinet or drawer.
Controls & Settings– There are only three things that get the machine running and operating and they are the power button, the mode button and a dial for pressure. The power button simply turns the machine on and off while the mode button is used to select between standard floss and massage floss. The water pressure dial has 10 different settings, each increasing the water pressure up by 10 PSI, from 10 PSI to 100 PSI.
Flosser Handle– This is the tool that you will actually floss with, it holds your chosen tip and is the connector between the reservoir and the tip. The handle is attached to the reservoir by a coiled pipe that stretches up to 2 feet, allowing you good space for easy maneuvering. You can start or stop the water flow by pushing a switch up or down and remove the tip using a side button.
Waterpik Aquarius Professional Flosser Tips
Now let us break down the included flosser tips. You will get 7 tips, giving you a tip for all flossing needs.
Pick Pocket Tip– This is for pushing water into periodontal pockets
Plaque Seeker Tip– If you have crowns or bridges then this is the tip for you. It comes with three clumps of bristles around the hole that shoots water, giving you a bit of scrub.
Orthodontic Tip– Clean around your orthodontic appliances as water shoots out through a bunch of bristles.
Toothbrush Tip– This is just like a regular round toothbrush but with water shooting out of the center hole.
Classic Jet Tip– You will get three of these tips, they are the standard Waterpik tips.
- Easy to use
- Includes 7 essential flosser tips
- ADA approved
- Some users with sensitive gums found the water pressure to be a little high which hurt their gums
- Not completely quiet
Can this flosser machine be shared?
The unit itself can be shared but just change the tips for individual use (just like a regular toothbrush)
Is it very loud?
It isn’t a very loud machine but not the quietest either.
The Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser is a safe and cheap way to keep your teeth and gums healthy within the comfort of your own home. It is more effective than using string-floss and since it is approved by the ADA you can be sure of its benefits on the health of your gums and teeth.