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Features Clinically proven 93% more effective than flossing at reducing gum disease. Barnes CM et al. J Clin Dent 2005; 16(3): 71-77. Study measured reduction in gum bleeding and inflammation after 28 days. Measures showed improvements from 40%-93%. Healthier gums in just 14 days. Removes bacteria deep between teeth and below gumline where brushing alone won't reach. Massages gums to make them strong and healthy. Ideal for cleaning around braces and other dental work. 6 pressure settings. Large reservoir for longer usage between refills.
oral care type: oral care system
Product Title: WaterPik Classic Water Flosser EMG637
Power Score: 3.3 | 12 Reviews
oral care type: oral care system
Product Reviews (10)
Waterpik doesn't hold up
Strengths: Cleaned teeth adequately
Weakness: Broke after only a few months
I agree completely with the previous reviewer. I purchased a Waterpik from Walmart several years ago. The pump broke after only 3 months. I then bought a Hydrofloss, which I am now looking to replace, which is why I am reading these reviews. I won't be buying a Waterpik again, but it seems there are not many brands to choose from. Maybe that is why Waterpik is not very good.
By clipper100 - Dec 10, 2008
Effective waterpik with affordable price
Strengths: Inexpensive, cleanning effectiveness, ease of use
Weakness: sanitization design
This waterpik is a very basic unit but does all what I really need. The stream pressure is good and the setup is easy. The price is also pretty good. My only concern is the water left in the device may cause mold growth in a long term. Especially if the device is not in use for a relatively long time (one or two weeks vacation
By jason780318 - May 23, 2008
WaterpikR Model WP60W
Strengths: Tongue Cleaner included
Weakness: No on/off switch on handle
Worked effectively during first use. The only drawback is that the on/off switch is located only on the main unit and not the handle. Assembles easily. Feature of having a tongue cleaner was decisive factor in choosing this model.
By csantas - Mar 28, 2007
Excellant Cleaning but a bit messy
Strengths: cleaned my teeth very well, a noticeable improvement over a good electric toothbrush; handy size takes just a small space; easy toset up and use
Weakness: can be a bit messy until you get used to the controls; leaving water in the reservoir resulted in some leaking from the tip holder
the waterpik works even better than floss, and cleans without any stress on the gums. the waterpik does not take the place of brushing, but in between brushing or after a snack i makes me feel clean. especially good for a larger gap i have.
By farmerw2 - Dec 10, 2006
Messy...but it works
Strengths: Cleans between teeth, affordable
Weakness: Messy, loud
I have braces so getting a Waterpik is pretty important to make sure that my teeth and braces remain as clean as possible. I didn't really know what to expect as I have never seen one of these things before. I've been using this particular Waterpik for about a week now. I floss regularly, always have. But after using this at only the 3rd power level (out of six), my gums were bleeding! So I...
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I have braces so getting a Waterpik is pretty important to make sure that my teeth and braces remain as clean as possible. I didn't really know what to expect as I have never seen one of these things before. I've been using this particular Waterpik for about a week now.
I floss regularly, always have. But after using this at only the 3rd power level (out of six), my gums were bleeding! So I suggest not to go overboard when you start using this.
My biggest problem with this product is the mess. You are supposed to close your mouth while using it. This takes a lot of getting used to, especially for me since I like to see what I am doing. The "pause" button is kind of hard to press and I forget about it, so every time I use this item, my entire bathroom gets wet. I am not exaggerating. It takes a lot of coordination to remember to keep your mouth closed, point the sprayer in the right direction, and use the off/on switch on the base of the machine. Not that I am not coordinated in my normal life, but something with the Waterpik makes me go nuts. It just sprays everywhere. I have learned to do it before putting on makeup or getting dressed and I keep a roll of paper towels with me to wipe off the mirror and fixtures in the bathroom.
It is also LOUD. It shakes and has a pretty annoying motor. I don't like the fact that the cord is so short, but that might be to keep the power of the water stream.
I do like how clean this gets my teeth. I really don't notice food particles or anything fly out, but I brush a lot and floss each day, so there just might not be anything hidden. The idea that it can "rinse" out between the teeth is great. Flossing can only do so much since it is a string, but after you floss the Waterpik makes your mouth feel fresher. I still have not figured out the tongue cleaner, but my toothbrush works fine for that anyway.
By shawnaharpole - Jul 21, 2006