Does Oral-B make a water flosser and where can you get it?

Yes, Oral-B does make water flossers.

However, their range is limited and they are currently only selling 1 model in Australia.

If you want a water flosser, I strongly encourage you to take a look at our best water flosser post. This will give you a list of tried and tested options that are available to purchase.

Should you want to know more about the Oral-B water flosser range then read on.

Oral-B Aquacare Water Flosser

What water flossers does Oral-B make?

At the time of writing, to my knowledge, Oral-B is currently manufacturing 5 different water flossers. There are:

  • Aquacare 4
  • Aquacare 6 Pro-Expert
  • OxyJet MD20
  • Oral-B Health Center (Pro 2000 + OxyJet Oral Irrigator)
  • Oral-B Health Center (Smart 5000 + OxyJet Oral Irrigator)

The Aquacare 4 and 6 are cordless water flossers.  

What this means is that they have a water tank and rechargeable battery built-in.  You do not have to be connected to a physical power source to use it.

The MD20 and Oral-B Health Center options are countertop units that need to be connected to power to function.

The OxyJet MD20 is a traditional water flosser that most of us picture.

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The Health Center versions as the same thing, but they have an electric toothbrush provided in the box too.  Think of these as a bundle and a complete solution for your oral health.

The configuration of the Health Center is such that the charging stand for the toothbrush is built-into the whole unit, rather than being separate.  This means that both the water flosser handle and the toothbrush dock to the health center.

Only the Aquacare 4 is currently being sold in Australia.

At present most models are sold in other parts of the world, most notably the UK, and central Europe.

The Aquacare 4 and 6 are the newest models, first introduced in 2019, whilst the other OxyJet models have been around for quite some time.  That said, whilst the OxyJet water flosser element has been around for a while, the health center bundles do contain newer style toothbrushes.

In the past, Oral-B has made and potentially sold models within Australia.

The names and part numbers of these include:

  • AdvancePower WaterJet
    • Models: MD3, MD30, MD31, OC3, OC30, OC31, OC301
    • Type: 4803
  • OxyJet 3D Center (water flosser and toothbrush combo like the health centre)
    • Models: MD15, OC15.525, OC15.545  
    • Type: 4715  
  • Plak Control Center (water flosser and toothbrush combo like the health centre)
    • Model: MD5000, MD5000S, OC5025, OC5025S, OC5525 / S, OC5545
    • Type: 4723
  • Plak Control Ultra Center (water flosser and toothbrush combo like the health centre)
    • Model: MD9000, OC9025, OC9525, OC9545  
    • Type: 4714
  • Professional Care 7500/7900 Center, Professional Care 7500 OxyJet, Professional Care 8000/8500 OxyJet, Professional Care 8000/8500/8900 Center (water flosser and toothbrush combo like the health centre)
    • Model: OC17, MD17, OC18, MD18, OC19, MD19
    • Type: 3719
  • PRO Oxyjet 1000, PRO Oxyjet 3000, PRO Oxyjet 5000, Professional Care 3000 Oxyjet+, Professional Care 1000 Oxyjet+, Professional Care Oxyjet, Professional Care 8000 OxyJet, Professional Care OxyJet Center (water flosser and toothbrush combo like the health centre)
    • Model: MD19, OC19, MD20, OC20, OC21
    • Type: 3724

All of the current models use the OxyJet nozzle.  This is a proprietary product, working only with Oral-B made irrigators.

The nozzle fits to the top of the Aquacare cordless units or to the handle on the OxyJet countertop units.  It allows the water to flow from the handle of the irrigators and pushes the water out through the tip.

A grey slider switch just under the head of the nozzle allows the jet of water exiting to be changed from either a continuous and more powerful jet of water or a softer, rotational flow of water.

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Truth be told, whilst many of Oral-B’s products are very good, the OxyJet is a bit of an exception.  Don’t get me wrong, it does work.  But, performance, quality and reliability are not great.  

You may be able to cut Oral-B some slack because the OxyJet design is quite old now, but the newer cordless Aquacare models really are not that much better.  They look nice and on paper sound ok, but in practice, they just don’t function as well as Waterpik or many of the other ‘cheap’ brands that you find online.

Where can I buy an Oral-B water flosser?

If you really want to buy an Oral-B water flosser over and above our recommendations in the best water flosser article, then you are more than likely going to need to import one from overseas, with the exception of the Aquacare 4 that you can buy in Australia.

You might be lucky to find one on eBay.  It may be a used product, or if new, it is likely going to be shipping from Europe. 

You stand the best chance of sourcing the Aquacare 4 or MD20 variant of the OxyJet within Australia. 

If you are after the OxyJet nozzles, you can buy those within, they are for sale on Amazon.

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Oral-B water flosser reviews

I have reviewed the only Aquacare model that is available in Australia currently.

You can read my Aquacare 4 review here.

Although not available within Australia currently, I have handled and reviewed Oral-B’s OxyJet and Aquacare 6.

To give you an idea of what my thoughts are on them, I include the verdicts I came to in those hands-on reviews, along with the main pros and cons..

Unless the products were changed for the Australian market, then my opinions would likely remain the same.

OxyJet

The OxyJet does what it is supposed to, it puts water out at an adjustable pressure to rinse away bacteria, plaque and food debris from in between the teeth and along the gumline.

Sadly though it has been beaten by the competition who offer more features, better quality and reliability for a lesser price.

Pros

  • Easier & less hassle than regular floss
  • Various pressure settings
  • Wall mountable

Cons

  • A large unit because of what it is.
  • Quite messy until you are well practised.
  • Quality is ok, but not brilliant

Aquacare 6 Pro Expert

The Aquacare 6 Pro Expert ticks the basic boxes required for being a cordless water flosser.

However, whilst it does the job, it is far from the best option available today and I don’t believe really represents what Oral-B is capable of producing.

The number of modes is a bit misleading and the overall design and quality isn’t perfect.

It is expensive compared to the competition. Alternatives offer better value.

Pros

  • Cordless
  • Rechargeable
  • Different water streams

Cons

  • Build quality
  • Nozzle design and rotation
  • Button placement
  • Modes/intensity settings
  • No travel case
  • Chunky charging stand
  • Price (better value options exist)

Conclusion

Oral-B’s range of water flossers are limited within Australia, but you do have 1 option.

It is nothing more than satisfactory. In truth you can probably get better oral irrigators from brands such as Waterpik.

Your Opinions

Do you own or have you used the Oral-B irrigator?

Are there certain features that you really like or dislike?

Leave a comment below.

About Jon Love

Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise.

Having handled & tested hundreds of products there really is very little he does not know about them.

Passionate about business and helping others, Jon has been involved in various online enterprises since the early 2000s.

After spending 12 years in consumer technology, it was in 2014 that he focused his attention on dental health, having experienced first-hand the challenge of choosing a new toothbrush.

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