Waterpik vs Sonicare Toothbrush: How Do They Compare?

Waterpik vs Sonicare Toothbrush: How Do They Compare?

Waterpik and Sonicare are reputable brand names when it comes to dental hygiene products.

A question that I am often asked is, which is better?

This is not the simplest question to answer, as will become apparent in this article.

Whilst individual circumstances and needs can affect the answer, for most people, I would suggest you buy a Sonicare electric toothbrush AND a Waterpik water flosser.

The two I recommend the most are:

Preview Product Rating Price
Philips Sonicare HX6810/50 ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, Black Philips Sonicare HX6810/50 ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, Black 9,763 Reviews $49.95 $43.95
Waterpik Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius, WP-660 White Waterpik Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius,... 26,610 Reviews $89.99 $79.69

For those who want to understand the complications and know why I have come to the conclusions I have, please read on.

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Waterpik Cordless Advanced WP-560 Review

Waterpik Cordless Advanced WP-560 Review

Our Verdict

The WP-560 cordless from Waterpik is a class leading product.

It performs well and is for many, myself included, a more enjoyable way to floss.

A good box contents, adjustable pressure settings, and ADA approved all contribute.

There are some inherent limitations by the cordless nature and whether you can live with these will depend very much on your lifestyle and needs.

Price, however, is the sticking point.  It does not come cheap.

Pros

  • Effectiveness & appeal
  • Cordless
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Water resistant
  • Box contents
  • ADA accepted

Cons

  • Size
  • Messy
  • Price
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik Cordless Advanced WP-560 Waterpik Cordless Advanced WP-560 5,183 Reviews $99.99 $85.40

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik Cordless Advanced

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

If you want more detail, you can read the full Waterpik WP-560 review further down the page.

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Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser Review

Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser Review

Our Verdict

Despite being a touch bulky and quite loud when in operation, the benefits of using this water flosser outweigh the negatives.

Clinical studies show how effective it is and the American Dental Association have even given it their seal of approval.

If flossing is a chore that you simply hate doing and want an easier but effective solution, serious consideration should be made for the Waterpik Ultra.

But, do check the price on the newer WP-660 Aquarius, as this takes the edge.

Pros

  • Large water tank
  • Pressure settings
  • Box contents
  • Tip storage
  • ADA accepted

Cons

  • Size
  • Messy
  • Price
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser WP-100 Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser WP-100 10,347 Reviews $63.10 $59.99

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik WP-100 Ultra 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 Ultra. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full Waterpik WP-100 Ultra review further down the page.

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Belmint Home Sleek Home Review

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Our Verdict

When you look at the features and what this water flosser offers for the price, things appear to be very positive.

It is however only when you dig a little deeper, actually use the unit and live with it do you realize that there are better options out there.

Take a look at our best water flosser 2020 post to see what they are.

Pros

  • Water tank
  • Pressure settings
  • Box contents
  • Tip storage
  • Timer
  • Price

Cons

  • Replacement nozzles
  • Magnet
  • Noise
  • Quality
  • Messy
  • Effectiveness
Preview Product Rating Price
Belmint Home Sleek Home Water Flosser Belmint Home Sleek Home Water Flosser 1,126 Reviews $34.99 $32.99

The 3 BIG questions about the Belmint Home Sleek 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 Belmint water flosser. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full Belmint Home Sleek Home review further down the page.

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Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Cordless Oral Irrigator Review

Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Cordless Oral Irrigator Review

Our Verdict

Clever collapsible design that makes the flosser ideal for travel.

2 pressure settings and powered by AA batteries add to the package.

The overall performance is good, but the price is perhaps a little high when you consider the alternatives.

Pros

  • Compact
  • Cordless
  • AA batteries
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Small tank
  • Messy
  • Value
Preview Product Rating Price
Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Cordless Oral Irrigator Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Cordless Oral Irrigator 3,849 Reviews $34.99

The 3 BIG questions about the Panasonic EW-DJ10-A Cordless Oral Irrigator

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the EDW-DJ10-A. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full Panasonic water flosser review further down the page.

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Philips Sonicare AirFloss Review

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Our Verdict

There is no denying that the Airfloss from Sonicare is an expensive alternative to regular floss, but the convenience and speed it can allow you to achieve an interdental clean is amazing.

If flossing really is your enemy, then you can now fight back with ease, I like this a lot.

Pros

  • Effectiveness
  • Battery life
  • Automatic power off

Cons

  • Size
  • Reservoir size
Preview Product Rating Price
Sonicare Airfloss Sonicare Airfloss 1,007 Reviews $49.95

The 3 BIG questions about the Philips Sonicare AirFloss

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

If you want more detail, you can read the full Airfloss review further down the page.

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Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser WF-03 Review

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Our Verdict

You get all the fantastic health benefits of Waterpik in a cordless portable unit.  You are not tied to the wall and restricted by a hose.

Variable pressure settings and different nozzles are included.

It is even powered by removable AA batteries.

Clinically proven this cordless flosser isn’t quite as small as the more travel friendly Sonicare Airfloss.

Pros

  • Effectiveness & appeal
  • Battery life
  • Water resistant
  • Box contents

Cons

  • Size
  • Messy
  • Quality
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik WF-03 Cordless Freedom Waterpik WF-03 Cordless Freedom 3,916 Reviews $49.06

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik Cordless WF-03 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 Freedom. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full Waterpik WF-03 Cordless review further down the page.

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H2ofloss HF-8 Whisper Review

H2ofloss HF-8 Whisper Review

Our Verdict

Very closely matched in terms of features and performance to the market leader Waterpik, the HF-8 has surprised me at just how well it performs.

It is not perfect, there are some concerns over the build quality and there isn’t the trust and peace of mind that comes from the brand leader.

However, the price is a minimum of $20 less and that is without consideration for all the extra tips that come included.

The H2ofloss is a good value water flosser.

Pros

  • Large water tank
  • Pressure settings
  • Box contents
  • Tip storage
  • Price

Cons

  • Pressure settings
  • Noise
  • Quality
  • Messy
  • Effectiveness
Preview Product Rating Price
H2ofloss HF-8 Whisper H2ofloss HF-8 Whisper 5,527 Reviews $49.99 $36.99

The 3 BIG Questions about the H2ofloss HF-8 Whisper 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 H2ofloss. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full HF-8 Whisper water flosser review further down the page.

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Waterpik Complete Care WP-900 Review

Waterpik WP-900 Complete Care Review

Editor’s Note

The WP-900 has technically been replaced by Waterpik. You should consider the Complete Care 9.0 (view on Amazon) as a replacement.

Our Verdict

Wow, what a product.

The WP-900 Complete Care is a pretty fantastic solution.

Whilst there is room for improvement, I am splitting hairs and what you get here is quite simply brilliant for the price.

Pros

  • Large water tank
  • Pressure settings
  • Box contents
  • Tip storage
  • Sonic toothbrush
  • Price

Cons

  • Size
  • Messy
  • Features
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik Complete Care WP-900 Waterpik Complete Care WP-900 7,783 Reviews $98.47

The 3 BIG questions about the Complete Care WP-900

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

If you want more detail, you can read the full Complete Care review further down the page.

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Waterpik WP-360 Review

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Our Verdict

The fundamental principle of the WP-360 cordless water flosser is good.

The product works, but it is not great.

Build quality and reliability are so so and with a 1 year warranty does not match up to the 2 year warranty of other products.

The newer WP-650 is a much better buy.

Pros

  • Effectiveness & appeal
  • Cordless
  • Rechargeable battery
  • ADA accepted

Cons

  • Size
  • Small tank
  • Messy
  • Settings
  • Quality
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik WP-360 Waterpik WP-360 770 Reviews $46.59

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik WP-360

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the WP-360. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full Waterpik WP-360 review further down the page.

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Waterpik Aquarius WP-660 Review

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Our Verdict

Arguably the best water flosser available today.

This countertop unit offers fantastic performance, box contents, and features at a reasonable price.

Manufactured by a market leading brand, it comes too with a 3 year warranty.

Pros

  • Clean
  • Pressure settings
  • Box contents
  • Size & design
  • ADA approved

Cons

  • Mains power
  • Size
  • Messy
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik Aquarius Professional Waterpik Aquarius Professional 26,610 Reviews $89.99 $79.69

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik Aquarius Professional

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

If you want more detail, you can read my full Waterpik Aquarius review further down the page.

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Waterpik WF-04 Sidekick Review

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Our Verdict

The Sidekick from Waterpik is an absolutely genius piece of kit, I like it a lot!

It is a balance of power and features whilst remaining portable.

The kicker is the price. It is not a cheap product and I understand why.

For those always on the go, that want the conveniences that come with a corded water flosser, the Sidekick has you covered.

Pros

  • Compact & travel friendly
  • Stylish
  • Good size tank considering size
  • 5 pressure settings
  • Relatively quiet

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No 360 degree rotation of flossing tip
  • No interchangeable tips
  • No timer or pacer
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik WF-04 Sidekick Water Flosser Waterpik WF-04 Sidekick Water Flosser 281 Reviews $139.99 $98.79

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik WF-04 Sidekick 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 Sidekick. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read my full Waterpik WF-04 Sidekick review further down the page.

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Waterpik Professional Whitening Water Flosser Review

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Our Verdict

This is a very capable and well featured water flosser.

For those who struggle with traditional interdental cleaning, tools like this can make your life easier, and improve your oral health.

The so-called whitening element is a bit something and nothing and won’t have benefits for everyone. It is also a fairly expensive option.

Overall you are better off buying the Waterpik Aquarius WP-660.

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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)
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik WF-05 Professional Whitening Water Flosser Waterpik WF-05 Professional Whitening Water Flosser 26,613 Reviews $99.99 $89.83

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik WF-05 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 my full Waterpik WF-05 Whitening Water Flosser review further down the page.

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Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Review

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Our Verdict

Conceptually, I like the idea of the Sonic-Fusion.

In reality, I am a bit disappointed. It has failed to wow me.

The toothbrush is satisfactory. It cleans the teeth, but it makes an irritating noise. The battery life is poor.

You are much better off buying a separate electric toothbrush and water flosser.

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Toothbrush and water flosser
  • Built-in timer
  • 10 pressure settings
  • American Dental Association approved
  • Warranty

Cons

  • Battery life
  • Expensive (see other choices)
  • Combines two products into one
  • Not suitable for all – only 1 style tip
  • Water flosser is not portable
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2,330 Reviews $199.99 $151.93

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik Sonic-Fusion

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

If you want more detail, you can read my full Waterpik Sonic-Fusion review further down the page.

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How to clean a water flosser

How to clean a water flosser

Introduction

You might not be aware, but mineral deposits from water, mouthwash and other materials can collect on or within a 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, 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 Aquarius vs Ultra

Waterpik Aquarius vs Ultra Water Flosser

Which one would we choose?

Our Choice: Waterpik Aquarius WP-660 (view on Amazon)
2nd Choice: Waterpik Ultra WP-100 (view on Amazon)

Electric Teeth Verdict:

Both the Aquarius and the Ultra are excellent water flossers that will provide an equivalent clean.

But, the small differences can make a big difference when it comes to your day to day use and in turn make the Aquarius the best option of the two — we recommend it as the number 1 choice in our roundup of the best Waterpiks.

Our Choice
Waterpik Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius, WP-660 White
Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser
Brush Name
Waterpik Aquarius WP-660
Waterpik Ultra WP-100
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
5/5
Our Review
Price
$79.69
$59.99
Prime
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Our Choice
Waterpik Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius, WP-660 White
Brush Name
Waterpik Aquarius WP-660
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Our Review
Price
$79.69
Prime
Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser
Brush Name
Waterpik Ultra WP-100
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Our Review
Price
$59.99
Prime
-

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Waterpik vs Airfloss

Waterpik vs Airfloss

So, you want to know which is better, Waterpik or Sonicare Airfloss?

All things considered, Waterpik is technically the better product, and from the Waterpik range, we pick the WP-660 as the best water flosser.

But, Sonicare’s Airfloss is a very strong performer and is the more convenient tool to use on a daily basis for most people.

Both Waterpik and Airfloss have been shown to have beneficial results on your oral health.

Read on to learn more about the differences and which is better suited to you.

More effective
Waterpik Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius, WP-660 White
More convenient
Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Electric Flosser, HX8211/03
Brush Name
Waterpik WP-660
Sonicare AirFloss
Customer Rating
Price
$79.69
$49.95
Prime
More effective
Waterpik Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius, WP-660 White
Brush Name
Waterpik WP-660
Customer Rating
Price
$79.69
Prime
More convenient
Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Electric Flosser, HX8211/03
Brush Name
Sonicare AirFloss
Customer Rating
Price
$49.95
Prime

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