Fairywill 5020A Water Flosser Review

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Editor’s Note

As of 6th July 2021, Fairywill has stopped selling all of its oral care products via Amazon.

This action came without warning.  

The company has issued an announcement to say that the company is being rebranded, with a new brand due to launch in September.

It is not clear if the same products will return, under the new brand.

Unless you wish to wait until September, we recommend opting for the Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced instead.

Our Verdict

There is no denying that the Fairywill 5020A is a good water flosser for the money.

It has 3 pressure settings, a long battery life and rotatable nozzle.

For the price there isn’t much to dislike.

Yet, for only a few pounds more you can get the 5020E.  This has a water tank twice the capacity of the 5020A.  You also get an extra 6 nozzles included.

This 5020A is more compact. Unless you travel frequently opt for the 5020E and enjoy the longer flossing times.

Pros

  • Cordless – not restricted by wires
  • Rechargeable built-in battery lasts up to 3 weeks
  • 3 pressure settings
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • 150ml water tank – may need a refill to complete thorough flossing
  • The materials feel a little cheap in places
  • The nozzle is difficult to rotate
  • Easy to lose charging port cover
  • No travel pouch included
Preview Product Rating Price
Fairywill 5020A Water Flosser Fairywill 5020A Water Flosser 2,043 Reviews £27.99

The 3 BIG questions about the Fairywill 5020A

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the Fairywill 5020A cordless water flosser. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

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

Waterpik Cordless Select Review

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Our Verdict

The Waterpik Cordless Select cleans between the teeth and along the gumline well.

I have found the cleaning results to be excellent.

You can get finite control from the easy to rotate nozzle. The 2 pressure settings give some degree of choice.

The minimal look of the unit is appealing, and I like the magnetic USB charging cable.

I find it harder and more awkward to hold than most other cordless flossers.

For me, this feels quite expensive. The more premium Cordless Advanced appears better value for money.

Pros

  • Cordless – not restricted by wires
  • Easy to rotate the nozzle
  • 2 pressure settings
  • Easy to attach USB magnetic charging cable

Cons

  • Better value options exist
  • Not as easy to grip and hold as some other models
  • Doesn’t remember the pressure/mode setting
  • It is quite bulky and isn’t ideally suited for travel
  • No travel pouch included

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik Cordless Select

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the WF-10 Cordless Select. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

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

Burst Water Flosser Review

Burst Water Flosser Box

Our Verdict

The Burst cordless water flosser is a strong performing water flosser.

It looks smart and is available in a few different colour options.

With 3 different modes on offer you can find the right pressure setting, to suit you.

The battery life is excellent and the provided USB charger is very convenient.

Unfortunately, the capacity of the water tank is quite small at 110ml. The turbo mode will drain the tank in as little as 20 seconds.  This might not be enough time for you to complete the thorough clean.

Burst ships its flosser from the USA. With shipping and taxes, this makes the water flosser much more expensive than other great alternatives.

Pros

  • Design
  • 3 pressure/mode settings
  • Interchangeable tips
  • Battery life
  • USB charging
  • Subscription

Cons

The 3 BIG questions about the Burst flosser

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

If you want more detail, you can read the full Burst Water Flosser review further down the page.

Fairywill 5020E Water Flosser Review

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Editor’s Note

As of 6th July 2021, Fairywill has stopped selling all of its oral care products via Amazon.

This action came without warning.  

The company has issued an announcement to say that the company is being rebranded, with a new brand due to launch in September.

It is not clear if the same products will return, under the new brand.

Unless you wish to wait until September, we recommend opting for the Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced instead.

Our Verdict

The Fairywill 5020E is a strong performing and very good value water flosser.

It has a lot to offer, in particular the very large 300ml (10.5oz) water tank.  You can achieve a thorough flossing, without the need to refill.

The materials feel a little cheap in places and the charging port isn’t ideal. It has an easy to lose port cover.  

But, the 3 pressure settings, long battery life and inclusion of 8 nozzles make this a great choice.

Pros

  • Cordless – not restricted by wires
  • A large water tank (300ml) means no more refilling to complete a session
  • Rechargeable built-in battery lasts up to 3 weeks
  • 3 pressure settings
  • 8 jet tips included in the box
  • Various colour options available
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • It is quite bulky and isn’t ideally suited for travel
  • The materials feel a little cheap in places
  • The nozzle is difficult to rotate
  • Easy to lose charging port cover
  • No travel pouch included
Preview Product Rating Price
Fairywill 5020E Cordless Flosser - White Fairywill 5020E Cordless Flosser - White 5,300 Reviews £30.99 £26.34

The 3 BIG questions about the Fairywill 5020E

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the Fairywill 5020E cordless water flosser. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

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

Waterpik Cordless Advanced WP-560 Review

Waterpik Cordless Water Flosser

Our Verdict

The best cordless water flosser available.

It isn’t the cheapest.  But, it is made by a leading brand that invests in clinical research.

It is stylish, comfortable to hold in hand and really easy to use.

The 207ml tank is just large enough to offer a thorough flossing session.  There are 3 different pressure settings to choose from.

I am very pleased with the cleaning results.

The magnetic charger is a really convenient hassle free approach.

The included travel pouch and accessories are welcomed extras.

Pros

  • Cordless – not restricted by wires
  • Easy to rotate the nozzle
  • Grippy handle
  • 3 pressure settings
  • Easy to attach magnetic charger
  • Different colour options available
  • Travel pouch included in the box

Cons

Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik Cordless Advanced Waterpik Cordless Advanced 276 Reviews £89.99

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 WP-560 Cordless Advanced. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

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

Waterpik WP-660UK Ultra Professional Water Flosser 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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Mains power
  • Size
  • Messy
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik WP-660 Ultra Professional Water Flosser Waterpik WP-660 Ultra Professional Water Flosser 2,906 Reviews £79.99 £66.99

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik WP-660

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 review further down the page.

Oral-B Aquacare 6 Pro-Expert Water Flosser Review

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Our Verdict

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.

See our posts on the top rated cordless water flossers for more choice.

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)
Preview Product Rating Price
Oral-B Aquacare 6 Pro-Expert Oral-B Aquacare 6 Pro-Expert 10,321 Reviews £124.99 £59.99

The 3 BIG questions about the Oral-B Aquacare Pro-Expert Irrigator

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

If you want more detail, you can read the full Aquacare 6 irrigator review further down the page.

Oral-B Aquacare 4 Water Flosser Review

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Our Verdict

The Aquacare 4 just about does the job.

It is not the best example of a cordless water flosser.

I have used equivalent products from lesser-known brands that have delivered a better overall experience.

The build quality is questionable.

The design and button placement isn’t ideal.

The power of the water jet isn’t the most intense and the number of advertised modes is a bit misleading.

I expected better from a brand leader like Oral-B.

See my other recommendations below, or see our best cordless water flosser article.

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)
Preview Product Rating Price
Oral-B Aquacare 4 Oral-B Aquacare 4 10,320 Reviews £68.09

The 3 BIG questions about the Oral-B Aquacare Irrigator

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

If you want more detail, you can read the full Aquacare 4 review further down the page.

Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Review

Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Review

Editor’s Note

The images used in this review are of the USA variant of the Sonic-Fusion. The images show a black with copper coloured variant of the device, which is not currently available in the UK. Aside from the colour and plug all other elements are the same.

Our Verdict

As a concept idea, this is a great idea.

However, sadly the actual product fails to deliver.

You are best buying a separate water flosser and electric toothbrush rather than this combo option.

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Toothbrush and water flosser
  • Built-in timer
  • 10 pressure settings

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 34 Reviews £167.17

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 our full Waterpik Sonic-Fusion review further down the page.

Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser Review

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Editor’s Note

The Waterpik Ultra Plus is a slightly updated version of the Ultra (non plus variant) reviewed here.

The key differences are:

  • The colour of the unit
  • Subtle design differences
  • The Ultra Plus has a slider switch on the handle rather than a push button

Our Verdict

It is bulky and noise compared to regular string floss.

But, it is clinically proven to improve the health of your gums and can feel a lot less awkward and fiddly once you have mastered the technique.

Whilst the WP-120 Ultra does all you need of it, the newer WP-600/662 is a better choice for most. It is quieter and as comparably priced.

Pros

  • Reasonable tank size
  • Selection of nozzles included
  • 3 year warranty
  • 10 pressure settings

Cons

  • Noisy
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser 936 Reviews £62.99

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik 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 my full Waterpik review further down the page.

Waterpik Professional Whitening Water Flosser Review

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Our Verdict

An excellent water flosser it really is.

However, the ‘whitening’ element is a bit overhyped, will not work for all and is an expensive route to go if you want whiter teeth.

Opting for the Waterpik WP-600/662 represents better value for money.

Pros

  • 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

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
Water WF-05 Whitening Water Flosser Water WF-05 Whitening Water Flosser 1,896 Reviews

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 the full review further down the page or watch my video review.

Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser 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.

The variable pressure settings are great as is the inclusion of the alternative nozzles and batteries (how rare to actually be supplied).

One of the biggest appeals of being cordless and portable is the thought that this might be travel friendly.  Whilst it comes with a travel plug and case and does not rely on mains power the bulky nature is disappointing.  However, it’s a battle you must contend with to have 30 seconds of run time from the tank.

Pros

  • Interchangeable tips
  • 2 pressure modes
  • Reasonable sized tank
  • Good battery life
  • Good box contents

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Feels a little cheap
Preview Product Rating Price
Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser 2,273 Reviews £44.99

The 3 BIG questions about the Waterpik Cordless Freedom

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the WF-03 Cordless Freedom. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

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

Philips Sonicare AirFloss Review

Philips Sonicare Airfloss Review

Editor’s Note

There are several model numbers for the Sonicare AirFloss, which vary depending on colour and number of nozzles included. We outline the differences later on in the review and link to various buying options.

We’ve also looked at a range of water flosser options in our best water flosser article.

Our Verdict

The Sonicare AirFloss is a handheld device that contains a reservoir of water or mouthwash.  When activated the AirFloss fires a small burst of air mixed with the water or mouthwash into the user’s mouth in between the teeth.

For those that do not like flossing with string, or find a countertop water flosser too messy, the AirFloss is worth strong consideration; the whole process of using it is effortless.  This is then backed up by a good battery life.

Pros

  • Simple and easy to use
  • 2 weeks battery life

Cons

  • Physical size is a bit larger than you might expect
  • Reservoir size is small
Preview Product Rating Price
Philips Sonicare Airfloss Philips Sonicare Airfloss 1,251 Reviews

The 3 BIG questions about the 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.

Oral-B OxyJet Review

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Our Verdict

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
Preview Product Rating Price
Oral-B OxyJet Water Flosser Oral-B OxyJet Water Flosser 8,928 Reviews £92.60 £75.99

The 3 BIG questions about the Oral-B Oxyjet

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

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

Waterpik vs Airfloss

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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.

How to clean a water flosser

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Introduction

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.