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DD wants a water flosser for birthday

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Rinsefirst Wed 09-Sep-20 22:41:16

And I absolutely have no clue.
Lives in student flat and doesn’t have a shaver point/ electric plug. Is that a deal breaker ?

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Swallowzandamazons Wed 09-Sep-20 22:45:38

Buy an adaptor plug so she can use a normal electric plug point and get her a water flosser. It'll make a massive difference to her teeth and gums. I use mine every day and it's much easier than using dental tape. My dentist is happy so I guess it's as effective!

Tbug Thu 10-Sep-20 08:58:39

Mine is chargeable off normal plug then the charge lasts for weeks! Off Amazon smile

KunekuneKristmasCake Thu 10-Sep-20 09:02:41

What brand would you recommend

Swallowzandamazons Thu 10-Sep-20 09:09:26

I got a Phillips but only because it was half price in Boots a couple of years ago. Its a bit odd at first but then becomes strangely addictive!

Toomboom Thu 10-Sep-20 09:12:23

I have used one for years. Mine is a Waterpik water flosser. It works really well. It uses a normal UK plug socket to charge. Charge lasts for ages.

BruceAndNosh Thu 10-Sep-20 09:14:05

I have a waterpik one but mine is not rechargeable.
But I'll admit to using it over the kitchen sink in holiday apartment!

IdblowJonSnow Thu 10-Sep-20 09:27:13

Intrigued by this as never heard of this!
I have a fixed brace on the back of my teeth which probably collects gunk...
Would it be suitable with that? Does it hurt if you're teeth are a bit sensitive?

Ernieshere Thu 10-Sep-20 10:06:55

I looked for one yesterday online, its a minefield shock

BrowncoatWaffles Thu 10-Sep-20 10:11:46

I've never heard of this... is it worth getting one? I hate flossing because I get squicked out at the feeling of the thread on my gums.

This could be a game changer!

Itsagrandoldteam Thu 10-Sep-20 10:14:40

I bought my DH one of these years ago, a Philips Sonicare Airfloss for around £75, he didn't use it much though to be honest. Last year I bought him a Turewell Water Flosser from Amazon for £24, he uses this one all the time, he says it's much better than the Philips one and has better features. The Turewell flosser has a really long battery life and is charged by a usb lead, it's also much easier to clean.

myfurloughedfriend Thu 10-Sep-20 10:28:58

DD has braces and this is fab, as PP have said it's chargeable and lasts ages 😁

IwishIwasyoda Thu 10-Sep-20 10:31:13

Dentist told my DH they were pointless. He said that you actually need to put something between your teeth to make a blind bit of difference to plaque. Can see they would help with braces though

mallowa Thu 10-Sep-20 10:32:30

waterpik cordless

HolyForkinShirt Thu 10-Sep-20 10:46:51

never heard of these, but ive just ordered on from amazon as i am sold after a really quick google. its coming today, so i will report back !

LesLavandes Thu 10-Sep-20 10:51:30

Sonicare are the best

Rinsefirst Thu 10-Sep-20 11:45:05

In a shared bathroom so I like the sound of portable / cordless.
Has a fixed brace wire also.
Now to decide which brand . Size wise it is only for one person as no family use.
Good work HolyFort grin

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Tbug Thu 10-Sep-20 12:22:02

I have this one, really good! Charge lasts ages 😃

MsEllany Thu 10-Sep-20 14:54:59

IdblowJonSnow

Intrigued by this as never heard of this!
I have a fixed brace on the back of my teeth which probably collects gunk...
Would it be suitable with that? Does it hurt if you're teeth are a bit sensitive?

No it doesn’t hurt but there are differing levels of intensity. You can also use warm water if your teeth are sensitive to the cold. I put a little bit of mouth wash in warm water.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Thu 10-Sep-20 14:56:37

I hve it. I’m pretty sure it does fuck all. I used it for about a month and felt/ saw no difference. Plus it’s terribly messy (ir maybe it’s just me!).

HexyAndIKnowIt Thu 10-Sep-20 14:57:52

DH has a waterpik. I confess on the few occasions I've used it, it looks like there has been a murder. Thats more to do with my gums than it though, but it is quite violent.
I prefer floss, it doesn't leave me bleeding.

growinggreyer Thu 10-Sep-20 14:59:01

IwishIwasyoda

Dentist told my DH they were pointless. He said that you actually need to put something between your teeth to make a blind bit of difference to plaque. Can see they would help with braces though

I wonder if that dentist has actually ever used one? I got one for Christmas and it is honestly fab. I can't go to bed until I have used it because I can feel the crud between my teeth. I have experimented by using my waterpik and then using the little wire brushes afterwards and there is nothing coming off in the wire. My teeth are also a few shades lighter than they used to be which is a bonus.

madcatladyforever Thu 10-Sep-20 15:02:52

Don't get a hand held, they don't have enough water in them for a whole cleaning session, get a tank one. They have plugs too so you can put them on an extension lead. They are amazing.

cosmopolitanplease Thu 10-Sep-20 15:09:04

I am OBSESSED with mine, I use it twice a day! I used to floss and use my electric toothbrush but my teeth never felt as clean as they do now. I brush thoroughly and still when I use the water flosser afterwards I have bits of food coming out!

The one I have (Pecham) advises you start off on the gentle mode until your gums get used to it - it does have some force. I use warm water because I have sensitive teeth.

blackcat86 Thu 10-Sep-20 15:15:06

I have one and its an essential post brush ritual now. I have overcrowding so i don't have enough room to floss but the water flosser gets so much crap out from between my teeth. TMI alert but I saw the GP last year for a weird fuzz on my tongue (tests came back normal, dentist had no issues) and this has got rid of it. My teeth feel so clean!

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