Dentists Spent The Last Three Months Testing The Best Water Flossers For Families

Written by Sydney Thompson
Orthodontist & Senior Editor

*We only recommend products we personally tested & loved.

Whether you're 8 years old or 80, let's face it... no one likes flossing. It's a big source of pain, difficulty, and wasted time. In fact, less than one in three adults floss to begin with... so, you already know it's much lower for kids.


Just one problem, though. Cavities, bad breath, and sensitive gums are on the rise. New studies even show up to half of all US children have gum disease at some level!


So it's no wonder why water flossers are exploding in popularity. But how do you find one that's effective, safe, and painless enough to protect your child's gum health? That's what we found out.


We tested the 24 best selling at-home Water Flosser devices, including models from Phillips, Waterpik, Panasonic, and Puur Smile™. We rated the best five options based on the following criteria:

Results


We tested the speed of the water pressure, the size of the water tank, and how long it took to eliminate stubborn plaque once and for all. A few of the devices ended up working extremely well, delivering rapid plaque removal leaving a silky smooth feeling on the teeth.

Cost


If you were to go the in-office route, it would end up costing up to $200 dollars per session to eliminate plaque & tartar.

We were able to get great results with devices that ended up costing less than $200 with the best results from a handset costing just around $109*.

Safe for At-Home Use


New York-based periodontist Josh Beischel, MD, considers at-home Water Flossers to be a solution to prevent Infectious Gum Disease!

"Gum disease is caused by plaque buildup due to lack of flossing & nearly half of adults end up getting it" Dr. Beischel explains. " Treatment ends up costing thousands & gum disease can simply be prevented in the first place with daily use of a water flosser in your routine..."


We looked for the best Water Flossing options on the market that removes Plaque from home!

Why Dentists Chose Puur Smile

as the Best Overall Choice for Kids & Adults

Why Dentists Chose Puur Smile™

as the Best Overall Choice for Kids & Adults

$99*

By far, everyone had the best results with the Puur Smile Water Flosser (known for their clinical devices, their at-home devices are also perfect for plaque removal). 


A fan favorite since their company began, it features adjustable power levels, Cleans Places Your Toothbrush Can't & Removes Plaque in only 5 Minutes, even if you have braces!


Plus, they're running a huge sale right now with code FAMILY60. You can save up to $600 on family packs, making it incredibly affordable to invest in your household's oral health! It'll apply automatically on all the links from this page.

Removes 99.9% of Plaque from treated areas within only 3 seconds of exposure

Costs ​$199 at standard price.

Contains 110 psi power STRONG enough to remove plaque every time! (More Pressure than Waterpik)

​Large 300ml Water Tank so you can go weeks at a time before refilling

Sessions take only 1 minute to achieve results

Removes 99.9% of Plaque from treated areas within only 3 seconds of exposure

Costs ​$199 at standard price.

Contains 110 psi power (More pressure than Waterpik)

Features Large 300ml Water Tank

​Sessions take only 1 minute to achieve full results

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Waterpik Cordless Flosser

$279*

Waterpik is a great solution to blast excess food particles. Unfortunately, WaterPik doesn’t have enough power to remove plaque from the teeth as effectively as competitors due to the low pressure - 75 PSI (pressure per square inch)

Like Puur Smile, It takes only 1 Minute to achieve Effective results

Runs out of water in 45 seconds

Only 75 PSI (Nearly half the power as Puur Smile)

Like Puur Smile, It takes only 1 Minute to achieve Effective results

Runs out of water in 45 seconds

More Expensive Than Puur Smile

Only 75 PSI (Nearly half the power as Puur Smile)

Panasonic DJ10-A Portable Water Flosser

$199*

The Panasonic DJ10-A Portable Water Flosser quickly stimulates and massages the gums while removing microscopic food particles that get caught in the periodontal spaces with up to 1,500 pulses per minute!

1,500 pulses per minute

Longer charging time (15 hours)

Tank Size is Only 130 ml - (Half the capacity as Puur Smile)

1,500 pulses per minute

Longer charging time (15 hours)

Tank Size is Only 130 ml - (Nearly half the capacity as Puur Smile)

Spotlight Oral Care

$249*

Spotlight Oral Care is cordless & easy to carry but, there are some customer reports of this specific flosser leaving a mess, due to a less precise nozzle.

Higher price compared to the other products

24 Hours to full charge

Sprays water in multiple directions & tends to leave a mess due to the less precise nozz

Higher price compared to the other products

Small Tank & low battery life

Sprays water in multiple directions & tends to leave a mess due to a less precise nozzle

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    Maureen Ryz

    I've tried Puur Smile, it works.

    · Reply · 5 · 10:32
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    Tina Madrame

    How does this work? I've tried waterpik and the water pressure was really low, I heard That product Puur Smile has higher water pressure, is it true?

    · Reply · 1 · 9:22
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    Valerie DiPetrio

    Yes, Puur Smile is extremely powerful, it will sure get those food crumbs out of your teeth!

    · Reply · 2 · 8:12
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    Maria Marissa

    I've tried 3 of these devices. Plaque finally stopped coming back in on my teeth& haven't had to go to the dentist in months.

    · Reply · 10 · 4:59
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    Eleanor Mouthy

    Did anyone try Waterpik?

    · Reply · 3 · 3:30
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    Petra Jaime

    It's clear, Puur Smile seems to be the best one here. The others are way to expensive

    · Reply · 5 · 10:32
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    Kristin Byrd

    Price?

    · Reply · 1 · 9:22
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    Joyce Adams

    My sister just got the Puur Smile one.

    · Reply · 2 · 8:12
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    Jenna Ellis

    Is Puur Smile still $99

    · Reply · 10 · 4:59
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    Sarah Boston

    Yes @Jenna Ellis! Their 50% OFF Sale is still live when I bought. I got mine with this link https://puursmile.com.

    · Reply · 3 · 3:30

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