Waterpik WP-900 Countertop Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush Combo Review
Why bother with just one oral care product when you can have two at the same time? That is what you get with the Waterpik Wp-900 water flosser and toothbrush combo that enables you to both brush and floss, to double up on your teeth and gum cleaning.
Waterpik WP-900 Countertop Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush Combo
Known for its outstanding range of water flossers, Waterpik has gone one better by combining a water flosser with an electric toothbrush to produce the WP-900 combo. First released in 2013, it has continued to be a top seller since, selling all around the world.
The specifics of the WP-900 are that it has an electrically powered water flosser and a battery-powered toothbrush which is charged by sitting it on the base of the unit. It is designed to aid personal oral hygiene and health with the toothbrush for brushing teeth and the water flosser being used to remove food particles and debris which is stuck between and around the teeth.
Who is this product for?
Those who wish to ensure that their teeth and gums are in as healthy a condition as possible will make great use of this product. You are basically able to cover all the teeth-cleaning bases in terms of both brushing and flossing your teeth. The addition of orthodontic and periodontal pocket tips also cater to those with a dental appliance, braces, or a dental condition that needs special care when cleaning.
The main unit that houses the water tank and the main controls is obviously in the box, along with the water tank which is removable for filling. In there will also be the toothbrush, which is portable. The product comes with two toothbrush heads, 3 standard flossing tips, an orthodontal tip, a periodontal pocket tip, and a plaque seeker tip.
Overview of features
The water flosser has a large tank capacity of 23 ounces of water which means filling it up with water is not going to be something which has to happen too often while you are flossing.
To allow for how different people like to floss and to account for sensitive gums, the water pressure can be selected using the selection dial on the side of the unit. This is numbered from 1 to 10 giving you a wide range of pressure settings.
The flosser comes with several interchangeable tips which include an orthodontic tip for those who wear braces, and a plaque seeker. In addition to these, there are three classic jet tips for normal use.
For brushing, the toothbrush has two-speed settings that allow you to set it to fast or slow. There are also two toothbrush heads, with one for general cleaning, and the other compact cleaning. The battery life of the toothbrush should be around a week between charges.
How to use it
In terms of brushing your teeth with the toothbrush, it is basically just a case of ensuring it is fully charged before use, and then using it as you would any other electric toothbrush.
To use the water flosser, you first need to fill up the tank with warm water. Once the tank has been placed onto the unit, select which setting you want, based on the amount of water pressure you wish to have when flossing. Next, select the flossing tip and attach it to the water flosser.
When you are ready to floss, place the tip of the nozzle in your mouth and against your gum line at a 90° angle to it. Now press the activation button on the water flosser handle, and the water should start pumping through. Ensure you have your lips closed to avoid unnecessary water splashes.
Move the tip slowly along your gumline and stop briefly at each gap between your teeth to clean it properly. Continue for all teeth until you are happy they have been cleaned as thoroughly as you can.
- Combined flosser and toothbrush
- Water tank capacity is large
- 10 water pressure options
- 2 toothbrush heads
- 5 interchangeable flosser tips
- The base needs a lot of space
One big disadvantage of the Waterpik Wp-900 is it is not portable, meaning when you travel you are not really going to be able to take it with you. For those of you that love the idea of a combo, and need it to be portable, an alternative option is the YaFex Water flosser and Sonic Electric Toothbrush Combo.
This is powered by a rechargeable battery, has different flossing modes, and best of all, in addition to the two jet tips, it also has a toothbrush attachment too. There's also a travel bag, so when you are on a business trip or vacation you can take this with you and ensure your teeth are looked after, even when away from home.
This is an excellent oral health combo from Waterpik which gives you the ability to clean your teeth with both of the main recommend methods, brushing and flossing. It is very easy to use, comes with plenty of additional attachments, and is also an ideal gift for someone who you know takes their dental health very seriously.