We are often told that brushing should be accompanied by flossing for the best oral health, but few of us ever do it. My dentist always says only floss the teeth you want to keep. Flossing, however, was still not a consistent activity for me. It was a slow process since I have bridge work and use special tools to remove food from under my teeth.
My dentist recommended an easier and faster method that would still provide a solution to cleaning 100% of the tooth surfaces. This started my quest for the best electric toothbrush and water flosser combo.
Although you can buy an electric toothbrush and water flosser separately, it is very convenient and cheaper to buy toothbrush flossers as a combined appliance. A 2-in-1 product is specifically designed to be quick and easy to use, providing an excellent alternative to getting rid of plaque and debris in hard to reach areas. It also eliminates the need for 2 gadgets on your bathroom counter.
There are several brands available. I researched based on features, cost, and reviews. Listed are my top 5 choices. My #1 choice and the one that I own is listed first. It is interesting to note that the Waterpik brand has become synonymous with oral irrigation like Xerox to copying. It was very hard not to choose a Waterpik model. Listed are the special features of other products, but see what I ended up selecting!
If you used the Waterpik Complete care (WP-900 or WP-950), then you will love the convenience of the Sonic fusion which is an all in one model. One handle does it all.
The Sonic Fusion is 2 appliances in 1 with 3 modes of operation. It is an electric toothbrush, a water flosser and it can perform brushing and flosser at the same time with 1 push of a button.
The Waterpik Sonic fusion utilizes sonic toothbrush technology. The sonic toothbrush can reach 30,000 brush strokes per minute. It pauses every 30 seconds to remind when it's time to focus on another area.
The toothbrush water flosser combo, meanwhile, provides a combination of water pressure and pulsations to clean below the gumline. It pulses 1300 times per minute. There are 10 pressure settings so you can slowly adjust to the highest level.
This model comes with 2 brushing/flossing heads.
This sonic fusion SF-02 is more compact compared to the other models because there is only 1 appliance. This helps to keep your bathroom counter less cluttered. It also comes with a travel toothbrush kit. The reservoir is large and can hold 14 ounces of water. This allows for 60 seconds of brushing/flossing.
You may be wondering how to change a Waterpik toothbrush flosser combo head in order to replace the tips. It is so simple. There is an eject button that you hold down when you want to remove a head. Insert a new one until you hear a snap. Easy and fast.
This is a product for those with braces, bridges, implants or periodontal needs. Based on the reputation and features, I bought this Waterpik!
The water flosser pulses 1400 times per minute. You can also choose from 5 water flosser tips depending on your unique needs.. There are 10 pressure settings so you can slowly adjust to the highest level.
This 9.0 model contains a tip storage case to hold the up to 5 accessories to keep your bathroom counter less cluttered as well as keep the tips free from dust. It also comes with a travel toothbrush kit. The reservoir is large and can hold 22 ounces of water. This allows for 90 seconds of flossing.
The water flosser pulsates 1400 pulses per minute with 3 personalized settings. There are 4 separate tips.
I like that Fairywill comes with so many heads and has a detachable water reservoir. I like that the electric toothbrushes turn blue to remind you to replace them. The negative is that the water tank is small and this is actually 2 separate products.
I like that it is portable. What I do not like is not having a storage bin for the addition heads. Although there are extra heads and tips for multiple people, they serve the same functionality. There is not a special tip for bridges or orthodontics. This model does not come with a travel kit but one is available for purchase.
I personally prefer a name brand product for my dental hygiene. However, this item is an Amazon Choice product and the reviews are positive.