Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser Review

If you have kids, then you know how hard it is to get them to brush their teeth at night. My two boys are notorious for just doing a quick scrape and then calling it a day, and they almost never floss. Whenever we go to the dentist, they always have a cavity, and I know that one day they will lose some of their adult teeth to rot. Thankfully, however, I found a solution that not only helped them get better about oral hygiene but helped me as well. I’ve never been as on point with my flossing as I should, but with the Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser, I have been cleaning between my teeth twice a day, and my sons love it.

While this model is not particularly for children, my kids are old enough where it doesn’t pose a problem. If you have little ones, I would suggest getting a water flosser that’s designed for children.

Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser

Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser Overview:

Battery Operated

When my dentist first told me about water flossers, I had no idea what even to expect. Some of the more high-end models had a big water tank and a cord that attached the unit to the base. I knew that my kids would hate having a cord, so that’s one of the reasons I went with the Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser. Since it runs on three AA batteries, you don’t have to worry about recharging it or having a bulky cord in your way. For the most part, the batteries last several months before I need to replace them, making it much more convenient for everyone.

100% Waterproof

When I first got the Waterpik, I was worried about my boys dropping it in the sink or using it in the shower. However, since it’s completely waterproof, I don’t have to worry about the unit getting damaged or water frying the batteries. I typically use it while I take a shower, and my boys fight over it in the morning.

Two Pressure Settings

While my gums are pretty tough, my kids’ are not. What I like about the Waterpik is that it has two pressure settings so you can not only get hard to reach places but it will also massage your gums instead of hurting them. Part of the reason they never flossed before was that it hurt, but they’ve never complained about the Waterpik.

Three Flossing Tips

Since we all share the same device, I had to get an extra set of flossing tips. However, the unit already comes with three different tips you can use to get the best angle possible. Whether you’re trying to get back by your molars or in between your canines, the flossing tips enable you to clean everything out quickly and efficiently.

PROS CONS
  • Easy to use
  • Durable construction
  • Battery operated
  • Waterproof
  • Three flossing tips included
  • Two pressure settings for sensitive gums
  • Convenient cordless design
  • Travel bag included
  • Long-lasting water reservoir
  • One-year limited warranty
  • If you don’t clean it often, mold will start to collect in the tank
  • Water pressure may cut out randomly in some instances
  • Battery life may not last as long as it should
  • High-pressure setting may hurt sensitive gums

FAQs

Q: How long does the water last when using it?

A: On average, you get about thirty seconds of pressure. The first few times you may need to refill before you get all of your teeth, but once you get used to it, thirty seconds is plenty of time.

Q: Can I use it with mouthwash?

A: Yes, you can use Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser with mouthwash, but I would recommend diluting it with water first, as it tends to burn if it’s straight.

Q: Can I use it with braces?

A: Yes, it comes with an orthodontic tip that’s meant for implants, crowns, and braces.

Final Verdict

When I first got the Waterpik Cordless Freedom Water Flosser, I wasn’t sure how often my boys or I would use it. However, months later and we all seem to be fighting each other for it. In fact, I got each of them one for their birthdays so they wouldn’t keep taking it from me, and now we all use them all the time. Overall, if you want a quick and painless way to keep your teeth clean, the Waterpik is your best bet.

Johnny P. Harrison
 

Johny P. Harrison is the Editor of BestFlossers. He is a marketing enthusiast, and love to share what he knows!