We have all heard the dentist say; brushing isn’t enough, you have to floss. Many people skip this vital step in their oral care claiming that flossing is time-consuming or that it hurts their teeth. In fact, one in five Americans admit that they don’t floss at all and half of the population doesn’t floss daily.
If you want to keep your pearly whites intact later in life, it’s probably time you start flossing. Orthodontists and dentists recommend a water flosser if you have braces, implants or a bridge. They suggest it should become a habitual part of your oral care regime.
Clinical studies of water flossers have found that this is fifty percent more effective at reducing gingivitis then traditional brushing. They are also almost thirty percent more effective at removing plaque. Water flossers can also significantly reduce gum bleeding than just brushing. By using a Waterpik after you brush for just one minute a day you gain all the benefits of flossing your dentist has told you about.
A few years ago the only Waterpiks on the market were countertop versions. They were bulky and had to be plugged in to use. Waterpiks now come in a more travel-friendly size with a rechargeable battery. A search for “water flosser” on Amazon yielded over 2,000 results and “Waterpik” gave a total of 900. There are so many options out there, it’s hard to know where to begin looking? Fret not, we have you covered, we combed through the available models to give you this selection of the best travel-sized WaterPiks available today.
The Mospro IPX7 is an excellent buy if you already have a water flosser at home and you're looking for a travel companion. It is affordable with a long-lasting battery. This water flosser features a waterproof design. Meaning you can use it in the shower or worrying about the possibility of a splash back while using it. The IPX7 has a 200 ml removable water tank for easy filling and cleaning.
With three modes for cleaning, gentle, normal and pulse it can deliver pressure anywhere from 30 psi to 100 psi. It charges in 4 hours via USB for universal charging and can hold that charge for seven to ten days when used two to three minutes a day. If you are looking for a higher powered device, this may not be the choice for you. It is a solid choice if you are new to water flossing or looking for a travel flosser.
Like all other Waterpiks, this travel-friendly model comes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. The Waterpik WP-562 is a Cordless Water Flosser with three pressure settings. It gives a 45-second flossing session before needing to be refilled. It also comes with four different styles of flossing tips; two classic tips, one plaque seeker and one orthodontic tip. The tip has 360-degree rotation ability, making it easier to get into every crevice between your teeth.
The WP-562 has a rapid magnetic charging system and a LED battery indicator to tell you when it needs to be recharged. With its global voltage compatibility of 100 - 240VAC, you shouldn’t have any issues charging it wherever you may roam.
The flosser holds a charge for three days to a week when it's used for 2 to 3 minutes daily. We recommend you take care not to leave this Waterpik plugged in for too long though because it may cause your battery to stop working. This Waterpik model is waterproof so you shouldn’t be afraid of splash back and you can take it into the shower.
This fancy looking Waterpik packs the promise of a countertop flosser with the portability of a travel flosser. Complete with a 13-ounce reservoir, it offers 60 seconds of flossing time. The unit has five different pressure settings from 10-100 psi, capable of adjusting to anyone's needs.
The sidekick offers 1400 Pulses per minute with a swivel handle flossing stylus making it feel comfortable while reaching between every tooth. The design is unique and aesthetically pleasing while still being compact. The sidekick is more of a box in shape than other flossers. Everything tucks in nicely into the case, the unit, and flossing stylus, as well as the power cord. This unit is ideal for home and travel taking up very little counter space.
Sadly, there is no shower flossing with this device; it is water resistant, but not waterproof. The battery of the WaterPik sidekick will last seven days on one charge if you use it once a day for one minute and has a LED light to indicate your flosser needs to be charged. While the battery doesn’t last as long as some models, this is the perfect Waterpik for home use and traveling. The sidekick also comes with a premium storage case and a three-year warranty.
After reviewing a large selection of travel-friendly WaterPiks, our top pick is the WaterPik Sidekick water flosser. This handy square shaped flosser is the perfect buy for an all-around flosser for both home and travel. The sidekick has excellent specs, and you are sure to be happy with its action.
The WaterPik WP-562 is a more traditional travel flosser in shape and design. We love that it is compact and comes with the seal of approval from the American Dental Association. Although it has a smaller tank and a battery that doesn’t last as long as other models it is still a great buy for someone on the go. You should be happy with the WP-562’s flexibility and adjustability.
The Mospro IPX7 has the smallest tank on our list but the longest lasting battery. Even though you may have to refill the reservoir more than once in a session, this flosser still has fantastic action. You won’t be disappointed in this flosser if your looking for a travel-friendly device.