The Waterpik Aquarius is one of those special top rated water flossers we wanted to take the time to review as a single product instead of as part of our ‘best of’ or ‘top rated’ products.
This is one of the best Waterpik flossers on the market and a real favorite with us, which is why we are doing a special product review on this top rated water flosser.
Water flossers are an absolute must when it comes to proper dental hygiene, Of course, even using one of our best water flosser for teeth recommendations does not negate the importance of an overall dental hygiene plan which includes brushing, mouth wash and regular dental visits. However, using a top rated water flosser can improve the overall health and condition of your teeth.
No matter what your need, a top rated water flosser is for you. They are a MUST for braces, up to 3 times more effective than sting floss. If you have ever tried to floss with braces, you understand.
A top rated water flosser will help get your kids more interested in their dental hygiene. Water flossing is both easier and more fun than tradition string flossing.
A top rated water flosser works great with implants as well. A water flosser is twice as effective for improving gum health as compared to regular string flossing
On to the product at the center of our water flosser special product review:
Waterpik ADA Accepted WP-660 Aquarius Water Flosser
Let’s talk a little a little bit about this top rated water flosser.
- The Aquarius flosser was first in category and awarded the American Dental Association Seal of acceptance.
- It has 10 pressure settings, which is toward the top end of the top rated water flossers we reviewed previously.
- It has 7 water flossing tips. Once again, top of the line in our top rated water flossers.
- It has the capacity of about 90 seconds of water. This is not bad considering the tip pressure this top rated water flosser provides. Plus, you don’t want a lot of water sitting in the water flosser storage compartment for a long period of time.
- This water flosser has a flow rate of about 400ml and a pulse rate of 1400 per minute. This thing will really clean your teeth.
- Water control is right on the handle for easier control and manipulation.
Below is some information from Waterpik concerning their top rated water flosser.
Our most advanced water flosser ever. Featuring a new compact and contemporary design, the Aquarius includes a Water On/Off switch on the handle, finger-tip easy pressure control, and push-button power with convenient LED mode display. The all new 1-minute timer and 30-second pacer take the guess work out of flossing.
Tested and trusted, it is the first product in its class accepted by the American Dental Association (ADA). The Aquarius Water Flosser cleans deep between teeth and below the gumline where traditional brushing and flossing can’t reach. All it takes is one minute a day for a cleaner, fresher, and healthier mouth. And it’s a perfect oral irrigator system for anyone with braces, implants, crowns, or periodontal pockets.
Superior oral irrigator technology. A unique combination of dental water jet pressure and pulsations cleans deep between teeth and below the gumline, removing harmful bacteria and debris that traditional brushing, air flossing, and string flossing can’t reach.
Effective Plaque Removal Clinically proven to remove up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas.
Essential for Implants Up to 2X as effective for improving gum health around implants vs. string floss.
Superior Cleaning Around Braces. Up to 3X as effective for removing plaque around braces vs. string floss.
Healthier Gums in Just 14 Days. Up to 50% more effective for improving gum health vs. string floss. Results Guaranteed.
The Aquarius comes with 3 Classic Jet Tips, 1 Toothbrush Tip, 1 Plaque Seeker Tip, 1 Orthodontic Tip, and 1 Pik Pocket Tip. Check out the chart for more details.
What do real customers have to say?
“I was skeptical at first, but after having this for a few years now I’m glad I tried it.
• Easy to Use – Fill it with warm water or water mixed with mouthwash (same amount of mouthwash you’d normally use diluted in the water), choose the intensity and your head attachment, put the wand end in your mouth, make sure the switch on the wand is turned on (I leave mine turned on), turn the power button on, start at a back molar and work your way forward, keeping your head tilted forward and lips puckered so the water pours out into the sink.
• Efficacy – More effective and faster than flossing. At least that’s what the internet says, but here’s my point: I never would floss, but this is so easy and quick I can do it every night with no worry. It also leaves your mouth feeling refreshed and rinsed before you brush and mouthwash.
• Oral Hygiene – The water pushes bacteria and food particles out, effectively doing the same job as flossing and mouthwashing. It also helps promote periodontal health by stimulating circulation in your gums, which can help them to heal faster and fight infections better.
• No pain or bleeding if you just start, unlike flossing. Just start on the lowest sensitivity and work your way up.
• Multiple Options – With various heads so you can actually brush your teeth with it, use different spray types, and the pulsating massage mode for massaging gums.
• Expensive, especially compared to floss.
• The on/off switch is difficult to change with one hand. This doesn’t affect me though as I leave it on and just use the power button on the machine to start and stop water flow.
• Can be loud, if you’re trying to floss while others are asleep.
• Not portable like floss is. Even if you get the handheld version (terrible idea) you have to dispose of the water, so you can’t floss while you read or watch TV like with standard floss.
• Putting a washcloth or grip pad (like what you line cabinets with or what you open the pickle jar with) under the unit to help lower the vibrations
• Once a month do a cleaning rinse: Clean the basin out with vinegar, allowing it to soak for an hour and put the wand tips in with it – this will kill odor causing germs. Pour that out and do a full hot water rinse to get the vinegar out, then do a hydrogen peroxide rinse. The peroxide will kill any mildew spores inside the tubing.
• Don’t leave water in the basin, or put any non-liquid or sticky additives in. I’ve put mouthwash in before as a rinse aid, but that’s it. You don’t want stuff clogging the tubing.
UPDATE: After over two years it’s still performing like new, staying clean inside and out, and my teeth have never been healthier! I’ve also not seen any signs of leaking like others have experienced. The only time I get water on the counter is if it runs along the hose and drips off.“
“For the better half of 30 years I abused myself. I am not sure if it was out of self loathing or another reason; I just knew that I was inflicting this pain upon myself for reasons out of my control. I would twist and slice my gums with thin, vile floss until copious amounts of blood ran down my chin into the sink. I would look in the mirror and see a weak individual with no self control.
That is when I found this Waterpik. No longer will I let myself cut my gums with razor-sharp floss. No more will I expose my gums to such abuse. This Waterpik WP-660 repaired all of the prior damage that floss did to my gums. Every day I use this Waterpik to spoil my gums with a sort of massaging pleasure that I can only describe as therapeutic. Even my fiancée noticed the difference in my attitude towards flossing. I walk out of the bathroom like I just left the spa. This unit is small and modern looking, while taking only minimal counter space. Its not too loud but loud enough to ensure you that it’s there to do work and not let you down. The curled tube zips right back into place after use, leaving you more time to smile into the mirror and appreciate your clean gums. I recommend this product to anyone with teeth. Thank you Waterpik. You ended the injustice delivered by flossing string.“