May 2022

Power Dental Flossers: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Dental Flosser rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2022.

At a glance - May 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Dental Flosser
money.com
Electric Teeth
Women's Health
Healthline
Mumsnet
New Mouth
Byrdie
Wirecutter
VeryWell Health
Dentaly
1
- $70
Waterpik Cordless Advanced
4
1
9
-
1
1
3
-
2
3
2
+1 $69
Waterpik Aquarius
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
1
5
3
-1 $38
H2ofloss HF-9Whisper
3
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
7
6
4
- $76
Waterpik Aquarius Pro
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
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Philips Sonicare Ultra
-
2
-
3
-
3
-
-
-
-
6
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Fairywill FW-5020E
-
3
-
-
2
-
-
-
-
2
7
+1 $43
Oral Breeze Showerbreeze
-
-
6
5
-
-
-
-
5
-
8
+2 $120
Waterpik Complete Care 9.0
-
-
-
1
9
-
-
-
-
-
9
+2 $35
Insmart YXY-801
-
-
7
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
10
+3 $30
Bestope HF-9
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
-
4
-
11
New * $70
Burst Water Flosser
-
-
-
4
-
-
4
-
-
-
12
+2 $85
Panasonic EW1211A
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
4

We ranked Waterpik Cordless Advanced #1 in May 2022 because:

  • 8 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 3 experts ranked Waterpik Cordless Advanced as #1.
Critic endorsements:
money.com

Best cordless water flosser

Pros
Great for travel or small bathrooms
comes with travel bag.

Cons
Fewer settings and flosser tips compared to Waterpik's corded models.

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Electric Teeth

Best Overall

Pros
45+ second flossing time
Easy to rotate the nozzle
Grippy handle
3 pressure settings
Easy to attach magnetic charger
Different color options available
Travel pouch included in the box

Cons
Expensive

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Women's Health

Best compact

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Mumsnet

Best overall water flosser

Pros
Three pressure and intensity settings to suit most dental needs, including braces
Waterproof for use in the shower
Range of tips included

Cons
Battery life could be better for the price

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New Mouth

Best Cordless

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Byrdie

Best Cordless

Pros
Cordless design
Charges quickly
Portable and lightweight

Cons
Has less pressure than corded options

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VeryWell Health

Best Cordless

Pros
Good for small spaces and traveling
Three water pressure settings

Cons
Limited reservoir capacity

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Dentaly

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We ranked Waterpik Aquarius #2 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Waterpik Aquarius as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Byrdie

Best Overall

Pros
Trusted brand
Large tank
Comes in various colors

Cons
Takes up a lot of counter space

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Wirecutter

Just as effective, but bulkier

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VeryWell Health

Best Overall

Pros
Ten different pressure settings
Massage mode improves circulation in gums
Includes seven tips for a custom cleaning

Cons
Bulkier than other models
Can be loud

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Dentaly

Best water flosser for braces

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Power Dental Flossers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Power Dental Flossers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2022 ranking

We ranked H2ofloss HF-9Whisper #3 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
money.com

Best for low prices

Pros
Sometimes on sale for around $35
high ratings from most users.

Cons
Not cordless
takes up more space than many other water flossers.

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Women's Health

Best for Families

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VeryWell Health

Best for Sensitive Gums

Pros
Gentle enough for use with sensitive gums
Twelve multifunctional wet flossing tips
Budget-friendly

Cons
Can be loud during use
Bulky design

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Dentaly

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We ranked Waterpik Aquarius Pro #4 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Waterpik Aquarius Pro as #1.
Critic endorsements:
money.com

Best overall

Pros
Top brand
choice of 10 pressure settings and 7 flossing tips
easy controls.

Cons
Fairly expensive
not cordless.

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Women's Health

Best Pressure Settings

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We ranked Philips Sonicare Ultra #5 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Electric Teeth

Easiest to use

Pros
Really simple to use
Less messy
3 settings
Good battery life
Battery status light
American Dental Association approved

Cons
Small reservoir
Targets between teeth only
More expensive option

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Healthline

Highest professional recommendation

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New Mouth

Best Philips Choice

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We ranked Fairywill FW-5020E #6 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Electric Teeth

Best budget

Pros
90+ seconds flossing time
3 pressure settings
Long battery life
USB charging
Different color options available

Cons
Difficult to rotate the nozzle
Warranty is only 1 year
Small port cover that is easy to lose

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Mumsnet

Best budget water flosser

Pros
Long battery life
Budget friendly
Ideal for travel

Cons
The highest pressure setting can be quite intense
Noisier than some other models

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Dentaly

Best travel water flosser

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We ranked Oral Breeze Showerbreeze #7 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Women's Health

Best for shower brushers

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Healthline

Best shower flosser

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VeryWell Health

Best for the Shower

Pros
Great for reducing bathroom counter clutter
Comes with two tips for oral cleaning
No reservoir to refill

Cons
Must use shower head to adjust pressure

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We ranked Waterpik Complete Care 9.0 #8 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Waterpik Complete Care 9.0 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Healthline

Best 2-in-1 flosser & toothbrush

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Mumsnet

Best 2-in-1 water flosser

Pros
Complete dental hygiene solution in one
Wide range of pressure settings

Cons
Pricey
Corded flosser

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We ranked Insmart YXY-801 #9 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Women's Health

Best value

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Healthline

Most affordable

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We ranked Bestope HF-9 #10 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Women's Health

Best for easy cleaning

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VeryWell Health

Best for Bridges

Pros
Five different cleaning modes
Eight different wet flossing tips
Full charge lasts 30 days

Cons
Reservoir must be refilled frequently

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We ranked Burst Water Flosser #11 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Healthline

Best design

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Byrdie

Best Cordless, Runner-Up

Pros
Cordless design
Long-lasting battery life
Comes in various colors

Cons
Has less pressure than corded options

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We ranked Panasonic EW1211A #12 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Power Dental Flossers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Mumsnet

Best water flosser for gentle cleaning

Pros
Five different pressure settings
Microbubbles to stimulate and massage gums

Cons
Replacement tips can be expensive and hard to find

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Dentaly

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