September 2022

Power Dental Flossers: Meta Ranking Report

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

Summary

As of 13 Sep 2022, Waterpik Cordless Advanced takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed dental flosser with 8 expert endorsements. 3 experts out of 8 recommended it as the '#1 dental flosser' this month. It is followed by Waterpik Aquarius and Waterpik Aquarius Pro , with 5 and 2 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - September 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Dental Flosser
New Mouth
Electric Teeth
Byrdie
money.com
Wirecutter
Healthline
VeryWell Health
Women's Health
Mumsnet
Dentaly
1
- $80
Waterpik Cordless Advanced
1
1
3
4
-
-
6
9
1
3
2
- $65
Waterpik Aquarius
-
-
1
2
2
-
1
-
-
5
3
- $85
Waterpik Aquarius Pro
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
1
-
-
4
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Fairywill FW-5020E
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
2
5
- $38
H2ofloss HF-9Whisper
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
2
-
6
6
- $120
Waterpik Complete Care 9.0
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
9
-
7
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Philips Sonicare Airfloss Ultra
3
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
8
- $100
Philips Sonicare Power Flosser 5000
-
-
2
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
9
- $35
H2ofloss HF-6 Premium
5
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
-
-
12
- $35
Insmart YXY-801
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
7
-
-
13
- $35
Waterpik Cordless Express
-
-
-
-
3
-
7
-
-
-
14
- $70
Burst Water Flosser
-
-
4
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
15
- $60
MySmile Cordless Oral Irrigator
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
4
-
16
- $99
Panasonic EW1211A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
4
17
- $43
Oral Breeze Showerbreeze
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
6
-
-

We ranked Waterpik Cordless Advanced #1 in September 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:
New Mouth

Best Cordless

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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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Byrdie

Best Cordless

Pros
Cordless design
Charges quickly
Portable and lightweight

Cons
Has less pressure than corded options

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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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VeryWell Health

Best Cordless Waterpik

Pros
Cordless
Comes with travel case and charger
Easy to use

Cons
Only has three pressure settings

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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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Dentaly

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We ranked Waterpik Aquarius #2 in September 2022 because:

  • 5 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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money.com

Editor’s pick

Pros
10 pressure settings
7 different flosser tips
holds water to last for 90 seconds of usage.

Cons
Not cordless (works with standard outlets in North America).

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Wirecutter

Just as effective, but bulkier

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VeryWell Health

Best Overall

Pros
Has a large water tank
Comes with seven flossing tips and 10 pressure settings
Three-year manufacturer’s warranty

Cons
The cord connecting the base and flosser wand is short
Must be plugged into a wall outlet

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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 September 2022 ranking

We ranked Waterpik Aquarius Pro #3 in September 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

Pros
Features 10 flossing settins
Available in different colors

Cons
On the noisier side

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We ranked Fairywill FW-5020E #4 in September 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
Reliability issues reported by users
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 H2ofloss HF-9Whisper #5 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 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

Pros
Features six pressure settings
Comes with two-year replacement warranty

Cons
Customers say the on/off switch is stiff and awkwardly placed

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Dentaly

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We ranked Waterpik Complete Care 9.0 #6 in September 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 Philips Sonicare Airfloss Ultra #7 in September 2022 because:

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

Best Philips Choice

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Healthline

Highest professional recommendation

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We ranked Philips Sonicare Power Flosser 5000 #8 in September 2022 because:

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

Best Overall, Runner-Up

Pros
Has the ADA seal of acceptance
Quiet operation
Can fill reservoir with mouthwash

Cons
Takes up a lot of counter space

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VeryWell Health

Best for Braces

Pros
Large water tank
10 brushing intensities
Two cleaning modes

Cons
Expensive

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We ranked H2ofloss HF-6 Premium #9 in September 2022 because:

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

Best Cheap Cordless Water Flosser

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VeryWell Health

Best Budget

Pros
Affordable
Completely cordless
Five pressure settings

Cons
Small water reservoir
Higher pressure modes may be too intense

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We ranked Insmart YXY-801 #10 in September 2022 because:

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

Most affordable

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Women's Health

Best value

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We ranked Waterpik Cordless Express #11 in September 2022 because:

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

Portable yet powerful

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VeryWell Health

Best Budget Waterpik

Pros
Affordable
Cordless
Space-saving and travel-friendly

Cons
Uses AA batteries
Water reservoir needs to be refilled often

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We ranked Burst Water Flosser #12 in September 2022 because:

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

Best design

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We ranked MySmile Cordless Oral Irrigator #13 in September 2022 because:

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

Best for Travel

Pros
Large water reservoir
Cordless and portable
Has a digital display

Cons
The automatic “soft start” can be confusing

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Mumsnet

Best water flosser for the whole family

Pros
Low-pressure option suitable for children eight and above
Eight colour-coded tips

Cons
Some reviewers found the shape of the tank quite bulky to hold

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We ranked Panasonic EW1211A #14 in September 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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We ranked Oral Breeze Showerbreeze #15 in September 2022 because:

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

Best shower flosser

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Women's Health

Best for shower brushers

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