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December 6, 2016
By Waterpik® Product Support
December 6, 2016
All Waterpik® water flosser models deliver clinically proven benefits. But which model is best for you, and how do you choose between countertop models and cordless styles?
Choosing the best Waterpik® water flosser depends on your needs and priorities.
To help you decide, let’s take a closer look at 3 key features:
Water pressure settings let you control the force of the water spray produced by the water flosser. Our countertop models offer a much greater range of water pressure — from extra gentle to maximum cleaning.
Pressure range comparison of countertop (10-100 PSI) vs. cordless (45-75 PSI) water flosser models
Experienced Waterpik® water flosser users tend to like the higher pressure settings. If you have sensitive areas, you may also prefer the lower pressure settings offered by a countertop model.
Countertop water flossers hold more water than cordless models:
Water reservoir capacity comparison of countertop vs. cordless models
Depending on the pressure setting in use, you can floss for 60–90 seconds with a countertop model, compared to 30–45 seconds for a cordless model.
This means that you may need to refill a cordless model in order to complete water flossing.
The trade offs of a lower pressure range and smaller reservoir of a cordless water flosser may be the right choice if size and portability are more important to you.
For example, a cordless water flosser is helpful for:
A countertop water flosser offers:
To learn more, check out our Water Flosser Buying Guide.
You can also Shop Products and use our handy comparison tool to see specifications, view ratings, and find where to buy.