These obviously sell. Or they wouldn’t be in business. I have to imagine they would be messy though if used over a sink. And have a pump that can eventually fail? Using one in the shower though. Well you’re right there. Already wet. Blast away.
I suspect the claim that you could use this on the bus on your way to work is just a smidgen overstated. Why yes it’s compact and LiPo batteries with an inverter can be reasonably compact. But by the time you add in the water source and a suitable catch basin, you will definitely be taking up a fair bit of space beyond your seat or strap. Not to mention, I really don’t think your fellow straphangers will appreciate being privy to your oral hygiene routine.
What’s that you say? It was just a remark made in jest? Ok, carry on then…
In my lifelong quest for clean teeth, I already purchased this at Costco. It was in the coupon book, I just couldn’t resist. Works well. I get nothing but praises from my hygienist. It sits next to my Quip & as of yet unused meh toothbrush.
The nano went into the other bathroom for my son to use. It collects dust.
Speaking of the Quip, has anyone else attempted to tell the story of the meh Quip adventure? Once I got as far as the commemorative coin before I realized my listener had stopped listening.
When you use this and suddenly smell “the bad-breath smell” coming from your gums you’ll seriously wonder why you haven’t had one sooner.
I have one of the little battery jobs and it’s great for convenience, but the battery life starts to fade almost immediately (meaning: loss of pressure) and the reservoir is too small for a really good rinsing.
Not bad. This looks very similar to the pair sold at Costco that usually comes out to $60-65. I have some from years ago and they do work, though I kind of wish they were higher-quality even at a higher price. They just feel and sound like cheap Chinese plastic, which of course they are. But they do work and if you’re going to stick something in your mouth that squirts, this does the job.
I actually came back from the dentist yesterday and they wanted me to use a Waterpik. Unfortunately for Meh, I already have one.
Unfortunately for me, I have a hard time using the Waterpik. It’s bulky and since I don’t have a counter in my bathroom I have to put it in the medicine cabinet to use it. Plus it’s noisy (sounds like an air compressor) and I’m not even sure I’m using it right so I keep it in storage underneath the sink.
I looked at some Youtube videos and it looks like people are drooling when they use water flossers. To those who already have a Waterpik, how long did it take to get the hang of it?
@JT954 Nothing really to get the hang of – just point and squirt. Been using one for years, and my dentist highly recommends it, especially if you have some crowded teeth that can be harder to brush and floss between.
@JT954 I agree that it actually works to some extent, but as I said in a previous post I thought it was cheap and loud. Honestly I hate the sound more than anything, as you say it does sound like a cheap air compressor. It’s actually annoying that it works so well or else it would just be worthless but it actually does what it says, just in a cheaply annoying way.
And as for “drooling,” yes, that’s inevitable, as the water has to go somewhere. When you go to the dentist and they do this, they have the suction thing going so you don’t notice it (unless they forget to turn it on and then water starts gurgling out of your mouth)
fuck it, I’ve been looking for one of these for a while after my dentist scolded me for the last 4 years i need to floss more (as a bag of flossers sit near my sink unused). Not having a outlet in the bathroom makes that liPo one all the more attractive.
I have a set similar to this and really liked it but stopped using it as it started to taste a little mildewy. I just couldn’t figure out how to get it clean and dry between uses. (I was actually using the travel size one which seemed a more reasonable size)