The Waterpik Aquarius Laughs in the Face of Silly Ol’ Dental Floss #NewAgeInWaterFlossing

Aquarius #NewAgeInWaterFlossing

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Don’t tell my dentist but… well… I’m not a very good flosser. Never have been, actually. Oddly enough, though, I do floss my kids’ teeth every night.

Why don’t I floss? Well, it always just seemed too much of a hassle. Plus, dental floss is such a pain. Literally. It gets too tight around my fingers and cuts off my circulation. I feel like I’m gonna pass out before I even come close to dislodging that piece of spinach stuck between my teeth!

My grandmother, on the other hand, well she was the poster child for flossing. Ever since I can remember, she’d always spend a ton of time on her teeth. Seriously, Grandma Sylvia must’ve spent 10 to 15 minutes every single night flossing and brushing. I like to think that she more than made up for my lack of flossing. Unfortunately, good dental hygiene doesn’t work that way.

Lucky for me there’s another option though. An easier and far less painful one. It also runs on electricity so it’s already 50 times cooler. I’m talking about a Waterpik. Otherwise known as the modern day water flossing machine!

Growing up, we had a Waterpik and the only memories I have are the super loud noise it made and the different color piks we each got to use. The thing was pretty gigantic and downright ugly too if memory serves me correctly. So you can believe I was real curious to try out a much more modern and newfangled Waterpik Flosser.

Waterpik Aquarius #NewAgeInWaterFlossing

I was sent the new Waterpik Aquarius Professional to review and take for a test drive in my mouth. And yeah, as you’d expect, Waterpiks have come a real long way since the 1980s!

The Aquarius is real compact and comes in a nice neutral white color. Super simple to set up and control, what i really liked was that besides an overall power switch, there’s also an ON/OFF water control switch on the handle. That means you can turn the Waterpik on, then put the pik in your mouth and then turn the handle on to let the water flow. Nice to have for adults, but a definite for kids. Ryan’s tried a Waterpik in the past and roughly 10% of the water made it into his mouth, while the other 90% decorated the mirror.


Using the Waterpik was a zillion times more comfortable than dental floss, let me tell ya. The Aquarius even includes a 30-second pacer to let you know when to switch from the bottom of your mouth to the top, and then when to stop at a full minute. You also have a dial to control the pressure itself from real gentle to machine-gun style! And you can switch modes from standard floss mode to a Hydro-Floss Massage mode that helps stimulate your gums.

The set comes with a number of standard tips (in different colors of course!), along with some neat special tips I never expected like the Toothbrush Tip , Plaque Seeker Tip (great for implants, crowns and bridges), the Orthodontic Tip (for braces), and the Pik Pocket Tip for periodontal pockets). Since Ryan now has braces, I definitely want him to try out that Orthodontic Tip to see how it works.

I have to say it was super easy to set up and use the Waterpik Aquarius and it felt great. Way more gentle than dental floss and my mouth does feel a bit refreshed. It’s kind of like flossing your mouth and swishing mouthwash all in one! Oooh, I wonder if there’s a way to add some sort of mouthwash flavor to the water when you use the Aquarius. If anyone from Waterpik is reading, let me know what you think!

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  1. Michelle S says

    I used a Waterpik years ago and felt like my whole face was full of water – probably user error. I really don’t have a problem flossing as long as the floss has a coating to make it slide easier. I am glad you found something you like because flossing every day is really important.

  2. vickie couturier says

    what will they think of next? wow,,it even massages,,you think they make a giant sized one for the whole body?? this sounds like fun to use too

  3. Cheryl W. says

    When I was younger and had braces, I used a Waterpik. It really helped heal my gums and keep my mouth feeling fresh and clean. I have stopped using it a long time ago, but would definitely think about getting another unit because they are really great!

  4. Janet W. says

    I floss once a day but it hurts because my teeth feel like they’re too close together and the floss gets stuck. I’d love to try this!

  5. Danielle Porter says

    I’m sure this works better than floss, but I don’t even remember to floss, I dount I’d use this whole big machine!

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