Best Oral Irrigators of 2022

We under­stand why an irri­ga­tor is need­ed at all, what types of irri­ga­tors are on the mar­ket in 2022 and what are their advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages
Best Oral Irrigators of 2022
Oral irri­ga­tors. Pho­to: Shut­ter­stock

Each of us dreams of a healthy and snow-white smile, but in the world of mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy, an ordi­nary tooth­brush and tooth­paste, even the most sophis­ti­cat­ed ones, are no longer enough. Den­tists nev­er tire of repeat­ing: for prop­er oral care, you should have den­tal floss, rins­es and an irri­ga­tor in your arse­nal, which will replace a whole range of pro­ce­dures that pre­vi­ous­ly could only be obtained at a den­tal clin­ic.

The main task of the irri­ga­tor is to main­tain oral hygiene. A thin jet of water or spe­cial ther­a­peu­tic solu­tions, sup­plied under pres­sure, per­fect­ly cleans the inter­den­tal space (espe­cial­ly in hard-to-reach places), the teeth them­selves, gums and tongue, remov­ing food debris, plaque and path­o­gen­ic microor­gan­isms. Depend­ing on the select­ed mode, the water jet can be sprayed, pulsed or con­tin­u­ous­ly. There are prac­ti­cal­ly no con­traindi­ca­tions for the use of the irri­ga­tor, with the excep­tion of one: chil­dren and adults suf­fer­ing from peri­odon­ti­tis, bleed­ing and loose­ness of the gums can­not use the irri­ga­tor. Also, you should refrain from using it if you have recent­ly had a tooth extrac­tion oper­a­tion or installed a pros­the­sis.

- The main advan­tage of the irri­ga­tor is that its use pre­vents inflam­ma­tion of the gums due to mas­sage, helps to elim­i­nate bad breath and plaque. This is a good pre­ven­tion of peri­odon­tal dis­ease and caries, — says den­tist Eliza Safaro­va. — Clean­ing with an irri­ga­tor helps to restore healthy microflo­ra in the mouth, it is also indis­pens­able if you wear ortho­don­tic con­struc­tions, or if you have a non-stan­dard den­ti­tion. There are no con­traindi­ca­tions to the use of an irri­ga­tor. But with great care, they need to be used (or denied for the dura­tion of an exac­er­ba­tion) by peo­ple with rosacea, an acute form of peri­odon­ti­tis, with recent­ly installed implants or extract­ed teeth. It is best to use the irri­ga­tor in the evening, before going to bed, and also do not for­get to use an indi­vid­ual noz­zle. It is also worth remem­ber­ing that the irri­ga­tor is not a com­plete replace­ment for a tooth­brush.

A wide vari­ety of irri­ga­tors on the mar­ket allows you to choose exact­ly the mod­el that will meet your needs: portable and sta­tion­ary, with basic noz­zles or a bunch of addi­tion­al options and modes.

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1. ACleon TF600

ACleon TF600. Pho­to: ACleon

The main dif­fer­ence between this mod­el and oth­ers is the built-in ultra­vi­o­let lamp, which reli­ably dis­in­fects all noz­zles. The set includes sev­en noz­zles for jet clean­ing of teeth, tongue, peri­odon­tal (for gums) and ortho­don­tic (for braces, implants and crowns). The pul­sat­ing jet is good for mas­sag­ing the gums, improv­ing blood cir­cu­la­tion and reduc­ing bleed­ing.

The irri­ga­tor itself oper­ates from a con­ven­tion­al pow­er sup­ply, while the max­i­mum jet pres­sure reach­es 900 kPa, and the num­ber of puls­es reach­es 1700 per minute. The irri­ga­tor oper­ates in 17 modes, which allows you to choose the most com­fort­able mode for your­self. The only neg­a­tive is that you can use this sta­tion­ary mod­el only at home; you won’t be able to take an irri­ga­tor on a trip.

Pros and cons

Built-in UV lamp, high build qual­i­ty and long ser­vice life, a large num­ber of noz­zles, a large water tank (600 ml)
Pow­ered only by the mains, so it is impos­si­ble to use when trav­el­ing

2. So Wash Family

So Wash Fam­i­ly. Pho­to: So Wash

This unique irri­ga­tor mod­el works with­out elec­tric­i­ty and bat­ter­ies, con­nect­ing direct­ly to the faucet. At the same time, even the most inex­pe­ri­enced can con­nect the device with­out much effort, and after the pro­ce­dures it does not need to be dis­con­nect­ed every time. You can inde­pen­dent­ly reg­u­late the water tem­per­a­ture, and the pow­er of such an irri­ga­tor is 30% more than that of elec­tric mod­els. Also, you do not need to con­stant­ly fill in water, which sig­nif­i­cant­ly saves time, but you will no longer be able to fill in med­i­c­i­nal solu­tions and rins­es. The irri­ga­tor itself is very com­pact, so it is easy to take it with you when trav­el­ing. The mod­el is equipped with a patent­ed safe­ty valve, so you should not be afraid of surges in water pres­sure. The set includes 4 sin­gle-jet noz­zles and 4 three-jet peri­odon­tal noz­zles (microbub­ble tech­nol­o­gy is used when water jets are sat­u­rat­ed with air bub­bles).

Pros and cons

Plugs direct­ly into a faucet, more pow­er­ful than elec­tric irri­ga­tors, eight noz­zles (for four fam­i­ly mem­bers), vir­tu­al­ly silent, suit­able for the whole fam­i­ly, 3 years war­ran­ty
High price, inabil­i­ty to use ther­a­peu­tic solu­tions and rins­es instead of water
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3. Revyline RL 700 white/black

Revy­line RL 700. Pho­to: Revy­line

The mod­ern mod­el of the irri­ga­tor with a styl­ish lacon­ic design is pre­sent­ed in two col­ors — white and black, so it will become an adorn­ment of any inte­ri­or. The irri­ga­tor is made of durable plas­tic and is equipped with touch con­trols, as well as a capa­cious liter tank that turns into a pro­tec­tive case. The kit includes six noz­zles — two stan­dard, ortho­don­tic, for the care of implants and for clean­ing the tongue.

The max­i­mum jet pres­sure reach­es a pow­er of 860 kPa, which is very con­ve­nient when clean­ing braces. The irri­ga­tor is equipped with a hydro­mas­sage func­tion, a use­ful pre­ven­tion of peri­odon­ti­tis and gin­givi­tis. The portable mod­el is easy to car­ry with you in your bag, going on a long trip.

Pros and cons

Styl­ish design, vol­u­met­ric tank (1 liter), touch con­trol, a large selec­tion of noz­zles, the abil­i­ty to take on trips
High price, no wall mount

4.WaterPik WP-660 Aquarius Professional

Water­Pik WP-660 Aquar­ius Pro­fes­sion­al. Pho­to: Water­Pik

This mod­el, despite its high cost, is in great demand among buy­ers. This impulse irri­ga­tor oper­ates in two modes — pul­sat­ing and con­stant, and water is sup­plied by a jet or spray, which allows not only to treat the entire oral cav­i­ty, but also to gen­tly mas­sage the gums with­out injur­ing them. The set includes sev­en attach­ments, includ­ing a tongue attach­ment and an ortho­don­tic attach­ment, while the attach­ments them­selves rotate 360 ​​degrees. A plus is the vol­u­met­ric tank with a capac­i­ty of 650 mil­li­liters.

Pros and cons

Effi­cient oral care, 360-degree rotat­able noz­zle, minute timer, large selec­tion of noz­zles, large reser­voir
High price

5. Panasonic EW 1211 A

Pana­son­ic EW 1211 A. Pho­to: Pana­son­ic

This irri­ga­tor mod­el boasts micro-bub­ble tech­nol­o­gy: unlike a con­ven­tion­al jet, small water jets are sat­u­rat­ed with air bub­bles, so plaque and dirt are removed with­out residue, while pro­vid­ing a bac­te­ri­ci­dal effect. The mod­el has three modes: Jet, which knocks out food debris from the inter­den­tal space, Reg­u­lar AirIn for mas­sage and clean­ing of the gums, Sof­t­AirIn, which pro­vides a com­pre­hen­sive mas­sage of the oral cav­i­ty. Also, the irri­ga­tor is equipped with two rotat­ing noz­zles and wire­less charg­ing, and the rub­ber­ized body fits com­fort­ably in the hand. The com­pact mod­el fits eas­i­ly even in a small bag, so it is con­ve­nient to take the irri­ga­tor with you on a trip.

Pros and cons

Mul­ti bub­ble tech­nol­o­gy, 3 modes, wire­less charg­ing
Small water tank capac­i­ty

6. Philips AirFloss Ultra HX8432

Philips Soni­care Air­Floss Ultra HX8438/03. Pho­to: Philips

A com­pact and styl­ish mod­el that not only per­fect­ly cleans every mil­lime­ter of the oral cav­i­ty, but also mas­sages the gums, and is also rec­om­mend­ed for sen­si­tive teeth. A dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of this mod­el is the use of the lat­est Microburst tech­nol­o­gy (a jet of air is mixed with the small­est drops of water and is sup­plied under high pres­sure), which does not dam­age the enam­el and mucous mem­branes. There are three modes of oper­a­tion, while the entire mouth can be cleaned in just a minute.

The design is well thought out: the body of the irri­ga­tor lies com­fort­ably in the hand, and it is con­ve­nient to pour the liq­uid through a wide open­ing. The built-in bat­tery, although it takes a long time to charge, holds a charge for more than a week.

Pros and cons

Cus­tom spray func­tion, auto spray mode, wire­less charg­ing, new improved noz­zle, styl­ish and ergonom­ic design
High cost, very small water tank vol­ume

7.B.Well WI-911

B.Well WI-911. Pho­to: B.Well

This light­weight and com­pact, yet pow­er­ful irri­ga­tor mod­el has three modes: Nor­mal (effec­tive cleans­ing), Soft (for sen­si­tive teeth) and Pulse (heal­ing gum mas­sage). Rotat­ing noz­zles remove food par­ti­cles even in the most hard-to-reach places, only there are only two replace­able noz­zles in the kit, and ortho­don­tic noz­zles for the care of braces and crowns have to be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly. The lithi­um-ion bat­tery lasts up to 70 min­utes of con­tin­u­ous oper­a­tion, and the charg­ing itself is wire­less.

Pros and cons

Auto-off, wire­less charg­ing, suit­able for sen­si­tive teeth, vir­tu­al­ly silent
Not quite her­met­ic body, small vol­ume of the water tank, ortho­don­tic noz­zles have to be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly

8. Rio Water Flosser & Oral Irrigator 2

Irri­ga­tor Rio DCIR2. Pho­to: Rio

This portable irri­ga­tor mod­el with a built-in recharge­able bat­tery is in great demand among buy­ers due to its price-qual­i­ty ratio. Styl­ish and ergonom­ic design, high pow­er, capa­cious bat­tery — these are the main advan­tages of the irri­ga­tor. The mod­el works in three modes: Nor­mal (for remov­ing food par­ti­cles and plaque), Soft (for sen­si­tive teeth and gums) and Pulse (for gum mas­sage and wash­ing gum pock­ets). The man­u­fac­tur­er promis­es in 10 days to improve the con­di­tion of the gums, reduce bleed­ing.

Pros and cons

Three oper­at­ing modes, styl­ish design, val­ue for mon­ey
Small vol­ume of the water tank, weak jet pres­sure when the charge runs out, flim­sy lid on the tank

9. Aquajet LD-A7


In this irri­ga­tor mod­el, a jet of water is sup­plied with a pul­sat­ing stream, which not only pro­vides max­i­mum cleans­ing, because plaque and food par­ti­cles are lit­er­al­ly bro­ken under the pres­sure of water, but also a del­i­cate mas­sage of the gums. The man­u­fac­tur­er has pro­vid­ed four oper­at­ing modes: soft (suit­able even for sen­si­tive and chil­dren’s teeth), stan­dard, inten­sive (for stuck food par­ti­cles) and mas­sage. The set includes 4 inter­change­able tips, includ­ing ortho­don­tic, and in order not to con­fuse them, each is marked with a sep­a­rate col­or.

Pros and cons

Wall-mount­able, cleans den­tures and braces well, large water tank
Short wire, fast charge con­sump­tion

10. FFT (Favorite For Teeth)

FFT (Favorite For Teeth). Pho­to: FFT (Favorite For Teeth)

This mechan­i­cal irri­ga­tor is ide­al for those who are used to thor­ough­ly clean­ing their mouths after each meal and are often on the road. This light and com­pact irri­ga­tor can be tak­en with you to work, on a vis­it or a restau­rant, and you can always be sure that your teeth are clean and your breath is fresh.

A sim­ple and inex­pen­sive mod­el is equipped with one jet noz­zle, while the jet pow­er reach­es 510 kPa, which is very good for such a “crumb”. The vol­ume of the water tank is expect­ed­ly small, but it is enough for a full clean­ing of the entire oral cav­i­ty.

Pros and cons

Pow­er­ful enough, easy to take with you to work and on a trip, holds a charge for a long time
Dur­ing oper­a­tion, you must con­stant­ly hold the pow­er but­ton, only one noz­zle

How to choose an irrigator

Before you buy an irri­ga­tor, decide where and how often you are going to use it. For home use (espe­cial­ly if the fam­i­ly is large), it is bet­ter to choose sta­tion­ary irri­ga­tors — although of impres­sive size, but with a capa­cious water tank, a large selec­tion of noz­zles and oper­at­ing modes. As a rule, such mod­els are more expen­sive, but they also have a longer ser­vice life.

If you plan to take an irri­ga­tor with you on trips and trav­els, or you live alone, then choose com­pact portable mod­els that are charged not only from the mains and bat­ter­ies, but also have wire­less charg­ing.

If you wear braces, crowns or have gum prob­lems, then choose irri­ga­tors with dif­fer­ent modes of oper­a­tion and a choice of noz­zles, as well as the abil­i­ty to adjust the pres­sure pow­er. If you were advised in den­tistry an irri­ga­tor for the pre­ven­tion of peri­odon­ti­tis, then turn your atten­tion to mod­els with inno­v­a­tive microbub­ble tech­nol­o­gy and spe­cial mas­sage noz­zles. If you are going to use the irri­ga­tor only for its intend­ed pur­pose, it is not nec­es­sary to choose expen­sive fan­cy mod­els. A sim­ple mono-jet irri­ga­tor will per­fect­ly clean the entire oral cav­i­ty from food debris and plaque. The main thing to remem­ber is that the irri­ga­tor is not a replace­ment for a tooth­brush, but is used as an addi­tion­al hygiene pro­ce­dure.

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