From the manufacturer
Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser
In the Box
- Aquarius Water Flosser
- 3 Classic Jet Tips (JT-100E) – for general use
- 1 Plaque Seeker Tip (PS-100E) – for implants, crowns, and dental work
- 1 Orthodontic Tip (OD-100E) – for cleaning braces
- 1 Pik Pocket Tip (PP-100E) – for treating periodontal pockets
- 1 Toothbrush Tip (TB-100E) – to manually brush as you water floss
Advanced Water Flossing Technology
Easy and Effective, Compact Design
Compact and convenient, the advanced design of the Aquarius Water Flosser includes pulse-modulation technology for maximum plaque removal (Floss Mode) and enhanced gum stimulation for improved circulation (Hydro-Pulse Massage Mode).
It includes a 1-minute timer with 30-second pacer to ensure thorough water flossing of all areas, and a water on/off button is built into the handle.
Why Choose Waterpik?
- Creator of innovative oral health care products since 1962
- Original inventor of the Waterpik Water Flosser
- Supported by more than 70 scientific research studies*
- Founded and based in Fort Collins, Colorado
*Independent studies. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 2018; 39(2).
Brushing Alone is Not Enough
Removes up to 99.9% of Plaque
|The Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas.*||The Waterpik Water Flosser is the only Water Flosser to earn the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance.||* Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 2018; 39(2)|
Essential for Good Oral Health
|Just brushing leaves plaque and food debris behind, which can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath.||The Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser cleans deep between teeth and below the gumline where brushing and traditional flossing can’t reach.|
One Minute a Day
|All it takes is one minute per day to enjoy brighter teeth and improved gum health.||Because it removes plaque and debris, the Water Flosser also helps freshen breath, leaving your mouth feeling incredibly fresh and clean.|
Water Control on Handle, Rotating Tip
- Easily stop and start water flow with the convenient on/off switch
- Flosser tip rotates 360 degrees for easy access to all areas of the mouth
Floss & Massage Mode, 10 Pressure Settings
- Advanced flossing with 1400 pulses per minute and massage modes give you more options
- 10 pressure settings ranging from 10-100 PSI let you customize cleaning power
Easy Fill, Removable Reservoir
- Reservoir holds 22 ounces for 90 seconds of flossing time
- Add your favorite mouthwash for an even fresher clean
- Top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
Tips for Multiple Users and Needs
- Wide variety of tips for specific dental needs
- Includes Classic, Orthodontic, Plaque Seeker, Pik Pocket, and Toothbrush Tips
Mr. James –
I am in my late 60’s and my gums are starting to recede. A few years back, I began to develop slight to moderate periodontal disease. I felt that my previous waterpik, even at it’s lowest setting was sometimes more harmful than beneficial to my gums. Sometimes my gums need something with a more gentle feel to it. I also wanted something that was recommended by the American Dental Association. My dental hygienist recommended this specific waterpik waterflosser because of it’s overall performance and it’s versatility of settings and attachments. I liked this waterpic immediately because it comes with 10 different pressure settings, giving me the option to dial in a setting to match how my gums feel on any particular day. The lowest setting is quite soothing and the highest setting is like using a pressure washer so you definitely have a variety of options. Also, according to my hygienist, as a flosser, this is more effective than string floss. It also comes with 7 tips for individual needs such as braces, bridges, implants and more. One tip that is particularly useful to me is a tip for periodontal pockets, which is important in fighting receding gumlines. Water Pik, as a company, has been around a long time and has a great customer service team and offers a 3 year warranty with this product. If you have any issues going on within your mouth, you might want to first discuss with your dentist the things to look for in a waterpic that is specific to your needs. Personally, I have been using this waterflosser for a month now and am very happy with my choice.
Amazon Customer –
I love to Waterpik! Purchased in November 2017, after an older Waterpik wore out after about 9 years of almost daily use. Unfortunately, the motor on this one stopped working a few weeks ago for some reason and I was very reluctant/hesitant to bother with a warranty claim, as it always seems like a hassle. So I started shopping other brands. I also decided to take a chance and reach out to Waterpik to see what their warranty experience was like. To my pleasant surprise, Waterpik was gracious, and after answering a few simple questions, they agreed to send a replacement unit! Nice!! Made my day!! Thank you, Waterpik!!
Dan Miller –
I am the son of a dentist, the brother of a dentist, and the son of a professor of dentistry at one of the prominent dental schools in Ohio. Needless to say oral hygiene has been beaten into me since I was a child. In the 70s and 80s people use water pics and for some reason they seem to have gone out of vogue. A good one completely replaces the need for dental floss which most people hate to use. Having grown up with a WaterPik in my house and always only one I can tell you that this is the best one I’ve ever had. You want to use it on the highest setting that you can tolerate and use warm water. The proper way to use this device is to fill the tank completely with warm water and use it in each quadrant of your mouth until the water runs out. If you don’t wait for the water to run out you have not used it long enough. This unit appears to have a feature that pauses very slightly when it’s time to switch sections of your mouth. It only happens once so if you start at the top do it until it pauses and then switch to lowers. If you are different than everyone else who has teeth and find that this is not a useful tool, just remember this is a prime item and you can return it… As nasty as that is.
The Compari-Shopper –
ASTONISHING (to me, anyway) HEALTH UPDATE (2/19/2017): WATERPIKING SAVES LIVES, MAYBE YOURS! REALLY! I MEAN IT! (I know, it sounds crazy…)I finally broke down and got a Waterpik when my dentist told me I had periodontal pockets and would need a deep cleaning. I read somewhere that with regular use of a Waterpik, I might just be able to reverse those pockets and eliminate that need for an uncomfortable deep cleaning. I gave it a three-month try and it worked! No deep cleaning needed!Also, I spoke with my primary care physician about plaque, and learned that there are two more (one of them could save your life) benefits to Waterpiking regularly. See my UPDATE at the end of this review.I have noticed that others have asked a lot of the questions that I had early on inside of their reviews and in the customer questions section. So I thought I would gather up all of the answers and put them in one review. I hope this will be your Guide to Using Your New Aquarius Waterpik.If you do find this review helpful, please click “Yes” below, I’d appreciate it!HOW DO I AVOID MAKING MY GUMS BLEED WHEN I START USING MY WATERPIK?It is not in the instructions anymore, but according to my husband, Waterpik used always to tell users to start by using the lowest “1” pressure setting and then to turn the pressure up one notch per day to get your gums adjusted to the Waterpik’s pressure gradually. If you do this, you should be on “10”, or whatever setting you prefer, in no time and with no gum bleeding.HOW DO I KEEP FROM SPLASHING WATER EVERYWHERE?There are two simple tricks never to see a water splash again. First, don’t turn the Waterpik on until it is in your mouth. Second, keep your mouth closed except a slight parting of your lips to allow water to drain out of your mouth, while you use your Waterpik. That should take care of it!THE ON/OFF SWITCH ON THE HANDLE IS HARD TO USE.You will, unfortunately, just have to get the hang of how to master that switch. It seems to be a matter to where you apply pressure on the switch. It seems to work best when you apply pressure close to the center, rather than from the bottom or the top, in my limited experience. However, in the meantime, if you get frustrated, just use the on/off button on the face of the machine as a shortcut.WHY DO THEY SEND SEVEN TIPS BUT ONLY PROVIDE SLOTS FOR TWO?First of all, you only receive four different types of tips. The total number of tips adds up to seven because Waterpik provides three identical Classic Jet Tips (see below for descriptions of each). Most people choose only one style of tip for daily use (possibly two if you have periodontal pockets). The second slot can also be used for a partner or house-guest.WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FOUR STYLES OF TIPS INCLUDED?”CLASSIC JET TIP” (you get 3)To identify it: it is the only tip style that you get three of.Classic Jet Tips are for general use and replace flossing for people without crowns or other more-serious-than-fillings dental work. (For people with that sort of dental work, use the “Plaque Seeker Tip”, described below.) Use the Classic Jet Tip unless you have a special reason to choose one of the others.Rather than include links to the replacement tips in this review, I recommend that you just do a search for “Waterpik JT-100E”. That way, there’s no risk that this review will be filled with dead links.If you search by the tip’s name, you will probably get results that include tips that are not compatible with your Aquarius. So I have provided the actual model numbers of each tip so that you can search for the right one. If any tip that you want is not available on Amazon, you can buy it directly from Waterpik dot com. (Note For Ultra Buyers: the Ultra uses the same model tips as the Aquarius, provided here.)”TOOTHBRUSH TIP” (quantity: 1, but that is plenty for most)To identify it: it looks like a tiny toothbrush.This tip allows you to brush your teeth and Waterpik at the same time. As efficient as that sounds, there must be a reason why they included 3 Classic Jet Tips and only 1 Toothbrush Tip. I am guessing the reason is that this Brush Tip looks more efficient than it is — especially if you have an effective toothbrush like a Sonicare.Search for “Waterpik TB-100E” to find compatible replacement tips.”PLAQUE SEEKER TIP” (quantity: 1) (my daily use tip)To identify it: look for fewer bristles than are on the Toothbrush Tip.The Plaque Seeker Tip is designed for use with crown, implants, and bridges, as well as for general use. So if you have any dental work more serious than fillings in your mouth (i.e. are you over 30?), you can just use this tip as your daily tip all around your mouth. “Removes bacteria and debris from hard to reach areas around dental restorations.”Search for “Waterpik PS-100E” to buy refills.”PIK POCKET TIP” (quantity: 1)To identify it: it looks like the Classic Jet Tip but with an extra pointy attachment at the end.This one is for people who have periodontal pockets or furcations. It can “deliver medicaments” except that neither the Aquarius nor the Ultra is designed for that (they don’t have “Medicament Reservoirs”), or just rinse deep below the gumline. Few people will choose to use the Pik Pocket as their daily tip. You would use this before or after you do your primary Waterpik rinse, and probably just on the areas that need it. This tip is supposed to be used only with the machine set to a pressure of “1”, so don’t forget to turn the pressure down before using it.Search for “PP-100E” to get compatible replacement tips.OTHER WATERPIK TIPS YOU CAN BUY ON AMAZON COMPATIBLE WITH THE WATERPIK AQUARIUS: these don’t come with your Aquarius but they are compatible with it, and you may find them useful:–Orthodontic tip OD-100E–Tongue Cleaner TC-100EFinally, Waterpik also offers a storage case that comes with six compatible tips. Search for TS-100E.THE WATERPIK AQUARIUS VERUS THE WATERPIK ULTRA: A SHOWDOWNSome reviewers have argued that the older
Waterpik WP100W Ultra Dental Water Flosser
is a better device. However, many reviewers have claimed the opposite. Waterpik continues to make both. Here are the differences according to Amazon and Waterpik (you can do comparisons between any current models on Waterpik’s website, just type in Waterpik dot com then choose Oral Hygiene):This Model, the Waterpik Aquarius WP-660 is called the “Aquarius Professional” on Waterpik’s site. That’s cool, right?As of this writing, the Ultra has fewer than 300 reviews that average 4.5 stars; this Aquarius has over 6,000 reviews that average 4.4 stars. Since I don’t know if the Ultra’s average rating is 4.500000 and the Aquarius’s is 4.4999999999, I don’t really see any difference in those reviews other than than a LOT more people choose to buy this Aquarius.Differences Between this Aquarius and the
–while on Amazon, prices vary, Waterpik thinks the Aquarius is the nicer machine because they charge $20 more for the Aquarius than for the Ultra;–the Ultra has a button on the handle that you must hold down in order to keep the water flowing, if you let go, it stops; the Aquarius has an on/off toggle switch so that once you toggle it on, it keeps flowing without finger pressure, until you toggle it off;–the Aquarius comes with three Classic Jet tips, versus two with the Ultra–the Aquarius includes a massage mode (have to admit that I don’t use this at all)–the Aquarius includes an LED Function Indicator (ehh)–the Aquarius includes a Timer/Pacer (I use this every day and know that I would stop sooner than I should if it weren’t on there)–the Ultra doesn’t include anything that the Aquarius does notFeatures That Are Identical Between the Aquarius and the Ultra–both come in black and white (Aquarius, this page;
Waterpik Ultra White and Black available here
;–same water pressure–same flow rate–same pulse rate–both have 10 pressure settings–the tips rotate 360 degrees–water capacity both in volume and in seconds–both have covered water reservoirs–almost identical weight: 1.46 pounds for this Aquarius and 1.48 for the Ultra–both have three-year warranties–both only have plugs for North AmericaSOME OTHER MODELS AVAILABLE:Waterpik Complete Care is still available for $10 more and gives you a shorter warranty (2 years instead of 3), no massage mode, no LED indicators, and fewer tips. Thumbs down.If you’re really price sensitive OR if you want to use medicaments OR you really hate filling the reservoir, the Waterpik Classic Pro is $30 less expensive on the Waterpik site (on Amazon, prices vary) includes a medicament reservoir, and holds up to 35 ounces (Aquarius and Ultra hold 22 ounces) but you will not get:–the good reviews that the Aquarius and Ultra have; Classic Pro is not nearly as well-liked;–the option of a black-colored model;–the maximum water pressure of 100 PSI (it’s 90 PSI instead)–four pressure settings: you get only six pressure settings instead of ten (but honestly, how many people need the subtlety of more than six settings?);–the super-important-to-me Timer/Pacer–water control on the handle (it works like the Ultra: you have to hold a button down);–a covered reservoir;–covered tip storage;–massage mode;–LED Function Indicator;–the ability to use any tips other than the Classic, the Pik Pocket and the Tongue Cleaner (Waterpik does not make compatible Orthodontic tips, Plaque Seeker tips, or Toothbrush tips for the Waterpik Classic Pro)–the third year of warranty, Classic only comes with a tow-year warranty.I hope this review has been helpful to you. Please feel free to leave comments, as you can see, I have responded to the only question asked, and am happy to answer more. And I’d very much appreciate a “Yes” click if you did find this review at all helpful. (I have dreams of one day qualifying for the VINE reviewer program…)IMPORTANT HEALTH UPDATES (2/19/2017): WATERPIKING SAVES LIVES, MAYBE YOURS!THE LIFESAVING UPDATE: My Primary Care Physician just informed me that PLAQUE in the MOUTH CAUSES PLAQUE in the ARTERIES AND VEINS! !! ! !! That was a big surprise to me. Now I’m REALLY going to use this baby twice a day (like I told my dental hygienist I do ).A DENTAL HYGIENE BEST-PRACTICES UPDATE: My Primary also told me that using flossing brushes (like the Pixters my dentist told me to use) actually transfers bacteria from the first tooth to the second, and from the first and second to the third, and so on. Unless of course you use a new one for each tooth, each time. IMHO, they’re way too expensive for that! So, she suggested using one per tooth but on a less frequent basis, and using the Waterpik two times, full time, every single day instead.
So… this Waterpik is amazing. By the way this is my first review ever on Amazon after ordering numerous of things. So I had 4mm and 5mm periodontal pockets from not flossing and also experienced some bone loss, I also had to get a very uncomfortable deep gum pocket cleaning. I literally hated flossing and would find myself avoiding to floss even though I needed it very much. My gums were red, swollen, and inflamed because I was in the early stages of periodontal disease. I started using the Waterpik flosser, and instantly like this way of flossing much better! After using it consecutively each night for only 5 days my gums were noticeably better and felt much better. After 2 weeks of using the Waterpik flossing, coconut oil pulling, and mouthwash treatment, my gums have done a complete 180 and my mouth and gums are starting to heal properly! Also this flosser can be somewhat loud, but definitely gets the job done ( but the dentist still recommends string flossing). Brought this with my own money and this is an honest testimonial/review. I will be back with an update on what mm my gum pockets will be!
I had never used a Waterpik before and then on my last Dentist visit, I was told that one of my teeth had a 7mm pocket and bone loss which made the tooth a little loose. I scheduled a gingivectomy to have some of my gum removed to make the pocket smaller and provide better access to clean under the gum. All this in the hope of saving the tooth. I went home and did some research and found that a Waterpik, when used correctly, could clean under the gums and help prevent any further damage to my teeth. I read the reviews, pulled the trigger and ordered the Aquarius in blue. I received it a little over a week ago and my wife and I started using it. From reading the bad reviews, I expected it to leak all over the counter and be loud enough to wake the dead. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this wasn’t the case at all. No leaks and the unit wasn’t very loud at all. It’s louder than my electric toothbrush, but the volume is very acceptable. The first time I used it, my gums bled quite a bit meaning that it was doing the job of getting rid of bacteria and infection. The next time I used it there was only a little blood and now I don’t get any at all. Also, the puffiness in my gum around the deep pocket tooth is now gone. We’ll see what my Dentist says at my next visit, but I’m betting that there will be marked improvement. Highly recommended!
Becky Brooks –
I got this new waterpik to replace an older one that I have used daily for several years. I was nervous because a couple people said it was not made as well as the older model but I did not find that to be the case at all.I used to have the WP100 and this works equally well but with a few extras that to me are worth paying a little more for.*I love that this Waterpik has an on off switch on the handle that completely shuts off the water. You still have to turn the motor on and off at the base but they have also made it a push button rather than a switch. It’s easy to have the wand in one hand and reach over and tap the on / off switch. Much better.*The timer gives a short pause every 30 seconds so you know how much time you have spent on an area. Love this!*The unit has a smaller footprint. The reservoir is the exact same size but the whole thing just sits a little taller. I like the smaller footprint, and a little taller unit does not affect me at all. It’s just a better use of the space on my counter.*The unit has a slot to keep a couple extra nozzles behind the reservoir. The other one had something in the lid but it was not effective. I ended up just removing the lid and putting it in a drawer. To be honest I only use the regular nozzle, but this could come in handy for people sharing the unit with other users.*The lid has a hinge rather than the old one that you had to lift completely off. It’s so easy to lift the lid add water and close the lid.Over all I am very happy with my purchase. I loved my old one too but it just was getting nasty looking after a few years of daily use. I do like this one better and while I recommend both units this one has a bit of an edge.Thanks for reading my reviewBecky Brooks
Nancy A. Keller –
Fifty-odd years ago when I was a kid, my parents bought WaterPiks for me and my two brothers. Over the years mine got lost during moves for school and work and, frankly, I’d forgotten about it. A couple years ago, I started having problems with sore/bleeding gums and–no matter how often I brushed–my mouth always felt like the bottom of a birdcage. Then, I remembered my childhood WaterPik. Just in time for one of Amazon’s sales!I ordered the Aquarius model, and have used it twice-daily for a week. Guess what? No more bleeding gums! And after every use, my mouth feels like it was cleaned by a dental hygienist. Love, love, love this thing, and it’s super easy to use!After reading numerous reviews here, I have to say that it makes a low, vibrating noise when in use but it’s not loud (I have hyper-sensitive hearing and can’t bear loud noises). If your unit gets moldy, it’s because you didn’t take 30 seconds to empty the tank and drain the line after each use. Try adding a couple ounces of mouthwash into the water tank when you use it and–just like you can your coffee maker–once in a while run some white vinegar thru the tank followed by two tanks of clear water. It’s not rocket science.Those who reported it “leaking” from the bottom of the cleaning tip probably just didn’t have it seated correctly. It has to snap into place on the wand, but if you aren’t paying attention and press the “release” button on the wand instead of the “on” button to start the water flowing then, yeah, it’ll leak from the bottom. Just snap it back into place and give your Therapy Llama a break.Water going everywhere? Don’t turn it on until the cleaning tip is in your mouth, and then keep your mouth closed around it like you’re supposed to.Seriously folks, I used one of these when I was seven years old and didn’t have any of these problems.Buy one. You’ll love it. I’ll never be without a WaterPik again!
One Day –
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H. Ginn –
I have been using this for a couple of months now and have to say I love this waterpik. I have had dental work done and I put a little salt in a glass with some warm water and mix then put in my waterpik. This really helps with healing my gums and keeps food out of any spaces that can get food stuck. The flosser part works great and you will not be disappointed. The only negative I can find is I wish it had a place to store the spare pics/flosser tubes. I currently have them in a tall shot glass so my hubby can find his easily and not use mine 😉 I would purchase this again if needed. Please click yes if this review helped you in any way. Thanks