So, why compare Waterpik models? One word: Flossing. it’s something we all dread—a love/hate relationship.If you aren’t cutting your gums up with those razor-sharp strips, you’re spending 30 minutes trying to remove leftover bits of your lunch. But once introduced to water flossing, you may never go back to those annoying pieces of string.
When it comes to water flossing, there are a lot of brands and models to choose from. It is our intention to shed some light on what we consider to be the best choices in water flossers on the market today.
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The following review will cover these 3 popular Waterpik models:
Compare Waterpik Models:
Before we dig down and begin to compare waterpik models, let’s look at their individual features.
With the Waterpik WP-100W, you are getting the standard water flossing experience—the original concept that changed the floss game for so many that were ready to lose the string.
The WP-100W comes with 6 separate tips for a wide range of unique uses, including a toothbrush attachment, tongue cleaner, and more. As its base, you’ll immediately notice the large reservoir tank where the water is stored. Expect up to 90 seconds—or more—of supplied water during use before any refills.
Separately, there’s the slightly more advanced model, the WP-660 which is almost identical to the WP100, except for some key differences. It features the beautiful standard tank/stand, pik device, and associated knobs for altering pressure and intensity.
However, you are getting a little bit more with the WP-660, as it comes with one more extra attachable tip than the WP-100. In addition, it also features convenient LED lights to indicate which mode you are currently on—great for use in a poorly lit environment.
With the WP-900, you are getting what you pay for. The most expensive model of the three, you are getting it packed with great features. It could even be described as the “central hub” for all things dental hygiene.
First, it has a very sleek appearance despite carrying an additional electric toothbrush—and it’s not just a small add-on. This model also includes many of these extra attachable tips for a wide range of uses, as seen in the others.
Individually, there are great nuances between each of these and they can all offer something different for everyone.
These three Waterpik models come with their own unique set of features and functionalities.
But first, let’s talk about the WP-100W, because it could be considered the base standard for anyone interested in water flossing.
When we began to compare waterpik models this model gave us an impression of the bare necessities—everything you need to get started. To begin, it has the convenience you would expect from these appliances. They are naturally going to take up some space on your sink—and in most cases there is already enough clutter on your sink.
Thanks to the WP-100W’s slender design, though, it is easy to keep it out of the way and never an issue. However, its limited size and design may be due to the fact that, of the three models, it has the fewest extra accessories.
It comes with a number of pressure settings—up to 10, which allow you adjust the intensity of the water. This is great because on some days, your mouth may feel particularly sensitive or have some kind of cut inside, you can lower the pressure to fit your specific needs.
Additionally, the inclusion of a pause button on the handle keeps the units use functional and clean. You may also find WP-100W is a great water flossing kit for anyone looking for the basic—yet reliable—necessities.
When it comes to the functionality of the WP-660, it is quite similar in both use and application to the WP-100W. This is because, in almost every way, it is very similar to the separate model.
In terms of differences, the WP-660 outshines the WP-100W with its extra attachable tip and the hydro-pulse massage mode. Additionally, it uses LED lights which are a nice touch that makes the machine outshine other models.
The Hydro-Pulse Massage mode is truly something to behold. Yes, there may times when you want a softer and less abrasive experience—and yes, the WP-660 can accommodate that thanks to its various pressure levels gauged through a convenient turning knob.
However, when dealing with those “tougher jobs”, the hydro-pulse mode offers an extra level of intensity that really blasted away the grime from between by teeth and gums. Specifically, though, this mode is designed to stimulate the gums and improve circulation. The best way to describe how your mouth may feel after using it for 90 seconds was….”massaged.”
Between the added modes, extra attachable tip (one extra “classic jet tip” than in the WP-100W model), and convenient LED lights, the WP-660 is a great addition.
The WP-900 is leagues above the other models when it comes to functionality because, quite simply, it comes with its own electronic toothbrush. Thanks to this feature, Waterpik is not only your source for better flossing, but better brushing, too.
Conveniently, the entire set is poised upon a singular base—both the brush and the pik are set on one stand. This keeps things tidy in your bathroom without over-cluttering things. In addition, it has essentially all the features of the other two models.
First, the included electronic brush actually stands inside a small pocket where it is continually charged—you’ll never run out of battery. Uniquely, though, it does not have the LED lights found in the WP-660 model, nor does it have the Hydro Pulse Massage mode.
In addition, it only comes with 5 attachable tips, which are:
- Classic Jet Tips (2)
- Plaque Seekr Tip (1)
- Orthodontic Tip (1)
- Pick Pocket Tip (1)
Pressure and water intensity can be adjusted through 2 separate blue knobs—all very simple and easy to get used to.
Appearance and Design
The appearance and design of all three models is incredibly sleek—both functionally and visually. They simply look great and fit well in many of the different decors and situations.
To compare waterpik models in terms of appearance, our favorite is the WP-660 because of its very simple (yet elegant) color scheme. Aside from the overall white that covers the majority of it, there are a few bits of grey here and there. Additionally, the position of the water pick itself seemed preferred by most. It is well centered with the knobs on the side.
This is very much in contrast to the WP-900 which is, naturally, the bulkiest of all three models. This is because, of course, it comes with the extra electronic toothbrush. The addition is absolutely great that you will find a benefit, but it definitely took up more room than the other ones.
It will all come down to a matter of preference and whether or not the extra space is worth the additional feature. Although having your entire dental hygiene needs in one system is convenient, You may feel the electronic toothbrush isn’t worth the added space and price. In many ways, the brush seemed like a last-minute throw-in rather than an actual part of the Waterpik design.
After extensive research, we feel it is safe to say that each model offers specific benefits and, over time, stand out from each other. Your personal needs will dictate the choice you make, but we hope the time spent to compare waterpik models was insightful. Let us know your final choice of water flosser and experience in the comments below.
Verdict – WP-100W: The WP-100W is the simplest of the three. It is a great place to start if you want to upgrade your flossing life from annoying strings to water-glory. With 6 attachable tips, a 90-second reservoir tank, and up to pressure/speed settings, it’s a great start.
Verdict – WP-660: This is our “Top Pick”: from its sleek colors and design to its 7 extra attachments, it’s the perfect middle-ground between simple and extravagant. The inclusion of LED lights and the Hydro-Pulse Massage Mode take it to an entirely new level with the right amount of nuances that I prefer.
Verdict – WP-900: bulkier is not always better, and that’s what we discovered using the WP-900. Yes, it comes with that convenient extra electronic toothbrush that charges on the stand, but it seems more like an afterthought compared to the water-flossing features. Along with the fact that it takes up extra space on my already cluttered sink, and we prefer this model least of all three. That being said, personal preference will be the ultimate factor when deciding what Waterpik will fit your needs.