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Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser | Sustainable Dental

Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser | Sustainable Dental

Regular price $73.89 USD
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Assessment as of: January 2024

The Aquarius Water Flosser is a high-performance flossing gadgetl with 10 pressure settings, massage mode for gum stimulation, and a built-in timer. It holds 22 ounces for 90 seconds of use and is recommended by 9 out of 10 dental professionals. Includes 7 tips for multiple users and is clinically proven to remove up to 99.9% of plaque. Backed by a 3-year warranty.


Brand: Waterpik
Power Source: Corded Electric
Special Feature: 10 Pressure Settings, 7 Water Flossing Tips, 90 Seconds of Water Capacity
Product Benefits: Removes Plaque, ADA Accepted for Safety and Effectiveness, Gum Health
Unit Count: 1 Count

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ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. Check with your dentist if you are switching flossing techniques or tools
  2. Get high-quality natural floss made of materials such as silk to augment your Waterpik cleaning routine
  3. Find a good place near your sink to plug in your Waterpik - you will need access to power for your Waterpik
  4. Incorporate into your normal dental hygiene routine

EMBRACE

  1. Uses water to clean teeth versus disposable plastic floss heads or nylon floss
  2. Augments an existing sustainable flossing routine such as one that uses silk floss versus synthetic floss
  3. Uses mostly sustainable packaging


AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

Disposal Head Plastic Flossers


AVOID

  1. Many flosses are nylon which generates microplastics
  2. Some flosses are coated in PFAS or forever chemicals
  3. The floss and packaging will end up in landfills or our waterways and emit microplastics at end-of-life


Noteworthy Product Attributes

Waterpiks and similar water-based irrigation flossers do NOT replace flossing. Before making any changes to your oral hygiene routine, please consult your dentist.

Overall Sustainability Score - 61 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 5/10) - Not made close to the target market

Distribution (Score - 5/10) - Not made close to the target market

Cost (Score - 3/10) - About 50X greater than disposable synthetic floss

Packaging (Score - 8/10) -  Contains mostly sustainable packaging - mostly cardboard and paperboard

Effectiveness (Score - 6/10) - Should not be considered a replacement for flossing, but can supplement a more sustainable flossing routine

Lifespan (Score - 8/10) - Waterpik's tend to last years to decades with some still available on eBay that are operational for the 1990s.

Fun (Score - 10/10) - Waterpiks are fun to use

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  An ideal addition to an existing flossing routine. Waterpik's do NOT replace flossing.

Disposal (Score - 3/10) - Is made mostly of plastic so cannot be easily disposed of recycled

Recycling (Score - 3/10) - Cannot easily be recycled though some municipalities have small appliance recycling programs