Why do makers of electronic oral hygiene products insist on flinging out clinical results at users who probably care more about battery life and whether the recharger will fit in their limited bathroom space? Jetpik claims that their Jetpik JP200 is "240% MORE effective at removing plaque than any other Water Flosser." (Did they put the "more" in capital letters in case you accidentally thought they meant it was less effective?) Meanwhile, Waterpik is claiming that their WP-950 electric brush/oral irrigator combo is [insert random percentage here] better than Sonicare's Flexcare. Statistics matter, but these numbers are enough to give potential users a headache that may eventually make acetaminophen mandatory as a toothpaste ingredient. (Disclaimer: Acetaminophen is the most common cause of accidental drug overdoses in the U.S., so maybe that wouldn't be such a good idea after all.)
But what, you ask, does the Jetpik JP200 do? Well, it's an oral irrigator/electric toothbrush combination, like the Waterpik model referenced above. So it brushes your teeth (at sonic speeds, meaning it brushes so fast -- 500 times per second --- that you won't be able to hear it vibrate) and, with the oral irrigator, flosses your teeth as well. With one relatively inexpensive package you can make both your mouth and your dentist happy, assuming you still need a dentist after using it. (You should probably consult with a medical professional about that, but is a dentist really going to admit to being superfluous?) The main distinction between a Jetpik oral irrigator and a Waterpik is that the Jetpik slyly pops an actual piece of dental floss in and out of your mouth for extra friction while the Waterpik, as their name implies, relies purely on water. While rechargeable, the JP200 doesn't come with its own charging stand, but it does come with extra brush heads, ten extra floss cartridges and, improbably, a tongue scraper to remove whatever that white stuff is that makes your tongue look funny when you stick it out.
My teeth have never felt cleaner and I love the speed and ease at which I can now floss.
I have used a water flosser before but this one is unique with its own floss cartridge that works much better than a water only system.
This was a terrible product. After just four months, it started to slip gears and stop brushing, then after less than six months of use it stopped completely.
Penetrates hard-to-reach areas for the deepest clean.
The Jetpik JP200 looks like a good product at the beginning, but the flosser stopped to work after just two weeks of use.