When Waterpik calls this unit the Waterpik Classic WP-60 they don't mean that they're flashing all the way back to the very first oral irrigator that they invented in the 1960s when the company called itself Aqua Tec Corp. They just mean that this is a basic, solid Waterpik flosser that will replace the elaborate and sometimes painful flossing routine that your dentist drilled into your head when you were 16 years old and your gum lines were already showing signs of receding. The WP-60 comes with the company's classic jet tip -- hence the Classic name -- but also with a Pik Pocket Tip, which doesn't steal wallets from passing strangers but gets into even deeper places than the old-fashioned Waterpik did. The company says that the Pik Pocket Tip can "gently deliver medicaments" to your gums, which probably isn't a come on to serious drug users but could be useful in getting hydrogen peroxide and other cleansing/medicating agents that you've mixed into the unit's water reservoir delivered to places that you usually can't reach.
The recharging stand has a protective cover to shield the tip from picking up undesirable particles between uses. The intensity of the water pressure has six different settings, so if your gums are still tender from years of neglect, your jaw won't necessarily shudder the first time the liquid jet digs into them. As you get used to having water invading the deeper caverns of your mouth, you can crank it up higher to get your teeth even cleaner. Water flossers aren't necessarily good at cleaning the surface of the teeth itself, so you'll probably want to get an electric toothbrush to supplement the scrubbing job that this unit does on your mouth. Note that some companies now sell both a toothbrush and a water flosser in a single package with a single charger, e.g. Waterpik's own WP-950 and Jetpik's JP200, though the latter doesn't have a charging stand.
For a different take on automated flossing, look at the Philips HX8332 Airfloss Ultra, which as its name implies uses air instead of water to force its way into the pockets in your gums.
Flosser is very noisy and inconvenient to use. You have to dump the tank after each use, per waterpik. And, if you don't the tip holder head leaks all over the counter.
I've been using this for about a week now and I love it! My teeth are so much cleaner than with just flossing or brushing. A keeper!
This one is much more maneuverable which translates into doing a much better job. These might sound like luxuries, but they aren't. I highly recommend this model!
I love this product! I bought it to replace my old one which eventually wore out after several years of daily use. Much better than flossing if you have crowns.
My teeth and gums feel much better after the cleaning. I wish it wasn't so messy though. Water sprays everywhere in my bathroom. Hopefully I'll get better with more practice.
I use water pik 3 times daily. Hence I have one in everyplace I live. Upstairs and downstairs in my home. This is not only inexpensive but also meets my expectations.
I have used this Waterpik for years and I can't live without it. Excellent product for getting your teeth really clean!
Product does a great job cleaning between teeth, but can be messy if you're not careful using it.