A Zero Waste Alternative to Dental Floss – Morpilot Water Flosser
When reading about zero waste and how to reduce the amount of waste produced in the home, I’ve often come across water flossers on American blogs and websites but not so much here in the UK. I’ve been on the lookout for a zero waste alternative to dental floss for a while since changing my dental routine to be a zero waste one. I was still using up my dental floss so hadn’t made the change to something else yet when I came across a UK water flosser on Amazon.
A water flosser is simply a little machine that sprays water with a very high pressure in a thin stream — perfect for cleaning those areas that a regular toothbrush cannot reach. This Morpilot water flosser pulses water at a speed of 1700 times per minute and has a 360° rotating long nozzle which makes it easy to reach all areas of your mouth. Cleaning your teeth and gums thoroughly will help prevent cavities and gum problems and can also whiten your teeth.
This Morpilot water flosser has three flossing modes to choose from — Normal, Soft or Pulse. Soft is the best mode to start with if using a water flosser is new to you or if you have sensitive gums as this mode is more gentle. Normal is the standard setting that works for most of us and Pulse is a massage mode for your gums. The flosser has a memory function so it will remember which mode you used last and be automatically set in this mode, ready for you to use.
Other features include that it’s small and portable, has a USB-rechargeable lithium battery (one charge of 4 hours can last 7-10 days which is great!), comes with a storage/travel bag and it’s waterproof too in case you want to use it in the shower for example or store it in your bathroom that might get steamy. You can charge it with the included power adapter or any USB charger including power banks or car charger or from your computer.
The product comes with four nozzles with different coloured details so that each family member can have their own. I like this feature!
I’m completely new to using a water flosser and am pleased that it was much easier than I expected. You simply charge it up, add your nozzle and fill the water tank with tap water. There are two ways to fill it — either by taking the tank off or by opening a smaller opening on the side. It’s good that the tank can be removed for easy cleaning.
When you’re ready to use it, head to your bathroom sink and put the nozzle in position and remember to close your mouth otherwise water will spray everywhere. More around your mouth and clean the areas that you wish to clean, then you’re done. Easy and no waste at all!
The Morpilot water flosser in this post is available to buy from Amazon.co.uk for £29.98.
Sample provided for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.