It’s the dreary task we all love to hate, but at the end of the day (or the beginning of the day if that floats your boat) we all have to floss our teeth at least once a day. Unfortunately, most people don’t like the good old-fashioned string flossing, and they are also not keen on the hassle of a countertop water flosser and you can see why so many just skip the whole process.
Well, the Panasonic EW-DJ10- A Portable Dental Water Flosser could be the answer to your dental problems, and your laziness, to be frank. This is because it’s travel friendly and lightweight, making it easy to set up and use conveniently.
- Portable and cordless
- Powerful pulses
- Easy tip removal
- Great for braces and implants
- Requires several refills in one session
- Difficult to replace batteries
Advantage of Panasonic EW-DJ10- A Portable Dental Water Flosser
It’s portable. Did we mention that it is portable? Yes, it’s collapsible so you can put it in your bag or luggage or whatever and use it on your travels. Forget the inconvenience of a countertop water flosser that you can only use in the comfort of your own home or the messy string flossing. It’s cordless so no need to worry about stepping too far away from the base and dragging the whole unit across your bathroom by accident.
The high power-power pulse option means it can get to the “good” parts to remove the debris or food particles. The lower-speed pulse is
ideal for kids or adults whose gums are a little sensitive and need some tender, love and care. In normal mode, it flosses at 1,400 water pulses per minute helping it to easily reach below the gumline to remove food, while the soft mode is good for massaging of the gums and a good starting point for kids.
For those with braces, crowns, veneers, bridges and implants, it’s safe and works like a charm. The reservoir has a water capacity of 5.5-ounces and the device is waterproof.
The tip is protected when the device is collapsed and it is also better designed than some of the older Panasonic models. This water flosser also has an eject button, which makes the removal of the tip pretty easy.
Because it’s so small and compact, it takes only a few minutes to clean and it stores quite easily in a drawer or medicine cabinet if you are using it at home.
Disadvantage of Panasonic EW-DJ10- A Portable Dental Water Flosser
First of all it only has two speeds and the pulsated water stream is never going to be as powerful as that of the countertop versions as it uses two AA batteries. This should not be your primary water flosser, but instead is best used for traveling.
Sometimes it’s a big mission when you have to insert the batteries into the machine as it is difficult to open and close while you can damage the cover if you force the issue a bit too much. In fact, when you scroll down to the video below you can see how this could be an issue.
It only comes with one tip so you will have to fork out more cash for replacement heads or if you want more family members to use the product. Fortunately, they are pretty cheap and you can get a bundle of 3 here.
You run out of water very quickly and you sometimes have to refill the tank several times while you are a brushing. A drop in the water levels also results in a drop of pressure which is really the primary reason. It can hold 5.5 ounces which isn’t too bad overall, but what is killer is the drop in pressure. Due to it being so small, it can be difficult to clean the inside as it doesn’t dry out completely, which will lead to mold if you are not careful.
Panasonic Portable Oral Irrigator – EW-DJ10-A
It is a very good, compact unit for the price and can easily fit in your bag allowing you to take it wherever you want, but more importantly it does a decent job of getting rid of food particles and debris. On the downside, you constantly have to refill the water tank and it chews batteries so you constantly have to buy new ones. It’s also not the most powerful, but you are never going to get the same pressure from a device that is operated by batteries and not electricity like the countertop ones. Finally, it is easy to use and portable so very convenient when travelling.