Ultra-compact, convenient Waterpik water flosser - ideal for limited counter space
Easy to use and packs up quickly for storage or travel
Removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas - helps prevent tooth decay and future dental work
Clinically proven - healthier gums in 2 weeks guaranteed
Includes premium storage case and new flossing stylus with integrated classic tip and swivel handle for effortless access to all areas of the mouth
Description: Featuring an ultra-compact and convenient design, the Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser makes it easy to water floss anywhere, anytime. The Waterpik Sidekick is ideal for bathrooms with limited counter space - it collapses easily for storage and fits in almost any purse or briefcase for travel-ready water flossing. It comes with a new easy-to-hold flossing stylus with integrated classic tip and swivel handle for effortless access to all areas of the mouth. The easy and most effective way to floss, the Waterpik Sidekick delivers all the clinically proven benefits of Waterpik water flossing. It cleans deep between teeth and below the gum line to remove harmful bacteria and debris that traditional brushing and flossing can't reach. And it removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas. It includes a premium storage case, flossing stylus, 13 ounce (400 ml) water reservoir, slide-in wall-brick with global voltage (100 240VAC, 60/50Hz), and 3-year warranty.
★★★★30 real customer reviews average rating: 4.3 stars (scroll to see all)
Amazing little guy here. I shopped forever between a water flosser, air flosser, portable, battery, and portable plug in. I almost gave into the big bulky Waterpik by default because I wanted portable but didn't want to sacrifice the strength of the water (which is the reason these work so well) to be able to pack it in luggage easily. The sidekick came up in my search after many hours of reading too many reviews (way too many) and I knew found the one I was willing to fork over the $$ to try. I have not been disappointed and look forward to flossing my teeth! Or flushing my gums!
Amazing Things: -The variable power on the side makes it easy to adjust if you have sensitive gums. Ive found that using room temperature water is the only way I can use it. -You can add mouthwash. I mostly always add a splash of mouthwash in this unit because it just makes your teeth and mouth feel super clean. Iâ€™ve even used a little peroxide in the mix every so often just to sanitize the unit and my mouth! - Itâ€™s super cool looking! -The way it packs up tidy in its little bag is definitely a great utilization of space.
Things to consider: - Youâ€™ll likely have to fill it twice when its on the highest setting - but itâ€™s so easy you can just run the faucet and refill while using it. - A cap with the flosser head would be nice. - The cord from the flosser to unit is pretty short. Because of itâ€™s design, be prepared to get it on your hand and also need to clean and wipe the entire unit when finished to prevent water damage - You have to blow air into the connection port of the flosser when finished to blow the remaining water out. (Leaving it on to run does not pump the excess out)
Even with a few maintenance items to consider, if youre on the fence about what to get- get this! You wont be disappointed!
4 Stars By M. Erb on 2018-02-23 Nicely designed, quiet, effective and perfect for travel. No replacement tip-hose-handles available as of 3-12-18 UPDATE: 3-12-18 - I'm reducing my rating a star because I find it inexcusable that WaterPik does not have replacement tip-hose-handles available for purchase. If you want to share this unit with another person you can't because they won't be able to plug in their own personal tip. Really poor planning by WaterPik. I can only hope that tips are available in the future but right not they aren't. So don't break your tip or you're out of luck.
This is a review of the Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser WF-04, White/chrome.
I have been a WaterPik user for nearly 20 years. Oral Irrigation is a fantastic way to prevent tartar and plaque buildup on your teeth, to keep your gums healthy and to effectively clean between your teeth and under your gumline. An oral irrigation device is also useful for people with braces as it makes cleaning between around the braces much easier.
In combination with my Sonicare toothbrush which I use twice a day, I use oral irrigation once a day before bed and this ritual keeps my teeth and gums in great health. My dentist always comments on how little plaque or tartar I have on my teeth when I go in for cleanings (twice a year.) I don't need to floss because of my use of the oral irrigator. So I'm completely sold on using oral irrigation.
This new model, the WF-04 Sidekick is very nicely designed and premium priced. It is truly elegant and very compact in size making it ideal for travel. Being so small it also is great if you have limited space in your bathroom for a conventional, larger sized model. Although the water reservoir on this unit is smaller than a full sized unit, I find that I can get nearly 2 minutes of use before emptying the tank when I have the pressure setting in the 3 to 4 range. That's plenty of time for me to thoroughly clean my teeth and gums. I timed this several times and at a maximum pressure setting of 5, it will run for 1 minute. But a setting of 5 is much too powerful a setting for me to tolerate and at a lower setting the runtime will be longer since the volume of water pushed through will be less. At a setting of "3" it will run for nearly 2 minutes. Even if you like to use it longer than that, refilling the reservoir is so quick and easy it's not really an issue anyway. And to repeat, I never feel it necessary to refill the reservoir since one filling is plenty long enough to do a good job,
There is a small power adapter that plugs in the wall. A power cord plugs into the adapter and in the base unit. Then you attach the water hose/tip to the front of the unit. If you don't want to disassemble the unit when you are done using it, you can hang the tip onto the edge of the reservoir because the tip handle has a slot in it for that purpose. To disassemble you push a button located right next to where the hose plugs into the unit to eject it, disconnect the power cord then slide the adapter into the bottom of the unit for storage. A magnet holds it into place which is pretty cool.
This is also very quiet compared to any previous WaterPik model that I've ever owned.
Now there are some disadvantages to this which I'll discuss. Most importantly, this is a personal WaterPik meaning that if you want your family to be able to use this you will have to either share the single jet tip that it comes with which is obviously not desirable for sanitary reasons. So if you want more than one person to be able to use this you will have to buy additional tips. The problem with that scenario is that unlike all other waterpik models that have jet tips that detach from the water hose, this does not operate that way. With this model the hose and jet tip are integral and currently as I write my review, you can't even buy replacements.
Another disadvantage is that full size WaterPik machines come with a variety of additional tips such as a tongue cleaner or ortho tip. Again, this only comes with a single jet tip and that's it. At the time of my review, no replacement tip-hose-handles are available for purchase. Really?
The Sidekick is nicely designed, compact and an effective oral irrigation device designed for an individual user. It travels well. And regarding travel, the power adapter is 100-240V, 50/60Hz so can be used internationally.
I love how the reservoir doubles as a container for the base unit when traveling or for storage. And it all fits inside the included storage case. It's also great design that has that little storage slot underneath the base unit to hold the wall adapter when it is being stored. It's even magnetized to hold it in place.
At roughly three times the cost of the WP-100 model Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser (my previous favorite WaterPik model which I have also reviewed,) it's very pricey. But it is also a really nicely designed unit and is the perfect choice for travel as well as home use.
In spite of its limitations, it's great and I love it.
5 Stars By Aging Boomer on 2018-03-05 An excellent new product from Waterpik - nothing else like it that I know of. This is a very slick product! It is lightweight, compact, quiet, has a clean, modern design, uses US or international voltage, and has comparable water flow pressure to Waterpik's full-size units.
My unit came today and it works perfectly. It stores easily and compactly in its travel case. The power seems very similar to my full-size Waterpik unit. I am looking forward to using it on US and international vacations coming up this year.
It has a three year limited warranty from Waterpik, so they must think they have designed a reliable product. My only note is that the on/off button is sure to get water on it, so I assume they designed it with a waterproof gasket.
I would recommend it to anyone who uses a Waterpik at home and would like to use one for travel in the US or abroad.
4 Stars By Matthew S. Malone on 2018-02-22 Awesome, but small water tank Build quality is great. Just wish it had a larger water tank. 60-seconds does not feel like enough time and I wish it had the 90-second tank like others, or at least an option. That's 50% more run time! Still, no regrets in the purchase, looks high-end and modern. Kudos to your ID team.
5 Stars By S. Liput on 2018-04-09 had for 2 months and so far so good.. had for 2 months and so far so good.....I had 3 of the handheld rechargeable ones and after taking one apart found that any water inside totally shorts them out (found moisture in there) so switched to think and great. Too bad it has to be plugged in.
5 Stars By buzzy on 2018-03-29 Five Stars Work's great and very compact for traveling.
5 Stars By Michelle L. on 2018-04-07 This is a very beautiful and compact way to travel with a waterpik This is a very beautiful and compact way to travel with a waterpik. Excellent packaging. I am in love with my new flosser.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2018-03-20 Five Stars Itâ€™s awesome! I have another water pick but not travel size. I love it.
5 Stars By ALI ONART on 2018-04-05 Five Stars It is ideal for travellers, very compact and powerful
1 Stars By Lewis A Edge Jr on 2018-02-24 Small, Powerful and Lightweight - Useless if Nozzle is Broken Because the Waterpik Sidekick is such a small unit, I mistakenly thought it would be under-powered. I was happily mistaken as it's strong stream of water efficiently cleaned my gums and teeth. This water flosser provides a comfortable and efficient teeth cleaning method. I was also pleasantlyâ€‹ surprised to find a small travel case in the original packaging as well. The Sidekick can be easily disassembled so that all the parts neatly fit into the case for travel. My favorite feature of the Sidekick is the variable water pressure control as I could carry the intensity of the water flow moving from the back of my mouth to the front. This Waterpik is lightweight, well designed, powerful and small.
Edit: Since this appliance is relatively expensive I was dismayed and distressed to learn that, as of 03/15/2018, there are no replacement nozzles available. For the lack of a nozzle, that should NOT cost more than $2, breaking the nozzle on mine has left my $125 device completely and utterly useless. Since it makes no sense and is a terrible waste to throw away such an expensive device because no replacement nozzle is available, I've revised my five-star rating to one star. BE FOREWARNED!!