Replacement Tips for Water Flossers

With all of the water floss tips available today, it can be confusing to figure out which ones are actually useful for you and which ones are meant for others with different oral care needs. You add more then 1 user and it becomes even more confusing. Luckily, some tips are interchangeable and color-coded so that multiple family members can use the same device. In this article we will explain the uses of the most common water flosser tips from the biggest name in water flossers so that you can make a choice with ease.


A selection of tips for your Waterpik water flosser.

#1- Classic Jet Tip

The Waterpik classic jet tip is the tip that comes with nearly every Waterpik. It is meant for general every-day use. It cleans between the teeth and below the gumline. Like most tips, the classic jet tip should be replaced every 6 months.

#2 - Orthodontic Tip

As it sounds it is meant for those with orthodontics such as braces and other appliances. With it's tapered brush it successfully removes debris and plaque from areas of the braces that are hard to reach with traditional dental floss.

#3 - Plaque Seeker Tip

If you have implants, veneers, crowns or bridges this is the tip for you to use. It contains three thin tufts of bristles meant to gently work it's way around dental work.

#4 - Pik Pocket Tip

The Waterpik Pik Pocket tip was designed for patients who have periodontal pockets and need a tip that can clean deep into these pockets. It should be replaced every 3 months.

#5 - Tongue Cleaner

This tip has a spoon-like shape that collects bacteria from the tongue. It can help those suffering from bad breath. Replace every 6 months.

#6 - Toothbrush tip

With this tip you can manually brush your teeth while water flossing at the same time. It can be used with or without toothpaste.

H20 Floss:

#7 - Moisturizing Mist Nasal Spray Tip

Besides the regular tips similar to what Waterpik has, H20 Floss also has the nasal spray tip. This tip is effective in cleaning the nose and sinus from bacteria and dust.

To Sum it Up

It is good to have options when choosing an oral care product such as a water flosser. After all, we all have different preferences and needs to appease and Waterpik understands that, hence the different tips available from them. Make sure the tip you choose fits your specific model. Hopefully this article has helped you to understand the differences between water flosser tips.

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Aurora is the lead editor here at She is one of those people who actually likes going to the dentist. She loves to write about anything health related, but oral health is her most passionate topic. Her free time is spent partaking in family activities and experimenting in the kitchen.

Chi - March 5, 2017

Thanks for the tips. I never knew there were so many water flosser tips.

    Aurora Chelo - March 6, 2017

    No problem. I think the nasal tip surprises everyone the most!

Deb - March 22, 2017

Can u use a water pik tip on a different brand cordless flosser such as the Panasonic or toilettree?

    Aurora Chelo - March 23, 2017

    Hi Deb, thanks for the question. It states on the Waterpik website that not all tips are compatible with all water flossers. You are welcome to try but its not guaranteed to work as intended or fit properly.

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