At about half the price, this flosser has much in common with the Waterpik Cordless Advanced that we reviewed in our water flosser roundup. Its water reservoir is a little larger, its battery lasts a little longer, and it’s capable of producing a water spray at both higher and lower intensities than the Cordless Advanced.
Both power flossers need to be charged for about 4 hours, after which you should get about a week’s use out of them, and both have three pressure settings. The Mospro, however, uses a USB charger. This implies that you can charge it from a power bank or laptop when camping or abroad – its battery capacity of 1400 mAh makes this quite feasible. However, it does leave you with a hole in the side of the unit. Not inserting the supplied rubber plug properly, or misplacing it, will make using your flosser in the shower a losing proposition.
Sharing Is Caring
In contrast with Waterpik, Mospro does not offer any specialized nozzles to handle periodontal pockets, implants, and similar orthodontal work. Rather, the 4 tips supplied are all the same except for a colored band at the base. Each family member can therefore have their own, to avoid cooties being transferred, and you can order additional nozzles if necessary.
Whereas the Waterpik’s specialized nozzles may work better for some, the actual difference seems marginal in most cases – you may want to chat with your dentist about this if you’re unsure. What is certain is that buying one of these for multiple users brings down the expense per person even further, though allowing small children access to a device that sprays water at 100 PSI at the touch of a button may not be advisable. If this is a concern and you insist on having an economical, portable water flosser, it might be better to look at the Akunbem and its variable pressure settings instead.
But Will It Last?
Being of a size similar to other oral irrigators that have the water tank in the handle itself, it is possible to travel with this Mospro. A drawstring travel bag is included for this purpose, but there’s no separate storage option to keep the tips clean. You may have to employ a Ziplock bag for this purpose.
It’s really easy for this unit to turn itself on if the on/off button is bumped during transit, but at least it will power itself down automatically after a few minutes. In any case, battery life should not be a problem since you can recharge it from any convenient USB source, and, unlike with the wirelessly powered Waterpik, it’s not possible to break it simply by overcharging.
Having a charging port that’s sealed only by a little piece of plastic is not ideal, though, compared to something like the impressively tight battery compartment of the Waterpik WF-02.
There’s also the concern that buying a comparatively high-performance product at a low price is a little like running a car’s engine at 5,000 RPM instead of 3,000: it’s not going to last as long. The manufacturer of this Mospro does offer a 12-month warranty, but the fact remains that the Cordless Advanced’s tips and water tank are easier to install and remove and feel more solid when attached. The Mospro, for instance, tends to leak from the nozzle if left on its side and, like all hand-held water flossers, only works as long as it’s held roughly upright.
Quality Makes the Difference
It’s not set in stone that relatively unknown companies make less durable products, but that’s usually the way to bet. Still, this gadget is very satisfying to use and should be enough to dislodge food particles and strip away most patches of plaque. The nozzles can turn in a circle, which may be useful when doing the back of your teeth but still requires the use of both hands, so you might as well just turn the whole body if you can manage this without hitting the on/off switch.
The tank is removable for easier cleaning. You can also set the machine to a pulse mode, which makes the water in the tank last a little longer and can help to alleviate several types of gum issue. The Mospro is available in three rather similar color options.
- Comes with nozzles for 4 different individuals
- Reasonably priced
- Wide pressure range
- No orthodontic tips
- Charging port may let in moisture