A couple of weeks ago, we have got the pleasure to test another interesting product from Oclean, a company focusing on dental treatment devices. The first one is the Oclean sonic toothbrush we’ll write about in another article, and the other one is Oclean W10 Oral Irrigator (W6010 model). The oral-cleaning device with a compact and sleek structure and a hand strap design combine practicality and beauty, and both the removable and hidden design of the reservoirs maximize its functionality while maintaining overall style consistency. Two-button operation (power and mode switch buttons) makes it truly easy to use.
(use promo code OCLEAN10 to get the W10 Flosser with a 10% discount)
- What’s in the box
- Design, functionality and specs
- W10 Water flosser nozzles
- Using an Oral Irrigator for the first time
- Battery, and charging
- Pros and Cons
- Oclean W10 versus other oral water flossers
Oclean W10: What’s in the box
The package the oral irrigator comes in includes everything you will need to begin using it right away.
- 1 x Water Flosser
- 4 x Nozzles (Standart nozzle, Periodontal pocket nozzle, Orthodontic nozzle and Tongue scraper)
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x USB-C Charging Cable
Oclean W10: Design, functionality and specs
Right after unpacking the W10 oral flosser from the box, it surprises me with a really nice build. It’s covered in pleasant-to-touch plastic material with a sleek strap on its side. It feels sturdy, and really quality made. With a weight of just 278 grams, it isn’t too heavy but it also doesn’t feel cheapy light.
On first observation, I can tell all the buttons are waterproof, as expected for a device that will be used in a bathroom, with stated water resistance IPX7 that will sustain 1m depth immersion in water, so it’s surely easily washable after your daily use or used in the shower.
From looking at the oral irrigator from the front, you’ll find its USB-C charging port hidden underneath a sealing button at the bottom, followed by 5 led indicators above to easily check which of the modes have you selected. Above these, you’ll find a button to browse through the said modes and an On/Off button above that.
Right at the top, a little press button works as a release for the removable nozzles that come with the W10 oral flosser.
The W10 also has a removable bottom tank for easy cleaning, as you might get a limescale buildup after some time, depending on the water hardness in your area. It is also a good indicator of how much water have you got left in the device.
The filling port is conveniently hidden under the silver button at the top, holding the side strap and can contain up to 200ml of water. The tank should last you just enough for one floss session.
The W10 flosser can work with an intensity in the range of 20-120 psi at a frequency of 1400 pulses/minute.
The Oclean W10 size measures 72 x 55 x 267mm and comes in two different colour variants – Lemon Green and Peach Pink.
W10 Water flosser nozzles
As said earlier on, the W10 comes with 4 different interchangeable nozzles for different needs.
Standard nozzle – Takes care of regular cleaning of gaps between your teeth and often washes out bits of food that regular flosser can’t.
Orthodontics Nozzle – A nozzle with a brush at its end that helps better water flossing for people with braces.
Periodontal Pocket Nozzle – A tiny tip nozzle targets on people who aim to improve the healthiness of their gums which should improve after a couple of weeks of water flossing.
Tongue Scrapping Nozzle – Water splashing on a little spoon-like nozzle that helps clean your tongue and help to a fresher breath.
Using an Oral Irrigator for the first time
Having the chance to test Oclean’s W10 water flosser has certainly been an experience for me. Since ever I have only relied on standard flossing that, truth to be said, is not the most enjoyable activity I would look forward to every day and my issues with sensitive gums still persisted.
The first couple of sessions with the new water flosser were quite challenging though, going through a bit of confusion on how to properly aim the jet so it would cause the least damage to the sensitive gums.
To recommend anyone who’s never used water pressured oral flosser, it’s good to start at the softest settings with slightly warm water. Bleeding gums during water flossing should last only a couple of days till the inflammation goes away and the gums strengthen. If you still got issues after a few weeks, I’d recommend going see the dentist.
Also keep your finger on the On/Off button during your session, as the W10 Irrigator uses continuous pulses without any brakes and it’ll cause less trouble to turn it off while still in your mouth rather than having the water spurt across the bathroom right into your wife’s face…
The flosser has 4 modes, which are basically water pressure settings – Powerful normal mode, Standard normal mode, Sensitive normal mode, Impulse mode and Point shooting mode. The manual, unfortunately, doesn’t explain the modes any further, so you’ll have to try what best suits you.
Oclean W10 Battery, and charging
The oral flosser is powered by a quite large 1400mAh battery, which is supposed to last around 15 days of daily usage.
Once the battery power runs out, it only takes around 4 hours to charge it via its USB-C that you can connect to phone adapters, your laptop, car or power bank if you’re travelling.
Oclean W10 Pros and Cons
- 5 intensity modes
- Strong battery
- USB-C charging
- 200ml reservoir
- Nice portable design suitable for travelling
- The included manual doesn’t explain specific modes
- Doesn’t include any travel case
Oclean W10 versus other oral water flossers
Unfortunately, I haven’t had yet the opportunity to try any other water flossers on the market. Oclean also sells a W1 water flosser, that has a smaller water tank, although probably uses a bit different technology that jets water together with pressured air. It can also be charged via a magnetic charger and has a Bluetooth that connects to an App on your phone to track your flossing if that’s something you might be interested in.
Having the option to use the new W10 flosser, I must admit, I haven’t had any need to use a regular floss pick for the last few weeks. The water jet flosser makes daily dental hygiene much more bearable, less of a chore and is done in a shorter time than with a string of regular floss while the result feels different, rather fresh overall. I don’t dare to say that my gums’ health has improved just yet, although I might start seeing signs that they might be improving.