ShowerBreeze Dental Irrigator Review for 2018
The ShowerBreeze Water Jet Dental Irrigator & Shower Water Flosser is a mouthful of a name. For the sake of this review, we will simply refer to it as ShowerBreeze.
- No need to refill (no bulky water tank)
- No loud electric motor
- No batteries needed
- Easy to install
- BPA & NSF approved
- No mess, no need to clean
- Not very powerful
- Unit may start to leak
- Flossing tips holder breaks easily
Assessing OralBreeze’s Water Flosser
This simple, yet useful gadget, is designed by OralBreeze, a small US based company. When I say small, I mean, really small. Their line of products consists of 3 similar to each other attachable water flossers.
This water jet does not differ from other oral irrigation products in terms of purpose. However, it is rather unique when it comes to functionality.
This simply designed dental device can be attached to any shower head with ease. The unit is designed so it can fit all standard North American showers. There have been reports and reviews from Australia and various European countries saying that the device is easily attached there as well. We, however, cannot attest to that.
ShowerBreeze competes directly with Waterpik’s WP-480 model, but it is almost two times cheaper. It does lack the fancy technology that the WP-480 comes with, however, it does the same job in terms of flossing.
Consumers have two options when it comes to the length of the hose. You can pick between SB3 (which is the 3ft hose) and SB6 (which is the 6ft hose). For the purpose of this review, we tested the 3ft hose.
During the first test of the ShowerBreeze, we experienced a problem. The water flosser continued to spray water even when the valve was completely turned off. It was not just leaking water, it was actually spraying.
We contacted OralBreeze, and they were kind enough to replace the unit and give us a next day delivery. Not sure if this was for review purposes, or because they have a really good customer service. Either way, our experience with that company was good. The new unit worked as described, and there was no water spraying or leaking when the valve was turned off.
Over a period of 3 months, we used this unit maybe 10 times. We then let it sit for another 2 months. The idea was to determine if mold was forming due to the fact that water was never completely dried out from the hose. To our surprise, there was no mold. The hose was just as flexible after the 5 month period. It appears to have been made from high quality materials.
Speaking of materials, the hose is BPA and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved. While the flossing tips are made of Polypropylene (PP).
NOTE: If a water filter is already attached to the shower, this oral irrigation product can still be installed. Also, please note that this device is only to be attached to the shower head. If you want something that attaches to the kitchen or bathroom faucet, you might want to try out the QuickBreeze.
The ShowerBreeze comes with 2 flossing tips (blue and red), so it can be shared. The holder that the unit comes with can hold up to 4 tips, but it breaks rather easily. Yellow and green tips are also available, in case you need to order more.
This model is quite. It does not have an electric motor and it does not require any batteries. Also, it does not have a bulky water tank, and you do not have to worry about washing it or filling it up all the time.
Switching between the shower and the water jet only takes the twist of a small valve. This makes the device very convenient and easy to use.
This is not the most powerful oral irrigator on the market. If your water pressure at home is not very strong, you might find this model unsatisfactory. You can still regulate the pressure, but the maximum PSI would never exceed the maximum PSI of your shower.
Having said that, some consumers have complained that the unit is not strong enough. While, others have complained of the opposite.
Not sure if this is the right water jet for you? No problem! Have a look at the Gurin Oral Irrigator. Maybe this is more fitting for your needs.
Author: Peter Mayhew
Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.