Every one knows the deal: for healthy teeth, flossing is a must. If you would like a little assistance with your flossing regimen, than adding the Sonicare Airfloss to your tool belt may be a wise choice.
Philips recently added the Sonicare Airfloss to their lineup and touts it to: “Removes 99% more plaque biofilm between teeth than brushing with manual toothbrush alone” and that it, “Gently and effectively helps improve interproximal gum health in just two weeks”. These claims have not been supported by the America Dental Association, but ask any dentist and they are most likely to agree: anything to encourage flossing is a good thing.
So how does it work, anyway? Philips has created what they call a Microburst Technology all in the push of one button. The science is the combination of using quick bursts of pressurized air that are accentuated with water. Said to clean the entire mouth in around 60 seconds, the pressurized spray of the Sonicare Airfloss is able to get into spaces between teeth that are difficult for toothbrushes to reach. Philips also says that in addition to be a helpful partner to the toothbrush for dental hygiene, it is also one of the cleaner oral irrigators on the market leading to less spray and messy water clean up. Philips has also designed the Sonicare Airfloss to have an ergonomically correct handle to assist in getting to those hard to reach places as well as a guidance tip that helps distinguish the areas that the Airfloss will most assist. The brush comes with a reservoir that is good for two uses and a rechargeable battery that is good for two weeks before needing a charge.
A couple of negatives: it is being reported amongst users to not work well for those with tightly spaced teeth due to the spraying water having little space to go in to, and, therefore, causing a overspray effect. Also, in testing regular floss with the Sonicare Airfloss many users found that the regular floss removed additional unwanted food particles. In so saying, Airfloss may not be the best bet if that is your only flossing method, but if it is something that you include in your fight against gum disease, chances are you’re not going to be hurting, only helping.
Philips is offering a 28 day full refund guarantee and a two year warranty. If it does help your smile, your dentist won’t be the only one happy with the outcome.
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