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Sonicare AirFloss with charging/filling station (Ultra)
Bought couple of months ago, so this is not a representation of usability of a product in a long run.
There is also a disclosure that Philips is now running a rebate program on purchases/reviews (of any flavour).
Primary consideration was to acquire a substitute hightech product to alleviate subjective consequences/obstacles of using flossing tape such as:
1) Tedious to put it mild. Everyone I know say they use it no matter how ridiculous it sounds (sure, once a fortnight - as good as never). Philips specifically recommends this product for reluctant, inconsistent users. They do not make a representation of this product being an equal efficiency substitute to floss tape, but rather suggest that it could be an intermediate step for full floss tape implementation for willing customers or a complete solution for some customers if they so desire.
2) My gums bleed all the time after using of floss tape due to snap pressure on insertion (no interdental gaps at all and I thought Zac Efron's smile had a fault). Not a medical condition by itself or a lack of proper technique but rather anthropological peculiarity. AirFloss completely alleviated this problem. There is a burst (multiple if desired) of 180 km/ph droplets/air mix which sweeps interdental areas of food (hopefully) debris. Subjective feeling is being refreshed in the oral area. I cannot claim efficiency of the process from plaque/tartar removal perspective - read appropriate independent studies from trusted sources, but - even if does half a job in an easy and casual and enjoyable manner - that is worth an investment (albeit quite substantial to be honest, not so much with rebates). I would have never achieved this with floss tape.
3) Floss tape shreds and snaps as far as my teeth are concerned. No such problems with AirFloss obviously.
Bought with charging station (Ultra) to be filled with your favourite rinse (note that peroxide solutions are not recommended, as well as water). It charges and fills the handle by itself. Station could be located anywhere within powerpoint reach. Handle is completely cordless and retains a strong charge to be used independently for some time (as well as week's worth of solution). If you wish you can detach a charging base to be used for mobile off the house purposes. Waterpik does not come near this configuration as far as usability, ergonomics and comfort are concerned (not mentioning that their 'water hose' technology method is quite peculiar , Philips implementation is rinsing solution saving and hightech)
Final thought. I do not understand how some reviewers find practical usage of this product difficult (especially as opposed to tediousness of floss tape). Just guide a tip along gumline to reach interdental crevices and push a button (all four quadrants). Device is always used before a toothbrush (preferably electric one - I use Oral B). Unless you have problem with dexterity - should not be difficult. Give 1-1.5 minutes for the whole procedure twice a day. Presto. At least psychologically your are great now (not counting rinse).
4 stars (no gung-ho extremisms please).
Work fairly well, a bit over priced
It’s easy to use and takes up little space. Works well and the air+water thrust is strong and helps remove food crumbs. Only drawback is the price tbh, but I’ve got it for a Father’s Day promotion.
This is a great product, and I can not live without it. A perfect alternative to regular flossing, this AirFloss looks like a toothbrush, and with one button, you can easily floss your teeth. Great product overall!
More Convenient Alternative to Regular Flossing
My dentist recommended I use Picksters (the little dental stick with a tiny brush on the end). I found it very difficult to use - it kept bending and caused a lot of gum bleeding when I jabbed things wrong. And I've never been able to practice regular flossing as it's very inconvenient and awkward. I just give up.
So I decided to try this APhilips Sonicare AirFloss.
It's convenient, very easy to use, not too messy (just keep your lips shut!), and the battery lasts over a week after charging.
I don't think it's quite as good at getting everything as a Pickster, but it's close. I used the product then used a Pickster, and the Pickster found some sludge between my teeth that had been missed by the AirFloss. Still, it's about consistency, and the Pickster is difficult for me to use.
Overall, I highly recommend this product as a good alternative to conventional flossing tools.
My Sonicare Airfloss does not stand up to normal use. My original unit was replaced after 6 months of use. The problem was after being fully charged the unit lights indicated it was charged but failed to operate. It just made a squealing sound when I tried to use it. That unit was replaced by Philips. After 6 months the replacement unit failed the same way as the original one failed.
Not sure what to do with it
I bought it out of curiosity and trying to get rid of the old fashioned floss, but this one didn't seem to work and it hurts my gum. Nothing really got cleaned unless you got a huge chunk of meat stuck in your teeth. still went back to good old floss.
Love my airfloss machine
Love my Phillips sonicare airfloss so easy to use doesn’t take up much room in the bathroom. My dentist is also happy with my recent checkup. Would recommend 100% so much better than flossing the old way.
What a perfect pair!! My sonicare airfloss and sonicare toothbrush
I got my sonicare airfloss after two weeks I owed my sonicare toothbrush. I totally in love with them.
My teeth stop bleeding after i used airfloss for two weeks.
One weakness: I hope the airfloss have a bigger water container.
I like it
Strong pressure, I like it. I wish there is a bigger space to store water.
Battery amazingly last for ages after full charge. I use mouthwash no alc instead of water and it’s grwat
Handy , saves time , liquid slot should be larger though
Handy , saves time , liquid slot should be larger though
Charging lasts a few weeks
I wish it has a continiues flushing option
4 stars , satisfied
It’s a economical way if you like to use floss everyday, maybe not used to the product in the beginning but it’s a good long term investment. I brought one for my parents as well. Great gift if you want to take care someone.
Excellent product, gum feels healthier
Bought it for ages, finally started using it after dentist told me my gum problem. The normal floss makes my gum bleed. The airfloss is much better. I do recommend to people who have sensitive gums.
Philips Sonicare Air Floss is very easy to use, fantastic results. It saves hassles from manually flossing.
I love it. We received the discounted rewards pretty fast too. Great service.
Easy to store and convenient for daily use. Working much better than regular teeth floss for me, especially when using with mouth wash, very good outcome! Highly recommend this product!
Perfect product abso;utely fabulous
Wow this product is fantastic! It almost feels like you are in the future using it. It gets the job done and easy to use and my mouth feels so clean after using along with the toothbrush.
This is perfect！
My oral health has been improved significantly. It is super easy to use and replace traditional flossing method. Great product! Highly recommend this product, it’ll make your life easier and healthier!
My mouth Feels so fresh
use it after using my sonic care toothbrush. Better than manual flossing, and so gentle at the same time. My mouth feels so fresh the whole day, can't live with out it anymore.
Good and value for money. The pressure is good enough to clean my teeth. 1 charge can last quite a long time which make it even more convenient as I didn’t need to charge them everyday.
Leaves teeth feeling great
The airfloss leaves me with a dentist clean feeling after every use. One great thing about the product is how long the battery last, and how great it feels in your hand. I recommend it to everyone
Love my Philips AirFloss
I use this AirFloss twice a day & i can see big difference in my oral health. Water jet effectively cleans the teeth every time .I am very happy with the Philips AirFloss.