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Philips Sonicare AirFloss

Philips Sonicare AirFloss (page 2 of 8)

HX8211/06 (AirFloss 1.5), HX8221/02, HX8111/02 (Original) and HX8240
3.1 from 148 reviews

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).

1 comment
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to share your elaborate review here. We're happy to hear the Airfloss has been a valuable addition to your dental cleaning routine. The Aifloss is meant to improve your dental health, so we're delighted to read this has been the case. Take care and all the best! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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.

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Hey there, Thanks for reaching out here and sharing your thoughts and opinions on the Airfloss. We're happy to hear it has been able to help you take care of your dental health. Thanks again, and happy flossing! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team


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!

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Hi there, Jessica, Thanks for letting us know about this. We're delighted to hear the Airfloss has been such a valuable addition to your dental health care routine. :) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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.

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Hi Brad, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that the AirFloss was a good replacement for the sticks you had to use before. We're glad they are working well for you and it's easy for you to use. Kind Regards, The Philips Australia Team

Product failure

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.

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Hi there, Joe. We're sorry to hear that your Sonicare AirFloss stopped working, especially since this is the second time that this has happened to you. We'd like to see if the solution lies in cleaning the vent. Please try the following: There is a small vent in the reservoir door opening of your Sonicare AirFloss. If this vent is blocked, the water flow will be blocked and you will hear a sucking or whistling sound. Instructions to clean the vent: 1) Use a piece of paper towel or a cotton swab 2) Moisten the paper towel or cotton swab with water 3) Clean the vent by wiping along the inside edge of the reservoir opening, focusing on the vent area 4) Wipe along the outside edge of the reservoir door, also focusing on the vent area 5)Rinse the cleaned areas with cold water and make sure that no debris is left behind. NOTE: make sure that no debris is left behind on the inside of the reservoir If this doesn't help, please reach out to us by calling 1300 363 391 for Australia or 0800 658 224 for New Zealand. We'll then try to assist you further. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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.

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Hi Ben, thank you for leaving us a review. It sure doesn't sound like you've much enjoyed the quality of our Airfloss and we're curious how comes. Could you reach out to us on Social Media? We're happy to see if there's anything we can change in your experience. Kind Regards, the Philips Australia Team.

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.

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Hi Bernadette,. Thank you for writing your feedback to us. We're glad to hear that you dentist checkup has been positive after using the AirFloss. If you'd like to know more or have any questions in the future, please feel free to contact us. We hope you enjoy the new way of flossing! Kind Regards, The Philips Australia Team

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.

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Hi Hilary, we remember responding just now to your post on your Sonicare toothbrush. We're happy to learn that he has an Airfloss buddy in the bathroom now. We'll pass on the feedback on the water container to our product team. Kind Regards, The Philips Australia Team.

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

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Hi there Brian, We appreciate the kind words. :) We wish you a lot of enjoyment of the Airfloss! Kind regards, The Philips Australia team

Handy , saves time , liquid slot should be larger though

Handy , saves time , liquid slot should be larger though
Charging lasts a few weeks
Good design
I wish it has a continiues flushing option
4 stars , satisfied

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Hi Ahmed, Thank you for sharing your thought and opinions here with us. As you can imagine, your feedback is the most valuable tool for our improvements. So we truly appreciate this. Take care and all the best. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Great product!

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.

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Hi there, Lucy, Thank you for sharing this here with us. How nice of you to spoil your parents with an Airfloss to. That must be a good sign. :) Thanks for that, we're happy to hear you're using your Airfloss on a daily basis and that you feel like this has been a good long term investment. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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.

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Hey there, Annie, Thank you for sharing this here. It's great to learn your dental health has improved, thanks to the Airfloss. This is of course the aim of our product so we're happy to hear this has been the case for you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team


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.

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Hey there, How kind of you to share this here with us! :) We're delighted to hear you've had a good experience and that the results of using the Airfloss are fantastic. What a nice compliment. Thank you for sharing this and all the best. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Perfect product!

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!

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Hey there, Angel, Thanks for giving the Airfloss 5 out of 5 starts! :) We feel honored. Our intention is to improve the dental health of our consumers, while simultaneously making it easier. So, it's good to hear that this has been the case for you. Many thanks again! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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.

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Hey there, Krissy, Wow, we weren't aware of the time travelling feature of the Airfloss ;). Great to hear we've been able to help out improving your dental health. And, we'd like to thank you for taking the time to share this here with us. Take care and all the best! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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!

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Hey there, Oliver, Thank you for sharing your thoughts here with us. Our aim is to make your life healthier and happier, so we're very glad to hear we've succeeded. :) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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.

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Hey there, Jay, Thanks for your 5 stars! We're very happy to receive them from you, and we're glad to hear you feel refreshed the whole day, thanks to the Airfloss. :) Appreciating your feedback, and take care for now! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Good !

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.

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Hey Fiona, That is so kind of you! Many thanks for sharing your experience, and it goes without saying we're very happy to hear your experience has been up to your wishes. :) Take care for now and all the best! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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

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Hi there, thanks for leaving your message here. We feel honored the Airfloss is able to give you a dentist like cleanliness! That is so great to hear. :) Happy flossing! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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.

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Hi Sateesh, If you're happy, then we're happy too. :) Thanks for submitting your review. Kind regards, The Philips Australia team

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Questions & Answers

How do you tell that the unit is charging And how to tell that it’s done charging?
No answers

My HX8340A Philips Sonicare water and air flosser has stopped pumping water. I only get air. I've cleaned the water reservoir and door but it still doesn't spray water. What should I do?
No answers

Hi, I just bought this product, and I've plugged it into charge as told to do in the little booklet. It said that it would flash green as it's charging, but after a quick flash of a green light when I turned it on.. there's just no light on at all. I pulled it off the charger and pressed the power button which did nothing.. then put it back on the charger and it lit up solid green for a few minutes, but after that it's back to no light again. I'm just confused if it's actually charging or if there's something wrong with it. Any thoughts..?
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Hi there, Thanks for submitting your question about your brand new Airfloss. Congrats on the new product, first of all. Let's try to fix this together! We're curious for how long you've tried charging the unit already. We would recommend charging it for a full 24 hours before giving it a go. This is to ensure that the battery is completely full. Would you mind trying that for us? You know where to find us if this doesn't work. Kind regards, The Philips Australia teamHi I have the same situation. I put It into charger before first use as it was recommended to charge for 24 h and it flash green light for a while and then it's not showing any light at all. Is that okay or is it something wrong ?Hi Paulina, Thank you for the question. Usually, after a full charge the device should last for 2 weeks (or 14 uses) - if this is the case, then this shouldn't be a problem. If you do encounter issues with using the Airfloss after charging it for 24 hours however, you're welcome to contact us on Facebook or Twitter, or by phone, 1300 363 391 (Mondays to Saturdays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EST). Thank you! Kind Regards, The Philips Australia Team

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