Could The Philips Sonicare AirFloss Save The Idea Of Flossing As A Daily Hygiene Practice?

According to dentists, we should be flossing our teeth daily. But research tells us that less than 25% of the population regularly do. Those who do will find an electrical device time saving. And the group of people who never bothered to floss before will perhaps find it easier to follow through. Today we’re going to have a look at one of the market leaders in electrical dental flossing, the Philips Sonicare AirFloss. A device that promises to be “an easier way to floss,” not least thanks to MicroBurst technology. Read our Philips Sonicare AirFloss review:

How Does The Philips Sonicare AirFloss Work?

The Philips Sonicare AirFloss operates on a pretty simple premise. The handle is a tank that you fill with a little water or mouthwash. The tank is placed in the ergonomic handle, without giving you any problems in gripping the device. After the water is filled you insert the nozzle in between your teeth and press the trigger.

This simple action fires a fast, high-pressure shot of water that will rinse out whatever you have between your teeth, in a very short time. In fact, it is this high-powered rinse that makes use of the patented Micro Burst system. A system that combines air and water to produce short, powerful bursts of water that can floss your teeth efficiently.

One of the main benefits is that the AirFloss uses microdroplets of water that is accelerated in 1/3 of a second. And with little effort on your part, or so the theory goes. Shall we see how it did in our test?

Philips Sonicare AirFloss Review

The Philips Sonicare AirFloss functioned extremely well. First of all, it just works as it was intended. There is no risk of water spilling, and the fact that little water is needed is practical.

A time-saving feature is the Auto-Fire Mode that allows for automatic shots to be fired just by pressing lightly down on the button continuously. And, in talking about this button, it is worth mentioning that it is ultra-light.

An important detail, as it could turn out to be a quite tiring prospect to press down a more heavy button.

After a few rounds, one sees the advantages of this product, as it’s practical, easy to use, and efficient. People who avoid flossing because of time issues will see the pros of using the AirFlosser, as you can completely floss your teeth in less than 60 seconds.

The nozzle looks very professional and fits between your teeth snugly. It’s made of a very fine rubber that is soft and flexible, and according to Philips, you can use it for up to six months before switching. The shot of water enters your gums so fast it tickles your gums quite hard. But the feeling is pleasant.

Some other electric flossers are more complicated, as they need more water to be continuously filled. But the Philips AirFloss manages 60 shots out of a simple shot glass of water. Which, I imagine, is magnificent for the planet. The speed is, apparently, 45 miles per hour. Now, that is impressive. And probably faster than what your car will manage on the way to work.


  • Very simple to use.
  • Little water needed.
  • The high pressure cleans out everything efficiently.
  • Very professional feel.
  • Can be utilised with mouthwash.
  • Excellent battery life.


  • Rather expensive to buy.
  • Doesn’t fully replace manual flossing in total effectiveness.


Benefits Of The Philips Sonicare AirFloss

This is a dental hygiene product that makes sense. Particularly for those who does not floss regularly as it is. With the AirFloss you will improve your dental health, and the ease of use is a virtual guarantee that people will incorporate the AirFloss into their daily dental hygiene routines.

  • The AirFloss removes 99 % more plaque than brushing alone with a manual toothbrush.
  • No need to insert the nozzle on the inside of your teeth, all action is from the outside.
  • Daily use of the AirFloss will improve your dental health.
  • Safe to use, the AirFloss is a gentle device that protects your gums.
  • You can use mouthwash instead of water for an increased effect.
  • Easy to use. You just fill the small tank up with a small amount of water and fire away.
  • The device is 100% water proof and can be handled with full safety near water.
  • The AirFloss comes with a full, two-year warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How safe is the Sonicare AirFloss to use?

The Sonicare AirFloss is very safe to use and is 100% water proof. There are no moving parts on the outside, and it can be handled safely by anyone.

2) How effective is the AirFloss?

Studies show that the Sonicare AirFloss removes up to 99% more plaque than brushing alone.

3) Is it efficient for people using braces and other orthodontic appliances?

Very. The Sonicare AirFloss will improve your dental hygiene, and make it that much easier and quicker.

4) How long does the Sonicare AirFloss last without charging?

Quite some time. You can use the AirFloss twice a day for up to two weeks without needing to charge the device.

Philips Sonicare Alternatives

In the segment of electric flossers, we find a few competitors like the Waterpik WP 660 Ultra Professional Water Flosser, Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser, Hangsun Water Flosser and the Panasonic EW1211W.


It’s a yes from us. This device is impressively functional, and the Philips AirFloss delivers the goods. It takes a very short time to rinse all your teeth, so there are no excuses for not using it. The feeling of having magnificently clean teeth is sensational. And, again, we imagine that flossing your teeth this way twice a day can become addictive. The investment is worth it, and after a few months of regular use, you will probably thank yourself that you did buy it.

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