Philips Sonicare HX8211/02 AirFloss Rechargeable Electric Flosser
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The idea is fine. The Airfloss takes up about the same amount of counter space as the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush, which I also own (and am 5-stars happy with). You put water or mouthwash into the unit (it holds a tablespoon or so), point the thing at the space between your teeth, and push a button. With the compressed air and liquid it cleans between your teeth, and you don't have to mess with dental floss (or even get your hands wet). It shoots an annoying little spit at your gums, one tooth at a time, which might be worth it for the convenience of dental care in 30 seconds.
The implementation... doesn't work for me. Yes, it cleans out some stuff and would be better than nothing. But not MUCH better, especially since this is intended only for the front of the teeth. After using the Airfloss I flossed my teeth again with the regular old floss the dentist gave me, and plenty of stuff came out. On another day, in the interest of research, I used the Airfloss and then immediately used the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser, and LOTS of stuff came out. A leaf of spinach could defeat this thing.
The Airfloss might have been helpful back when I had braces, and using dental floss wasn't possible. The unit is light enough that I would have considered it as an option for travel rather than the Panasonic Oral Irrigator EW-DJ10-A I bought. But the Airfloss does so much less than the standard old Waterpik, and it costs more. Plus the Waterpik makes it easy to change heads so that two people can use the same unit; this is really mean for a single user.
I like the basic idea, but I'm not impressed with the result.
Would totally recommend to anyone who has braces!
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