Cleaning your teeth is an important part of maintaining not only a clean mouth but also good hygiene. Teeth reveal a lot about a person, similar to how shoes or pants reveal a lot about a person.
It should be as simple to floss as it is to shave with an electric shaver. The Airfloss is supposed to take the role of hand flossing in around 60 seconds. That may not seem like a long time, but 2 minutes of tooth brushing, much alone the 2-minutes recommended, is equal to 15 minutes on the bicycle. Fortunately, with a steady and quick hand, the Airfloss can function in around 30-seconds.
What Is Sonicare Airfloss?
A mouthwash or water reservoir is contained in a portable gadget. The AirFloss releases a brief burst of air combined with mouthwash into the user’s mouth in the teeth when activated. It’s similar to a water sonic toothbrush, but it doesn’t have the same consistent stream and quantity of water.
Unboxing The Sonicare Airfloss
This is what you’ll discover inside the Philips Sonicare AirFloss and accessories that come with the box when you tear off the wrapping on your fresh new AirFloss Pro.
Let’s have a look at it step by step:
- Pro Handle by AirFloss
- BreathRx mouthwash
- Instruction manual
- Charger Base
- AirFloss nozzle
A registration card will also be included, instructing you to enroll your AirFloss online. You’ll get an extra 6 months of coverage for doing so, bringing the total guarantee length to 2 and a half years.
How Does It Work?
Plaque, bacteria, and leftover food particles are loosened and dislodged by a mixture of air and water shot in between the teeth and the gum line, where typical brushing may not reach.
Whereas traditional flossing depends on the floss in order to contact, grip, and wipe away plaque, the AirFloss depends on the fluid and air combo to do so by applying pressure to the gums and teeth as it passes by.
Examining The Sonicare Airfloss
The AirFloss pro’s handle, which is made of white plastic, is a tad on the simple side in terms of appearance. The only distinguishing element on the front is the Philips Sonicare branding, which can be seen about a third of the way down. A segment of raised plastic lumps may be found on both sides of the handle. These ridges keep the handles from sliding through your fingers when you’re using them.
In practice, though, the grip is ineffectual. When grasping the AirFloss Pro Handle, the bumps are too little and spaced out to make a visible impact. The water reservoir is located at the upper part of the handle. That’s where you put your mouthwash or water. This device, dubbed the AirFloss by Philips Sonicare, also sprays microdroplets of anything you pour into the reservoirs.
It was difficult to fill the reservoirs of the AirFloss. This was primarily owing to the minuscule opening. More often than not, you’d wear more water than the reservoir itself could hold. Fortunately, Phillips has gone above and above to resolve the issue.
With the lid down, the opening in the Philips Sonicare AirFloss reservoir can be seen. The AirFloss Pro’s Reservoir entrance is twice as large as the original. Much less difficult to fill. Start pulling the hinged lid down using your thumb to gain access to the reservoir. When the reservoir is filled, replace it with a click.
A gray-colored rubber button may be installed at the bottom of the back. This button can be used for two different things:
- On/Off switch To turn the AirFloss on, press the button once. To turn it off, hold the button for two seconds.
- Selector for burst mode When the switch is switched on, push the button to cycle among 1,2, or 3 bursts each time you press the activation button.
The central connection keeps the AirFloss firmly attached to the charging base. Some basic model information is printed around the plug, including the battery type, model number, and country of production (Mexico).
While the label says “Made in Mexico,” the handle reads “Assembled in Mexico” on the backside. In truth, these components might be manufactured anywhere around the world, most probably in China, where Sonicare also produces electric toothbrushes. The activation button is located at the top of the AirFloss. When you press this button, water and air will pour out of the nozzle.
The button has little give to it, and the glossy surface is quite slick. When we rested our thumbs here, we noticed that they tended to fall off. A small hexagonal hole is walled by a silver ring farther up from the button.
Using The The Sonicare Airfloss
It’s really simple to use; there are just three steps.
Step 1: Fill
Use with water or Philips Sonicare BreathRx mouthwash.
Step 2: Point
To turn it on, press the button once. If desired, press it a second or third time to select two or three bursts.
The nozzle tip should be aimed between the teeth. For continuous automated bursts, hold down the button, or push and release in order to activate manual burst mode.
Step 3: Clean
Plaque is removed between the teeth using micro-droplets of liquid and air.
- This is a really convenient way to clean your teeth.
- In just 60 seconds, you can floss all of your teeth.
- For a solid grip on the unit, use the grips.
- There are three different burst modes to choose from.
- Manual and automatic settings for more controlled and faster cleaning are shown by LEDs.
- Overall good quality – the reservoir lid is the weakest point.
- Mouthwash, water, or a mixture of both can be used.
- A variety of color options are available.
- Every six months, the nozzle should be replaced.
The AirFloss is a lot simpler to use than a flosser or a liquid flosser. If you don’t like flossing, using the AirFloss is a better option than ignoring the issue and allowing plaque to build up. It’s just that the AirFloss’ quality is terrible. It abruptly ceases to function for no apparent cause. And it is a problem that many users have expressed.
Fortunately, Philips Sonicare has a 90-day return policy, allowing you to return the AirFloss if you are unhappy with it. This is along with the standard two-year warranty.