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Philips AirFloss--An Easier Way to Floss

Brushing and Flossing, Work Together as an Unbeatable Team

Philips Sonicare AirFloss

Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. They work together as an unbeatable team—neither one works as well without the other. If you brush your teeth but don’t floss, you’re only cleaning the visible outer surfaces of each tooth.A significant portion of your tooth surfaces are actually in between your teeth where bits of food can easily get caught. So by not flossing, you’re not reaching the bacteria that will build up, causing plaque, bad breath and infection. Brushing and flossing help prevent gum disease. By making them both a regular part of your daily oral care routine, you help prevent tooth decay and gum disease that, if left untreated, ultimately damage gum tissue and the bones that support the teeth. By keeping your mouth healthy, you also:

• Shorten the time you spend at your next dental visit

• Save money by avoiding costly procedures and fillings

• Keep your breath fresher

Why Flossing Your Teeth is Important?Philips Sonicare AirFloss Forty percent of tooth surfaces are in the interproximal area. Food debris gets caught in these areas and can lead to bacteria build-up, bad breath and infection. Next to brushing, cleaning these interproximal areas is the most important thing a person can do to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Research has shown that infected gums can have an effect on a person’s overall health and well-being.

Dental professionals often reinforce the importance of in-terproximal cleaning, i.e. flossing, with their patients, but find that at home, patients struggle to comply with their guidance. Patients tell dentists that they find flossing to be difficult and messy and rarely take the time to do it, compromising their oral health. Dentists agree that if there was an easier way for patients to clean in-between their teeth, they feel that oral health would improve. However, there have been no significant advances in the technology of interproximal cleaning in decades.

Philips AirFloss is being introduced as a solution to this problem. Philips AirFloss introduces breakthrough Micro-burst technology that pushes microdroplets of air and liquid to remove plaque between teeth for a powerful yet gentle clean. With one-button functionality and a nozzle guidance tip to ensure target cleaning, Sonicare AirFloss is an effective and easy way to improve interproximal cleaning.

An Easier Way to Clean in Between Teeth

Philips Sonicare

Sonicare AirFloss an innovative new tool to provide your patients with a gentle, easier way to clean between teeth. Philips’ breakthrough Microburst technology removes plaque from in-between teeth with a quick burst of air and micro-water droplets. Studies have shown that when used with a manual toothbrush, Sonicare AirFloss removes up to 99 percent more plaque between teeth than brushing alone.

Sonicare AirFloss cleans between all teeth in less than 60 seconds and only requires only one teaspoon of water. You can use it with your favourite mouthwash to enhance overall experience. The AirFloss nozzle guidance tip ensures targeted cleaning between teeth. It produces less than a teaspoon of water per whole mouth clean. The ergonomically designed handle and angled nozzle to access all areas of the mouth. Simple point and press button to release a quick, targeted burst of water. Cordless, rechargeable handle fits on the same charger as the Sonicare Flexcare+.

More About Philips Sonicare AirFloss

How does Sonicare AirFloss work?

Sonicare AirFloss uses compressed air to accelerate microdroplets of water (or mouthwash) in-between teeth. The microdroplets disrupt and remove plaque in-between teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach.

Is Sonicare AirFloss designed to replace flossing?

While Sonicare AirFloss has not been designed to directly replace floss in all aspects (e.g. removal of large debris from in-between teeth) it is an excellent alternative for daily interproximal cleaning.

Will Sonicare AirFloss remove plaque?

Sonicare AirFloss has been proven to remove up to 99% more plaque in-between teeth than brushing alone with a manual toothbrush. Laboratory studies demonstrated that Sonicare AirFloss removes up to 66% more plaque in-between teeth compared to a Sonicare FlexCare+ alone.

Is Sonicare AirFloss able to get food debris out from between teeth?

Sonicare AirFloss will remove most food debris. However, the product is not designed to remove large or sticky debris that becomes stuck in-between teeth.

Does Sonicare AirFloss clean the entire gum line, as well as in-between the teeth?

Sonicare AirFloss is designed as an adjunct to toothbushing to ensure excellent cleaning in between teeth. For the best gum health, it is important to thoroughly brush your teeth along the gumline. Proper brushing technique (as instructed by your dental professional) will ensure a thorough clean in this important area.

Do you use Sonicare AirFloss after you brush your teeth?

It is recommended that you use Sonicare AirFloss after you brush your teeth to ensure that plaque is removed thoroughly. When you use your Sonicare AirFloss with mouthwash this also leaves you with a fresher, cleaner feeling mouth.

Do you need to use Sonicare AirFloss on the inside and the outside of your teeth?

Sonicare AirFloss is designed to be effective when used only on the outside of your teeth.

Can you adjust the power?

Sonicare AirFloss has been designed to the optimal power to ensure it is effective in removing plaque while remaining gentle on gums and dental work.

Is Sonicare AirFloss easy to hold and maneuver?

Sonicare AirFloss is very light even when filled with water. It has been designed with ergonomists and dental industry experts to ensure ease of use and an appropriate angle to the teeth. The product ergonomics were developed and tested with a diverse range of consumers.

Why does Sonicare AirFloss have a guidance tip?

The guidance tip makes it easy to find the spaces between teeth and to place the tip at the appropriate angle for optimal cleaning. It is important not to apply excess pressure while placing the nozzle tip in-between teeth.

Is the activation button on Sonicare AirFloss easy to press?

The activation button on Sonicare AirFloss is designed to require approximately the same force as a computer mouse click.