Philips Sonicare AirFloss Interdental - Rechargeable HX8211/06 w/ 1 nozzle is rated
3.8 out of
Rated 4 out of
Not Dentist Recommended unless....I am a dentist of 30+ years, so I get to see first hand the effectiveness of many products. This product is well thought out and works quite well. It satisfies the part of flossing that will improve gum health and prevent periodontal disease. For this it deserves 5 stars. It doesn't fully replace flossing because it doesn't break the contact between the teeth as floss does, this is important to reduce the cavities that commonly start at the contact point, an unreachable area with all but floss. So, here it gets zero stars. Philips is correct it does replace flossing in one sense but they are not stating the whole truth. In order to reduce the decay shortcoming Philips could recommend a fluoride rinse be used in the unit, but it doesn't quite replace flosses anti-decay ability in it's entirety. Flossing is highly recommended in addition. There is such a large overlap that use of either (floss or air flosser) on an every other day basis should be adequate for most everyone. For those that want an exceptional regimen, floss, brush and follow up with the air flosser using a fluoride rinse in the reservoir. Lastly, Philips should address the issue of breakage, an all too common problem with this unit, in their defense they do offer a two and a half year warranty, this should be thought of as an expendable product that will need frequent replacement, registering and getting the warranty is useful.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of
BEST FLOSSING METHOD OUT THERE TODAYI have owned and used this Air Flosser for the past two years and can honestly tell you it is a fantastic product.
I learned about it after purchasing a Phillips Sonic Toothbrush which I have also had for three years with no problems. The Air Flosser has helped me greatly with my periodontal gum disease. The last time I went in for my dental cleaning, I was completely taken back when the hygienist said that my pockets were not receding and they were getting smaller. I was completely taken back and asked her if she was sure and she rechecked the charts with present measurements and said yes they were shrinking. I have never had that experience before using this Air Flosser. I used to floss occasionally the conventional way and found it was difficult to reach the back teeth and did not look forward to doing it. Now, with the Air Flosser, I enjoy the convenience and the speed of getting a professional clean mouth and gum line in my own home every day. I have not had any issues with the Air Flosser and have even traveled with it. It always works...I use just plain tap water and leave it on the charging base. I do empty the remaining water and leave the water door flap open so that the inside water chamber can completely dry out before the next usage.
It's a bit of an investment, but it will be worth it for you if you have an issue with flossing and gum disease.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of
Love this product, have had 2 and now looking for 3rd.I love this product and have had 2 of this model. I tried cleaning it last night but now it is not working. It had gathered some dirt under the button that pushes the water out. It hasn't worked since though. Trying to find another one of this same model number.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 3 out of
What happened to Phillip's standards?Excellent idea and it does the job.
BUT, 5 weeks from new and it does not hold a charges.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 2 out of
So disappointed!When working its very useful for in between teeth/ wires.
Now it's not working!
Surely for the price they would re-supply you or even repair it , as only just out of warranty period!
No luck with flosser really, as this product still charges up with flashing light and then will not operate, frustrating !
It worked for 18months.
I'm not going to buy another one for the same thing to happen again What's the point !
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 2 out of
Poor quality productWithin three Months, the product would not activate, would have sent back, but Daughter threw away both packaging and guarantee hence did not return. In my case an expensive lesson. Out of desperation purchased a syringe less than a pound and floss with the pressure from the syringe which to be fair reaches better into small cavities than the Water pick. Had two Dental visits since with no adverse comments on my flossing, so must be doing something correct. Very disappointed with my Philips product
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 1 out of
This product should be brilliant but is let down by its unreliabiliytI am now on my 3rd sonic air flosser and it has again stopped charging. It should be a brilliant product and each time I have replaced it I have loved it. Unfortunately the same thing happens each time. It will not hold a charge. We are on our third since Xmas which is hugely irritating. I would recommend anyone thinking of spending this much money to think again. What a disappointment!
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 3 out of
Better ApplicationsThis is a very interesting device. It's sturdy and well constructed. The battery life is excellent. The charging stand design is elegant and is compatible with my Soncare toothbrush.
It works fine for me, maybe a bit messy. If I feel spry, I'll squirt the nozzle at the dogs from across the room.
My girlfriend has tight interproximal gaps and the water jet just caroms off her teeth, making a mess. She classifies the AirFloss as "the most profoundly useless device ever".
Since she doesn't care for it, and is tired of my canine target practice, I had to find a better use for it. So far, I found works great filling the reservoir with vermouth. The little spritz makes a perfect dry martini!
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