There’s no way around it – most of us don’t like flossing very much. Dentists are surely getting tired of the broken record act by now, because we never seem to listen, despite warnings of cavities, bad breath, and gingivitis. But man, sticking a piece of string between all of your teeth? What a chore. Well, thanks to Philips, it might be a little harder to look your dentist in the eye soon. Thanks to the Philips Sonicare AirFloss, we officially have no reason to not floss.
We seem to have an aversion to string on teeth, so Philips took the string part of the equation. The AirFloss is pretty much what it sounds like – it uses propelled air and a little water instead of traditional string floss to clean out all the plaque and bits of lettuce and beef that will embarrass you later in the day from your teeth. The propelled air comes from a small nozzle at the tip that you can use to aim pretty accurately. With a speed of 45 mph, that little puff of air is no joke, either. It requires hardly any water to operate – less than a teaspoon will get you through two cleaning sessions. Just keep in mind that the time span between two flossing sessions should now be markedly less than several months.
The Philips Sonicare AirFloss really is a godsend. It’s faster than flossing, and hurts a lot less. It takes away all the bad parts about dental care without sacrificing effectiveness. Check it out – maybe the next time your dentist asks you if you’ve been flossing, he won’t say it in that rhetorical, disappointed tone you’ve gotten used to.