Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 Review

Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 Review

Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02

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Even though flossing is highly recommended by dental professionals all over the world, as it has been proved it should be an essential part of our daily oral hygiene, a recent research has shown that more than 80% of the people in the UK do not floss their teeth at all. Even worse, almost 95% of those who try to floss their teeth they either don’t do it on a daily basis or they do it in the wrong way.

It seems that flossing is not a pleasant task – not to mention that for some people it can be quite annoying. Pages upon pages have been written on how we can create the habit of flossing and there are hundreds of tips on how to do it properly and effectively. However, people don’t seem to get persuaded.

Once more, technology has come to the rescue. With the introduction of Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02, Philips tries to make flossing faster, easier and a lot more effective and pleasant than ever before. Read on for the full details of this revolutionary device.

Advantages and Drawbacks

Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02After using it for a few times, you will realize that the Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 does a great job cleansing between your teeth and refreshing the whole of your mouth especially if you fill its tank with mouthwash. As the liquid is blasted in your mouth it not only removes all debris between your teeth, but it also makes your mouth feel totally refreshed while at the same time it helps improve the health of your gums.

Another advantage of the device is that it saves you a lot of time compared to the time you have to spend when you floss your teeth in the conventional way – plus the fact that it is a lot simpler to use and a lot more effective.

On the technical part, the device needs only a very small amount of fluid to work and battery life is impressively good.

Unfortunately, there seem to be some drawbacks according to verified customer reviews on amazon.com. Most complaints had to do with the life of the device itself as several customers complained that it stopped working properly after a rather short period of time, usually less than six months. However, several customers mentioned that they received a replacement set after complaining to the company’s customer support service.

In addition, some users said that a traditional water-flosser cleans teeth better especially at the back of the mouth, while the manufacturers stated that the Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 “cannot replace the standard flossing of the teeth.”

In conclusion, taking the large number of reviews into consideration, it seems that the advantages overweight the drawbacks and most people who have used the device improved their oral hygiene and the health of their teeth and gums and they say that they would recommend the air flosser to others.

Cost vs Efficiency

Since the Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 entered the market a few years ago it has sold thousands of units all over the USA and Europe. Its price is not the highest you can find for similar devices and most users bought it after their dentist’s recommendation. It is currently sold at about £75.00 on amazon.co.uk while a set of three replacement nozzles is sold at £12.80.

It seems that users who are really pleased with it are those who face problems with their gums, wear braces or have some other kind of dental restorative work. Also, it is a good solution for those who never floss as it can significantly improve their oral hygiene and protect their gums from gingivitis.

If you decide to buy it, you should check different online retailers as they often offer generous discounts on the device, which would mean excellent value for your money.

How the Sonic Airfloss Works

Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02The Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 is much larger than an electric toothbrush mainly because of its reservoir where you can add a small amount of mouthwash or plain water. The liquid its reservoir holds is enough for two uses.

The device has an on/off button and a “shoot” button that you use to shoot water through its nozzle and between your teeth.

The device is based on the idea of shooting a mixture of air and micro-droplets of mouthwash or water between your teeth, thus removing food particles, debris and plaque that brushing alone cannot remove. However, have in mind that some types of mouthwash that contain alcohol can damage the interior of the device. So read the instructions carefully in order to use the right brand.

Its ergonomic grip, angled nozzle and slim guidance tip help you place it exactly on the correct spot to clean between your teeth. Your entire mouth can be cleaned in just 30-60 seconds as you don’t have to shoot for every burst. If you want, you can hold down the “shoot” button and just move the tip of the nozzle from tooth to tooth. The device shoots automatically every second. Of course, you can press more than once between teeth that need extra cleaning.

Battery Life and Charging Time

The life of the rechargeable Lithium ION battery of the Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 is quite impressive. When it is fully charged and used once daily it can last up to 14 days or even more. Of course, if you use it more than once a day, you will have to charge it more often. The packet contains one multi-voltage charger and it takes 24 hours to charge your battery fully.

What the Manufacturer Claims

Being a well-known and reliable manufacturer, Philips has extensively tested the Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 to prove its performance. As a result the company claims that their air flosser:

* Removes considerably more plaque and debris than manual flossing and can improve the health of the teeth and the hygiene of the entire mouth

* Greatly improves and protects the health of the gums – visible difference in just 2 weeks

* Works better and more easily than water flossers

* Gets positive reviews from approximately 96% of the people who have used it

The Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 seems to be a really useful device for people who hate manual flossing and an easier way for those who want to floss their teeth daily. Despite the fact that it’s a bit more expensive than other electric flossers, it seems to be a very good alternative to water flossers as it works in a faster and cleaner way.

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