I’ve always been very lucky with my teeth. Apart from the usual teenage orthodontic nightmares, I have all 32 teeth present and correct. Until last year.
Ever since my first (traumatic) filling, I am not friends with my dentist and very keen to do whatever I can to avoid a repeat of that assault. I brush twice a day, even when I’m drunk/tired/not leaving the house and use mouthwash too. I once read somewhere that when you’re in your teens you can get away with not brushing twice a day, and in your twenties it won’t do too much damage if you don’t manage twice a day every now and again, but into your thirties it really starts to have an effect on your teeth. Remembering that always makes me brush when I’m feeling lazy! My real problem though is when it comes to flossing.
We’re told it’s brilliant for reducing plaque and looking after your teeth but I really struggle not just with remembering or making time to do it when I’m tired or in a rush, but also with actually holding on to the little slippy blighter and getting into all the awkward corners. So when I was asked if I wanted to try the Philips Sonicare AirFloss, I have to say I jumped at the chance.
The AirFloss looks a bit like an electric toothbrush but with a little nozzle on the end. The way it works is genius but actually very simple. You fill the barrel at the bottom of the nozzle with water or mouthwash, point it at a gap between your teeth and press the button. The AirFloss shoots out a jet of air and water in a quick burst which gently blasts out any debris between teeth. How cool is that?
The first time I gave the AirFloss a try, Mr. BB and I spent a good ten minutes in fits of laughter. If you’re not quite sure what to expect the AirFloss can take you by surprise a bit! I ended up with water sprayed up the bathroom mirror and also all over me. It was much fun before bedtime! Rest assured that once you get the hang of it, you learn to keep your mouth a bit more closed so water doesn’t go all over your bathroom mirror and you really do end up with super clean, sparkly feeling teeth! It also makes a really cool ‘floof’ noise when the air jet is fired which has resulted in it being called ‘The Floofer’ in our house!
Having had this for a few months now, I can say it really works and I would definitely recommend it over traditional floss any day. It’s so easy to use, gets into all the tricky corners – even around wisdom teeth – and you can ‘floss’ completely in about a minute. Really beats struggling to keep your grip on twiddly bits of waxy string as well as the waste of chucking it in the bin when you’re finished.
Philips Sonicare AirFloss has an RRP of £90, however, it’s currently on sale for around £74.99 at Boots, Amazon, John Lewis as well as other retailers. Although this isn’t necessarily what is I’d call a cheap buy, worth the investment long-term for saving on dental floss and potentially even dental bills!
Will you be investing in looking after your smile?
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