EuroPerio 8 will see Philips showcasing its award-winning range – including the Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro - the first flossing device which is clinically proven to improve gum health. The new device includes several new design features to further improve interproximal cleaning performance and ease of use, with particular benefits for patients who floss inconsistently.
Laboratory trials shows the new Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro removes 99.9% of plaque biofilm and 89% of patients found it easier to use than string floss
Despite dental professionals recommending flossing for over 200 years, only approximately 22% of the UK population floss at all. Whilst many start full of good intentions, compliance levels are low because flossing is technique sensitive and generally takes time to get right. Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro is designed specifically to change this. Cleaning interproximally with AirFloss Pro takes only 60 seconds once daily, so can easily be built into an oral care routine – even by inconsistent and reluctant flossers. The improved proprietary microburst technology removes up to 99.9% of plaque and is clinically proven to improve gum health in over 90% of users.
In clinical studies, the Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro was proven to be as effective as string floss for gum health, with nearly 90% of patients reporting that they found it easier to use than string floss. Similarly, dental hygienists involved in the studies reported improved gum health in up to 95% of patients, including a significant reduction in gingival inflammation and bleeding. 96% of dental practitioners surveyed said they would recommend the Philips Sonicare AirFloss to patients who don’t currently floss and 3 out of 4 said they would recommend the Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro over a leading oral irrigator.
The new Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro features new ‘Triple Shot’ functionality which delivers a powerful, three burst shot of either water or mouthwash and air to remove plaque even more rapidly and effectively than previous models. The newly designed high performance nozzle tip also allows for greater control and improved targeting between teeth with less splash back, whilst three modes mean that patients can tailor the experience to their specific flossing needs.
Philips is a Gold Sponsor of EuroPerio 8. For more information please visit Philips’ stand 17 at EuroPerio 8 or www.philips-tsp.co.uk/ds4.