Waterpik Water Flosser and Philips Sonicare Air Floss are products used to significantly improve your oral hygiene. They do so primarily by removing food debris and bacteria from hard to reach places. In addition, each flosser helps to prevent gingivitis and reduce plaque biofilm.

Choosing either product and using it twice a day will undoubtedly add to your oral health. But, how do you know which one to choose?

Philips Airfloss VS Waterpik

Philips Sonicare Airfloss is generally more expensive than Waterpik. The price is almost always a deciding factor when buying a flosser, a whitening mouthwash, or anything else, really.

Both Airfloss and Waterpik are made of quality FDA approved materials. There are just some features that one has, while the other does not. Waterpik offers an array of products, ranging from cordless water flossers to countertop ones. So, to make things easier, we’ve comprised a list of the best water flossers on the market. Sonicare Airfloss, only carries cordless models.

If you like to floss and travel than that shouldn’t be an issue. But, cordless models are by default less powerful when compared to countertop ones. This is mostly because countertop models have the capability for bigger motors.

Quick Features Overlook


  • Triple burst technology – new since 2017
  • Proven to withstand 268,000 bursts
  • 3 customizable bursts (single, double, triple)
  • Works with mouthwash or water
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • 2 years warranty
  • Available colors: Silver, Pink, Black


  • Pressure range: 10 – 100 PSI
  • 22 ounces of water tank capacity
  • 10 pressure settings
  • 7 water flossing tips included
  • 3 years warranty
  • 3 colors: Black, Blue, White

Which One is Better For What

Cleaning teeth. Philips Sonicare Airfloss is known for its fast, effective, gentle, and powerful yet safe performance. It cleans between all the teeth in an estimated time of thirty seconds all while it cleans and massages along the user’s gum lines. This is what Airfloss and Waterpik have in common.

Strengthening your gums. Waterpik also improves gum health, all while cleaning the gums gently.

Quick cleaning in between teeth. Both Airfloss and Waterpik are known to have high-speed water droplets that clean deep between the user’s teeth that reach areas a toothbrush and regular string floss couldn’t. This makes it convenient for those users who often have a hard time cleaning their teeth up to the deepest part. On the other hand, while Sonicare Airfloss doesn’t have the ability to remove plaque and bacteria, Waterpik does.


Philips Sonicare Airfloss and Waterpik are both known to be quite pricey; although, one is more expensive than the other.

Sonicare Airfloss is about twice as expensive when compared to most base model water flossers. This is why most people we speak to prefer to stick to their Waterpik.

Absolutely nothing wrong with saving a few dollars, especially when both flossers are capable of improving your oral hygiene. If the price does not matter, you can always opt in for a higher end water flosser, such as the WP-660 (countertop model). This product is more intact with Philips’ price point.

What would you choose?

The Waterpik® Water Flosser was designed to effectively reduce plaque and gingivitis for at least a month of consistent use. Compared to Airfloss, Waterpik is more effective in cleaning lingual surfaces and gingival margins.

Author: Peter Mayhew

Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.