Flossing for those who hate to do it

AirFloss by Philips

AirFloss by Philips

As the carefree days of summer wind down, kids will be gearing up to head back to school. What to get for gadget-crazed kids who already have everything, while being mindful of your budget? From laptops to headphones, we will be featuring one gadget per day for the rest of the week — priced from $99 to $450.

Back-to-School Gadget #1: AirFloss by Philips  

Any dentist will tell you flossing daily is a necessity. But how do you make it easy enough that active kids would actually like to do it?

The AirFloss, developed by the dental care division of Phillips, is the solution.

It uses compressed air to push micro-droplets of water or mouthwash in between your teeth.

The combination of air and liquid removes plaque where a toothbrush can’t reach.

The Philips Sonicare AirFloss, which is also extremely portable, can be purchased at your local Shoppers Drug Mart or London Drugs for $99.