Philips claims the X-shaped nozzle can cover more tooth surface, and in person, the X-shaped water pattern is evident in demonstrations against glass. The Philips Sonicare Power Flosser also runs fairly quietly and includes pauses to indicate when it's time to move to the next tooth or section.
The Philips Sonicare Power Flosser.
Philips is marketing the water flosser as a tool to help patients who haven't had success with traditional flossing. It is available in dental offices for professional trials and will be in retail stores by the end of this year or early next year.
Watch the video below to see the water flosser in action.