I have a couple of small gaps between my back teeth and food always gets trapped between them. I year or so ago I was trying to get a piece of steak out from one of the gaps and accidentally jabbed my gum with a toothpick. Not only did it hurt and bleed but I was worried that I would get some kind of an infection from it. I had the dentist look at it and he said that it was small but I had to rinse after I ate anything until it healed up. That's when I switched to using noting but dental floss to get food out from between my teeth. The Reach Gum Care Mint Floss has 50 yards of floss per package. It has a nice mint taste to it when you are flossing with it and even though there is a minimal amount of wax on it to allow it to slide between teeth without fraying, that never gets left behind on your teeth. I have never had this slide into my gums when I have been trying to get food out from between my teeth and it does a much better job than a toothpick and it is a lot safer. The only problem that I have with it is getting rid of the used pieces. If I throw it in the trash in the bathroom the ferrets pick up on the mint scent and knock over the trash can trying to get to it. The dogs used to do the same thing until one of them ended up with it stuck between his teeth. I have no idea how long it was stuck there but when I came home he was sitting outside the bathroom door with a piece of it hanging out of his mouth. That was the last time any of the dogs went in the trash in the bathroom. A container of this lasts me a couple of months; I don't use it when I brush my teeth (even though my dentist recommended it) but when I am getting low on it I always buy another one to have on hand when I need it. I prefer this to other dental floss products that I have tried. The taste is pleasant and I have never had any problems with it fraying or getting stuck between my teeth.