These are awesome picks! They easily reach back teeth which are hard to do with many other picks that I have tried. These are sturdy and slide easily. They are great to use at home after brushing your teeth or to keep in your purse so you can use them on the go. These are shred resistant and really get into hard to reach places because they are angled. The taste isn't bad either. Our family has really enjoyed using this picks and we have found that since they are easier and more convenient to use that we actually floss our teeth. Our dentist has seen great improvement in our dental progress since we started using these flossing picks. My husband even uses them and he hates flossing, but because of the easy and convenience he will actually use these picks. He's picky about the taste and these don't bother him a bit. Our family would highly recommend these flossing picks to anyone looking for a convenient, easy way to floss without a terrible after taste. Your dentist and dental bills will thank you!