I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. Everyone should floss, and this is an alright intro (since it's better than nothing), but it is not the same as using thread floss and you won't be doing much for your oral health by using it. Not only does the pick have to be cleaned every time (you shouldn't be using the pick repeatedly without cleaning it off), the thread breaks easily, and it doesn't angle how it should. Maybe you can use it to clean food from your teeth, but it needs to hug the tooth in order to be effective in dealing with plaque and this product doesn't allow you to use floss as it should be used in order to do that. It doesn't even travel well considering how compact regular floss dispensers are. If you want to have good oral health, use regular floss not this and other products like it.