I never used to floss, and I don't think most do lol. I usually use this for when I eat really tough foods like pineapple, corn on the cob and bbq meats. The little pieces get stuck in my overcrowded teeth and bug the crap out of me. The string is long and doesn't break apart when you pull hard on it. It's a great product, and you can get it in mint and I think cinnamon as well.