TeamSmile – Brushing with the Saints

The Saints are done with pre-season football.  Regular season starts Sunday at noon when the Saints play the Falcons in Atlanta.  Saints fans hope they’ll have lots of opportunities to smile.  Wild Bill Wood found a connection between the team and the smile and it starts when fans are young.
In the wide open basketball court of the West Bank YMCA….
Hundreds of Algiers kids score….
By going to the dentist….
This dentist….That dentist….
All of them giving their time….
The doctors….the kids….
“WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T GO TO THE DENTIST? teeth get messed up & fall out.”
When it comes to teeth….the best offense is a good defense…
So they recruited the Saints….like former Saints wide receiver Michael Lewis…..
He showed up to sign t-shirts….
Everybody’s on the same team here…..the team they call….
“SHOW ME YOUR SMILE…..{giggles}…”
TeamSmile….
“THEY HAVE TO GET USED TO SMILING AFTER ALL THOSE TOUCHDOWNS….exactly, not have a pretty smile when Drew throws to Marques Colston….what more can you ask for?”
“DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH? sometimes….kinda….
When you’re 8 years old…
…..IT’S HARD….i know that.”
This guy’s in the dentist’s chair for the first time ever….he knows why…..
“so i won’t have stinky breath….DO I?….. no.”
They get their fill of fillings….
And learn the great lesson…
“THE CORRECT WAY TO BRUSH TEETH, TOP TEETH {MUSIC}….BOTTOM ONES….{MUSIC}….DON’T FORGET THE TONGUE….{MUSIC}….NOW SHOW ME THAT SMILE….”
“WHY DO YOU NEED TO SMILE? so you can look beautiful.”
“WHAT IF I DON’T SMILE…you’ll look like you’re sad….and everybody thinks you’re sad…
“SHOW ME THAT SAINTS SMILE….i have it all day long…”

TeamSmile helps kids by teaming up with pro-athletes in 22 cities across the country. And those kids who showed Wild Bill how to brush their teeth and tongues the right way, they all went home with a toothbrush and toothpaste.