The happiest person in the country right now just might be Cam Newton's dentist.
During the third quarter of the NFL opener in Denver, an NBC camera panned over to Newton, which was normal because that's what television cameras do. The reason Newton's dentist was probably excited is because Newton was flossing.
That's right. During the game, Newton pulled out some floss because who knows what kind of things might get in your teeth during an NFL game.
Predictably, Twitter went nuts, which is exactly what the Panthers expected.
Looking forward to the hot takes on this one! 😁 pic.twitter.com/jTdcnw2Bzy— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 9, 2016
Let's take a look at some of the tweets that were sent out after Newton cleaned his teeth. Obviously, we have to start with the one below because it's timely.
Can't wait til someone disrespects the flag by flossing during the anthem.— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) September 9, 2016
Let's take a look at what everyone else tweeted.
I don't even floss daily, and Cam Newton flosses on the friggin sideline during his season opener— Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) September 9, 2016
Cam Newton fighting off defenders and gingivitis tonight... pic.twitter.com/wpD3WkY1EF— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 9, 2016
Cam's pregame checklist:— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) September 9, 2016
2. Shoulder pads
If Cam has time to Floss on the sideline, you have time to text me back 😂😭 https://t.co/1PJgBF8Tze— Brittany Cohen (@BRITTANY_COHEN3) September 9, 2016
I was flossing my teeth as I watched Cam floss his teeth. Thank god for football.— Dan Dinsmore (@Dinsmore) September 9, 2016
Fittingly, after the Broncos scored a touchdown later in the game, Al Michaels made this call.
Al Michaels: "That was like going to the dentist, from inside the 10-yard line."— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) September 9, 2016
HA HA HA HA, that's funny. Unfortunately, the real joke here is on Newton because apparently, flossing doesn't actually work. The Associated Press released a study in August that came to the conclusion that flossing may not actually help you.
Don't tell that to Newton, though, because it might break his heart.