Former UT football star and current NFL football player Michael Griffin dropped by Cook Elementary in Austin ISD to encourage kids to brush up on their dental health. Students in grades K–2 participated in activities and lessons such as using larger-than-life toothbrushes and dental floss to clean giant teeth.
The visit was part of the Guardians of the Smile program, sponsored by Guardian Insurance Company and Children’s Health Fund, a nationwide partnership that promotes good oral hygiene for children. “Dental issues can affect school performance, so it’s essential that all kids know how to practice good oral hygiene habits,” says Dr. Sherrie M. Ross, Texas Dental Director at Guardian. State Representative Donna Howard also attended the event.