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Francisco Lindor would like to be a dentist for exactly the reason you expect

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 14: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a two run home run to right field against Marco Estrada #25 of the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth inning during game one of the American League Championship Series at Progressive Field on October 14, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

If anyone knows the importance of a smile, it's Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor. After all, he might have the best smile in the bigs. Just take a look at that flawless grin:

It makes sense, then, that when Harold Reynolds asked Lindor last April what he'd be if not a baseball player, the answer was: A dentist. On Tuesday, Reynolds followed up and asked Lindor to further explain his interest in dentistry. The response was nearly as endearing as the smile of the man who gave it:

"I've always been the type of kid that always smiles, but since I got my braces off I was smiling even more… it gives you that confidence… and I would love to be able to help people that way."
Well, when you put it that way, who wouldn't want to be a dentist?!