Smiling Stunners: The 6 Best Smiles on Television Today
These talented actors shine on and off the screen with bright and beautiful smiles.
You gotta look good in Hollywood. And while hair stylists and makeup artists work on and off the set to help make that happen, there are other, important players working behind the scenes. That’s right—dentists!
1. Michael Weatherly
Michael Weatherly, has worked on NCIS for 13 seasons. He plays the mischievous federal agent Anthony Dinozzo of the NCIS Major Case Response Team. After appearing in all 300 episodes of NCIS, Weatherly, much to our disappointment, is leaving the show at the end of this season, but he will be starring in the new show Bull on CBS in the 2016-2017 season. Michael is a talented musician who plays piano and guitar. Two of his songs are part of the NCIS soundtrack.
Fun Fact: In one NCIS episode, a criminal makes a mold of Dinozzo’s teeth from an apple he bit into and discarded in order to frame him for a crime. In real life, a mold was made of Michael Weatherly’s teeth for that episode, and in the process, a filling fell out, requiring Michael to visit his dentist!
Michael did the right thing by going to see his dentist right after losing his filling. If you wait after losing a filling, you run the risk of further decay or breakage. We offer composite fillings that can be matched perfectly to your teeth.
2. Taraji Henson
Taraji Henson was recently nominated for an Emmy and awarded a Golden Globe for her role as outspoken felon Loretha “Cookie” Lyon on the show Empire. Before she played the plotting criminal Cookie, Henson played police detective Jocelyn Carter on Person of Interest. She also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Henson is also a talented singer. In 2006, she provided vocals on one of the tracks in the film Hustle & Flow which went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Fun Fact: She was voted Class Clown at Ballou High, so not only does Henson have a beautiful smile, but she can bring out the smiles in others.
3. Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara has received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role as funny wife and mom, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family. Vergara started off as a model before getting a role in a telenovela in her native Colombia. She has since worked as an actress on Broadway, on television, and in movies. Vergara, who has been included in the 50 Most Beautiful People list by People magazine, is also a spokesman for CoverGirl make-up and has her own clothing line. She has been identified by Forbes magazine as one of the highest-paid actresses for several years in a row.
Fun Fact: Vergara was two semesters short of completing her degree in dentistry in Colombia! She is so dedicated to dental hygiene that her son, Manolo, gets cleanings every 3 months. Sounds like a good plan to us. At Sunny Isles, we use use high frequency ultrasonic instruments during cleanings to maximize bacteria removal.
4. Gina Rodriguez
Gina Rodriguez won a Golden Globe in 2015 and was nominated again in 2016 for her portrayal of Jane Villanueva on Jane the Virgin. She got her start at the age of seven as a dancer with a salsa group and she has also had roles on stage and in film. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and only plays roles that portray Hispanic women in a positive light.
Fun Fact: Although Rodriguez is a spokesperson for Crest 3D, an anti-cavity and anti-gingivitis toothpaste, she has admitted suffering from dentist anxiety and is working with her friends to conquer her fears.
She is not alone! A lot of people suffer from anxiety when it comes to the dentist! The team Sunny Isles Dental employs many anxiety-reducing techniques, such as noise-cancelling headphones and a television in every room to help our patients have an worry-free experience.
5. Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez is a television host and actor. He got his start on television at the age of 10 on Kids Incorporated, but he is best known for his role as A.C. Slater on Saved by the Bell. Mario has served as host on Extra, America’s Best Dance Crew, and The X Factor. Lopez, a former high school wrestling champ, is committed to health and fitness. He has written a fitness book, Mario Lopez Knockout Fitness, and Extra Lean, a cook book. He now hosts his own show ON With Mario Lopez on iHeartRadio.
Fun Fact: In 2008, Mario’s smile was honored by a panel of dental healthcare professionals at Dear Doctor Magazine as the Male Celebrity Smile of the Year. Besides having a family history of strong teeth, Mario says he practices excellent dental hygiene.
6. Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush currently stars as tough detective Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D. Before that, she played Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill for nine seasons. She has also starred in the films John Tucker Must Die and The Hitcher. Bush is very well known for her activism. She is dedicated to raising awareness for gay rights, cancer research, global poverty and education, and environmental protection.
Fun Fact: Bush has been featured on Maxim and People’s lists of the world’s most beautiful women. Sophia had received compliments about her lovely smile her whole life, but after drinking a lot of coffee on set and wine after work, she stopped getting those compliments. She had been a long-time Philips Sonicare toothbrush user, so she reached out to the company. Bush turned to PHILIPS ZOOM! Teeth Whitening system to brighten her smile, and she has now partnered with Philips to promote oral healthcare.
Sunny Isles Dental offers the KoR and Zoom! Whitening systems in our office that remove stains from tooth enamel. Our acceleration light speeds up the process so you have faster results. We can also give you custom take-home whitening trays to maximize the impact on your smile, and Dr. George and our team of professionals will make sure you are comfortable and confident during any procedure performed in our office. Call us today at 305.330.6609 or through our online contact form and take the first step in brightening those pearly whites!