Dental Health From the Mouths of Celebrities

Celebrities spend a lot of time under the spotlight, so it’s important that they have a flawless smile to show off. We often hear about cosmetic treatments that have enhanced celebrity’s smile or image, but what about the importance of standard oral hygiene and care? Some superstars are dental health advocates that understand the importance of protecting your smile, and they want their fans to understand too. Take it from the words of these celebrity endorsers:

Kristin Chenoweth

This actress, singer, and Broadway star teamed up with the popular Mouthwash brand, Listerine, to promote an oral hygiene campaign. The “Your Mouth Has Something to Say” campaign was designed to help raise awareness about the importance of going beyond brushing to keep your mouth clean. Chenoweth says she takes pictures with people who are ashamed to smile because of the way their smile looks. She says the campaign “is really trying to drive home how important it is to floss and rinse,” and she’s very excited to work with Listerine to “celebrate our smiles and help children get the healthy smiles they deserve.”

Owl City

Musician Adam Young wrote a song about visiting the dentist. In his song, “Dental Care,” he begins the song by discussing brushing his teeth and flashing his pearly whites. The chorus of the song deals with dental experiences and anxiety, however since he’s “been to the dentist a thousand times so [he] know[s] the drill,” he emphasizes the importance of regular checkups and cleanings. Furthermore, Owl City explains the importance of protecting your smile by singing, “I don’t drink and drive, because good grief, I’d knock out my teeth, and have to kiss my smile goodbye.”

Whoopi Goldberg

On an episode of The View, Goldberg discussed her dental problems and restorations. She says she neglected her teeth and “had so much bone loss that [she’s] probably going to be losing [her] two front teeth.” She also tells viewers that visiting the dentist is important to maintain a healthy oral systemic connection. She told the audience that dental problems harm more than just your mouth, and that “if you do not take care of your mouth, you are not taking care of your body. And it will kill you.”

These celebrities understand the importance of oral care, but do you? Dr. Burds can help explain your dental diagnosis and how you can protect your smile. Contact Gateway Dental Group in Des Moines, Iowa, at (515) 244-9565 to request an appointment.