Top Dentists 2012: The 10 Best Smiles in Philly

Forget the toothpaste commercials: We’ve got some of the whitest, brightest smiles right here in Philly. These are 10 people who inspire us to start flossing.

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January Bartle, owner of Old City boutique Third Street Habit and wife of restaurateur Stephen Starr
“I had a big gap in my teeth my whole childhood. Then my wisdom teeth came in and pushed them together. This smile? Total luck.”

Cole and Heidi Hamels, Phillies power couple
The couple that brushes together stays together—or something like that.

Jeff Michaud, chef at Osteria
“I’ve been lucky; I eat all kinds of shit.”

Freddy Adu, Philadelphia Union midfielder
Too bad he couldn’t get points for whitest teeth on the field.

Aditi Roy, NBC 10 anchor
“My teeth are far from perfect. When I told my family about this list, my mom lamented how she should have had me get braces to straighten my one crooked tooth.”

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania
Think she scores free treatments at the dental school?

Vince Papale, former Eagles wide receiver
“I kicked cancer, see the dentist every six months and am still living the dream. Why not smile?”

Jerry “the Geator with the Heater” Blavat, DJ on Cruisin’ 92.1 WVLT
“I have the freedom to do what I love to do: make people happy, play music and dance. That keeps me smiling inside and out.”

Bobby Clarke, former player and current senior vice president of the Flyers
Clarke fixed his iconic toothless grin after retiring from the ice, but we preferred the old jack-o’-lantern look.