News & Politics

Which Washingtonians Have the Most Winning Smiles?

We put this question to the 2,000 dentists who received our Top Dentists survey. Here are their favorites.

Photograph of Michelle Obama by Chuck Kennedy/White House, photograph of Barack Obama by Pete Souza/White House, photograph of O’Donnell by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images, photograph of Biden by David Lienemann/White House, photograph of Gentzler courtesy of WRC/NBC4, and photograph of Griffin by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images.

Michelle Obama
The First Lady came in second only to her husband among our
survey-takers. One dentist called her smile “bright and healthy.” But not
everyone agreed: Another suggested that Mrs. Obama needs

Barack Obama
Although sequestration and other battles with Congress don’t
always give him reason to smile, the President was the hands-down favorite
among dentists we surveyed, who called his smile “beautiful” and

Norah O’Donnell
Millions of viewers wake up to O’Donnell’s smile each weekday,
as she co-hosts CBS This Morning. Having a dazzling smile probably hasn’t
hurt when she’s had to ask tough questions at the White House or on Face
the Nation, either.

Joe Biden
While some dentists call his teeth “unnatural,” the Vice
President has fans. His very white teeth have inspired late-night jokes,
the website, and this Seattle Weekly headline: “Joe
Biden’s Teeth Win Vice Presidential Debate!”

Doreen Gentzler
Is it her winning smile that has made the Channel 4 news anchor
such a longtime fan favorite? With coanchor Jim Vance often cracking jokes
by Gentzler’s side, she frequently has occasion to flash those

Robert Griffin III
“I know he has spaces” between his teeth, one dentist wrote on
our survey, “but I love RG3’s smile.” Other dentists agreed: The Redskins
quarterback has a million-dollar smile. Or should we say a $21-million

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