teeth week

28 Famous People on All the Things They Use to Keep Their Teeth Clean

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Welcome to our series Famous People On, in which we crowdsource the best stuff to buy by turning to the on-the-record favorites of celebrities. This week, it’s celebrities including Olivia Wilde, Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts, and 25 others on the things they use to keep their breath smelling fresh and their teeth looking clean, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwashes. (If you’re looking for more, here are some of our editor-approved picks for everything you need to take better care of your teeth.)


Audrey Gelman 
“I got these Morihata charcoal toothbrushes at Coming Soon, one of my favorite female-owned small businesses; they sell a million great things, but I recently bought these to make my dental routine feel a little more dynamic.” — The Strategist, February 2018

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André Leon Talley
“This wonderful toothbrush is battery operated and spins, but it’s not that expensive. It’s a must-have. I buy a new one once a month. That’s what you’re supposed to do. I know they sell the replacement brush heads, but you’re not supposed to keep these toothbrushes forever. I’ve used other battery-operated toothbrushes — Brauns and things — but I like Arm & Hammer because I trust the brand. I use the baking soda in the refrigerator to trap odors. I use the laundry detergent when I can find it.” — The Strategist, October 2016

Matt Walsh
“This vibrating toothbrush was a revelation in my life. I find it makes your teeth cleaner and it feels like you have technology on your side, running around inside your mouth killing all those cavities. You can also take it on the road for weekend travel, no need to bring the charger — it’s good for several days. It’s a counterbalance to my junk-food fixation.” — The Strategist, March 2019

Jessica Alba
“This may sound weird, but I found my first electric toothbrush to be absolutely life-changing, heavenly cleanliness.” — InStyle, June 2017

Ryan Reynolds
“I like that Oral-B thing, the electric one that spins. That’s the one I use.” — GQ, February 2019


Daniela Soto-Innes 
“This tastes amazing, and my teeth feel smoother when I use it — kind of how they feel after brushing with activated charcoal. It’s minty, but subtle; it doesn’t taste fake. And the toothpaste comes with a tool to help get every last drop out of the tube. I love to roll that thing.” — The Strategist, May 2019

Ken Fulk 
“I think I was traveling somewhere in France or Italy when I tried this toothpaste for the first time. It’s such an indulgence to brush your teeth with something that looks and tastes different than what we’re used to. It’s funny, I’m not a big licorice eater, but having this almost savory quality to a toothpaste was so much more pleasant than the bright sugary note that we think of as toothpaste. It’s a little herbal; it’s a little decadent. It makes brushing my teeth a pleasure.” — The Strategist, November 2016

Todd Snyder 
“For me, it’s about the taste. I tried it when I was in Paris a few years ago, and I just fell in love with the taste and the packaging. Now it’s my go-to. I’ve used the other ones — the cinnamon is nice, but I feel like the mint is more like a toothpaste. Cinnamon feels like you’re cheating and brushing with chewing gum or something. I like the officialness of the strong mint.” — The Strategist, May 2018

Jhené Aiko
“I love Tom’s deodorant and toothpaste. The toothpaste is fluoride-free, and the deodorant is aluminum-free. Those things are bad for you! So I like Tom’s.” — Into the Gloss, December 2015

Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis
Hannah: “It tastes like candy; it’s delicious.”
Brendan: “Almost too good, like you want to keep brushing your teeth. We use the purple Jasmine one. I also like Sensodyne. It’s for sensitive teeth, but as your dentist will tell you, you should just use it all the time because you’ll never feel like you’re having problems.” — Into the Gloss, June 2012

Julia Roberts
“I brush [my teeth] with baking soda. [My grandfather] would put a big heaping mound of it on his toothbrush. He had only one cavity in his entire life.” — InStyle, September 2012

Dental floss and toothpicks

Dylan McDermott
“You gotta have it with you at all times. They say if you don’t floss it’s like not wiping your ass. Take your vitamin D, listen to Poison, and floss.” — The Strategist, December 2018

Hayden Slater 
“I was introduced to this by my dentist a while back, and now I can’t use any other type of floss. It’s made me weirdly obsessed with flossing. Sometimes, I’ll make a trip to Whole Foods just to restock on it.” The Strategist, June 2017