A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.

The eyes may be “the windows to the soul,” but our mouth actually says a whole lot about our age—probably more than we want it to say. “As we get older, our teeth change, and often our smiles age faster than our chronological age,” says Ira Handschuh, DDS, a general and cosmetic dentist at the Dental Design Center in New York. “Aging teeth often appear darker, yellow and dull, as well as worn in length. And teeth often begin to chip and give our lips less support, which gives an aging appearance.”

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