A smile has a tremendous impact on perceptions of one's attractiveness and one's personality. Previous psychological research has shown that attractive people are perceived as more successful, intelligent, and friendly. Research extends these findings by demonstrating that teeth alone can have an impact on overall attractiveness and perceptions of personality attributes. The results of the study discussed in this article extend the attractiveness research and demonstrate that one's smile is an important part of the physical attractiveness stereotype. One's smile clearly plays a significant role in the perception that others have of our appearance and our personality. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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