The Real Cost of a Fabulous Smile

By Judith Sjo-Gaber - 2011-11-10T22:59:46Z

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Lip Care

Do-It-Yourself

Less-expensive lip balms can do the trick. "People should opt for the cheaper products that include good sunscreen protection because that will help with thinning and protect lips overtime," says Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield III of Eagan, Minnesota

$12: SoftLips Original Lip Balm SPF 20, 2-pack, three packs annually

$18: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E and Comfrey, six tubes annually

$58: Clinique features 12 lipstick shades that claim to make teeth look whiter, four lipsticks annually

Do-it-yourself running tally: $328

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