If you're long in the tooth, that means you're wise. If you're short in the tooth, then your pulp is showing, and, well, that's just painful.
Carry on, and proceed with caution when eating jelly. Also, let someone know I'm #MPFA Making Poetry Fun Again. It was never fun you say? Well, it is now. Add #haikusday and a link while your at it. You won't regret it. Nevermind, you might.