What are ‘American Girl doll teeth’ and why do people want them?

TikTok is relishing in what they’re calling “American Girl doll teeth,” and the bizarre dental trend has people examining their top row of chompers

American Girl dolls are a popular line of children’s play toys. Each doll has a bit of historical fiction as a part of its bio. The dolls also have another very specific feature: a closed mouth with two visible front teeth. The two prominent incisors have sparked a meme where girls check to see if their teeth show while they speak. 

The “American Girl doll teeth” trend origins

On January 1, @_evies_life_ posted the video that would spawn the viral trend. 

“Girls trying to show their top teeth while talking,” the caption read

She sang a song while straining to make her top row of pearly whites visible. 

The user @katelyn_ag used the “time warp scan” TikTok to filter to make her two front teeth visible while her mouth was closed. 

“I saw someone do this challenge to look like an American Girl doll,” she said in the caption before joking. “I think I look more like a rat.” 

Meanwhile, @annelise.hagen tried to hold her mouth closed for the challenge. But as soon as her jaw relaxed, her two front teeth became visible

The trend is also popular on Twitter

“I literally have American Girl doll teeth. I’m so mad,” @littlegaykiwi wrote.

Others like @taybiIIie noted their favorite celebs with American Girl doll teeth. 

“Her American girl doll teeth,” the user commented on a photo of Taylor Swift. 

“Yas. American Girl doll teeth representation! Love it,” @f7anc3sca said of a photo of Ariana Grande.

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