The Brief: TikTokers are using the app's color selector editing feature to see how yellow their teeth are in what's known as the #YellowTeethChallenge.

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On TikTok, the Yellow Teeth Challenge invites creators to use the color selector feature to highlight the color yellow, and then to show their teeth to see how yellow they look. Typically, TikTokers are shocked by the results of how their yellow teeth are dramatically highlighted. These videos are often set to a sound called “Side to Captain Hook” which consists of the songs “Side To Side” by Ariana Grande, featuring Nicki Minaj and “Captain Hook” by Megan Thee Stallion.

The lyrics included in the sound clip go:

Mm-mm-mm, that’s just super sad, f**k it, carpe diem, ah

This the new style with the fresh type of flow
Wrist icicle, ride d**k bicycle
Come through yo, get you this type of blow
If you wanna Minaj, I got a tricycle

Another popular audio for the trend features a voiceover of how to do it. This challenge first went viral on the app in April 2020 and is having a resurgence in late August.

At the time of writing, videos associated with the hashtag #YellowTeethChallenge have been viewed over 45 million times on TikTok. Over 335,000 videos have been made with the “Side to Captain Hook” remix and over 800,000 videos have been made with the Color Selector tool, though many videos are unrelated to the challenge.

@ben.co.uk

WHYS IT SO BAD!??!

♬ Side to Captain Hook – sound.remixes

@lucasespinoza22

why me 😭#foru #yellow #tiktokdentist #lol

♬ Side to Captain Hook – sound.remixes

@grand_louie

Stop playing bro 😭 #fyp #xyzbca #tiktokdentist

♬ Side to Captain Hook – sound.remixes

@macpeepeepoopoo

This depleted my self esteem

♬ Side to Captain Hook – sound.remixes

@jtcasey

They don’t look that yellow I swear-

♬ Side to Captain Hook – sound.remixes

Shane Dawson tried the Yellow Teeth TikTok trend back in April:

@shanedawson

DO IT. πŸŒπŸ§€πŸŒ½ #yellowteethchallenge

♬ How to tell if you have YELLOW teeth – annaacmeier

Some creators are using the color selector feature to show off their pearly whites:

@missrballer1

And that’s on whitening toothpaste. #yellowteethchallenge #fyp #yellowteeth

♬ How to tell if you have YELLOW teeth – annaacmeier