Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman is mostly known for his beautiful swings of the bat, but his pearly white smile has garnered a decent bit of attention as well, with fans wondering about the secret behind his flawless set of teeth.
Before joining the Dodgers, the American-Canadian spent 12 years at the Atlanta Braves, who selected him in the second round of the 2007 MLB Draft.
In 2010, Freeman received his breakthrough after being called up to the Majors, he went on to make his debut in September.
After a slow start in 2011, the 33-year-old picked up the pace and turned into a strong candidate for Rookie of the year.
By 2013, Freeman had turned plenty of heads, and he received a record-setting total of 19.7 million fan votes for that year’s MLB All-star game. He was named an All-star for the second time in 2014, followed by yet another All-star appearance in 2018.
On the topic of honors, Freeman has been the recipient of multiple Silver Slugger awards, a National League MVP award, and also a Babe Ruth award earned on the back of his outstanding postseason performances in 2021.
That same year saw the first baseman become a World Series Champion in what turned out to be his final season with the Braves.
Following a lengthy contract dispute, Freeman jumped ship to the Dodgers last year and his dominant hitting statistics have followed alongside him.
Aside from his abilities with the bat, the 33-year-old’s 5-star smile has also graced the Dodger Stadium. And every glance at his seemingly perfect set of teeth has left fans questioning its legitimacy.
What’s the deal with Freddie Freeman’s teeth?
The primary reason behind the intrigue around his chompers has all to do with their whiteness.
Whenever the 33-year-old cracks a smile, his teeth appear to be glaringly white, all without a tinge of yellowness in sight.
The alignment of his teeth is also far too perfect, they seem to line up perfectly together while being slightly too straight for their own good.
You’d be strapped to find such a flawless set of teeth anywhere, leading many to believe the MLB star’s pearly whites are fake.
Are Freddie Freeman’s teeth fake?
As per reports, Freeman’s gleaming smile is indeed fake, the man himself admitted to wearing veneers as seen in this excerpt from the Wall Street Journal.
For the uninitiated, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth to enhance the beauty of the smile while shielding teeth from surface-level damage.
Freeman explained the dental procedure by chalking it off as a precautionary step as he enjoys coffee and red wine ‘too much’.
He further added that it took more than 7 hours in the dentist’s chair to complete the procedure and breathe new life into his smile.
Fans compare Freddie Freeman’s fake smile to fictional characters
The 33-year-old’s smile has gathered the attention of many fans, and the general consensus seems to be that Freeman’s smile is far too perfect.
With such a distinct set of teeth, the Dodgers star has always been prone to comparisons.
And over the years, fans online have likened his smile to popular fictional characters, including Jim Carrey’s ‘The Mask’ and Shrek’s loyal companion ‘Donkey’.
Like Freeman, both characters are known to have freakishly white teeth, almost to an amusing degree.
Despite whatever doubts one can cast at their legitimacy, Freddie Freeman remains the MLB star with the nicest teeth.