Viewers" horror as pushy pageant mom is filmed bleaching her children"s teeth


Viewers" horror as pushy pageant mom is filmed bleaching her children"s teeth

Viewers” horror as pushy pageant mom is filmed bleaching her children”s teeth

4:38 PM on 30th June 2011

Toddlers and Tiaras

Extreme measures: Child pageant contestant Braxton, five, could be heard whimpering as his mother, Lori, applied bleach to his teeth on last night”s episode of Toddlers and Tiaras

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Weekly routine: His sister, eight-year-old Alaska, also complained as she had the treatment applied to her teeth

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Protest: Alaska is seen shielding her face with a notebook, admitting: “The teeth whitening stuff tastes terrible”

Toddlers and Tiaras

Pressure: Lori eventually persuades Alaska, telling her how yellow her teeth look compared to Braxton”s

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In it to win it: Lori explained in the documentary that the reason she whitens her children”s teeth is because she doesn”t like “flippers” – false teeth that many child pageant contestants wear

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Part of the process: Lori says that her children Braxton (left) and Alaska (right) have their teeth whitened at least once a week, whether they have a pageant to compete in or not

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Irony: Lori is seen telling her husband: “That stuff is kept next to this book. The 7 Worst Things Parents Do!”