From One End to the Other

I’ll try to stay upbeat on this one. It’s not a subject many care to discuss, but it’s important enough for the Whitening Lightning Blog. Why? Because we care about your overall wellness and want to be sure you know about new studies that could affect your health.

Let’s start with “that” end and get right to the point. The sometimes-avoided colonoscopy is the best test for early detection of colorectal cancer, a disease that usually has no early warning signs. Unless this test is administered and early signs are discovered, we risk finding out too late. According to, each year more than 50,000 people die from colorectal cancers.

The news we want to report is that this test might be administered more often than necessary, and unless you have family history of colorectal disease or reason to do so,  a new study reveals that you might want to talk with your doctor about the frequency of repeating the test over time.

No doubt about it, colonoscopies save lives. But colorectal cancers most often grow slowly and the study indicates consideration should be given as to how often you schedule the procedure. In fact, talk to the older adults in your life: if they’re over 85, they might want to talk to their doctors about discontinuing altogether. For information, please visit: Again, before making a decision, discuss this with your doctor.

Now, on the other END of this conversation, let’s take a look at oral cancers. A good 90% of them are squamous cell carcinomas and begin with a lesion. Tobacco use is associated with 75% of oral cancers and the excessive¬† use of alcohol is also linked. Use of both in excess indicates an even stronger correlation.

Does teeth whitening cause cancer? Studies indicate it does not. However, products  containing carbomide peroxide have been found to put people at risk for disease. This is a risk Whitening Lightning was unwilling to take three years ago as we were developing our products. With your safety in mind, our labs create carbomide-free agents for our complete product line.

Whitening Lightning wants you to feel safe when using our products. Please contact us if you have questions.

Santa Clarita Valley, CA innovator, Jennifer Gerard, launched Whitening Lightning as a mobile teeth whitening service in Los Angeles, California in 2010. It has caught on with celebs and fans alike. To learn more about products, please visit

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