When you clean your teeth, do you check your mouth? Most dental adverts show elective cosmetic procedures. However, none of these will help your longevity, but may well help with your emotional wellbeing.
With regard to longevity. You need to check yourself for Oral Cancer. It only takes a minute once a month and may save your life. It's the sixth most common cancer, is mainly preventable, the cure is disfiguring and has very poor outcomes, especially if diagnosed late.
This one-minute animation demonstrates how to check yourself for oral cancer. Set monthly reminders to monitor yourself for all signs of disease, and help with early diagnosis. Early diagnosis improves outcomes for all cancers.
The videos in the care4teeth.org website are also on the FREE teeth4life App. Download it now and start enjoying better health.
Longer videos on the care4teeth websiteare within the App. Advice on cancer prevention, and a clinical example of an examination to examine yourself. The advantage of the App is that generally, most people take their phones into the bathroom.
The section in the App, also has advice for carers. If you have someone you look after, this may be an initial resource.
We all have a role to play in improving and maintaining our general health. We all rely on the NHS when things go wrong, but we need to preserve these expensive drain on our taxation resources by improving and maintaining our individual health. These are some tips and ideas.
How can we improve health? Most big companies use advertising and subtle product placement. While on holiday I listened to a 13-hour audiobook on health, following a reference from a podcast on UPFs from the BBC. It was a lot of cycling, but how to condense the message into a minute?