Video report by Anna Youssef
There are warnings of a looming crisis in our region caused by millions of missed dental appointments.
With many people finding it much harder to get a regular check up, oral cancers are being missed or diagnosed late.
Rates of the disease were already rising before the pandemic. Now they're going up even faster.
But, there is some help - and hope - out there.
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Help and advice: