Prevent Oral Cancer
During a comprehensive exam, Dr. Birk will check your mouth and neck for lumps, red and/or white patches, and recurring sores. Oral cancer screenings are highly beneficial because if cancer exists it can be detected early. Oral cancer can affect all areas of the mouth including the gums, tongue, and cheeks. If not detected and treated, it can spread throughout the rest of the body and have fatal results. Early detection is key in all cancers, especially those of the head and neck.
The largest cause of oral cancer are behaviors like smoking and heavy alcohol consumption followed by viruses like HPV. It is suggested that all our patients schedule and attend regular dental appointments so that we can detect oral cancer in its earliest stages.
Cosmetic Dental Services
Restorative Dental Services
What our patient says
"The staff is always so pleasant to work with at Westport Dental. I would highly recommend them to anyone, and I do. The new dentist, Dr. Birk is very thorough and gentle!"