Complete Dental Care in Wilmington, DE

Regular Checkups
For a Beautiful Smile

Your smile is meant to last a lifetime. Regular hygiene visits with Dr. Syed at Delaware Star Dental will keep your smile healthy and looking good. Dr. Syed provides comprehensive checkups to make sure your smile is healthy. You’ll get a thorough professional cleaning so your smile will feel fresh.

By treating common dental issues like gum disease, we’ll also help protect you from serious medical issues including strokes, heart disease, and premature childbirth.

Your Hygiene Appointment

During your regular hygiene appointment, we’ll provide a number of valuable services. This usually takes less than an hour. Dr. Syed will use our advanced diagnostic equipment such as digital x-rays to examine your mouth and teeth, checking for signs of dental disease or decay. He’ll also inspect your current fillings, crowns, and other restorations.

If we notice any issues, we’ll treat them right away, which can save you time and money in the long run. You’ll also be provided with a professional cleaning to remove plaque, helping to prevent cavities and gum disease. Then our hygienist will polish your teeth so they’ll feel smooth and gleam in the light.

For our younger patients, we’ll provide habit counseling to promote an oral health regimen that will keep their smile shining bright for years to come.

Oral Cancer Screening

A full screening for oral cancer is a regular part of every checkup at Delaware Star Dental. Over 50 thousand Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. The sooner we discover this dangerous disease, the easier it is to treat it effectively. If we notice any signs that could be cause for concern, we’ll refer you to the proper specialist right away.

Protecting Your Smile From Gum Disease

Do you have red, swollen, or tender gums? If so, you could be suffering from gum disease. This is a serious infection caused by bacteria that feed on plaque and tartar.

In its advanced stages, gum disease is known as periodontitis and the symptoms include:

  • Gums bleed easily
  • Bad breath
  • Pockets of infection form around the base of teeth
  • Chewing is painful
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth pull away from gums
  • Teeth fall out

Dr. Syed has effective treatments for all stages of gum disease, but the earlier we discover it, the easier it is to treat.

In many cases, Dr. Syed recommends scaling and root planing. During this non-surgical procedure, we’ll remove plaque below the gumline. Then, Dr. Syed will smooth out the roots to make them more resistant to infection.

Treating Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that eat away at the enamel in your tooth, leaving an empty space known as a cavity. That’s why it’s so important to keep your smile clean with daily brushing and flossing.

Dr. Syed will treat your cavity by removing the decayed part of the tooth and fill the empty space with a tooth-colored composite filling.


How often should I get a dental cleaning?

Dr. Syed recommends visiting your dentist for checkups at least twice a year. But he may advise more frequent visits for patients with certain conditions that put them at higher risk for bacterial infection.

Do you take insurance?

We work with all insurance carriers to make sure you get the care you need for a healthy smile. We also feature our own in-house insurance option for our patients.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. We work with CareCredit, a private lender that features special low-interest and interest-free financing plans to help patients cover the cost of medical care.

Do you charge for missed appointments?

If you’re unable to make your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of unnecessary charges.

Schedule Your Next Checkup at Delaware Star Dental

Dr. Syed is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. This is a noteworthy distinction that less than two percent of American dentists have achieved.

When you visit Dr. Syed and our talented team at Delaware Star Dental, we’ll provide essential care for your smile with a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Call (302) 994-3093 today to schedule your next checkup. You can also leave us your information here, and one of our friendly team members will get right back to you.