Preventative Dentistry

Guarding the Gosford and Central Coast Smiles.

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Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Dental Health with Coastal Dental

At the heart of every dazzling smile is a foundation of strong oral health. Coastal Dental, your trusted dental partner in the Gosford and Central Coast communities of NSW, champions the importance of preventative dentistry. By proactively addressing potential dental concerns and establishing solid oral habits, we empower our patients to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, radiant smiles.

Why Embrace Preventative Dentistry at Coastal Dental?


Proactive Approach

Preventative dentistry focuses on early detection and proactive measures, often saving patients from complex treatments, discomfort, and additional costs down the line.
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Dedicated Expertise

Our team of dentists and hygienists is specialised in offering a range of preventative care treatments, ensuring that your oral health is always in prime condition.

Customised Care Plans

We understand that every mouth is unique. Thus, our preventative strategies are tailored to individual needs, ensuring optimal protection and care.

Empowering Patients with Knowledge

While our in-clinic preventative measures are essential, true oral health stems from daily habits. At Coastal Dental, we place a strong emphasis on patient education. We strive to provide our patients with the knowledge and tools they need to maintain optimal dental health at home. From the correct brushing techniques to the importance of flossing and dietary choices, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Core Services in Preventative Dentistry

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Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings

Routine dental check-ups are the cornerstone of preventative care. These visits allow us to monitor your oral health, catch early signs of issues, and offer professional cleanings to remove tartar and plaque buildup. By addressing concerns early, we can often prevent them from escalating.
Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Especially beneficial for children (and adults prone to cavities), dental sealants act as a protective shield against decay. These thin coatings are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars, acting as a barrier against food particles and bacteria.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a mineral that reinforces tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. Periodic fluoride treatments can help both children and adults maintain stronger teeth and reduce the risk of cavities.
Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings

Early detection is crucial to the effective treatment of oral cancer. As part of our preventative approach, we offer regular oral cancer screenings to catch and address any abnormalities at the earliest stages.

Custom Mouthguards

For those engaging in sports or activities that might pose a risk to their teeth, we offer custom-fitted mouthguards. These protective devices shield the teeth from potential trauma, ensuring your smile remains intact even in the face of high-impact activities.

Invest in Your Future smile.

Consider preventative dentistry as an investment in your future. By taking proactive measures today, you’re ensuring a healthier, brighter smile in the years to come. Whether you’re a long-time resident of Gosford and the Central Coast or new to our community, Coastal Dental invites you to join our family and prioritise your oral health.
With our comprehensive preventative dentistry offerings, we’re not just treating teeth; we’re preserving smiles, one patient at a time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are regular dental checkups so important in preventative care?

Regular dental check-ups are essential as they allow us to monitor the overall health of your mouth, gums, and teeth. These visits enable early detection of potential issues such as cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer. Addressing these problems at their initial stages often means simpler treatments, reduced costs, and better health outcomes.

How often should I get a professional dental cleaning?

It’s recommended to have a professional dental cleaning every six months. These cleanings remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing might miss. Moreover, our trained hygienists can also provide feedback on your at-home oral care routine, ensuring optimal dental health.

What are dental sealants, and who should get them?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent tooth decay. They act as barriers, shielding enamel from plaque and acids. While they’re especially beneficial for children and teenagers, adults without fillings or decay on their molars can also benefit from sealants.

Are fluoride treatments only for children?

While fluoride treatments are commonly associated with paediatric dental care, adults can benefit from them too. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent tooth decay. Depending on individual risk factors, such as a history of cavities or the presence of crowns and bridges, adults may be recommended fluoride treatments to bolster their oral health.

Do I need a custom mouthguard if I play sports?

Custom mouthguards are highly recommended for anyone participating in contact sports or activities that pose a risk of injury to the mouth. Unlike generic mouthguards, custom-fitted ones provide a better fit, ensuring optimal protection against dental trauma. They also tend to be more comfortable, encouraging consistent use.

Your preventative dental care journey is a partnership between you and Coastal Dental. We’re committed to answering any questions and providing guidance every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have more questions or need further information.



(02) 43226617
12 Baker Street Gosford NSW 2250

Opening Hours

Monday: 7.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed