Dentistry For Children Specialist

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic & Sedation Dentists located in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA & Vista, CA

Getting good oral health care when your child is young sets them up for a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come. At Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group in Carlsbad Village, California, Ryan Watkins, DDS, and the team of compassionate experts provide exceptional dentistry for children. To learn more about how the team can improve your child’s smile, schedule an appointment with Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group today by calling the office or booking online.

Dentistry for Children Q & A

What is dentistry for children?

Dentistry for children is geared specifically towards the needs of younger patients. There are significant differences between children and adults when it comes to dental care, both in their oral health needs and in their emotional and psychological needs.

Dental phobias tend to originate from early dental experiences that were unnerving, and they can linger well on into adulthood. Because of this, it’s beneficial to your child’s well-being to have experts like the Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group team handle your child’s dental needs.

How is dentistry for children unique?

The team of caring professionals at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group tailors its services towards children by providing extra:


The team has extensive experience working with children and is gentle and careful during their procedures.


The Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group team is experienced in child psychology and knows how to comfort dental fear and anxiety.

How old does my child need to be to start their dental care?

Your child can start seeing a dentist as soon as they get their first tooth.

When you start your child’s dental care early, it helps them establish a healthy and comfortable relationship with their dentist. It also helps them to develop stronger and healthier oral habits that will carry on into adulthood.

Early dental care also enables your child’s dentist to monitor conditions that would benefit from early intervention and treat them accordingly.

What dental services do you provide for children?

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group provides a wide range of services for children, such as:

  • Cleanings and exams
  • Diet analysis and nutritional guidance
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Extractions
  • Space maintainers
  • Topical fluoride
  • Crowns and bridges

They also provide a wide range of sedative options to keep your child comfortable and relaxed during their treatments, like nitrous oxide (laughing gas), conscious sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia.

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group is proud to offer digital X-rays for its younger patients, which minimizes their exposure to radiation, enables the team to efficiently track their dental history, and reduces the use of hazardous chemicals in the office.

Get your child started on the road to good oral health today with Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group by calling the office or booking an appointment online.