Hi, I'm Katie Steger.
I'm a registered dental hygienist and mom.
This is my Story
When the pandemic hit in 2020, I was home for 3 months. In that time, I grew frustrated and angered with the many injustices the pandemic brought about.
I wanted to do more to help.
I figured I have a skill that can help others, so why am I just limiting myself to the few people a day who are fortunate enough to come into the dental office?
That's where the idea for Healthy Teeth for Tots was born. I wanted to educate parents on the importance of baby teeth. I wanted dental decay, and the shame and fear it brought with it, to be a thing of the past.
I started my Instagram account in October 2020, and by January 2021, I knew I needed to switch gears once again. I had so many parents reaching out to me sharing the impact of their dental anxiety on daily life and how they view oral hygiene for their little ones.
This was it. This was how I could truly make an impactful change - teaching parents how to manage their dental anxiety. After all, I'd worked with dentally anxious adults day in and day out for years! I'd seen the positive changes in them as their confidence with dental treatment grew -- their smiles transformed, and their anxieties eased.
This is what I hope to do for you. Empower you with the education you need to help better manage your dental anxiety so you can get the treatment you need.
Through managing your own dental anxiety, you're better able to demonstrate for your child(ren) how to care for their oral health, manage their dental fears, and understand the supports available to them.
Taking care of you is taking care of them.
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