Toothy teachings

USAF: Airman Ericka Engblom Staff Sgt. Stacy Groves, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron, gets a thumbs up from Dalton McDonald during a game Feb. 9. Airmen from the Cannon Air Force Base dental clinic used games, flashcards and demonstrations to promote good dental health practices at the child development centers on base.

February is children’s dental health month. Each year, Cannon Air Force Base dental clinic members visit various youth centers on base and affiliated with the base to teach children the importance of taking good care of their teeth.

Capt. Michael Hoge, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron general dentist, said teaching children this at a young age can prevent dental problems later in life.