Learning how to get that perfect smile!

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. From left to right are: Captain (Dr.) Melissa Holt, Air Force dentist and her daughter Samantha; Tech. Sgt. Tina Phelps-Prince, NCOIC for preventive dentistry; Senior Airman Kira Davis, dental technician; Master Sgt. Millicent Cavazos, dental hygienist; and Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Smith, dental assistant. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. From left to right are: Captain (Dr.) Melissa Holt, Air Force dentist and her daughter Samantha; Tech. Sgt. Tina Phelps-Prince, NCOIC for preventive dentistry; Senior Airman Kira Davis, dental technician; Master Sgt. Millicent Cavazos, dental hygienist; and Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Smith, dental assistant. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. Master Sgt. Millicent Cavazos, dental hygienist , talked to the children and answered their questions about brushing, flossing, rinsing, and eating healthy snacks. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. Master Sgt. Millicent Cavazos, dental hygienist , talked to the children and answered their questions about brushing, flossing, rinsing, and eating healthy snacks. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. Captain (Dr.) Melissa Holt, an Air Force dentist was the toothbrush; her daughter Samantha was the tooth; and Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Smith, a dental assistant, was the toothpaste. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. Captain (Dr.) Melissa Holt, an Air Force dentist was the toothbrush; her daughter Samantha was the tooth; and Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Smith, a dental assistant, was the toothpaste. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health.  Tech. Sgt. Tina Phelps-Prince, NCOIC for preventive dentistry, helped one member of the class to dress up as a dentist.  (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. Tech. Sgt. Tina Phelps-Prince, NCOIC for preventive dentistry, helped one member of the class to dress up as a dentist. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. They played a game to match good foods versus bad foods. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. They played a game to match good foods versus bad foods. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. From left to right are Master Sgt. Millicent Cavazos, dental hygienist; Captain (Dr.) Melissa Holt, Air Force dentist and her daughter Samantha; Tech. Sgt. Tina Phelps-Prince, NCOIC for preventive dentistry; Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Smith, a dental assistant, and Senior Airman Kira Davis, dental technician.  (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. From left to right are Master Sgt. Millicent Cavazos, dental hygienist; Captain (Dr.) Melissa Holt, Air Force dentist and her daughter Samantha; Tech. Sgt. Tina Phelps-Prince, NCOIC for preventive dentistry; Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Smith, a dental assistant, and Senior Airman Kira Davis, dental technician. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- February is National Children's Dental Health Month. On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews. This year's campaign slogan is "Sugar Wars" to educate children of all ages about fighting against the Sweet Tooth Invaders for good oral health. It also demonstrates effective ways to defeat the effects of sugar and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing, and eating healthy snacks. A few of the members wore costumes to entertain the children. Captain (Dr.) Melissa Holt, an Air Force dentist was the toothbrush; her daughter Samantha was the tooth; and Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Smith, a dental assistant, was the toothpaste.

Tech. Sgt. Tina Phelps-Prince, NCOIC for preventive dentistry, helped one member of the class dress up as a dentist while another classmate highlighted how she brushes her teeth using a hand held set of teeth.

To teach the kids about good dental health they played a game to match good foods versus bad foods. The funniest part of the game came when one boy screamed out that gummy bears should go in the good food category.

"Well, it might taste good to your tummy, but sugar is bad for your teeth," said Phelps-Prince.

Master Sgt. Millicent Cavazos, dental hygienist, talked to the children and answered their questions about brushing, flossing, rinsing, and eating healthy snacks. Each child was given a goodie bag with a toothbrush and dental floss included.

"Keep your smile sparkling!  Please limit those sugary treats. Eat lots of healthy food and most important, don't forget to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day," said Holt.