Report: Two-thirds of young children in Utah have had cavities

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SALT LAKE CITY — It’s hard enough to get 7-year-olds like Donavan Peterson to brush and floss — much less to keep them away from the soda and sweets that they crave.

So it wasn’t surprising that Donavan showed up to his pediatric dentist in Kaysville with another cavity, now his second or third one, said mom Elisha Peterson.

“They get sweets wherever they go,” she said. “You go to the movies, you get sweets. You go to school, you get sweets. … I think it became a culture.”

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