Suri Cruise too old for a pacifier?

The much-photographed Suri Cruisei s dressed in Christmas red for a visit with her mother, actress Katie Holmes, to "The Nutcracker" at the New York City Ballet on Dec. 14, 2008.
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(CBS) Suri Cruise -- could she be the most controversially dressed child ever? From heels to lipstick, this 4-year-old's style choices are the stuff of celeb blogs.

If she's criticized, it's usually for looking too old for her age.

However, now she's making style headlines for accessorizing with  a  pacifier .

The tiny paparazzi darling was spotted sucking a pacifier in Vancouver over the weekend and bloggers went wild.

But is she too old to be using a binky?

According to, an insider says this is because of her parents' beliefs.

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"Suri just isn't told 'no' very often," an "insider" is quoted as saying on PopEater. "Scientology encourages you to make your own decisions and learn lessons as you live your life. She'll know herself when it's time to throw the pacifier away, plain and simple."

But what about the girl's oral health? The Academy of General Dentistry says there are issues with using a pacifier for a prolonged period.

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"Children should stop using pacifiers by age 2," says Luke Matranga, spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry.

But what do you think? Is Suri too old to be sucking a pacifier? When did your children stop using a pacifier? Let us know in the comments below - and don't forget to vote in our poll!

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