Although it is not obvious when to stop the habit of sucking a thumb or a pacifier, we strongly suggest explaining to your children around age 3 that they should stop this practice.
Between ages 2 and 6, we recommend closely monitoring how your children brush their teeth, to ensure that the technique adopted is suitable. If you want to use fluoridated toothpaste, do not exceed a dose of 500 ppm. For children over six years old, a 1000 ppm fluoridated toothpaste may be indicated, depending on your dentist’s recommendation.
In addition, pay special attention to the teeth located at the back of the dental arcade, because they are often neglected during brushing. Since children between ages 6 and 13 are more subject to the development of tooth decay in the molars and premolars, the application of a dental sealant is often the best solution to prevent infiltration of bacteria via the furrows present on the occlusal surface.