Here is Why!
In 2003, researchers at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research found that baby teeth contain valuable stem cells. In a nutshell, stem cells have the potential to turn into just about any cell type imaginable.
Say your child, later in life, develops a condition that damages their pancreas, heart or brain. Stem cells from their baby tooth can be used to repair the damaged cells in those locations.
The best part? Stem cells from baby teeth are among the most powerful in the human body. They proliferate much faster – and for longer – than stem cells from other areas.
This removes the need to wait for a bone marrow donor if your child ever needs stem cells. It also increases the likelihood that their body will accept the stem cells – something that’s not always certain when they come from a donor.
I know what you’re thinking.
‘If my child desperately needs teeth stem cells at some point in the future, couldn’t a dentist just pull up one of their teeth then?”
Not necessarily. As stem cells age, they become less powerful. If your child needs stem cells as an adult, the teeth that currently live in their mouth will no longer be very useful.
What do you think? Will you be sending your child’s baby teeth in for storage? Call us today to ask how!