Study, conducted by the famous expert and Dr. Songtao Shi, at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, has discovered that baby teeth actually contain one to two dozen valuable stem cells, which can be used later on in life to treat a variety of diseases. And, for a long time now, many experts have been studying how stem cells can be used in the brain, pancreas, heart and other organs to repair damage caused by different diseases. Dr. Shi and his fellow researchers discovered that one type of stem cells lives inside adult teeth.
If you haven’t thought about keeping your baby’s cord blood for stem cells or you couldn’t afford it, your baby’s teeth can save life as well.
How does it work?
The stem cells are found inside the dental pulp within a tooth that regenerate into neurons, bone and cartilage–even cardiac cells. This treatment is amazing and it can be extremely effective for type I diabetes, because stem cells from teeth can be turned into pancreatic cells which produce insulin.
The stem cells need to be alive in order to preserve them so they can be useful. The dental pulp needs to have proper blood supply within 48 hours of being frozen and less than this and the cell dies.
Dr. Peter Murray, the director of Dental Regenerative Laboratory states that oral and theeth tissue can be regenerated by stem cells from baby teeth, peridontal tissue, induced pluripotent cells, tooth buds and third molars.
There are services which can store baby teeth, which recommend removal of the baby teeth by dental professionals; the tooth should not be dangling, because this way it`s very possible it does not contain enough blood supply. While some companies offer storage container and at-home collection process, there are other that offer packaging and shipping supplies so that the parents can save their baby teeth themselves.
Watch the video bellow to see how a dentist is encouraging parents to preserve their baby’s teeth because later in the life, it can be life-saving.