Stem cells, naturally found in our body, help coordinate tissue renewal and repair throughout our our lifetime. There are a few chances to save your own stem cells. One way is to save umbilical cord blood at birth. And now there is a new, simple, and more affordable, option- Stem cells from teeth.
You can preserve stem cells from baby teeth that are falling out, healthy adult teeth pulled to make way for braces or other orthodontic reasons, and wisdom teeth that are extracted. Dental stem cells have already been used to regrow jaw bone and treat periodontal disease. Stem cells may also be used to treat conditions such as:
- Tooth loss and periodontal disease
- Skeletal bone loss / fractures
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Type 1 diabetes
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
We work with Store-A-Tooth, a company that helps us collect the teeth and process them for stem cells. Parents who have bought the service feel Store-A-Tooth is an affordable ‘biological insurance’ for their children; that they want to be prepared just in case their son or daughter ever needs a treatment that may not even be possible today, but that may help to save their life or improve their health in the future.
When you schedule for your extraction, let us know if you are interested in storing your teeth and we will make all the arrangements.