According to Doctor's research, the moment your kids starting dropping their teeth, you should not throw your baby’s fallen teeth away.
They can be valuable source of stem cells that could treat disease or dental problems later on in life.
You see even the teeth contain stem cells and they could come in use one day.
Stem cell technology is advancing to stages that are truly a remarkable feat of medical science. But to make stem cells even more efficient in curing people, a person’s stem cells should be made available at any time. For this, there is cord blood that now parents are freezing and storing in hopes that it may save their child’s life one day. But now scientists are saying that other parts of the body can be sourced for the stem cells and one of them is baby teeth. The next time your child leaves his tooth beneath his pillow for the tooth fairy, make sure you take it and get it stored in a proper way. You see even the teeth contain stem cells and they could come in use one day.
1. Why you need to keep teeth for dental cells
Scientists are recommending that a child’s milk teeth should not be thrown away. It could be preserved for treating serious health issues in the future. The teeth can be sourced from dental stem cells which can even save your child’s life.
2. What are dental stem cells?
Stem cells are different from other cells in the body. Your body consists of several thousand cells. The cells are all divided into three major groups such as red blood cells, muscle cells, and nerve cells. There are also other branches of human cells in the body. But before these can grow into fully functional cells, they are first stem cells. It is these stem cells that grow into the respective types of cells.
3. Stem cells can regenerate into new tissue
Stem cells are capable of renewing themselves and even transforming themselves into even more special type of cells. These can repair and replace various tissues and organs. According to the national institute of health, stem cell technology is the most promising frontier of medical technology and research.
4. They can treat disease
Because of their regenerative capabilities, stem cells have great potential in treating diabetes, and heart disease. However, research is still underway to study stem cells and find even more innovative ways to use them as regenerative medicine.
5. Where can we take stem cells from?
Stem cells consist of two basic types. Embryonic and adult. While embryonic stem cells can only be harvested from human embryos, adult cells are found in bone marrow (the spongy substance found in bones) and the umbilical cord. Scientists have now discovered that the pulp of baby teeth also contain stem cells with regenerative properties. In fact, studies have found that at least one to two dozen stem cells reside in baby teeth.
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