All kids at certain age, usually around age 6 or 7 lose their first ‘baby’ teeth and that is a sign that they are growing up. Usually, many people just toss them away and some are keeping them as sentimental memory.
When it come to keeping kids teeth, here is something worth to consider.
In a study, decade ago, was shown that ‘baby’ teeth are pretty rich source of stem cells, which are something like protocells, and if needed, they can be grown in multiply kinds of cells and be used later in repairing and regenerating tissues if needed or other medical problems in life, for which we wish nobody to need at first place.
To be able to use this, teeth need to be preserved quickly after falling out so the stem cells can be harvested from dental pulp and be stored in stem cell banks where they can be kept for years and in that way, like we said, can be use in future for medical treatments if needed.
If you want to know more about the procedure, we will explain it better. First, if you are interested in this, contact some stem cell bank. They will ship the teeth directly from your home or the dentist, which is the best solution and usually the stem banks are partners with most of the dentist. They will transport the teeth in ‘Tooth Transport Kit’ in a controlled temperature, where so called, Save-A-Tooth device (which is the main component in this kit) will protect the dental pulp during transport to their lab.
In lab, they will harvest the stem cells, where they will conduct total cell count also and also will preserve certain part from the dental pulp in original state. After everything is done, you will receive delay report. Samples will be stored and kept at proper temperature, less than -150 celsius degrees in a liquid nitrogen cryopreservation vault.
In future if you need them, after contacting the stem bank, they will make all the safely preparation and will provide safe transport to the clinic.
So, if you miss to harvest and store the cord cells from the umbilical cord, at birth of your child, this is your second chance. We hope noone will ever need them, but is always better to be prepared for battle.