Your child will eventually hit that magical age when s/he will begin to transition to adulthood. One of the first steps in this process is the fall out of baby teeth and their replacement with new teeth they will hopefully have for the rest of their lives. But while many know about this natural process, there are a lot of people who don’t know that those baby pearly whites can help save a life!
Each tooth is made out of many microscopic cells. In 2003, Dr. Songtao Shi of the University of Pennsylvania found baby teeth contain very useful cells we now call “Stem cells”. These stem cells are believed to be so powerful because they can penetrate any type of cell in the body.
Stem cell therapy has now been used for more than 30 years in the treatment of various conditions like leukemia and lymphoma.
Since baby teeth contain stem cells, when you save your child’s teeth, you will actually be locking away the stem cells that are compatible with their bodies. This way, you’ll always have insurance against serious diseases later in its life.