The tooth is nature's 'safe' for your family's unique stem cells
While stem cells can be found in most tissues of the body,
they are usually buried deep, are few in number and are similar
in appearance to surrounding cells. With the discovery of stem
cells in teeth, an accessible and available source of stem
cells has been identified.
The tooth is nature's "safe" for these valuable stem
cells, and there is an abundance of these cells in baby teeth,
wisdom teeth and permanent teeth - Tooth Eligibility Criteria. The stem cells contained
within teeth are capable of replicating themselves and can
be readily recovered at the time of a planned dental procedure.
Living stem cells found within extracted teeth were routinely
discarded every day, but now, with the knowledge from recent
medical research, StemSave gives you the opportunity to save
these cells for future use in developing medical treatments
for your family.
Aside from being the most convenient stem cells to access, dental
stem cells have significant medical benefits in the development
of new medical therapies. Using one's own stem cells for
medical treatment means a much lower risk of rejection by the
body and decreases the need for powerful drugs that weaken the
immune system, both of which are negative but typical realities
that come into play when tissues or cells from a donor are used
to treat patients.
Further, the stem cells from teeth have been observed in research
studies to be among the most powerful stem cells in the human
body. Stem cells from teeth replicate at a faster rate
and for a longer period of time than do stem cells harvested
from other tissues of the body.
Stem cells in the human body age over time and their regenerative
abilities slow down later in life. The earlier in life
that your family's stem cells are secured, the more valuable
they will be when they are needed most.