Protecting future health through tooth stem cells
This is the process of banking the stem cells in your children's milk teeth that may in the future help treat diseases, including such conditions as diabetes and heart disease. When your child’s milk teeth start to wobble and you’re thinking about placing a coin under their pillow for the tooth fairy, wouldn’t it make sense to offer your child a gift of lasting value?
Lasting health from baby teeth
Tooth stem cells are special cells that live in the pulp tissue inside our teeth. These stem cells are formed during the sixth week of a baby’s development in the womb. They contain unique mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that have the potential to be used in a wide variety of medical treatments, such as tissue and bone regeneration.When your child’s milk teeth come out – usually between the ages of 6 and 12 – they can be sent to us and we can preserve and store the stem cells from one or more of them in case your child or other family members need them to treat future health conditions.Future Health has developed the technology, expertise and care to keep your children’s’ dental stem cells safe, healthy and ready for use in case they are ever needed.
What could they be used for?
Stem cells taken from milk teeth could play an important part in repair and regenerative treatments for diseases such as:
• Malignant and nonmalignant blood disorders
• Tooth regeneration
• Bone regeneration
• Myocardial infarction
• Injury-related motor neuron repair
• Neurogenerative diseases
• Muscle repair
• Muscular dystrophy