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 prove useful regenerative tool in the following areas(1-4):
• Tooth reconstruction
• Bone tissue engineering
• Corneal reconstruction
• Myocardial infarction
• Spinal cord injury
• Peripheral nerve repair
• Muscle repair
• Muscular dystrophy
• Liver repair
• Vascular insufficiencies
• Wound healing
1. Tatullo, M., Marrelli, M., Shakesheff, K., and White, L. (2014). Dental pulp stem cells: function, isolation and applications in regenerative medicine. J Tissue Eng; DOI:10.1002/ term.1899.
2. Daltoe, F.P., Mendonca, P.P., Mamtesso, A., and Denoni, M.C.Z. (2014). Can SHED or DPSCs be used to repair/ regeneration non-dental tissues? A systematic review of in vivo studies. Braz Oral Res; 28 (1): 1-7.
3. Kerkis, I., and Caplan, A.I. (2012). Stem cells in dental pulp of deciduous teeth. Tissue Eng; 18 (2): 129-138.
4. Verma, K., Bains, R., Bains, V.K., Rawtiya, M., et al. (2014) .Therapeutic potential of dental pulp stem cells in regenerative medicine. Dent Res J. 11 (3): 302-308.