Did you know there are stem cells in teeth? Wisdom teeth, baby teeth, and other healthy teeth removed for orthodontia contain stem cells.
Similar to banking stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord blood after childbirth, many families are choosing to save this type of stem cell for potential use in future regenerative treatments (type 1 diabetes, spinal cord injury, heart disease, alzheimer’s, etc.)
Our practice believes every patient should have the opportunity to make an informed decision about whether or not they would like to preserve these cells prior to their teeth being extracted. For this reason, we have partnered with Provia Laboratories to offer Store-A-Tooth™ to educate patients who wish to receive more information about banking these stem cells for your (or your child’s) future use.