A research article recently published by Dr. Arnold Caplan Ph.D, and Dr. Irina Kerkis Ph.D examines the proliferative capabilities and plasticity of stem cells found in both baby teeth (DTSC) and adult wisdom teeth( DPSC).
By examining the origin and development of both types of teeth, the researchers found that both baby and wisdom teeth are highly proliferative and plastic, making them conducive to cryo-preservation and future harvesting. The article notes that stem cells derived from baby teeth have particular proliferative capacity because of the high concentration of stem cells in young teeth.
The article also addresses the wisdom of banking dental stem cells as an easy, non-invasive, and highly viable method of stem cells banking. "The loss of baby teeth occurs naturally and they can be removed...during a routine visit to the dentist."
While early preservation is optimal for stem cell preservation, any healthy tooth ready for extraction has the potential to serve as a wise investment in the future health of you and your family.
The era of regenerative medicine is now.
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