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If you could potentially plan on helping you child’s health in the future by planning today, would you? If you have or are think of pre-planning for your child’s education, you can plan for their healthcare too! Quality of life is just as important as education. With the research, advancement, and potential benefits of banking stem cells from baby teeth, it is absolutely worth considering .
For decades, doctors have harnessed the power of stem cells in order to treat cancer and genetic blood diseases using various therapy methods. Today over 1,700 clinical trials have been completed, or are under way, demonstrating their use in growing replacement tissues like bone, cartilage, muscles, and more.
As parents we hope that we never have to think about having our child undergoing medical therapy of any kind, but it is a comfort to know that you can play a vital role in helping them heal.
The idea that a simple cell can repair or replace damaged tissues is an incredible thing! Stem cells are pretty much building blocks of the human body that are capable of starting out as unspecialized cells that become specialized. Unlike regular cells, which only replicate to create more like itself, a stem cell is “pluripotent”- when it divides it can make any of 220 different cells in the body. It’s easy to see why scientists and doctors are so keen to spread public knowledge on the growing role of stem cells to treat disease, injury, and the deterioration of tissue. Stem cells have already proven to be a powerful and potent platform for developing treatments; type 1 diabetes, corneal damage, and neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, to name just a few.
Below are 2 real-life examples of heartfelt testimonials:
A recent study in the Journal of Dental Research indicating stem cells from teeth may someday produce a cure for diabetes, offers renewed promise for her 15 year old daughter, Alexa. For Alexa and the nearly one million Americans afflicted with type 1 diabetes, Regenerative Medicine could mean a world of a difference.
“When I learned of the research being done around stem cells particularly in the area of diabetes, I was filled with hope for my daughter. As any parent of a child suffering from a chronic disease knows, hope sometimes comes from the most unlikely places, so it is important that we remain open to exploring promising, new discoveries like dental stem cells.” –Georgia Spiropoulos
Claudia is a mother of a 10 year old daughter, Gabriella, who was born with a congenital heart defect. Claudia learned of the defect while her daughter was in utero, and was so focused on delivering a healthy baby that by the time she thought to store her cord blood (a source for viable stem cells) it was too late. Years later, Claudia learned of the advanced research that shows dental pulp contains stem cells that could one day play a role in treating serious conditions like the one affecting her daughter.
“I felt like I’d been given a second chance to store Gabriella’s stem cells and hope that someday these stem cells can be used for her heart tissue regeneration. Medicine is changing, and I want Gabriella to be ready if future treatments are developed.” –Claudia Vigorito
Claudia has since banked 4 of her daughter’s teeth and feels empowered knowing she has taken action to be prepared for the future of stem cell therapy.
THE “TOOTH” IS that teeth are a great source of stem cells for banking. The most obvious reason is how easy it is to collect a baby tooth that’s naturally falling out or a wisdom tooth being extracted; these teeth are going to come out, so why discard them when you can bank them? This is especially true when the process is simple!
Banking is a decision you make before your child’s teeth come out. Once the teeth are out, your dentist will use a Tooth Transport Kit to safely and securely send them to a laboratory, where the stem cells inside will be processed. The stem cells are frozen and stored in a cryopreservation facility, where they will be maintained until needed.
Casa Smiles is a proud participant of helping you preserve your child’s stem cells. Ask one of our Pediatric specialists and contact http://www.store-a-tooth.com/international-services#.WCI5fJMrKgQ to find out the details about Dental Stem Cell Banking today!
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Farah Flossit (Special Agent Flossit)