In the past, baby teeth were considered pretty much important for a child. Once a tooth fell off, the parents would put the tooth under the child’s pillow and tell them that the tooth fairy would come and leave money instead. Of course, this is all a myth, but the importance of baby teeth still hasn’t changed.
Nowadays, baby teeth are important for the prevention of numerous diseases and the regrowth of tissues thanks to the presence of stem cells. The pulp of the teeth contains stem cells, the same cells that are present in the umbilical cord of newborns. These cells are protected in a sterile spot within the tooth and has powerful regenerative properties.
Stem cells stimulate the regeneration of tissue and bone and reduce the risk of rejection in the case of dental implants, which is why doctors urge every parent to keep their child’s baby teeth. Dental stem cells can be used on other family members as well and may be the answer to many of humanity’s health problems.
What can stem cells be used for?
Although science has still a lot to learn about them, stem cells represent a potential cure for numerous diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, diabetes and even some types of cancer. They can regenerate the heart muscle and bone marrow, while also regenerating the liver, brain and skin cells.
Due to these properties, stem cells are considered a cornerstone for future treatment against some of the deadliest diseases we’re facing. Amazing, right? Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share this with every parent you know so they could save their children’s baby teeth. After all, they could save someone’s life in the future.