Stem Cell Benefits
Since stem cells were discovered in teeth, hundreds of medical research studies at universities and research institutions began investigating how these easily-accessible stem cells can be used to develop new medical treatments for you and your family in the event of disease or injury.
The global medical community’s interest in stem cells is not new. However, the knowledge of the fact that there are stem cells conveniently located in teeth, is new. Since the 1970s, doctors have been using stem cells from bone marrow to treat leukemia and other serious blood diseases. The process of extracting stem cells from bone marrow requires either an invasive surgery or the lengthy process of filtering blood after the administration of powerful drugs. Both methods of extracting stem cells require the patient to be in healthy condition in order to ensure recovery from the procedure. Often times, a donor provides the stem cells, but the patient receiving the transplant is still required to take powerful anti-rejection drugs that suppress the body’s immune system and leave the body defenseless and vulnerable.
Today, with over 30 years of accumulated experience with bone marrow stem cells, medical researchers are now focused on the power of much more accessible and less invasive methods of securing a patient’s stem cells, particularly those found in teeth, that are typically discarded following a planned extraction.
By banking your family’s stem cells from teeth:
- You are protecting their future health.
- You are all but eliminating the potential risk of cell rejection and other complications: Their matched stem cells are available when needed.
- You are acting upon an opportunity that is safe, convenient and affordable.
The healthier you are and the earlier you collect and preserve your stem cells, the better. Younger stem cells grow faster and for longer periods of time. They have less potential for mutations. These stem cells will be more effective when needed for future regenerative therapies.