Are Stem Cells in Wisdom Teeth our Last Shot at Storing Youth?
If you or your loved ones are having your wisdom teeth removed, don’t make the mistake of throwing these valuable teeth in the garbage! As their name already implies, it would be a better and wiser decision to bank the stem cells in wisdom teeth.
The dental pulp from wisdom teeth contains an excellent source of dental stem cells. Wisdom tooth extractions are usually performed between the ages 17-25 by a dental professional. Because these teeth are being removed anyway, it makes for the perfect opportunity to store stem cells from these extracted teeth.
Stem Cells: The Younger the Better
When it comes to banking stem cells “the younger the better” so wisdom teeth are considered the last chance for capturing our youth. It may seem like there wouldn’t be very many stem cells in something as small as teeth but modern science can expand these cells in the lab over and over for a lifetime of uses. Whether it be a life-threatening accident, preventative/ anti-aging treatments or a bad knee that would benefit from stem cells instead of surgery.
The cells harvested from early-aged teeth are at their optimum because they are young, vibrant, healthy, and full of functionality. Storing stem cells from wisdom teeth secures these younger cells vs. storing older less potent stem cells or having to embark on extracting stem cells from invasive bone marrow procedures or settling for less researched or harvesting other types of stem cells from skin cells or blood.
Teeth are a Rich Source of Stem Cells
Dental pulp is a rich source of stem cells — this soft living tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which are multipotent and can differentiate into a broad range of different cell types, giving them a wider range of potential applications than most other cell types. Unlike banking stem cells from cord blood, the mesenchymal stem cells in teeth can be expanded and used for a lifetime.
Other sources of stem cells from birth tissue (cord blood, tissue, and placenta) are already being used in the treatment of childhood diseases such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia, and lymphoma, to help replenish the patient’s blood supply with healthy new cells. Dental Stem Cells may have the potential to be transformed into other cells including cardiac, muscle, bone, cartilage, nerve, and fat tissue. The stem cells from birth tissue and teeth are not to be confused with embryonic stem cells (also known as pluripotent stem cells from unborn babies.)
Stem Cells O
ffer a Lifetime of Health Options
Storing young stem cells now provides the opportunity to be accessed in the future to take advantage of numerous age-related therapies in development.
Plus, your own stem cells are the best source of stem cells. They’re unique to you and highly valuable because at some point soon people will be using stem cell therapy as regenerative medicine to combat many health conditions — even aging itself.
The other BONUS about storing stem cells from wisdom teeth is that most of the time more than one tooth is removed so the stem cells can be collected, processed and stored for the same price.
The Last Chance to Bank Youth
So, if you missed the opportunity to store stem cells from birth tissue (cord blood, cord tissue, and the placenta) then take advantage of this amazing opportunity to store dental stem cells from wisdom teeth.
Stem cells harvested from wisdom teeth are capable of amazing things. These ‘master cells’ are the basis for creating (and repairing) our entire body from head to toe.
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