Parents Are Urged To Keep Their Kids’ Baby Teeth For This Crazy Reason!

According to Grandview Research of Biotechnology,   the global stem cells market size was valued at USD 37.88 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 20.0% up to 2020.

The stem cell research industry is absolutely no joke. A study in 2003 showed that baby teeth have a rich concentration of stem cells, which are like protocells that can be grown into multiple kinds of cells if needed.

This is basically the ultimate life insurance. If later in life a human needs replacement tissue, finding a donor won’t be the only option because the stem cells from their baby teeth can be used to grow any type of tissue that is needed.

Parents urge parents to keep baby's teeth

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Losing baby teeth is a rite of passage for human kids.

Doctors urge parents to keep baby's teeth

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Doctors urge parents to keep baby's teeth

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That same study determined that if baby teeth are preserved quickly after falling out, those cells can  be stored up for years to come.

Doctors urge parents to keep baby's teeth

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The baby teeth have to be kept fresh because stem cells do lose their potency over time.

Services like Store-A-Tooth are readily available to preserve the baby teeth when needed.

The teeth are placed in a liquid nitrogen cryopreservation vault. Here, the stem cells will remain intact and usable for years.

Doctors urge parents to keep baby's teeth

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