Sunday, June 05, 2016

File under "Amazing Dental Facts"-- Baby Teeth Contain Dental Stem Cells

Sidney lost baby tooth #2 this week. When she lost her first one a few months ago, I learned of the existence of dental stem cells. 

Surprise! Did you know that baby teeth have stem cells in them that may potentially be useful some day for life-saving treatments or regenerative therapy? Growing up in/around a dental office all my life, I never knew about this and am delighted by it. So I couldn't resist looking into it further.
Here's my latest ParentMap article about it and the fascinating possibility for future healthcare.

https://www.parentmap.com/article/baby-teeth-dental-stem-cells

Sidney right after pulling out tooth #2

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