Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 14 February 2011 16:33
Dental stem cell banking now gives parents a new opportunity.
Parents can store their child’s stem cells, which comes from the milk of the tooth. It’s another way to preserve DNA, just like it’s done with umbilical cord blood banking.
Dental stem cells generally comprise mesenchymal variety of stem cells.
The advantage of stem cells banking over umbilical cord blood banking is that it allows for collecting the cells over a larger period of time, instead of the 15-minute window right after delivery. There are also multiple teeth to choose from.