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    Parents Can Have Their Children’s Baby Teeth Stored Away

    teeth health smile dentist babyBaby teeth should not be discarded after they have fallen off. They should be preserved for the future since they are a good source of stem cells.

    Key takeaways:

    – Baby teeth have valuable and powerful stem cells that transform into any type of cell in the body.

    – Having baby teeth stored in a tooth bank eliminates the need to wait for a bone marrow donor and increases the likelihood of acceptance of the tooth derived stem cells.

    – There are a number of services that your dentist can recommend to cryopreserve stem cell from baby teeth at a fee.

    As stem cells age, they become less powerful. If your child needs stem cells as an adult, the teeth that currently live in their mouth will no longer be very useful.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.