Doug Landau learns something new every day: stem cells from baby teeth – a potential treatment for spinal cord injury and other disabling diseases

DSCF4054.JPGWhile traveling to visit clients in Toano, Virginia, I learned that you can preserve a child’s baby teeth, which contain stem cells, which may be able to be used later to treat spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, and even cancer and heart disease. Karen Bodett shown here with her daughter who was involved in a head-on crash with a young, inexperienced driver, shared with me information about this exciting science. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently discovered stem cells in teeth – the cells that naturally repair your body. Scientists are working rapidly to direct stem cells, so they grow into almost any type of human cells, including heart, brain, nerve, cartilage, bone and liver cells. The Japanese have produced stem cells from wisdom tooth of ten-year-old girl.

The Woman Dentist Journal published an article “Stem Cells: How Baby Teeth Can Save Your Life,” by Joanne Oppenheim, DDS, January 10, 2009 which discusses the importance of saving a child’s baby teeth for the stem cells.
Likewise, BioEden notes that there is an abundant source of adult stem cells in your child’s milk teeth. What could make more sense than to preserve these potentially life-saving cells which would otherwise be discarded and lost forever? Research into stem cell therapy has examined potential treatments for spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s and Alzheimers disease. The full promise of stem cell therapy has only been glimpsed.

Mrs. Bodett has used Stemsave, as scientists are working rapidly to direct stem cells so they grow into almost any type of human cells, including heart, brain, nerve, cartilage, bone and liver cells. Saving baby teeth and the stems cells in them is like receiving another opportunity for the people who did not save their babies’ cord blood. Saving these teeth properly creates great potential for benefiting people who have been harmed by car crashes, bike accidents, or other traumatic injuries.

One response on “Doug Landau learns something new every day: stem cells from baby teeth – a potential treatment for spinal cord injury and other disabling diseases

  1. Mrs. Chumki Datta

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am a Spinal Cord Injured Patient for the last 5 years. Is there any cure? Please suggest how to go about it.

    Waiting eagerly for your reply.
    Thanking you.

    Regards,

    Mrs. Chumki Datta

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