Precious Tooth service
What is the Precious Tooth service?
Precious Tooth is a service that lets you preserve the stem cells in you or your children’s teeth. Dental stem cells are found in any healthy tooth:
- Baby teeth that are naturally falling out
- Wisdom teeth being extracted
- Teeth being pulled to make room for braces or for other orthodontic reasons
Instead of having your dentist throw away this incredible valuable source of your own stem cells, you now have the chance to save them and see how such a simple act could one day help protect your family’s health.
By banking stem cells now, you will be perfectly position to take advantage of so many medical advances in stem cell science that are expected to uncover breakthrough treatments in both regenerative dentistry and medicine, such as growing you a new tooth or treating diabetes, heart disease and many other conditions
A simple, convenient, and affordable option
Precious Cells offers a convenient way to preserve your children’s own stem cells by collecting from their teeth that are naturally due to fall out or are being extracted for any clinical reasons.
Whilst millions of parents have stored their child’s stem cells from the umbilical cord blood (a service that Precious Cells is also a global leading expert); for many parents, they missed this one in life time chance and felt devastated that they missed such a chance. Now Precious Cells have offered hope to such parents, by giving them a second opportunity!
The cost to store dental stem cells is significantly less than that of storing umbilical cord blood and with precious cells the service even involves a free consultation with one of our licensed and approved dentists anywhere in the world.
Dental stem cells are non-controversial adult stem cells (not embryonic) and a perfect match for the donor, and potentially useful for closely related family members.
Why preserve dental stem cells?
Similar to stem cells from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood, which have been used for decades to treat leukaemia and other blood related diseases, stem cells from teeth have the potential to be used in a broad range of medical applications.
Doctors have already used dental stem cells to successfully regenerate dental bone and treat periodontal disease, and researchers are studying how they could help treat a number of serious diseases and conditions:
- Spinal cord injury
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Liver disease
- Cornea repair
- Parkinson’s disease
How it works
We work with you and your dentist to set up the Precious Tooth service. We provide a stem cell collection Kit, which includes all the materials needed to protect and transport the tooth overnight to our lab.
Once in the lab, we collect the dental pulp from the tooth which contains your own unique stem cells, perform a number of quality control steps and provide a final report to you. You will be issued with certificate of storage and a unique ID number. Then we keep the cells frozen at very cold temperatures until the day they are needed, when we send them directly to your healthcare provider.