But there’s one catch: the baby teeth have to be kept fresh. Like anything, stem cells degrade and lose their potency over time.
So simply keeping your child’s baby teeth in a box isn’t going to cut it.
Instead, parents can use services like Store-A-Tooth to properly preserve their children’s teeth.
The teeth are placed in a liquid nitrogen cryopreservation vault, where the stem cells will remain intact and usable for years.
If later in life, the child, who may be an adult at this point, needs their stem cells, the teeth are taken out of storage and shipped to their doctor.