New research shows that baby teeth have potentially life-saving stem cells, almost exactly like those found in cord blood. Keep reading to learn more!
Plenty of parents try to hang on to their children’s baby teeth for as long as they can. And now, scientists say they may be on to something.
In the last 20 years or so, parents have been paying thousands of dollars just to bank their newborn children’s cord blood, hoping the stem cells could come in handy should their child or another close relative fall victim to a serious illness in the future.
As The Bump puts it, saving cord blood for its life-saving potential is more of an insurance policy than anything else—an expensive one at that. Continues on the next pages…