Banking Stem Cells for the Future
Did you know your teeth could unleash your healing power? The National Institutes of Health has isolated a very powerful class of stem cells found in the dental pulp of teeth that have the capacity to differentiate into many types of tissue such as bone, cartilage, liver and muscle. This ability to differentiate is referred to by researchers as ‘plasticity’. This makes the stem cells obtained from teeth particularly valuable to medical researchers as they develop new therapies to fight disease and repair injury.
Stem cells are specialized cells that have the unique ability to regenerate and differentiate. They are the body’s repair and maintenance cells. They fight disease, repair injury and work to keep the body in good health. Both the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services forecast that the almost limitless and lifesaving potential of stem cells will revolutionize the medical field and how we fight disease and repair injury.
Today, hospitals are utilizing stem cells to treat leukemia and heart failure and are growing and transplanting organs derived from a patient’s own stem cells. Medical researchers in the emerging fields of personalized and regenerative medicine are developing stem cell-based therapies to fight a variety of health conditions including, but not limited to, diabetes, osteoporosis, Crohn’s disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer’s.
The Department of Defense is spearheading the Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), a $250 million national effort to fast-track and rapidly apply the latest techniques in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for the treatment of injury and trauma to members of our armed forces wounded in action.
At Clearwater Family Dental, we are always excited to implement new technology and have studied the research on dental stem cells. We feel a sense of urgency to offer our patients an affordable and convenient way to bank their family’s stem cells. To that end, we have partnered with StemSave which allows us to offer our patients the opportunity to secure their own powerful and valuable stem cells during routine dental procedures.
Clearwater Family Dental is located at 215 S. Myrtle Ave., Clearwater. To learn more about how you can secure your family’s future health by banking their stem cells, call 727-442-3363 or visit StemSave.com. For more information on Clearwater Family Dental, visit MyClearwaterFamilyDental.com. See ad page 12.
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