Have you ever played the ‘tooth fairy’ game with your kids?
Y’know, the one where you get them to hide their newly-displaced baby tooth under their pillow so a magical little creature can slip in at night and replace it with some cash?
As fun as it is, it’s pretty short-lived. Your kid gets a buck or two, spends it on a toy and that’s the end of it.
Unless, of course, the fairy happened to drop that baby tooth off at a tooth bank.
The Long-Term Benefits of Storing Baby Teeth
In 2003, researchers at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research found that baby teeth contain valuable stem cells. In a nutshell, stem cells have the potential to turn into just about any cell type imaginable.
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