The National Institutes of Health Recommends that Every Well Equipped First Aid Kit Should Contain a Save-A-Tooth® System

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH)( now recommends that every well-equipped first aid kit should contain a Save-a-Tooth® system ( to store knocked out teeth. Since knocked out teeth begin to die within fifteen minutes, quick action is needed. That’s why it’s a necessary part of every first aid kit. When used within the first hour of the accident, 90% of all knocked out teeth can be saved. In addition to the National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic( also recommends its inclusion in all first aid kits. “The Complete First Aid Kit” ( is the only first aid kit that contains all of the essential items necessary for a well equipped first aid kit as well as a Save-A-Tooth® system.

Save-A-Tooth is recommended by The MAYO Clinic and the National Institutes of Health to be a part of every first aid kit.

Just as an EpiPen® must be immediately available in every house, school, and team training bag when there is an allergic child around, the Save-A-Tooth® must be available immediately after the accident occurs. It should be in every home, sports, ambulance and automobile first aid kit, so that knocked out teeth can be safely preserved while more important injuries are attended to first. Knocked out teeth stored in a Save-A-Tooth® are safe for twenty-four hours.

Not a rare occurrence, there are over five million teeth knocked out each year in the United States and all of them can be saved but quick action must be taken since knocked out teeth may die within an hour of the accident.

The true cost of an unsuccessfully replanted knocked out tooth is $3,000 immediately and over $30,000 over a lifetime. Even though dental implants are getting better, they are useless in the case of a child because their jaws are continually changing so they can't be placed in a child until they're 18. So the child will have a removable denture (flipper) for most of their most impressionable years.

Some dentists recommend that milk should be used as a storage medium because Save-A-Tooth® is not available at the scene of an accident. Dr Henry Rankow, Professor of Endodontics at Temple University comments on this recommendation. "Milk is an secondary back up only to be used when a scientific, primary medical product is not available. Not having a Save-A-Tooth® ahead of time is like not having an inhaler when you know your child has asthma," he says. “Since losing a front permanent tooth is a lifelong, dental catastrophe, if parents don’t have a Save-A-Tooth® ahead of time, their children may be at unnecessary risk.”

Invented by a dentist, the Save-A-Tooth® is a six-part system that protects knocked out teeth from ‘cradle to replantation’. “So many mishaps can occur along the way from the accident to the actual replantation” says, Dr. Paul Krasner, Professor of Endodontics at Temple University, “that it’s like Dorothy on the Yellow Brick road. There may not be flying monkeys swooping down, but things happen – like glass containers breaking or saline spilling out or the teeth falling onto a dirty car floor,” he says. The knocked out teeth must be protected at all times during this journey.

The Save-A-Tooth® system is also used as the transportation device for Store-A-ToothTM, the leading dental stem cell cryopreservation service ( With Store-A-Tooth, patients can save their own stem cells from normally shedding baby teeth and extracted wisdom teeth. The teeth are collected by a dentist and transported to a laboratory that extracts the dental stem cells and cryopreserves them for future medical and dental applications, in a similar fashion.

The Complete first aid kit has 181 pieces with top quality, brand name products and is the only first aid kit that contains the Save-A-Tooth® system. To find out more or to order go to ((

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