Dental Stem Cells Can Now be Transported by the Save-A-Tooth® System, Found in the Complete First Aid Kit, Says Phoenix-Lazerus, Inc.

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Valuable stem cells have been discovered in baby teeth and extracted wisdom teeth. Store-A-Tooth™ is a service that lets families store their own dental stem cells for future potential use in protecting their family’s health. At the core of the Store-A-Tooth collection kit is the Save-A-Tooth® system, also a component in The Complete First Aid kit.

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Valuable stem cells are found in teeth and can be transported by the Save-A-Tooth® System

Saving our children’s teeth has become a major priority in our society and their accidental loss can be avoided by buying The Complete First Aid kit, says Phoenix-Lazerus, Inc. “The accidental loss of any permanent teeth, especially the front teeth, is very costly, over $30,000 in a life time, and also very unnecessary if people are informed and prepared,” says Dr. Paul Krasner, Professor of Dentistry at Temple University. “The millions of teeth accidentally knocked out each year in the United States can all be reimplanted and saved for life,” he reports.

In 2000, scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) discovered that potent stem cells are found in healthy dental pulp – from baby teeth naturally falling out, from teeth pulled for braces and extracted wisdom teeth, providing a new, convenient and plentiful source of stem cells.

Similar to stem cells from umbilical cord blood, dental stem cells, as used in the Store-A-Tooth™, have the potential to be used in many medical applications. They have already been used to regenerate dental bone and treat periodontal disease, and are currently being studied by researchers to help treat conditions such as diabetes, spinal cord injury, stroke, heart attack, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

A 2011 study published in the Journal of Dental Research showed that stem cells from teeth can produce insulin in a glucose responsive manner – early research which means dental stem cells might one day play a role in treating type 1 diabetes.

Another recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that dental pulp stem cells (extracted from both baby teeth and wisdom teeth) appeared to work in 3 ways to repair spinal cord injury in a rat model: they stopped the nerve cells from dying, helped regenerate the severed nerves, and promoted the growth of other cells that support the spinal cord.

The Complete First Aid kit is the only first aid kit that contains the Save-A-Tooth® system. A scientific device that, if used in the first sixty minutes of the accident, can store and safely preserve any number of knocked out teeth for 24 hours. The Save-A-Tooth® is the only product of its kind that has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance (http://www.ada.org/ada/seal/shoppinglist.aspx). Obtaining this Seal of Acceptance is a very rigorous process and any product that receives this Seal can be relied on for its integrity.

Americans recognize the ADA Seal of Acceptance as the gold standard when it comes to evaluating the safety and efficacy of dental products. Consumers look for the Seal when buying toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash and even chewing gum. Families trust the ADA to research and test the scientific claims of consumer dental products, and we take that trust seriously.

“Being prepared for accidents is the primary reason for having a well-stocked first aid kit,” says Dr. Henry Rankow, Professor of Dentistry at Temple University, Kornenberg School of Dentistry. “That’s why it is so important to choose The Complete First Aid kit. Since it is the only kit that contains a Save-A-Tooth®, it is the only truly practical first aid kit to have at home, in your car, at schools, on school buses and the only kit that can help save all of the large dental bills caused by not being prepared for knocked out teeth,” he says.

“Saving our children’s teeth is one of the most important tasks of a parent,” says Dr. Edward Abrams, Assistant Professor at Temple University, School of Dentistry. “With the advent of fluoride and sealants, tooth decay has been reduced by over 90% in the last fifty years. The invention and easy public access to the Save-A-Tooth® system, especially in The Complete First Aid kit, places accidental loss of permanent teeth in this same innovative category,” he advises.

Having a Save-A-Tooth® in every first aid kit is recommended by most leading medical organizations. A description of how knocked out teeth can be saved is available at Saveatooth.com (http://www.saveatooth.com/technical-details).

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