The teeth of milk or those mouthpieces that we have had to withdraw are no longer a waste, they can be reused and for medical purposes. It has been discovered that the teeth are formed in its interior by between 50,000 and 250,000 simple-to-use stem cells. These cells have the characteristic of regenerating themselves and distinguishing themselves in specialized ones, such as bones, muscles and even neurons.
The stem cells are obtained from the dental pulp that is never damaged, thanks to the disposition of the tooth that protects it, and it can remain intact for more than 20 years after its separation from the mouth. Thus, before wasting a considerable portion of the stem cells of our organism, the dentist can be requested to send the piece to the laboratory, where the dental pulp is extracted from the rest and stored until it can be useful.
The latest research that incorporates dental pulp stem cells claim that they contribute to the functional recovery of the brain and neurons. Therefore, a new avenue of investigation of future therapeutic utilities in the field of neuronal regeneration and infarcts and brain damage begins.