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Banking Teeth for Stem Cell Therapy

Banking baby teeth or wisdom teeth—a practice that’s been around for about 10 years—is becoming more widely accepted in developed areas of the world, according to researchers. It involves cryopreserving teeth—and the dental stem cells they contain—for potential stem cell therapy in the future

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