Dental pulp banking: What to do on the day

Dental pulp banking from milk teeth offers an easy and non-invasive second chance to preserve your child’s stem cells. If your child has a wobbly milk tooth, Future Health Biobank manage the collection and storage process for you from the day it falls out.

To ensure that your child’s dental pulp stem cell collection goes smoothly, here’s what you should know.

1. Packaging the sample

Once you have signed up for our dental pulp banking service, we will send a sample collection kit to your address. This will contain the instructions and packaging materials required for your child’s milk tooth. Simply dissolve the preservation tablet in the tooth solution container, shake it, then place the milk tooth in the container.

2. Sample collection

Contact Future Health Biobank once completing step one. Our dedicated medical courier are available 24/7 to collect your sample kit and transport it to our state-of-the-art UK laboratory. Once your milk tooth sample has arrived at the lab, the dental pulp sample will be viability tested and processed. This can take up to 21 days.

3. Sample results and storage

Once your milk tooth sample has been processed, we will notify you of your results. Successfully processed samples will have the dental pulp stem cells isolated and cryogenically frozen/stored at one of our secure storage facilities.

Our Customer Care team are on hand for any questions that you may have

FAQ's

If your child’s milk teeth are close to falling out, the first step is to order a collection kit from Future Health Biobank. This can be kept at home ready for when the tooth falls out. Click here to order your child’s tooth collection kit.

Whilst any tooth has the potential to be used, ideally we would recommend sending any of the anterior deciduous teeth. These are the 12 teeth in the front, 6 on top and 6 on bottom.

Future Health biobank has successfully isolated stem cells from both adult teeth and milk teeth. Teeth removed for orthodontic purposes as well as wisdom teeth extractions can be sent for processing, providing they are 100% healthy.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) found in dental pulp are currently present in over 1,000 studies worldwide. These trials have identified the benefits of dental stem cells for treating a range of illnesses such as muscular dystrophy, neurogenerative diseases and arthritis.

Why choose Future Health?

Once you’ve decided that Dental Pulp Banking is for you, you then need to decide which biobank you’re going to trust with your child's sample. Here's why we think you should choose us;

One of the world's most accredited cell banks

Free release and shipment of your sample worldwide

Only cord blood bank to let you pay monthly*

*subject to status. T&Cs apply.