Find the Best Plan in Your Area
Find The Right Dentist For You
Leaving lost primary teeth underneath a pillow and awaiting the arrival of the Tooth Fairy is a standard procedure for many kids. However, British scientists from Imperial College of London are asking children to donate their baby teeth, so that the biologists can create a unique piece of artwork that will raise awareness about the potential of collecting stem cells from non-essential human bone structures.
The researchers said that they will give the charitable children tokens to leave under their pillows, so that they will still receive a reward from the Tooth Fairy.
"Different cultures have different traditions about where these teeth go, and what they are used for," artist Gina Czarnecki said.
She explained that the group hopes to raise awareness of biomedical advancements that may allow scientists to use teeth or bones in stem cell research, as opposed to embryonic materials.
According to the Tooth Fairy Poll conducted by Minnesota dentists, American kids receive and average of $2.52 per lost tooth. However, the survey results showed that some children collect as much as $100 from the mythical figure.
For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353
© 2011 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.