Zinc Poisoning Caused by Denture Cream Use

May 2, 2017

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At A Glance

Damages
Denture cream users may be at risk for serious side effects due to the ingestion of excessive amounts of zinc. The zinc used in denture creams can lead to copper deficiency, zinc poisoning, neuropathy and other neurological side effects. Individuals with ill fitting dentures are at an increased risk for these side effects.
Company(ies)
GlaxoSmithKline (Poligrip and Super PoliGrip) and Procter & Gamble (Fixodent)
Additional Details
Denture creams are used by individuals who wear dentures in order to secure the dentures in place. Denture creams prevent food from getting in between the dentures and the gums of the roof of the mouth.