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zinc-containing denture creams

Millions of people use denture cream (also known as denture adhesive). Some, but not all, denture creams contain zinc. A few recent case reports in the scientific literature indicate a possible association between excessive use of zinc-containing denture creams and neurological and hematological problems.

The authors theorize that the patients probably swallowed excess denture cream, and that over years of use, zinc may have built up in these individual's bodies. It is well documented that swallowing excessive amounts of zinc can raise blood levels of zinc which can lead to lower blood levels of copper. The lower blood level of copper can then lead to neurological and hematological problems.

Dental examinations and appropriate care can reduce the need for denture adhesive products.

TEETH Care Centre Dental Hospital, Ahmedabad