Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Denture Cream Consumer Alert

Today Good Morning America announced that excessive use of denture cream can cause dizziness and nerve damage and adversely affect your balance and walking.

The consumer alert targeted 35 million Americans who use denture creams containing zinc.

1. Use only 3 to 4 dime-sized dots on your denture at one time.
2. Do not overfill your denture. You are using too much cream if it oozes out of your denture.
3. Do not use denture cream overnight.
4. If your denture does not fit properly, have it relined or get a new one.

Long exposure to too much denture cream means high doses of zinc in your body. High levels of zinc in your body drive down the natural amount of copper in your body, which can adversely affect your spine, which may put you in a wheelchair.

Super Polygrip, owned by Glaxo Smith Klein, and Fixodent, owned by Proctor & Gamble, were specifically mentioned.

Do you think that if a company does not list the ingredients in a product, it has something to hide?

Keep smiling.

Saundra Goodman
Got Teeth? A Survivor's Guide
How to keep your teeth or live without them.
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Mark V said...

I'm glad I haven't gotten to the pint of wearing dentures yet. Isn't it interesting that all of these mystery ingredients are showing up? Thanks for the heads up!

Saundra said...

You're welcome, Mark. It's sad that we have to learn this through other people's misfortune. Thanks for reading.