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Denture Adhesives and Concern for Health

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Mar 9, 2010 10:04:00 AM

Of concern to many denture-wearing patients lately is their denture adhesives. Many denture adhesives contain zinc. Using denture adhesives improperly, by using too much adhesive, may lead to the ingestion of excessive zinc. Excessive zinc ingestion leads to lower levels of copper in the blood which may lead to nerve and blood disorders affecting general health and well-being. The relationship between using excessive zinc-containing denture adhesive and subsequent nerve and blood disorders is not completely clear and will require more research.

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