Some of the most popular denture creams on the market, including Super Poligrip and Fixodent, have been linked to copper depletion in the bloodstream, which in turn may lead to serious medical problems such as nerve damage. Why? Some denture creams contain zinc, and an excess of zinc in one's diet can lead to a depletion of copper in the blood. In fact, according to the medical journal Neurology, using denture creams over a long period of time could result in nerve damage and neurological problems. Symptoms of nerve damage include numbness, tingling, difficulty moving one's arms and legs, and lack of balance.
GlaxoSmithKline, maker of Super Poligrip, has voluntarily ceased production of denture creams containing zinc. Fixodent however, manufactured by Procter & Gamble, is still on the market.
If you believe that you or someone you love has suffered neurological damage as a result of prolonged use of denture creams, please contact us as soon as possible for an initial consultation.