Chew on This: Dangers of Denture Creams

It’s always discouraging to learn that an everyday product can be harmful to your health. A number of lawsuits now indicate that long-term use of denture creams can cause serious medical problems, including the buildup of zinc in one’s system and neurological issues.

It took some time for doctors to recognize that neurological problems in their patients were caused by denture cream use. Those named in the lawsuits include GlaxoSmithKline PLC, maker of PoliGrip, and Procter & Gamble Co., maker of Fixodent. The companies claim their products passed safety standards and are not harmful to users. They also state that zinc is commonly used as an additive or supplement. Procter & Gamble says the amount of zinc a user of Fixodent ingests per day is the same amount found in about six ounces of beef.

Many law firms are looking for denture cream cases. If you are a long-term user of denture cream products and suspect they have harmed your health, you may want to seek the advice of medical personnel or an attorney.