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Does denture adhesive containing zinc cause neuropathy?

It is possible that some popular brands of denture adhesive that contain zinc can cause neurological problems if over-used. Multiple applications of denture adhesive every day and the ingestion of the adhesive can cause an over-dose of zinc that has the potential for neurological problems. Dentures should be well-fitting and the use of adhesive should be optional or not needed at all. Loose dentures should be evaluated by your dentist and be relined, rebased or remade.

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