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Dangers of Using Denture Fixative

14th September 2011

High Levels of Zinc Are Linked to Many Serious Neurological Injuries.

 

 

An estimated 35 million Americans wear dentures.   Many use denture fixativess like Fixodent or PoliGrip to help ill fitting dentures and partial dentures stay in place.   These creams contain high levels of Zinc and have been positively linked to serious and often debilitating permanent neurologic injuries.   Common symptoms of zinc poisoning include:   paralysis, numbness, tingling of hands or feet, muscle weakness of arms or legs, loss of sensation or balance, unexpected pain or weakness, difficulty walking or gait changes, wheelchair confinement.

If you or someone you know has been suffering from any of these symptoms and has been using denture adhesives it is recommended you seek medical attention to be evaluated for zinc poisoning.

Excessive zinc can purge the body of copper, a chemical needed for normal brain and nervous system functioning.  A copper deficiency can cause anemia, weakness and numbness in arms and legs, loss of balance, difficulty in walking and eventually permanent paralysis.

Improper fitting dentures are the reason people use denture adhesives.  Conventional dentures made today are very similar to the dentures George Washington wore.  The materials used are different, but the design has not changed much.  The outdated methods of making a conventional denture are the reason for uncomfortable and poor fitting dentures.

Mini implants offer additional stabilization of upper or lower dentures.  Mini implants used with dentures cost far less than traditional implants used in restoring natural teeth.  Mini Implant companies advise patients to seek care with an mini implant certified dentist.  Mini implants placed by uncertified doctors are more prone to failures.   A secure fit allows denture wearers to eat healthy foods, improving their overall health. Socrates said “Let your food be your medicine and medicine be your food”.   Eat anywhere, with anyone, most anything! Dr Burns is certified in the use of Mini Implants.

Secure fitting dentures allows patients confidence is social settings.  No more dentures falling out when they sneeze, cough, sing or laugh.

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