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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a Public Health Notification regarding Polident and asked the manufacturers to revise the product label and consider changes to the ingredients to reduce the risk of allergic reactions. At least 73 injuries and one death have been linked to the use of Polident denture cleanser. Polident is a denture cleanser used to clean and whiten dentures, similar to denture products like Poligrip or Fixodent. Poligrip and Fixodent have been separately linked to denture cream zinc poisoning and are the subject of denture cream lawsuits. One of the active ingredients in Polident is pursulfate, which can cause a severe allergic reaction in some users. The allergic reaction is not always apparent in the first use of Polident, and may develop over time.  

Denture creams such as Polident and Fixodent have a high zinc content.

Consumption of high levels of zinc is associated with side effects such as:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • paralysis
  • Neurological issues
  • Loss of balance
  • Unexplained weakness


Zinc is a mineral that aids the body's immune system, cell growth, reproductive system, and other bodily functions. It is a nutrient necessary for the body to function. However, in large amounts, zinc can be toxic.

Potential Polident side effects of allergic reactions to persulfates include:

  • Tissue damage
  • Rashes
  • Bleeding gums
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hives 


Persistent misuse of denture cleanser could result in:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Tissue bleaching
  • Seizures
  • Sudden death 


If you have experienced zinc poisoning, reduced copper levels, neuropathy, anemia, or bone marrow failure and you have used a dental cream with high zinc content, your condition may be the result of denture cream poisoning. Medical testing is necessary to determine if your condition is the result of denture cream  zinc poisoning.

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