FDA Suggests Removal of Zinc from Denture Cream

After receiving reports of neurological problems associated with zinc-laden denture cream, the FDA has suggested denture cream manufacturers remove the zinc. Zinc is used as an adhesive ingredient in many popular denture creams such as Poli-Grip and Fixodent.
Initially, GlaxoSmith Kline which makes Poli-Grip and Proctor & Gamble which manufacturers Fixodent, maintained that any zinc-related neurological problems were caused by misuse of the denture cream product. The companies argued that users were using too much cream and excess was causing the zinc poisoning issues. However, the FDA appears to debunk the claim by suggesting companies remove zinc from their denture adhesive products.