Poligrip and Fixodent: Denture Adhesive Lawsuits

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted March 30, 2009


The popular denture adhesives Poligrip and Fixodent could cause zinc poisoning, neuropathy and other debilitating injuries. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential denture adhesive lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems with Poligrip, Fixodent and other similar products.


Poligrip and Fixodent problems can cause elevated levels of zinc in the blood and reduced levels of copper, potentially resulting in:

  • Zinc Poisoning
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Neutropenia or Pancytopenia
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Anemia
  • Central Nervous System Defecits
  • Other Neuorlogic Injury

Nearly 35 million people in the United States wear dentures and many of the widely used denture adhesives contain zinc. However, they do not contain adequate warnings about the potential risks of these products may pose.

If a denture wearer uses large amounts of the adhesive, they could receive too much zinc, which can result in a lowering of copper and potentially serious neurological issues.

Symptoms of Fixodent or Poligrip problems could include:

  • Paralysis
  • Numbness
  • Loss of Sensation
  • Tingling in the Hands or Feet
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Unexplained Pain

The zinc poisoning caused by Poligrip and Fixodent can cause permanent injury if it is not diagnosed early and treated.


The Poligrip and Fixodent lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals who have been diagnosed with zinc poisoning or suffered from other neuropathy problems that may have been caused by the denture adhesives.

If you, a friend or family member have suffered from Poligrip or Fixodent side effects, financial compensation may be available through a denture adhesive lawsuit. To have a potential case reviewed by our lawyers, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

130 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • michelle says:

    i am scared to death and dont know what to do i have had a stomach ache for a month now i have a bladder infection and was just diagnosed with neuropathy so now after my mother in law asked is it from my fixodent i was freaked out when i read about it and the er dr. had no clue y my belly hurt nor did he ask if i wear dentures i have had them about 15yrs and have worn them day and night for years

    Posted on March 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm

  • tammy says:

    I have been using these products for several years. I have been having some mayor medical issues that doctors cannot figure out. I have numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. I have pain in my stomach I have bad dizzness. I forget a lot . My eyes are blurring.I would like to know more about this.

    Posted on April 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm

  • Dorothy says:

    My mother passed away twelve years ago. After seven long years of suffering with a motor neuron disease called progressive bulbar palsy. She used excessive amounts of polygrip and fixadent for years.

    Posted on April 3, 2009 at 10:35 am

  • jerry says:


    Posted on April 6, 2009 at 10:55 pm

  • Jonathan, G. says:

    after everything i am reading all these things are me.
    numbness in my hands and legs also i even had surgery
    on my neck and it did not help.
    i live with pain all the time i have been using poligrip for more
    then ten years. my eyes is blurry doing the day and burns only at night.

    Posted on April 12, 2009 at 6:14 pm

  • Tina says:

    I have been using fixodent/polygirp for about three years. I started having pains in my neck, hands and feet. I have had 2 MRI s, and still have no clue what is going on. My fingers get weak, I cant’ stand sometimes. What is going on. I am currently seeing a neurologist. The medical bills are piling up and I stay in pain.
    I have lost my ability to balance. I have no reflex in my feet. My fingers are numb and pain in the neck.
    I have a partical top plate and a particale bottom plate. I am using this stuff two or three times a day.

    Posted on April 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm

  • Opal says:

    I have used Fixodent generously every since I first got my dentures about ten years ago. I have developed neuropathy in my feet, legs and hands and a tingling in my shoulders, arms and face (recently). I am diabetic and assumed this was expected, but now I don’t know. I have had pancreatitis, back pain, and other “pains” at a level of 7-10 every day. I can’t walk over 30 feet without hurting and am unable to stand more than ten minutes at a time. I walk stooped over, because it hurst too much to stand up straight.

    Posted on May 6, 2009 at 3:09 pm

  • Shirley H. says:

    My husband has been using Cushion Grip Denture Adhesive for many years now, is it also included in the lawsuit?

    Posted on May 6, 2009 at 5:25 pm

  • darla says:

    wondering if any one can tell me what the amount of zinc in the body is surpose to be….. what is a high level???? i am also a polygrip user for 9 plus years and i have all the above body conditions and have had all the tests possible to be run with no reason why i have all these things…. i am serching for the amounts that they say are to high in the body… thanks for any infor…

    Posted on May 8, 2009 at 8:11 am

  • Kristine S. says:

    I have been wearing an upper denture now for 19 yrs, due to an accident when I was young. I was diagnosed with Small fiber lower extremity Neuropathy. The casue unknown; was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1999 and I now wonder if it is because of the Fixodent and PoliGrip I have been using. I’d be very interrested in seeing where this could go. I wear my upper denture 23 hrs a day every day for 19yrs.

    Posted on May 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm

  • Lyricist Lady says:

    I started using Fixodent and Polygrip denture cream for over 20 years
    my mom died in 1998, she was also a very heavy user and she introduced me to these above denture creams. I wish I had a nickle for every tube me and my mom bought. We both had to use it not once, twice not even three times a day, but several times a day. One or two tubes did not even last us for a week.. A few years ago, I even had my dentures relined, but that didn’t help either. I have 3 Neuropathies, high risk for falls, My balance is dangerous. I am practically hospital bedridden at home in my hospital bed. I also have tingleing , numbness and vibrations, even unvoluntary uncontrollable jerks. I am not a diabetic. I am an “Anemic”. I just had my second “Iron Transfusion”. I also have “Optic Neuropathy”., Polyneuropathy,peripheal and Molyneuropathy. I also have more Neurogical issues, but my Neurologist has never been able to diagose me. I am also on pain medication, for I am in chronic and severe pain 24 / 7. I spend more time in the hospital then I spend at home. When I saw the ad on TV, I couldn’t believe it, it was like you were describing me, my illnesses and my health issues. I also wonder if this is what caused many of my mom’s problems as well, cause she is the one who introduced me to fixodent and polygrip denture cream, before I started using these two, I used the powder which started me choking, so I went to Fixodent and Polygrip denture creams. I have had many labs done, but I don’t think I have ever been tested for Zink or Copper though. I have seen many ads about this “Potential Law Suit”, a lot of them are “out of State”, I was pleased to see you are local in Baltimore, MD.

    Posted on May 20, 2009 at 6:06 pm

  • WJ says:

    has anyone had kidney stones and uti . i have been using poligrip for approx 15 years. my teeth do not fit properly and the only way the dentist could make it work was an implant , which i could not afford. the only way i have been able to keep my plates in was to use poligrip which i have done liberally for several years, otherwise they will not stay in. i just recently found out about this toxic zinc and lack of copper. i have numb feet. uti and kidney stones, burning patches, anueurysm in left eye(limited sight) tia’s . my doctor was reculant to do the blood test because she had not heard of this problem. i finally got it done but do not have the results back yet. scared to death.

    Posted on May 20, 2009 at 8:32 pm

  • Kimi says:

    I started using fixodent about a year ago when i received my upper plate. It seems like when I would use it I would lose my appetite, and sometimes get so nauseated it was dibilitating. Lately my reactions have gotten worse, and today I started wondering if it could be from the adhesive. Today I was on the interstate, and had to pull over to get the plate out of my mouth. I was gagging, and choking. About 15 minutes later I coughed up what appeared to be the adhesive, as it had ran down my throat. I also suffer harshly the last year from forgetfulness, lack of energy, chronic bronchitus, nausea, depression, bad headaches, tmj, and Im almost blind in the left eye. Over the last year my sight has rapidly gone. Now Im curious if it could be from this.

    Posted on June 4, 2009 at 6:52 pm

  • VERENE says:

    I have been wearing dentures for at least 15 years or more and have used fixodent,polygrip,and other denture adhesive for almost all these years.I have been having all the symptoms mentioned above for about the last five years and no can tell me anything but arthritis.Now they say that I am anemic and a diabetic and that is the reason for the tingling in my toes,feet and hands.After hearing about this denture cream I wonder if this could be some of my problems.

    Posted on June 10, 2009 at 6:29 pm

  • Laura says:

    My mother-in-law has been using Cushion Grip denture cream since she was in her 20s and is now in her late 70s. She has all the symptoms of zinc poisoning. Is Cushion grip included in this lawsuit? I cannot find its ingredients anywhere.

    Posted on June 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm

  • Debra says:

    I have used fixadent for 20 yrs. I have had the same symptoms mentioned,evenpassing out and waking up in ER after 2 hours. I have had every test imagineable and no one could tell me anything. I haven’t had a zinc test yet. That is my next step.

    Posted on June 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm

  • Andrea says:

    I have been using poligrip and/or fixodent for about 6 months. shortly after I started use of the products I experienced severe pain in my leg. I have swelling, tingling, numbness and redness in my leg. Some mornings I can bearly walk because my feet hurt so bad. My hands swell and I have tingling in my lower arms as well. I am presently seeing an inter-medical doctor who thought it was in the bone but after CT’s and xrays, he thought maybe fibromilga, however test doesn’t fully support that either. I know I have not used the procuct(s) for very long but I didn’t have any of these problems prior to the use of these products and I am to young to be going though these unexplainable health problems.

    Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:33 am

  • George says:

    I have been using Fixodent for the past five years. I ended up using Fixodent because it actually WORKS. However, I have so many of the symptoms described for Zinc Poisoning that I am very concerned. I’m always exhausted – lethargic. I have unexplained numbness and tingling in my legs and feet. I have lower back pain that is unexplainable. I get chills when everyone else is sweating. The worst symptom is numbness in my genital area – resulting in unsatisfactory sexual relations. My doctor has been a real downer – telling me if I just quit smoking these symptoms will clear up! I’ve not been convinced. I am only 51 years old and feel that I am too young to be experiencing all of these problems. How do I get tested for this condition? Must I go to a neurologist?

    Posted on July 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm

  • Anthony says:

    i have had both top n bottom full plates for more then 9 years on the top and 2 years on the bottom, i have had and have most of all the symtoms described above, im a sub contractor and it does effect my work, didnt know anything about this until i seen a single camercial on tv late one night and decided to check in on this. the tingling and numbness and hurting is un explained and yes im going for my blood work today to be tested and see if its concerned to all this

    Posted on July 14, 2009 at 1:55 pm

  • Billie says:

    I had my dentures over 5 yrs. using fixodent day one.I have every symptom, that other people are complaining about, it takes every thing i have to move. I hurt all the time, I just made an appointment with my doctor.to find out.. I am scared.! can this be reversed.? who do you talk to! I found out about this today – by word of mouth , at work.

    Posted on July 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm

  • oliver says:

    I have been using fixodent and cushion grip for about 30 years and I have all the symptoms as everyone else like dizzy spells back hurting numbness in hands and I also had cancer of the kidney removed.My neurologiist can not figure out what is causing my dizzy spells and she put me on medicine for seizures because I have real bad dizzy spells.I would like to know if this is caused from the fixodent that I have used all these years.

    Posted on July 27, 2009 at 8:54 pm

  • Susi says:

    i watched my father die with his feet needing to be removed. neuropathy was the cause. so if u think there is reason to be concerned, please-don’t-weight, contact someone

    Posted on July 30, 2009 at 11:59 am

  • Dee says:

    Well I have had dentures for over 25 years, my tops are good but when I got my lowers 12 years ago within three years of using fixodent things started going bad. Here are the symptoms that I am experiencing.
    1. Severe muscle pain
    2. Severe muscle spasms
    3. Twitching of muscles starting with feet then to calves then to neck then to my thighs and stomach, What use to be perfect eyesite is no terrible. I am getting stronger reading glasses every 6 months.
    4. The pain in my left side is something I have experienced the longest and have had upper and lower GI’s with one result saying I need to see a specialist because the radiolist said it could be cancer. The specialist looked at the test felt my stomach and said nothing was wrong.
    5. I have seen a neurologist, a vascular surgeon and I do have Barretts asphogus and PAD, and cartatoid artries that are 60% blocked.
    I was told recently that I needed to be on Nurotin for the pain and they had me up to 1200mgs a day and it made me a zombie, I was accussed at work for being drnk and I forgot things alot, now they have me on blood thinners and muscle relaxers, I also take Previcd for my stomach pain. I can’t even walk in the mall or up the street with out having to stop and rest. I have been told by three doctors that they may never know what causes the pain and the spasms. The spasms are so strong that it can knock me to the floor and I get severe brusing from them.

    The doctors will not give me anything for pain because that is not the formalary way to treat this even though they don’t know what is wrong. They also suggest that it is all in my head. I have had not one doctor even look at my legs. there is severe discoloration at the back of my calves and broken blood vessels in the original spot where the muslce spasms started and continue in the severity.

    I just emailed my doctor to see if she would do a blood test for Zinc/copper we will see what she says. And what the results say if this is something she is willing to do.

    This all stated around the last 7 years and I have been using fixodent for the last 10 years.

    Posted on August 2, 2009 at 10:53 am

  • Amy says:

    I cannot believe what I have been reading. I have been a denture wearer for 5 years, both top & bottom. I use a tube of fixodent every two weeks & have for the whole 5 years. I have every symptom listed. I even went to a neurologist last year the pain in my arms & neck got so bad. I have had constant tingling in my feet & legs But thought it was from standing so much. My bladder leaks all the time & was told that that happens after you have children. I have had kidney stones twice. I have been put on blood pressure meds. Heart rate is always high. My vision had been blurry but was told that happens after 40. my legs are so weak I can’t keep up walking with someone else & my muscles hurt.

    Posted on August 3, 2009 at 10:35 am

  • natalie says:

    My grandmother used poligrip/fixodent for twenty plus years. She passed away six years ago. After many years of suffering with pain in her knees, hands and legs. She lost her ability to balance.

    Posted on August 5, 2009 at 11:29 pm

  • shirley says:

    Who would ever think denture adhesives could do so much harm Ihad just found out about this and it is terrible that these companies can ruin so many lives i would not wish nerve damage on anyone . it is a very painful desease that is not cur able they need to put warnings on dangerous items instead of making there consumers sick and getting there pockets filled if only i knew 18 years ago

    Posted on August 18, 2009 at 7:21 pm

  • cindy says:

    i to have had problems with no answers i have had beals palsey twice in the past 6 years. both on the right side of my face. my eye dosent blink on the r-side i dont smile on the r-side and it realy makes my face look destorted i have lost a couple jobs because of this. i work in the public and no one wants someone waiting on there coustomers looking all crazy. i have worn dentures for 15 years and have used fixodent everday since then,in the past 2 years ive been put on blood prusser meds and my vison is blurry some days and the problems with my stomach i dont even want to go there.

    Posted on August 21, 2009 at 5:00 pm

  • Rhonda says:

    My husband has been using Fixodent for some time now. I buy it for him. He has developed severe pain in his neck and tingling and numbness in his hands and feet. He also experiences dizziness, nausea and vomitting. He has developed a severe, aggravating pain in his neck. I have to rub his neck just about every night.

    Posted on September 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm

  • virgil says:

    I have been using fixodent and pollygrip for 10 years. In the last five years I have unexplained pain in the feet and legs. I been diagnosed with neuropothy, and take tylonl 3s every 4 hours everyday now to help with the pain. i cannot walk very far without my legs hurtng I get pains in the neck and back for no reason, I have t learn how to live with the excesive pain.

    Posted on September 22, 2009 at 9:07 pm

  • MICHAEL says:


    Posted on October 7, 2009 at 4:20 pm

  • Ray says:

    I just got dentures a month ago and have been using poligrip for only 3 weeks,my symptoms are chills,hives all over my body from head to toe,also my eyes are red all the time.I had none of these problems before i use poligrip paste.I think god for these signs early,I will never use none of this product with ZINC in it thank yall for those commets.

    Posted on October 10, 2009 at 10:37 am

  • Shawn says:

    I have been using fixodent for a couple of years now. I have experienced numbness in my hand and feet. Unexplained pain in my neck, shoulder and chest. Thought I was having a heart attack.

    Posted on October 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm

  • Deborah says:

    I have been using fixodent For over 5 years, I’ve been reading The others symptoms and I agree with the guy Micheal about,some times I feel like I’m being poisoned I’m constantly getting sick to my stomach and it seems like I forget things allot, I already have osteoporosis ,spurs on my neck or spine, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, in my feet, lower back pain,I don’t need any more,things going on…….thank you for letting us know . It was the tv commercial….

    Posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:38 pm

  • Deborah says:

    P.S. I have been getting major headaches.

    Posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm

  • Deborah says:

    This really ticks me off. I’m only 51 ….

    Posted on October 29, 2009 at 3:45 pm

  • frank says:

    i have been using polygrip about 3 years now and have i been told degenerative disc desease and also have severe pain in my left side,chronic bronchitus,severe neck pain,numbness in arms and hands, and blurred vision,could this be the polygrip too??

    Posted on November 3, 2009 at 8:44 am

  • Sharlene says:

    I have been utilizing Super Poligrip and sometimes Fixodent since aproxamately 2004. I purchase at least four of these products each month, to hold my dentures.
    I’m experiencing pins and needles in my feet, weakness in my right hand, back pain, neck pain, headaches, and numbness in my left thigh. Muscle cramps in hip and back. I’ve experienced off and on dizziness, and I already fight enemia so hearing it affects enemia really has me worried. My doctors over the years have not discovered the problem. I believed it could be my other medications or the beginning of diabetes but, now I am wondering since I’ve utilized so much denture cream over the years if I’ve been experiencing zinc poisoning off and on. I’ve worn my dentures night and day, and have to redo them often more than once a day.

    This is an outrage that an American business would know that their product could pose a danger and not care about anything more than their profits! And with such profits, maybe they didn’t worry since the profit margin would out weigh the determined costs of any lawsuits they ended up with! They remind me of some past car manufacturer’s like the “Pinto”! If they have put profit over safety, they need to be brought to task not, just be allowed to walk away with a warning and a slap on the wrist! I never wore dentures before 2004 and I have a full set. I am on a fixed income and now I don’t have the ommediate funds to pay for a new set so, I am stuck until I can save up and in this economy and no dentist aid, I’m stuck with being possibly poisoned for a while yet, just to eat and do my volunteer work. I use as little as possible yet, nothing else is affordable for me. The companies need to change their recipe to make it safe and non-toxic or something for people like me.

    Posted on November 9, 2009 at 11:24 pm

  • Randall says:

    I was diagnosed yesterday with nerophaty of the feet and legs. And yes I also have the stomache aches and and loss of balance and blurry vision. I am having a blood work up in the morning, at my doctors request and it is the state of the art testing. The labratory is Spectracell and it takes 3 weeks for results. The cost without insurance is $280.00 I will keep you all informed on the results.

    Posted on November 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm

  • Janyne says:

    I have not yet seen a physician for the discomfort in my legs or the irritation around my mouth (itching), but I’ve been wearing an upper plate for about two and a half years now and after hearing about some of the side affect that the denture cream can cause , it’s really worth checking into.

    Posted on November 10, 2009 at 4:35 pm

  • Sharlene says:

    Hi you all,

    Thought I’d come back after my message and tell you all to hang in there. I guess someone is trying to investigate our issues with the denture cream, as they attempted to contact me. But, I missed them.

    At least someone is listening so take heart! I saw a local add on TV tonight that showed another Lawyer firm investigating too. It means that something is going to end up being done.

    I’d like to know where the Food & Drug people were who didn’t check these two companies products? Vitamins and Minerals might be good for the body but, not in huge amounts at any time. People just trust stuff you put in your mouth all the time. You don’t know there is zinc in a bonding agent. You can buy it at your local grocery store.

    I would like a lawyer to tell me why these companies could allow it. And, if it is part of their secret recipe-it should still be checked for safety, all the same. How difficult could it be or expensive to put a notice in or on the box, like they just started doing???

    It’s like a person can’t trust Big Businesses. Commodities are steady money makers, even in bad times. People have a need that is measurable, daily-weekly-monthly-yearly. Dependable. I think, as a consumer-we should begin taking more notice of things we use, in this way, as to their real safety! Someone has dropped the ball a lot lately. And everyday Americans are being hurt. Who could’ve guessed at the suffering by the use of Denture Cream!
    How many seniors and MediCal persons use this stuff; have used it?
    The statistics must be staggering. And do we export it?
    This is where the profits could be. But, at what cost? I feel like a lab rat!
    Well, I know this isn’t for blogging but, I am really angry about this and the potential it has for harm. Yet, I want those of you who are wondering about this, to make companies take notice, that we citizens deserve better than being thier lab rats for profits, at any cost! We have a voice and a vote, Let’s use them to change these companies and the legislation that lets them get away with it.

    I’m between doctors. Mine went to another business and left MediCal. But, when I go to this new one, I am going to ask them what I do about this and my symptoms I’m having and see if He/She can tell me more about it. But I took a blood test a while back and no one mentioned a high Zinc level. Does it take a special test? If the doctor wasn’t looking for it, would he find it in a normal test. I don’t mean to scare anyone and I am sorry if I have but, this is just plain wrong.
    I would like answers to some of my questions from the companies.

    Posted on November 12, 2009 at 1:41 am

  • Shelia says:

    I have used this product for many year, and I have been in a lot of pain for the last several years.

    Posted on November 17, 2009 at 3:13 pm

  • ROBERTA says:


    Posted on November 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm

  • VALLIE says:


    Posted on November 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm

  • james says:

    I have been using Fixodent every day for about 3-4 years or longer. Since Ive used it, Ive noticed that my right eye twitches and when it does, I have blurriness in that eye. Is this a side affect as well? I would like to know more information about the law suit.

    Posted on December 3, 2009 at 11:54 pm

  • David & Debbie says:

    We have been using Polygrip for many years and have a lot if the side affects that have been described. David and I never knew about the zinc poisoning until this week and we bought a new tube and there was a notice inside the box.
    David has been having severe leg and feet pain as well as joint pain for the past couple of years. He has gone to at least 4 foot specialist and our family doctor. He also has stomache problems and is on medication for that as well.
    I have severe joint pain it hurts to do much of anything, I am 44 yrs old and feel 70.
    David is not working after 18 yrs at his job because of the several pain he could no longer do his job. He has no insurance to even get a blood test done to find out for sure. Now what?

    Posted on December 4, 2009 at 9:21 pm

  • Alicia says:

    I just started using Fixodent power and have had no bad feelings yet I think. I am always sleepy tired and i’m getting depressed worrying about this. Does this lawsuit include power also? I am hoping so bad the talk is only about the cream which I have never used.

    Posted on December 27, 2009 at 10:08 pm

  • Fred says:

    I was not aware that were any side effects in using Fixodent or Poligrip as I have used these products for Years. Over the last 3 to 4 Years I have been suffering all of the symptom’s described in Your article. Recently they have become worse, Loss of appetite,Weight Loss,Nausea,Tingling in Feet and Hands,Dizziness,Forgetful, and other unexplained feelings. I have mentioned to My Doctors many Times as these symptom’s are almost the same as those of Diabetes. They have conducted Lab Work but to My knowledge have found no signs of Sugar. Also over the past few Month Food has a very bitter taste don’t know if this would be related to the use of these products. Any Info. I could receive on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

    Posted on January 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm

  • Tamra says:

    My mother has been wearing dentures and using fixodent for 4 years now. She since then has had excruciating pain in her hands that leave her not being able to do anything. She gets severe stomach pain and vomits alot. She also get major cramping in her legs that leave her unable to walk. She has been told it is just a pinched nerve. What do you all think?

    Posted on February 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm

  • karen says:

    I have ben using poligrip/fixodent for several years now.i too suffer from a great deal of pain.Back,neck,legs and so on.I have been told i have fibromilga and serve arhritis .I am only 43 yrs.old. In the past two months i have lost all the feeling the top of my left foot,my leg is numb (severe dropped foot),and i see spots in my left eyes.i have med.insurance,but this is really starting to add up and no real answer as to why this is going on. I will now get a blood test and as always waitto see. ood luck to all of you

    Posted on February 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm

  • Sherry says:

    this explains why I have had the loss of balance and memory problems that I have had. I had seen drs about it but they could not figure it out either, I got sent from dr to dr to dr to rule out what might have caused the balance problems with no answers. Plus the memory problems have gotten worse. It really explains why I have had some of the symptoms I have been having and could get no answers for.

    Posted on February 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm

  • Debbie says:

    I have been using poligrip and fixodent for at least 7 years.I have the same terrible dizziness lose my balance blurred vision some days i just can’t control my shaking ,tingling in my hands and feet ,also the aches and pains. I can’t remember like i used to i am scared of what is going to happen to me when the doctors are clearly in the dark of what’s going on around them. I am 54 years old and would like to find out what all these crazy feelings are. People don’t understand until they have been in our shoes.

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 8:59 pm

  • Audrey says:

    I have used fixodent for 20+ years . I have had so many symptoms over the years . Carpel tunnel ,tendonitis , Degenertive disc disease , Lumbar and cervical , arthritis , fibromyalgia , piriformis syndrome , heart disease , kidney disease , rapid decrease in my eye sight , and in the last few months a neuroligist tested me for neuropathy as my legs and feet , arms and hands were jumping and twitching so bad . I mean I totally could not control them . I could not even hold a fork to eat without dropping it or the phone to talk on it . He put me on topomax and then did some testing . Well the medications helped but the tests showed nothing . But he told me there is a percentage that just does not show up on the test . And that he still believed that is what iswrong with me . The meds worked great and he finally got me to a good level . As time has gone on they are not doing as good . There are times when the jumping and the twitching comes back . But I believe I am at the maximum level . I see him next month . Also for the last 2 years I have been getting headaches that totally knock me off my feet for days . Sometimes The right side of my face gets numb and my eye and ear as well . Then it will go away after a few days , maybe longer but it always comes back but maybe the next time it will be on the left side , or maybe on the right again? It is weird . Could all of this be from using fixodent ? Some of the things I try to discribe to the doctor and he looks at me like I am crazy . The upper front part of my right leg has NO FEELING in it at all and hasn’t had in almost 4 months . Doesn’t seem to worry them .

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 11:50 pm

  • John says:

    I, like millions of other denture wearers, have used the Super Poligrip Original Denture Adhesive Cream for years dating back to 1996. I always found this product to be the best of it’s kind, with the best holding power, and ease of use. However, as daily use continued, I developed unexplained soreness in my shoulders and bicep muscles on both arms. Assuming that this constant pain was just a side effect of my job (Delivering heavy appliances) I just took it in stride, and used just about every muscle ache product on the market. Nothing seemed to work, and the pain continued.

    This continued for years, until GlaxoSmithKline anounced that their product contained high levels of Zinc. Upon researching this product, and the side effects of high zinc levels, I chose to stop using their product. Remarkably, the pain stopped ! Go figure !

    Shame on GlaxoSmithKline for not recalling this dangerous product, and allowing it to be sold openly to this day !!!!!

    Posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

  • jeff says:

    i have pains in my neckk and blurliness in my eyes and i also never forget too many things but its happening on a regular basis. ihave been taking polygrip now for four years and it worked great. who would think it would be danagerous. VERY CONCERNED CONSUMER.

    Posted on May 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

  • Darlene says:

    I have been using fixodent for over 20 years. I started getting very bad pains in my stomach about 2 years ago, I have gone through alot of tests, they can’t find anything..My stomach swells so bad when I eat anything. I can’t even eat much.because my stomach starts to swell so bad that I have to stop eating..I look like I am having a baby in a month. I have had CT scans and MrI’s..I will have to

    Posted on June 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm

  • Melvin says:

    It is hard to explain in words the comfort and relief I feel when I read the comments left by so many Fixodent and Poligrip users. Much of what they say about the symptons they are experiencing mirrors my own. I have been using Fixodent regularly, and Poligrip occasionally for about two years now, and like many others, I have problems with numbness and a loss of sensation in my hands, legs, and feet and pains in my shoulders, neck, left hand, and left leg. Also, at times my vision becomes blurred, and my hands shake uncontrollably. In recent months my blood has been tested for diabetes and other diseases, and I have undergone several stress tests. My tests results have all been negative, and my doctor says I am in good shape for a man of 71. However, despite it all, I still suffer everyday from the above stated symptoms. When I hear others complain about the same things, this assures me that there is more to this denture adhesive thing than most people realize!

    Posted on July 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm

  • Lorraine says:

    My mother uses poligrip and has some of the symptoms expressed in the above statements. I am going to take her to the doctor to see if is relateded to the poigrip.

    Posted on August 23, 2010 at 11:46 am

  • Bob says:

    I have been using Poligrip and Fixodent for over ten years. My memory is real bad and I am only 51. I am experiencing a lot of pain throughout my body with no reason that I can think os. I am extremely tired all the time and also experience numbness and tingling in my hands and feet.

    Posted on August 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm

  • Sharon says:

    I have been reading all of these comments and I can say that I am in total SHOCK! I too have had a denture over 5 years. I am 45, and I have gotten to the point of extreme forgetfulness! I used to be as sharp as a dictionary. I have had to even had reconstruction jawbone surgeries. 11 surgeries as of today’s date. I keep having jawbone infections or it just dissolves. Like my bone disappears without a reason. I don’t understand it and neither does my oral surgeon. He said, he was in shock of the dissolving like this? Well I have been using Fixodent, ever since I got my denture too. I have the stomach problems extremely bad to the point that I have to take medications before I can eat. Oh, the muscle and joint pain if anyone only other than us could feel it they would be shocked. After reading all of these comments and things that I have and others have I am definelty going to go and get tested!

    Posted on September 13, 2010 at 2:35 pm

  • Dee says:

    This is most upsetting. I am experiencing all the same symptoms. My doctor wouldn’t do a blood test. He said he didn’t think that was what it was (zinc poisoning). I am not sure they want anything to do with a potential law suite. Don’t let them push you around. They work for you. Insist on a blood test !!!!!!!

    Posted on November 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

  • Bonita says:

    I have been a Polygrip/Fixodent useer or a littler over 6 months. I began to notice the numbness in my feet iand hands mmediately. Three months ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. I happened to falll asleep with the TV on and sat straight up in the bed after hearing the advertisement regarding the lawsuits being fiiled. Since I began wearing dentures and usng Polygrip and Fixodent, iIn addition to the numbeness, my vision has rapidly declined and by the end of the work day the vision in my left eye is almost non existent and the vision in my right eye very blurry.

    Posted on November 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm

  • Lori says:

    OMG! I was just told about the dangers of Fixodent today. A patient of my boyfriend saw it on 60 Minutes a couple of nights ago, and he wears dentures, and was telling him about it. He sees him for pain therapy. I have been wearing dentures for 30 years and using Fixodent the whole time. I am in severe pain most of the time, especially back and neck. Standing for 10 minutes causes pain and severe muscle spasms. I have pain and tingling in my hands, they also sometimes shake uncontrollably. The pain and tingling in my feet is so bad many shoes I cannot wear, even sneakers. I recently told him I was having a lot of problems with memory…so bad it was scaring me, since I am only 52. My vision gets so blurry sometimes I can barely even see the TV. I have suffered from stomach problems for years…terrible bloating and pain especially after eating. I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis many years ago. I have suffered from panic attacks since my mid 20’s and am now wondering if that is from zinc poisoning. I am so angry that Proctor & Gamble knew all this and has done nothing. I am sure all the pain meds I have had to take have not been good for my liver.

    Posted on February 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm

  • Mary says:

    I recently learned of these side affects from using fixodent denture adhesive and let me tell you I am out–raged about this..It seems from my checking on the computer,this started in 2008…and it has been public knowledge just the last ..two..2..weeks..why have people not known this ??? I have used fixodent for 10 years or longer..for the past two years I have been experiencing shooting pains in my neck….pain in my stomach….and severe headaches….I’ve not seen a doctor ,because I have NO insurance…NO JOB and NO MONEY….all this time I have just treated these symtoms best I could ,with over the counter medicine…which helped for awhile ,but would re–occur….since finding out about these side affects from fixodent…I’m wondering if this all could be re–lated ??? I don’t know what my next step to do…should be……any info would be helpful…..Thank You !!!

    Posted on February 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

  • Nicole says:

    I am a 32 yr old female. For 3 years I have had top & bottom dentures. I have always used Fixodent with scope adhesive cream. First year I used a tube every 2 weeks. After 6 months my dentures started not fitting so for the past two years I have been using more & more. This last year I am officially up to using 2 tubes a week. 2 oz per tub of above stated brand. 2008 in the beginning I had some back spasms. I could deal with them. April 2009 got in a car wreck, still no one knows what caused me to black out at the wheel. Months prior to wreck I was suffering from blurred vision, dizziness, headaches. After wreck needless to say back hurt more. Had numerous of MRIs CAT scans Xrays (no labs) doctors were at a loss. Nov 2009 ended up having back surgery thinking L4 & L5 were bothering my nerves in spine. Surgery came and completed with no relief. Continus pain, burning, stinging, shocking type sensations. Legs now turn blue as well as feet. All of which are frozen cold to the touch. Dr ordered artery test make sure no blockages. which was neg. Continue narcotic pain meds since surgery. Dosage constatly going up. Pain constatly worse. Numbness burning, dr ordered tens unit, nerve block, epidural injections no relief. Vision is getting worse 20/400 in good eye! WOW? Tired, sluggish, no energy! Dr orders pain management. Dosage now so high on narcotic pain meds its insane. However symptoms still present. I am sure I left a whole lot out. It’s been a long 3 years. So as I went to glue my teeth as usual for the final time today……my husband asked wonder if the glue you swallow will hurt you. We decided to read the label. Zinc?? Had to look that up and low and behold look what we find? Scared to death to use now & wonder is this where all this is coming from? HELP! Last Dr visit not only was symptoms still the same, got higher dosage of pain meds, Dr said last 3 months my blood pressure & heart rate has been extremly elevated. Especially my heart rate! (when compared to visits in a 3month span) What do I do? I am now baffled all this time I am thinking my back however Drs are baffled as well not being able to find or fix issues with more complications progressing. Tired of the pain, tired of no fix, tired of my life being drained at 32 yrs old? Last Dr visit 3/16/11 Dr thinks nerves, nerve damage, nerve what? Do they know, what or why or from where. I need help. It’s ruining my life, stopping me from working, driving, & taking precious time from my husband & children.

    Posted on April 9, 2011 at 5:36 am

  • cindy says:

    i was transported twice last month due to terrible stomach pain,i thought my tummy would explode, i was nauseated, my arms tingling. fixodent is the only thing new in my life. i will never use it again i would rather go toothless.ive had cat scans,xrays now a flouroscopy scheduled its horrible this tummy excrutiaiting pain for 3 months!!

    Posted on July 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  • Annette says:

    My sister has been using Fixodent for years. She has been suffering with stomach cramps, numbness, swollen ankles, dizziness, she expels something a little thicker than saliva and coughs violently very often throughout the day and night. She was tested by the doctors for
    everything but they couldn’t come to any one conclusion. Her cough keeps her up at night and is very upsetting. Does anyone else have a terrible cough that won’t stop?

    Posted on August 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

  • Jeannett says:

    my dr wont give me a blood test to test my zinc levels, he said the body takes care of that on its own, even if its high, the only solution would be dialysis..

    Posted on August 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

  • Greg says:

    Is thing issue still going on? It’s been on the books since 2009 to my knowledge, with no resolution in sight…or I just haven’t found it yet.

    I did some googling and it seems there are lawsuit attorneys everywhere looking into filing claims for long-term users of fixodent and polygrip.

    My teeth were finally all removed following a succession of infections and continued loss of individual teeth resulting from advanced periondontitis.

    That was over 5 years ago, and I’ve had ill-fitting denture issues ever since.

    On top of that, nothing has worked to keep the dentures in place (other than polygryp and fixodent).

    I look at the amount shown on the box of what’s supposed to work to hold the denture in place, and I find it funny! And the estimated lenght of time it’s supposed to take to get through one tube is
    I use three times as much as shown, (it’s the only way it will hold), and I buy and consume 2 tubes every three or four days, and that’s been for at least five years as stated above.

    Also, can anyone tell me why does my mouth immediately melt the adhesive? I end up ingestingt gobs of this stuff because it melts and slides down my throat, and I don’t want to choke to death on it!

    That’s why I’m writing. I’m a little (maybe a lot) worried, as I suffer from almost every symptom they’ve mentioned, including the continual metalic taste in the mouth, on-going stiffness in my joints and limbs, continual numbness in right leg, fingertips of right hand, and temprary loss of sensation in the right hand.

    My wife, my dr, and my previous co-workers couldl testify about my on-going issues with these things, all of which were experienced after buying and using these products.

    Now, to be fair, there are many other issues (probably unrelated) like digestive, including difficulty swallowing, excessive bloating, whether I eat a lot or not, (I’m only 145 pds) and a host of other problems like
    irritable bowel, constipation, etc.

    I’ve tried to work on my diet with more fruits and fiber, and green,
    etc, but my stomach cant handle a lot of raw fiber, and I can’t chew a lot of grains with these dentures. A lot of health issues like arthritis, would probably be considerd as age-related.

    (I’ll be 55 in 2 weeks..yyayyy! (huh?) probably shouldn’t celebrate that…

    Anyway, I read that you should have your dentures realligned every two years, but we (my signif other and myself) moved out of the state where the dental work was done, and I just have not been able to
    afford new ones, or pay for an allignment.

    I’ve been trying to find out whether there’s has beeen a judgement anywhere in favor of the plaintiffs in these cases, but so far I haven’t seen one result.

    I guess I should be looking for an attorney that represents folks that live here in OR.?
    It seems though, that after reading excerpts from some cases invoving this issue, that attys for the plaintiffs cannot prove causation of disease resulting from the product use, so they can’t successfully hold the product manufacturers liable, they can only hypothesize, and/or present statistical study results that really just infer non-specific conclusions, drawn from research where control groups data does not/cannot represent all-inclusive user facts that could successfully be applied in court..

    .(does any of that garbage make sense-I’d be a great lawyer if it does, or maybe even if it doesn’t,see, I could just muddy up the waters a little, so the real issues don’t get addressed.)

    Seriously, there are so many factors, (drug use, sugar consumption (remember sugar affects everything), pre-existing health conditions, etc., and the case dialogue I was reading from also takes into consideration the user’s history, previous medical condition, etc. etc.. so they probably are very successful at bogging down the court with all these findings, (or non-findings, and in the end, nothing gets resolved.

    I myself have liver disease, and I’m diagnosed as hep c, so even when I try to sign up for research studies i otherwise qualify to participate in, these conditions automatically remove me from being
    eligibile for said study…Wouldn’t the same issues come up in court if I filed a lawsuit, or joined an existing one? Is it worth the time and energy?

    Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  • Roseann says:

    I have been having gastrointestinal problems for at least 2 straight years now, I have an ulcer but my Dr. says that doesn’t explain the other chronic symptoms I’m experiencing. I’ve been using fixodent daily for probably 3yrs now, I also have been experiencing the numbness and tingling in my extremities and the blurry vision as well. I also have a weird condition regarding the movement of my eyes along with dizziness. I never even thought to suspect the use of fixodent, however my symptoms seem to coincide with other peoples symptoms who also use denture adhesives containing Zinc, could Zinc be causing my health issues? including the gastrointestinal problems?

    Posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

  • edward says:

    I just got my dentures 6 month ago,i purchased Fixodent Neutral
    thclaims No Zinc Added.
    ever since i been using it i have had a constant sore throat. now its to the point were anything i eat makes my throat hurt.

    Posted on December 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

  • Evangeline says:

    I have been wearing dentures for 19 years and I have been having stomach pain for the last 3 years, I have been to see the doctor and they don’t seem to get anywhere, I am living a miserable life. I also have numbness around my thigh area on my right leg. I did use fixodent with zinc for about 16 years. I am so unhappy with my well being. I am thinking not using fixodent for awhile to see what happens. The company that makes Fixodent should explain the side effects of using this denture adhesive, I have another doctors visit today so wish me luck.

    Posted on April 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm

  • Laura says:

    I’ve been using Fixodent Complete for over 4 & 1/2 years.Since a year ago I’ve noticed I get weak alot,Now my arms,hands/fingers,legs,toes & feet are numb & tingling.Went to the doctor & hospital last week they did cat scans ect.. but couldn’t find out whats making me feel the way I do.I’m having a hard time just doing things around the house like washing dishes,since my fingers have a hard time holding on to anything or long..Now I find out that I probably have zinc poisoning due to using a product I trusted to be safe for me.My hospital bills are exspensive,I don’t have any insurance also..But the way I feel everyday due to weakness,feeling like i could throw up,numbness,some back pains,ect.. I’m thinking of going back to the hospital & get blood work done to check for zinc poisoning even tho I don’t have the money to do so but my health is very inportant since I have my 4 kids to take care of & can’t afford to be this sick.Something has to be done before I get worst & can’t walk .For anyone having these issues stop using the product & get checked for zinc poisoning soon!

    Posted on April 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

  • Josh says:

    I have been using fixodent for about 6 months now and have had bad stomach pains come and go. I went to the dr and he was confused about the way I was explaining my pain. I didn’t really know how to explain it. He gave me some antibiotics and it went away but now it’s back and worse. All these posts scare the hell out of me and make me want to quit using these products. I regret getting dentures and wish there were better options for people like us who need dental care. There has to be a safer product to help us keep in our teeth. Any ideas on what else we can use?

    Posted on August 10, 2013 at 8:54 am

  • afef says:

    I have been using fixodent for about 12 months now and have had bad stomach pains. I have an ulcer. but now i\’m using an other adhesive cream OlivaFix is the first denture fixative cream on the market that contains NO Zinc and NO Petrolatum (more commonly referred to as “Vaseline”). The Zinc and Petrolatum have been replaced by almost 35% Olive Oil. Combining this with a strong, long lasting hold for up 24 hours and more, and the fact that Olivafix contains no added preservatives proves that Olivafix is the name for the future for Denture Fixative Creams.

    Posted on October 22, 2013 at 5:25 am

  • sally says:

    I have been using poligrip and fixodent for the last ten years.I have noticed that every time i use these products my blood
    pressure raises tremendously. Also I suffer severe back
    and joint pain. Is there anything else to fix dentures safely?

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:01 am

  • Jerome says:

    I used fixodent. Powder for years and it affected my balance and I became allergic to peanut butter and other foods and would have facial swelling. Stop using it a year ago.

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

  • Kenneth says:

    Been wearing dentures since 2004 and using fixodent control since then. The entire time I had suffered from nausea, numbness in hands, prickly feelings in fingertips, daily headaches, forgetfulness, and migraines (at least once a week).

    I had no idea what had been causing this. The last 7 months I’ve gone without wearing my dentures due to them not fitting correctly and all the symptom were gone within a month. I had no headaches (which felt like the first time in my life I had not had one).

    I thought it must have been the dentures causing the headaches and migraines.

    About 3 weeks ago I got a new set of dentures and am using fixodent (no zinc added – though still contains zinc) and all the problems have started up again.

    I had no idea it could be the adhesive. Now I know

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm

  • Sherri says:

    I have had dentures for two years now. I have always used the Fixodent after trying multiple different ones including SeaBond, Poligrip, Secure Dental and always went back to Fixodent finding it had the most comfort. I generally had to use Fixodent two to three times a day. Recently in the past couple of months I have had problems with Muscle control in my legs feeling like rubber bands snapping in them, my fingers will go numb almost so cold there is no circulation, and every single night I have the need to throw up. My joints are so painful there is no words to describe it.
    Sure the Fixodent hasn’t created “all” of these problems. Or has it?

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 10:58 pm

  • Reva says:

    I have been using the fixodent powder since 2002. The last 2 years I developed severe pain first in my feet and now in my legs all the way to my knees. I went to a specialist and was diagnosed with polyneuropathy BUT he cannot figure out what has caused it. He did nearly 100 blood tests and cannot figure out the cause. The test was what was like a shock treatment which I have to admit was really painful. I was put on a medication which is not working for it anymore and I am about ready to go back this week to see him again with this information and go from there.

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 7:09 pm

  • Bambi says:

    Something is very wrong with me and I’m scared! Due to Sjogrens Syndrome I had to have my last 16 teeth extracted and get dentures this summer. Not long (about a month or two?) after wearing my dentures WITH Polygrip extra care/comfort I started feeling the need to clear my throat almost constantly and my throat is extremely dry! Also, when I take my dentures out, I have to SCRUB my whole mouth and the top of it until I bleed to get the Polygrip out, and sometimes I feel a bit go down my throat! I haven’t been feeling well but I have no fever, etc. Last night after using saline spray in my nose, I breathed in strong and felt something go down my throat from my nasal area. I coughed it up in the sink. It was the most disgusting THING and it was like rubbery glue!!! It must have been the Polygrip!!! It was there for about a month or more and I’m scared that some might be in my lungs!!!

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:31 am

  • lori says:

    Thank you everyone for your comments. I’m 51 , I have been using fixodent for 12 years. I have bad mussel pain in my legs. My stomach hurts all the time. I’m exhausted. I can only eat small amounts of food because I’m so bloated. My Dr said welcome to old age. I don’t think so. I got a new dr. Going to see him in a couple of weeks.

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm

  • Joyce says:

    I have been using Fixodent for years and had none of the symptoms described here. However, I was recently diagnosed with Aplastic anemia and have had to receive blood transfusions and platelet transfusions. The doctors can find no reason for this. It appears that my immune system is attacking my bone marrow. There is a new drug available but it would cost me $600.00 for a 1 month supply. That’s with the insurance company taking $14,000.00 on their shoulders. I just read that there is a connection between sideroblastic anemia and zinc overdose. I will be letting my doctors know about this when I go for my next weekly doctor’s appointment. I am at this time transfusion dependent. Maybe the problem will be reversed now that I have some idea of what is causing it. Good luck to everyone who is having problems. I agree that the company should be held accountable for the pain that everyone has been subjected to.

    Posted on December 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm

  • Jeanne says:

    I have had neuropathy, burning taste in mouth, burning smells and other Neuro symptoms. Soon as I researched on my own I was sure it was zinc. ENT doc, family doc and dentists were no help. Been using Secure for approx a month and burning has diminished. This is disturbing that this damage continues out of ignorance and/or deception. It is hard enough dealing with dentures without being poisoned. Fixodent rep, Stephanie, still insists it is safe.

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 11:26 pm

  • bonnie says:

    I have just started using fixodent.
    I have for 3 weeks. I have been sick so bad and in pain in my stomach vomiting and the other end also so tired and weak. I told my husband do think it’s the fixodent? So I am going to check this out with my doctor so should you also Ism using the no zinc type. It still doesn’t matter, good luck ray hope you will feel better…

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 5:06 am

  • Niel says:

    NJE. I actually made a oppointment to see my doctor today for tomorrow as in the last few weeks I have developed a few of the symptoms everyone on this page is mentioning, until reading this tonight I had no idea what it could be that was causing my problems,”BUT”, I have been removing my denture sometimes quite early at night as I have been getting a kind of burning sensation on my gums and roof of my mouth, but the main symptom I wanted to talk to my Dr. about was the arm and shoulder pain, tingly itchy lower legs, twitching, and also reflux sometimes severe in the last few weeks, appetite loss, and pain in the stomach, I have woken up with the reflux deposits in my upper windpipe which burns and takes sometime to clear, after removing my upper plate tonight and having the burning sensation I just got a feeling that maybe there was something in the denture adhesive that could be causing the problems, I logged on and here I am on this page, I looked for ingredients on my denture paste and it has no indication whatsoever what it is comprised of, i will take my laptop to the Dr. tomorrow and ask him if he knows about this stuff, if not I will show him, also there were a few days a couple of weeks ago that I didnt go out and didnt wear my denture p-late, I remember the reflux fading but came back and now I believe I know why, with the arm and shoulder pain even Panadiene Forte and Extra Strong Dencorub makes no difference.If we are being affected by these products something needs to be done about it and NOW!!. Until recently I thought I was very fit for my age, but these problems inhjcl. tiredness and also a couple of the natural teeth I still have just came loose fell out of the gums, no blood,nothing , just fell out. NJE

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 6:41 am

  • annie says:

    Check with allergist for dental material allergy to acrylics. My life has been literally destroyed by use of under cured acrylic in denture.

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 8:57 am

  • Boris says:

    I was visited by a surgeon from Area-fifdi-one Saint-Doominque… a very good l’hopital en mon region.
    D’accord… I was diagnosed with head trauma from polygrip. As much as I can say. i received a huge settlement with these attorneys en Pro9vence. I am still limping because I lost my ear. oiseul, ‘oreil.

    hope to help anyone who eats polygrip coraga.. de Carrefore…

    Posted on September 26, 2015 at 4:53 pm

  • Ada says:

    I have been wearing dentures for 4 months ,I’ve been using polident , efforident and even used the powder I be weak having headache,back hurts really bad .I be sick at my stomach in the morning been having tingling in my fingers my mouth is really raw from those products

    Posted on October 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm

  • Dawn says:

    I just received dentures two days ago, and my dentist gave me a couple sample tubes of Fixodent. Yesterday I noticed a tingle in my throat, but did not think much of it. Today my throat has been so constricted that I cannot stop coughing. Aside from the new dentures and Fixodent, nothing in my daily routine has changed, so I started reading up on Fixodent. This could be an allergic reaction, but in reading all the complaints, I’m amazed that this company has not found a way to alter their formula to assure its safety. Note, the sample tubes I received do not list any warnings or even ingredients.

    Posted on December 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm

  • Richard says:

    I have had a lot of the symptoms described before I ever got dentures. I am not saying the symptoms are not real, but mine associated with dental adhesives.

    Posted on January 10, 2016 at 1:32 pm

  • Julie says:

    I got a lower denture in December. My dentist gave me a soft liner that fit snug so I hadn’t used an adhesive up until about 2 weeks ago, They loosened up my denture so now I have to use something so it will stay in place when I eat or talk. I have been using Poligrip & have had a horrible dry cough ever since. I can’t stand the goopy slimy feeling in my mouth at the end of the day.. I have not had the pain symptoms, as my neck, shoulders hands have been previously injured at work. Last night I went to the store & bought Sea Bond strips. I just put them in a couple of hours ago, and my denture is already loose… Fortunately I will be getting a permanent denture when my gums have healed for 6 months to a year,I already have the posts, so THIS dilemma isn’t permanent. In the meantime though.. I’m hoping this seabond stuff will work okay & I can get rid of this horrid cough.

    Posted on February 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm

  • Andrew says:

    One year after having my upper teeth pulled, my body started to have much pain.Thinking it was from working to hard. Than things got so bad i had to stop working because i could not handle the pain any more. I started going to doctors and all they thought was that i was looking for pain medication. The medication part was true, but i really had so much pain, I was sent for MRI than test after test after test and finally the doctor found that i had neuropathy. Now for the last 5 years i been on pain management, i take all types of pain meds but that gets old. Plus my pain really never goes away, every minute of every day I’m in pain. I have every symptom that i read about in your article. Please help…..

    Posted on March 10, 2016 at 8:30 am

  • Sheila says:

    I have only been a denture wearer for only a couple of months I’m always feeling sick to my stomach like I have to throw up don’t really have an appetite mouth is so dry all the time my hands an feet get numb a lot of cramping in my body

    Posted on March 12, 2016 at 6:15 pm

  • Kris says:

    I’m 35 & I’ve had my dentures for just over a year and a week ago I had a seizure for the first time ever. I also have pains in my arms from my shoulders to my fingers and horrible memory lose and pains in my belly. I have to see a neurologist in 2 weeks to find out what’s going on but nothing showed up in my MRI… I’ve been reading through all about poloygrip & it scares me that this is what’s happening to me..

    Posted on April 23, 2016 at 9:32 am

  • Christina says:

    No, Cushion Grip was never in a law suit none of the thermoplastic denture adhesives such as Cushion Grip or Comfort Lining thermoplastic denture adhesive have zinc at all.
    They contain something completely different from all other denture adhesives. I believe secure might be exempt from the zinc as well.
    That’s why I stick to only using Cushion Grip or Comfort Lining. No zinc

    Posted on May 10, 2016 at 6:11 pm

  • Donna says:

    Oh my Gosh! This has scared me so bad! I am 66 and have been using fixodent since I was 30! I have so many things wrong with me! Headaches so bad I can’t see, stomach problems, can’t sleep as I have now been throwing up from severe acid. My fingers and hands are numb. I now have complete bone loss on top where dentures are. I am raising a grandchild and can not be sick! I am going to see if I can get dental implants, as I refuse to go without teeth. I also have degenitrive disk disease, and swelling inside my mouth on both my cheeks plus infection that has started coming out. I wonder if the makers of fixodent would let their children or parents use fixodent? I get very depressed and upset! Someone needs to pay for our expenses and poor health problems. I’m praying for everyone of you. I hope these lawyers can help us all! I have a child that depends on me!!

    Posted on May 18, 2016 at 1:36 am

  • Virginia says:

    I have had my dentures for about a month and a half and by the end of the day my upper gums of my mouth have bumps all over them and plus my upper gums in my mouth have kept having a tingling funny feeling and the bumps never go away.My sister-in law’s bottom gum and lip on and in her mouth keeps burning and nothing will make it go away.I was also given fixadent cream from my dentist and I also have used it too.

    Posted on July 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  • Lonnie says:

    I’ve been a denture wearer for just under 6 years now. I started with fixadent for a year plus but couldn’t stand the taste it left in my mouth it left me feeling sick to my stomach. Shortly after I got my dentures I started feeling off. Started having blood pressure problems. Feeling like I was going to pass out. Muscle weakness and fatigue. I started to wonder if I had ms. I had a ct scan of my heart a mri of my brain. Test to see if I was having seizures. Couldn’t find anything. I read that zinc in the paste was not good for you so I changed over to a zinc free poly grip. But here I am with more symptoms trying to figure out whats wrong. I was hurting so bad I felt like a truck hit me. So I saw my doctor to see if it was arthritis. She did bloodwork and my inflammation levels were off the wall high. So she sent me to a rheumatoid doc to see whats up. He said yes you have rheumatoid and punt me on harsh meds I was feeling better and my numbers came down some but still high. He retired and I saw the new rheumatoid doc and he said no I don’t think you have it. I don’t know whats causing your numbers to be high. Well my numbers climbed back up. I have fibro myalgia and some osteo arthritis but thinks my nerves are being affected and I get muscle craps twitching. Uncontrolled blood pressure that goes up and down depending on what the inflammation is doing. I am all out of wack. I get pain in my rib cage that wraps around and in my stomach. My feet hurt so bad. I had a mri of my right foot other then a little irritation to my big toe joint they can’t find anything. My 3rd rheumatologist said I believe you and I think the meds were treating something but what I don’t know. Even my blood pressure would be normal on the rheumatoid meds without blood pressure pills. I have dizzy spells coming and going all the time. I don’t have 1 day that I can feel normal. I have to wonder if any of this was brought on by the zinc and my symptoms have gotten worse. Can there be something in the zinc free paste that can affect us as well?

    Posted on August 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm

  • curley says:

    I suffered from neuropathy in 2011 and still have some of the symptoms. I asked the doctor about the denture cream and he said No. It was from diabetes. I’ve been diabetic since 2000 but I started using denture cream in 2007.

    Posted on October 18, 2016 at 11:39 am

  • Angie says:

    I have been using fixodent plus for a long time I’ve been having the numbing in my right hand real bad to the point where I just cry it hurts and tingles it gets swollen like theres no blood flow to my arm and now my legs are getting so swollen and some tingle it hurts to even walk when its bad I wondered at first why am I going thu this and I know it has to be the zinc, going to have my Dr. run some blood work on me. I just can’t take this pain and numbing all over 🙁 its driving me crazy.

    Posted on January 22, 2017 at 11:46 am

  • camille says:

    I got dentures for the first time 2 years ago. At first I used fixodent and polygrip both, not at the same time but as a comparison to each other, for hold etc.
    Decided the polygrip was a little better, but I used more than recommended because my job requires me to talk to people all day and smile a lot. (I’m in sales) and I noticed that if I didn’t use more my teeth may get a little loose on into the day and wiggle embarrassingly.
    After just a few months I started having strange new health problems.
    First, I was having stomache problems.
    Upset tummy pains off and on all day
    Throwing up sometimes in the morning when brushing my teeth and gargling. Really wierd.
    Then as time went on, started having numb hands, and back problems in addition to the throwing up and occasional gagging and not being able to swallow once in a while when laying down.
    Also I developed a general overall feeling of being sick, though doctor could not determine any exact cause for this.
    I am by nature very energetic normally but was suddenly lethargic for no apparent reason.
    This went on a few months making me feel older and sicker, with respitory problems, new allergies and more numbness.
    So I started reading and researching online for answers.
    I was surprised to find that my denture cream, that I had assumed was harmless, may be to blame for all of my agony.
    So I researched more and found a denture cream online that was different. Unfortunately this denture cream is only available online, as I’ve tried to find it at walmart and walgreens, etc. with no success.
    I bought it online, and after using it for a month I have almost recovered 100% from all the tummy aches and numbness.
    I cant say what, if any, long term other effects might happen from using this product. But my health has improved thus far, and all I did was change my denture cream.
    Oh, and it sticks better and stays better than any of the drugstore stuff that made me sick.
    It’s called Secure. I bought the one that says for sensitive and contains Aloe vera and Myrrh. Its Zinc free. Is waterproof. Doesnt go down your throat.
    Im not a commercial. Im not selling this product. I cannot promise anything about this stuff. I can only tell you that I am doing much better since using this, and I hope that by posting this I can help someone else.
    I bought mine on Amazon. Found best deal there.

    Posted on January 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

  • Vicky says:

    I have diabetes . I had to get lower dentures a little over a year ago. I have to use adhesive to hold them in about 3 or 4 times a day. I use Poligrip no zinc. But For the past 6 months my blood sugar is out of control running in the 4 and 5 hundreds. I am watching my carbs but can’t get it down. My left eye twitches and I have musle spasms in my legs and feet all the time. Just wondering if this could be from the Poligrip .

    Posted on March 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm

  • Richard says:

    I also had bladder and kidney problems and numbness in my toes at night

    Posted on April 18, 2017 at 3:37 pm

  • Shelia says:

    I have not been ising this very long but i have been having my hands going numb tiggling and kneck aching. I was actially just looking online to see what else worked because my dentures r loose and thos fixadent is like melting in my mouth making me sick.

    Posted on May 1, 2017 at 8:12 pm

  • Davala says:

    Ive been using fixodent for a few months now and since then I have been having painful swelling of my feet and ankles. I already see a doctor for my medical conditions but I’m getting really worried about my lower extremities. Could they be related to the use of the fixodent?

    Posted on July 27, 2017 at 10:41 pm

  • patty says:

    my life is the same way did u ever find out what it was and get treatment. for it

    Posted on August 12, 2017 at 12:32 am

  • Kimberly says:

    Ive been wearing upper and bottom dentures day and night before the last ten years are so. I can’t seem to remember anything anymore.My eyes always seem to be blurry, always wake up with headaches.

    Posted on November 24, 2017 at 8:21 am

  • Kimberly says:

    Ive been wearing upper and bottom dentures day and night before the last ten years are so. I can’t seem to remember anything anymore.My eyes always seem to be blurry, always wake up with headaches.

    Posted on November 24, 2017 at 8:29 am

  • thomas says:

    at first i told my doctor that my small toes were always numb. her comment was that my shoes were probably too tight. my shoes were not too tight! then progressively my feet became numb. then the outside of my calves became numb. in the morning i couldn’t even swallow a glass of water without gagging on it. that’s when i kind of suspected it might be the poligrip and got on the internet to see if there were any problems with this product. everything mentioned had to do with the zinc that was in poligrip, and since i was using the non-zinc product, figured that was not the problem. (i had used POLIGRIP with zinc for years before this) then i developed severe hip pains to where getting in-and-out of the car or going up a flight of stairs was a painful event. hand-joint pains along with knee joints. i was getting psoriasis like scabs on my head that were hard as rocks.
    ok, so here’s the kicker; i’ll be 78 in two months and anyone would say these type of things
    happen at this age. the only thing is that i stopped using poligrip about two weeks ago and the symptoms are slowly going away. i’m getting feeling back in my feet, going up and down stairs is a breeze, as is getting in and out of the car. the scabs on my head have gone. i can drink without gagging and take my dog for long walks. i feel my memory is even getting better . sounds like a miracle, right ? it’s NOT!! i’m totally convinced that it was the poligrip causing all these problems.
    so, the next thing to say is “IT’S SOMETHING ELSE IN POLIGRIP THAT IS CAUSING
    THE PROBLEMS.” it could be that because of some condition that i have makes poligrip
    react to me in this way.

    Posted on August 11, 2018 at 2:24 pm

  • Amerie says:

    Using fixodent for 9 months. My vision has gotten extremely blurry, I have stomach pain and pain in legs

    Posted on September 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm

  • Linda says:

    I’ve worn upper dentures and now lower dentures and have sworn be both polygrip and fixodent. A few years ago I started experience left shoulder pain when I lie down or wear tight foundation. I could see no reason for the discomfort so I just took pain meds so I could sleep. I eventually began to have a distortion in vision in my right eye resulting in a surgical procedure. I recently began wearing lower dentures and increased the use of adhesive. The left shoulder pain has become so severe that I thought I was having a heart attack and my vision has become more blurred. I could see nothing I had done or anything that had happened to cause the discomfort so I began to segment everything I do to recognize a cause but nothing checked out until I got down do the use or dental adhesive, especially since the pain andvision problems became more prevalent when I increased the use of adhesive.

    Posted on November 10, 2018 at 4:24 pm

  • kevin says:

    I’ve had a ulcer on my tongue for 3 months. I’ve used Fixodent extra hold powder for 9 years for upper plate. Muscle spasms and light chest pain on either side becoming the norm. Would like some advice. Tnx.

    Posted on November 12, 2018 at 9:07 pm

  • me says:

    just started poligrip. I am on an regimented carb intake and watch my glucose closely, 3x@day al my pre-meal lows. when I use poligrip, my glucose elevates.

    Posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:40 pm

  • Florence says:

    I was just going to narrow it down to what I have took or ate that was causing me to cough all the time and really bad when I took my dentures out ive gargled so much salt water I have to go to bed with my table full of glasses with different stuff to take I have look up so many remedys
    .All this started when got my deuntures about a year ago 2018.I cough so hard it makes me throw up and feels like my jaws are going to lock up.I cant sleep with my husband he has to get sleep for work.I have to put them in I cant go nowhere to let people see me without them.I do use the poligrip and the Fixodent they both have zink.I have a memory loss all the sudden,Visson is bad all this stuff has happen since I got them they do go back a lot I just wondered if they could not go so far back. I got lots of things that happen but I will stop right now hope this will help to find answeres before it gets worse.

    Posted on March 12, 2019 at 9:21 am

  • Levelda says:

    Omg this is so true this maybe why I be in pain alot

    Posted on June 9, 2019 at 12:29 am

  • Joe says:

    I was a user of fixodent. I’ve been having a lot of pain in my legs and joints since I got my dentures in 2018. It got really bad in winter when it was cold out. I’ve been having problems with my memory. Coughing fits. Recently went to the hospital in unbearable pain in my back which moved to my left side finding out my colon was swelled that nothing could pass through. All because of something I tried to make my life more comfortable. Wish the authorities cared about peoples health first before letting products out on the market. Maybe the are unqualified.

    Posted on July 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm

  • Londa says:

    Why is it still on the shelves being sold today?

    Posted on August 13, 2019 at 1:20 am

  • Barbara says:

    I am 80 years old I have used fixodent for 55 of those years I have been diagnosed with a rare cancer.of the throat. I never smoked,drank or did drugs, I have many other issues mentioned in the notice. I firmly believe the teeth powder caused the cancer, I am still in treatment!

    Posted on September 25, 2019 at 3:19 pm

  • Randi says:

    In approx April I started using polygrip, then fixadent ultra almost exclusively. I already had back problems. Last Spring I started losing my balance at times walking. A few months ago I began to find it starting to be difficult to focus which has gotten gradually worse with time. During all this I began to lose weight because i have slowly stopped eating, now down from a meal a day to forcing myself to eat at least every other day or two. Over a month ago I noticed just above my ankles my skin was dark red 6 inches high with some swelling. It didn’t go away for 2 weeks. This past week my feet and ankles have become painfully swollen. I decided tonight to see if there was anything about side affects from denture adhesives and found your site. Earlier this week I made an appointment to see my PCP. I go Monday. I’m going to have him do some bloodwork.

    Posted on November 13, 2019 at 8:54 pm

  • kim says:

    Just about to head out to the emergency room. I’m scheduled for a CAT scan and intestinal testing. Can literally not function so nauseous every day. Neck pains headaches. Flu symptoms through the roof. I was waxing my brain out thinking about what am I doing different. then it hit me I just had all my top teeth removed in July and have been using fixodent and have not been the same since. I also have hypothyroidism. I don’t know what made me think of the zinc but I am so glad I read your articles. I am praying to God that it was the fixodent. Fingers crossed

    Posted on January 18, 2020 at 9:44 pm

  • Janie says:

    I’ve been getting sick to my stomach for a while now but couldn’t figure out what was going on loss of appotite dizziness I’m going to make an appointment with my doctor for test on this matter thanks so much for sharing your comment

    Posted on January 29, 2020 at 1:35 am

  • Graham says:

    I have had dentures for over 30 years and used to use both polygrip and fixodent with no ill effects. Then I stopped using them. Recently i tried using polygrip max seal because i had taken up playing brass instruments again , something I did prior to having full dentures fitted, and found that it was difficult to play when my dentures moved. I only used the product once and it resulted in immediate soreness in my mouth, redness also and small white spots. My throat is incredibly sore making it difficult to swallow anything. I have ceased using the product and cleaned it off my dentures. I have not visited a GP.

    Posted on February 15, 2020 at 4:15 am

  • Kandi says:

    I have been using fixodent free on my dentures 24 hours day for the last 16 Years. I didn’t know anything about this zinc problem until I just heard it on a TV show. I have multiple health issues and all of these symptoms apply to me. I have never told my any Dr. Aboutmy fixodent use because I didn’t know that it could harm me.

    Posted on February 20, 2020 at 12:16 am

  • Michael says:

    My physical will inform you of all medical records and treatment. she also was the one who giving me your name and number

    Posted on April 14, 2020 at 10:29 pm

  • Morris says:

    I have also used Fixodent and Poligrip for years and suffer most of the same things these other people claim to suffer. I also suspect the use of these products to have caused me to have kidney stones more than once. The numbness in my feet and hands should be attributed to the use of these products.

    Posted on June 6, 2020 at 4:20 pm

  • Mechelle says:

    Mom have sores

    Posted on April 2, 2021 at 2:35 am

  • Donald says:

    I have had cancer surgery on my gums, July 7 , 2021 .
    I’ve have dentures and used poligrip for several years .
    Could poligrip cause this ?

    Posted on August 27, 2021 at 11:31 am

  • judith says:

    I changed from polygraph to fixodent cushion. after two to 3 days went to Dentist with sore painful mouth Dentist prescribed anti bionics, mouth cleared up after 5 days. I then went back to Polygraph the white adhesive, everything fine for 3 months . 4 days ago I purchased more polygraph but this was a pink adhesive, I am now in agony from sore mouth , will have to get more antibiotics.

    Posted on September 29, 2021 at 4:30 pm

  • Karen says:

    For two years now I have been having debilitating pain in my shoulders and arms as well as back and other joints. It started in my right shoulder then moved down that arm and now is in both shoulders all the way to my fingers. My joints are achy all the time. It seemed to start suddenly then progress. I have used fixadent for years and lots of it. All the pain I have seems unexplainable and I have not been able to figure out why?! Seems like this may be an answer.

    Posted on April 4, 2023 at 9:10 pm

  • Cheryl says:

    I have been using Fixodent for several years now – only tiny amounts on upper dentures but I have many of the symptoms that people have mentioned previously. Blurry eyes, losing my memory, strange seizure like episodes and tingling in my feet and hands etc. Just the other night I had a strange nocturnal ‘seizure’ and next day felt very odd as if I wasn’t really here – like I was dreaming. I was trying to work out what could have happened and realised that I had used the Fixodent at night, something I don’t do very often. Well, I started reading up on it and have come to the conclusion that that is what it was. Zinc overload. Scary stuff – going to stop using it and find something more natural, if I can. Just as an added reason, zinc toxicity can cause Copper Deficiency which causes many of the problems that people are suffering. So please, everybody get checked out. I wish you all good luck and good health in the future. Take care….

    Posted on August 27, 2023 at 2:21 am

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