First, let’s discuss zinc. Is the amount of zinc contained in Fixodent safe?
Yes, it’s safe! Adhesives have been proven in a multitude of clinical studies to be safe for daily use if used as instructed.
Why are we using zinc?
Zinc helps dentures remain firmly in place so that people can talk, eat and chew with confidence. Current scientific research shows that zinc is the most effective ingredient to provide a strong, long-lasting hold.
How much Zinc is absorbed from using Fixodent?
The daily amount of zinc absorbed from Fixodent is approximately 2 mg when used once per day as instructed. It’s less than the zinc you would find in most daily multivitamins and around the same as 170g of beef mince. The recommended dietary allowance for zinc is 11 mg per day for men and 8 mg per day for women.
What to do when using other products containing zinc?
Consult a doctor. Excessive and prolonged zinc intake can lead to health issues.