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Organic and Natural Denture Adhesives - Why Don't They Exist Yet?

I have long been a fan of the organic and natural movement. When I moved to the big city at a young age and discovered stores like Whole Foods, I thought I had found nirvana (even though at 20 I couldn’t afford to buy much ). But if you go into one of [...]

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Does Cushion Grip Contain Zinc?

Another query that seems to be leading more and more visitors to my site is: Does Cushion Grip Contain Zinc? Given all the hullaballo that zinc poisoning from denture adhesives is causing these days, this is no surprise.

The answer to this query, happily, is no; Cushion Gripdoes not contain zinc. Cushion Grip bills itself [...]

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Denture Fit - Another Key to Preventing Zinc Poisoning

Almost every denture wearer has had to contend with their dentures not fitting properly. This is due to a number of factors, but primarily it’s due to the fact that, once teeth are removed, the interior of the mouth changes continually. Much like grass and plant roots hold soil in place, teeth and jaw bones [...]

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Does Effergrip Contain Zinc?

This is a question which seems to lead people to my site time and time again, so I figured I should answer it definitively. NO. Effergrip does not contain zinc. I don’t know whether or not older formulations once did, but I can say for certain that it does not now.

I want to go into [...]

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Zinc (in Itself) is NOT the Enemy!

One thing I want to make perfectly clear: the element zinc is not the enemy here. It is found naturally in many perfectly safe foods, and is an important nutrient, required for several life processes. When I was young and silly, and prone to doing bizarre things to my body (such as piercings) I learned [...]

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Why I'm Sorry I Obeyed My Mother

In most things, we should listen to our mothers. They have the wisdom of experience, and often know us better than anyone else on the planet. But there is one instance in which I wish I had never obeyed her wishes.

My mother and I lived together for the last five years of her life. And [...]

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Great News for Future Denture Users

Glaxo SmithKline, makers of the Poligrip line of denture adhesives, announced on February 18, 2010, that they would stop producing and selling their Poligrip products which contain zinc. They apparently plan to change their formulas to zinc-free versions, and will begin marketing those products with zinc-free labeling.

While I was very happy to find this press [...]