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What precaution is associated with the use of denture cleansers?

Severe allergic reaction to "persulfate", including tissue irritation, breathing problems, and one death.

The product is only supposed to be used extra orally, but people were using it intraorally.


What ingredient in denture adhesives may have adverse systemic effects - and thus should be avoided?

Zinc-containing denture adhesives should be avoided as people may overdose leading to nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, and headaches


Does the use of adhesive lead to increased candida counts in saliva or the maxillary denture?

Current evidence (two in vivo studies) point that there was no statistical difference in saliva or on the denture prior to use of adhesive and after 2 weeks.