Dental products raise concern about zinc toxicity

Dental products raise concern about zinc toxicity

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Dental experts warn of zinc toxicity that might innocently occur for overuse of dental products. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea and neurological impairment in addition to lower testosterone levels.

In a review by Amar Patel, DDS, resident and colleagues at the University of Maryland Dental Schoolin the March/April 2011 issue of the journal General Dentistry, the scientists found dental patients are exposed to zinc from a variety of sources that include restorative materials, mouthwashes, toothpastes and denture adhesives.