Answers to our most frequently asked questions about Super Poligrip®.
As a result of a shortage of a key ingredient used in the manufacturing of Super Poligrip® products, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare is facing a short-term supply interruption. This shortage halted production at our plant, which manufactures variants of Super Poligrip® distributed around the world.
Our zinc-free formulation provides an effective all-day hold for well-fitted dentures (up to 12 hours) — depending upon the individual, the fit of the denture, and the amount of saliva in the mouth and the foods and beverages that are consumed. Visit your dentist regularly. Ill-fitting dentures may impair your health.
When you experience oozing of denture adhesive cream from beneath dentures, it's a sign that you’re using too much. If oozing occurs, reduce the amount of denture adhesive that you are applying. Remember, zinc-free Super Poligrip® holds all day, so you should not need to apply Super Poligrip® more than once a day
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At GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) consumer safety is our primary concern. As a precautionary measure GSK voluntarily stopped the manufacture, distribution and advertising of all zinc-containing denture adhesives in February 2010.
Our adhesives that contained zinc have always been safe and effective when used as directed. The vast majority of consumers did follow the instructions on the package. However we know that some used excess product over the long term, and this is associated with potential health risks. This is the reason why we took this decision and introduced a zinc-free line of denture adhesives.
All denture adhesive creams manufactured by GSK no longer contain zinc and are labeled Zinc Free.
Our zinc-free products also:
- Are clinically proven to seal out up to 74% more food particles that cause irritation and pain compared with no adhesive.
- Help prevent gum irritation.
- Significantly improve comfort, confidence and satisfaction.
- Significantly improve stability, retention and bite force.
If you have specific questions or concerns about your health you should see your doctor and/or dentist.