The Horrifying Dentures of Cidu ZhongchengAn undercover journalist from China Central Television
’s investigative documentary went undercover at Cidu Zhongcheng Medical Supply Company which makes dentures at their plant in Beijing. The company has been using scrap steel, which can be highly toxic, to make dentures.
Interestingly, they had been getting the metal in boxes marked “Vera PDS” which is a metal alloy product used to make dentures and sold by Aala Dent. This company is based out of California and manufactures nickel-chromium alloy for use in dental products. The packaging was obviously never intended for the Chinese market, though, since it has no marking in Chinese on it.
Not only is the metal suspect, but the dentures are cleaned in a repulsive way. One employee was seen cleaning the dentures with a toothbrush. When asked, the employee replied, “I bring in my own toothbrushes from home, the ones that I no longer use.” This drastically increases the risk of infection for anyone who uses these dentures, not to mention how truly gross it is in principle.
As if that is not enough, another Chinese denture company, Beijing Beikou Dental Lab, was also exposed in the documentary for using similar practices.
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