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A 31-year-old member asked:

Which is more effective in acne healing: toothpaste or a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 34 years experience
Benzoil peroxide.: I am not 100% certain, but i would think that benzoil peroxide cream would be more effective since that is what it was developed to treat as opposed to toothpaste which was designed to clean teeth and fight cavities.
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Benzoyl Peroxide: There is no reason to think that toothpaste would do you any good at all for your acne. Save it for your teeth.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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