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Does Toothpaste Get Rid Of Scars
Last week I put toothpaste in my unibrow area to get rid of plentiful bumps, woke up the next day with a huge burn, its healing but don't want a scar?
Most toothpastes...: Most, if not all, toothpaste have abrasives that can keep stain off. The problem: once stain has built up, only mechanical removal by a dental office is the safest and predictable way to remove stubborn stains. Good luck! ...Read more
Advanced: If you can see cavities, they are too big to be helped by toothpaste that may help remineralize small enamel defects no larger than the head of a pin. You probably need professional care rather than the promise of an otc solution that will never be fulfilled. Please call your family dentist for an appointment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes, drys it out ;..: Toothpaste and most other neutral ph. "clean" drying agents can "treat" the symptoms of acne pimples just like many otc acne treatments. Also, it is possible that the antibacterial agent triclosan found only in colgate total may have an additional minor therapeutic value as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I have not heard this. The best way to treat acne is with very clean water and a mild soap without any chemicals, dyes, or perfumes. Wash the face several times a day this way. Also benzoyl peroxide is effective but tends to dry the face. Maybe try benzoyl peroxide only once a day. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of water. See a dermatologist if your acne is getting out of control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No toothpaste will get rid of bleeding gums. Bleeding gums indicate that you have periodontal disease.
This needs to be evaluated by your dentist to determine whether it is in the beginning stages, or more advanced.
You may need just a deep cleaning, or you may need more thorough periodontal treatment. ...Read more
Bad breath remedy: The first thing you need to do is have a comprehensive exam and xrays completed by your dentist. This is to rule out or treat decay and gum disease which is typically the source of bad breath. At that time your dentist/hygienist can make many recommendations on ways to treat bad breath. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Since I had the pimple I've been using toothpaste to get rid of it, could that have been the cause of the lump?
Toothpaste for?: Toothpaste is not intended to be used to "get rid of pimples". There are lot's of other products on the market that will probably work much better. Don't rely on what you read on the internet for alternative methods of treatment. If acne is a problem consult with MD. Can't diagnose cause of lump nor what lump is over the internet. ...Read more