11 doctors weighed in:

Does toothpaste help treat acne?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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Dr. Alan Atlas
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Toothpaste irritates the skin, some people believe that it can dry out pimples and help acne problems, but instead toothpaste will cause redness and peeling.

In brief: No

Toothpaste irritates the skin, some people believe that it can dry out pimples and help acne problems, but instead toothpaste will cause redness and peeling.
Dr. Alan Atlas
Dr. Alan Atlas
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It can help dry acne lesions in a similar way as benzyl peroxide.

In brief: Yes

It can help dry acne lesions in a similar way as benzyl peroxide.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

Not part of any standard therapy.

In brief: No.

Not part of any standard therapy.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Yes, drys it out ;..

Toothpaste and most other neutral ph.
"clean" drying agents can "treat" the symptoms of acne just like many otc acne treatments. Also, it is possible that the antibacterial agent triclosan found only in colgate total may an additional minor therapeutic value as well.

In brief: Yes, drys it out ;..

Toothpaste and most other neutral ph.
"clean" drying agents can "treat" the symptoms of acne just like many otc acne treatments. Also, it is possible that the antibacterial agent triclosan found only in colgate total may an additional minor therapeutic value as well.
Dr. Don Millner
Dr. Don Millner
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