Myth: toothpaste

Putting toothpaste on a button is an effective treatment.
False. This "grandmother trick" unfortunately proves ineffective to make a button disappear and the same is to prevent them. The tooth paste contains several ingredients that dry and irritate the skin. Indeed, alcohol, triclosan, essential oils, menthol and much more are part of the list of ingredients and will do more harm than good to your skin. Drying the button may give the impression of helping to eliminate it more quickly, but unfortunately this is not the case.
Bratsis, ME (2017). Acne: Myth vs. Fact.The Science Teacher, 84(4), 17.

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