While toothpaste helps to dry out a breakout, it is not an effective cure for a pimple, notes The Huffington Post. Drying the pimple helps to get rid of it faster, but there are better products to get rid of pimples than toothpaste.
Toothpaste contains many ingredients that are meant to be used on the teeth and not on the skin. It can dry the skin too much and cause irritation that is unhealthy for the skin. It is better to use a medicine developed to target the pimple in the proper way, such as a benzoyl peroxide solution or other topical acne product, recommends The Huffington Post.