Although the primary use of toothpaste is to clean and improve the aesthetic appearance and health of teeth, there are also 26 other things that you can use it for. Every household has one and every household uses it at least twice a day. And because of the common availability of toothpaste, you can try everything below.
Remember, use only white paste.
- Removes stain from cloth
- To take out all kinds of stain like ink or lipstick. Squeeze some on the spot, scrub and rinse.
- Even out scratches on CD / DVD
- If the screen freezes, take out the disc, put some toothpaste on it, scrub and clean it off.
- Cleans diamond ring
- Just squeeze a little on a used toothbrush, wet the ring, scrub gently, rinse and your diamond ring should look sparkling new.
- Cleans silver
- Toothpaste can be used to polish any kind of silver. It really does bring out the shine in silverware.
- Placate light burns
- Eucalyptus is one of a basic ingredients of a toothpaste that is why it is use as cooling relief for minor burns that don’t involve open wounds.
- Removes crayon from painted walls.
- Rub the marks with the toothpaste and a damp rag. Wipe with water to get rid of residue.
- Remove carpet stains.
- Squeeze some onto the carpet, scrub, rinse and let it dry.
- Spread a little over either of these and you’ll feel soothed and no itches. Mosquito, flea and ant bites work especially well.
- Keep girl babies’ bows in their hair
If they don’t have much hair this is particularly useful. It doesn’t pull it out, it just washes out.
- Clean your nails
Teeth and nails are made of the same material. To clean your nails, squeeze some on top of a toothbrush, wet your nails and brush them thoroughly. Be amazed by the sparkle.
- Clean shoes
Scrubbing toothpaste with a wet toothbrush over boots, working shoes and rubber part of sneakers will work. It can also be used to remove scuffs.
- Put up posters
- You can use toothpaste to put up posters without damaging the wall. However, avoid using it for collector posters. It can damage the ink over time.
- Use it to temporarily seal holes
- Can be used as a spackle to fill nail holes. This sounds evil, but you can use it right before you move out of your rented apartment. =P
- Clean around the bathroom
- Use it to clean shower doors and rings around the bath tub. It has an abrasive so that is why it works good.
- Clean your vehicle’s headlight lenses
- Put some toothpaste in a bowl with some water. Use a buffer pad and clean off fog caused by dirt and bugs hitting them.
- Clean model cars
- Hobbyists who collect and build model cars, robots and action figures can certainly use toothpaste to make them nice and shiny.
- Remove scratches on your watch crystal
Dab some on the watch and scrub it with tissue.
- Treat acne
Be very careful when using this. Use it at most once a week. Just dab a small amount on a pimple before bed, wake up and it will dry up.
- Prevent fog in your swimming goggles
Just wipe it on, clean it off. Works well for me.
- Clean piano keytops
A dab of toothpaste, a soft cloth and some rubbing will usually clean piano keytops and turn them white again.
- Deodorize smelly hands
Wash your hands with a dab of toothpaste and it will remove smells like onions and other unpleasant odors.
- Remove scratches on glassware.
Polish with a squeeze of toothpaste. Your glassware should be shining in no time.
- Remove beach tar
Getting that black beach tar on your feet can put a small crimp in your vacation, but it is easy enough to remove. Just rub it with some non-gel toothpaste and rinse.
- Deodorize baby bottles
Works for sour smelling baby bottles. Scrub with toothpaste and a bottle brush and the bottles should end up smelling clean and fresh.
- Cleans clothes iron
The mild abrasive in non-gel toothpaste is just the ticket for scrubbing the gunk off the bottom plate of your clothes iron. Apply the toothpaste to the cool iron, scrub with a cloth, then rinse clean.
- Remove water marks from furniture
To get rid of those telltale watermark rings left by sweating beverages, gently rub some non-gel toothpaste on the wood with a soft cloth.
- Pest control
The polishing ingredient in toothpaste is diatomaceous earth- a white powder which is actually the tiny spiky calcium skeletons of diatoms, tiny sea creatures that died millennia ago. The tiny calcium spikes are harmless to us and our pets, but mess up crawling insects, so sprinkle a little around your flower and vegetable gardens.
- Remove hickies, love bites
Apply a layer of toothpaste to the hickey, and when it stops tingling in a few minutes, remove the toothpaste with a warm washcloth. Wait 24 hours and repeat if necessary. You’ll see better results if you can do this as soon as possible.