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15 Uses For Toothpaste You Didn’t Know Before

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We all use toothpaste, but it has some amazing properties that make it great for a lot more things other than just whitening our teeth. Read on below to see 15 uses for toothpaste that are sure to make life easier.

1. Drink Container Purifier

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Plastic bottles and thermoses that are reused over and over again start to smell foul. Washing them with detergent and water is not a successful remedy, but toothpaste gets rid of the odor better than anything else. Simply brush the inside of the container with toothpaste and place in the dishwasher.

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2. Diamond and Gold Sparkler

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There aren’t many cleaners that can make jewelry shine like toothpaste. Simply scrub them with toothpaste using a soft bristle toothbrush, rinse with water before the toothpaste hardens and shine with a cloth. Be careful not to use this technique on pearls as the abrasives in toothpaste can scratch the surface.

3. Stain Remover

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Toothpaste can remove the most difficult stains from your favorite clothes. Lipstick stains from shirt collars, juice stains from T-shirts and spaghetti sauce on the table cloth. Just apply toothpaste directly onto the stain, rub rigorously and throw it in the washer. Be careful not to use whitening toothpaste on colored clothes.

4. Revive Headlamps

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The cover on headlights gets dirty and scratched over time, reducing the brightness of the lights. Clean the cover with soap and water first, then buff it with toothpaste and a polishing pad or cloth.

5. Shoe Shiner

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White or light colored joggers usually get ruined by dark scuff marks. The easiest solution is to scrub the scuff marks with toothpaste. This method also works for dress shoes.

6. Nail-Hole Filler

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Joint compound or spackling are more ideal solutions, but toothpaste works best for smaller holes made by small nails or pins. Simply apply it to the hole and wipe away the excess.

7. Shower-Door Revitalizer

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Glass shower doors accumulate scum very quickly. To give them their original clarity, simply wipe it down with a squeeze of toothpaste on a damp cloth or sponge. For more stubborn stains, let the toothpaste sit for a while and then rinse it off.

8. DVD Scratch Remover

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Minor scratches and smudges can be removed from discs using toothpaste. Rub a tiny amount and work your way from the center outward with a cotton or microfiber cloth. This works best with small scratches and a small amount should be used since using too much will worsen the problem.

9. Hand Freshner

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Soap doesn’t work that well when you have to remove the heavy smell of fish, onions, or other stinky foods from your skin. Toothpaste works far better for removing odors and can be used just like soap. Apply a dab to your hands and rub it like you would soap. Apply lotion or moisturizer afterwards.

10. Iron Cleaner

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When your iron’s soleplate looks gunky due to mineral buildup, you can easily clean it with a damp cloth and toothpaste. Make sure the iron is cool and unplugged and wipe the toothpaste cloth first, then wipe it with a second cloth.

11. Silver Polisher

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Whether it’s forks and spoons, candlestick holders, or ornaments, silver can be revived by polishing it with toothpaste on a soft cloth. For crevices, use a soft toothbrush and then wipe the whole thing down with a dry cloth.

12. Goggle Defogger

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Goggles that have an antifog coating can be a bit pricey, but you can make regular goggles fog-proof using toothpaste. Rub a small amount of toothpaste on the inside of the goggles in gentle circular motions to prevent scratching the lenses. This trick works for swimming, bike and skiing goggles as well.

13. Sink Shiner

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We have all dropped globs of toothpaste into our sinks at some point. But instead of letting it dry into a ball, use a soft cloth and rub the toothpaste around your sink to keep it shining. Once you rinse it, any odors from the drain will also be removed.

14. Chrome Cleaner

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When you notice the water spots all over your chrome faucets, use the toothpaste and rub it gently on the chrome with a soft cloth, then rinse it off. This will work for any chrome, from plumbing fixtures to car wheels. Use this trick occasionally since the abrasives in the toothpaste can gradually wear away the finish.

15. Mobile Screen Fixer

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Devices without a protective screen can become scratched over time. Toothpaste can clean screens on mobile devices such as cell phones and handheld gaming consoles. Lightly rub the screen with toothpaste on a cotton cloth. Then wipe the screen clean with a second cloth.

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92 Comments to 15 Uses For Toothpaste You Didn’t Know Before

  1. If u have cut n blood is coming then use toothpaste for instant effect..later u can goto the doctor..n myself have done it on my head,when I banged up with my Main Door..

  2. But guys toothpaste isnt good fr ut teeth as in a long run cancer may occure. So , use neem stick or herbal tooth paste. It is good fr other cleaning purposes

  3. Applying cold water to a burn makes it blister just an fyi… I use tooth paste as a face wash been doing it for years. I apply toothpaste to my face let it dry to touch wipe off with a clean hot (as u can handle) rag. Once wiped completely splash face with cold water to close ur open pores. It works great and has kept my face clear for the past 16yrs

  4. Peggy Murphy

    You can also use toothpaste to polish your nails. You use just a dab and rub until the nail shows very shiny as if you put on clear.nail polish.

  5. Doesn’t clean your headlights well. To restore headlights you really have two options.

    1. Sand down to plastic, apply U/V clear protective coating.
    2. Sand down to plastic, buff out with rubbing compound and polish, then apply a sealer.

  6. It can remove ink stains from shirts too. Simply apply toothpaste on the stained part of the cloth. Wait for 4-5 hrs and wash off.

  7. Picked up a really bad infection on my inner thighs on holiday last year. Started as two sores about the size of my thumb, one of each inner thigh. By the time I got home from holiday the raw seeping sores were running from my knees to the small of my back.

    I had tried everything including creams from a doctor but it just kept getting worse. After two weeks of hell and every cream possible and the problem only getting badly worse I was busy showering and from sheer frustration put toothpaste on the open seeping sores. I left it on for a few minutes and then washed it off.

    Next morning the sores were much better so I put the toothpaste on again and next morning all healed. 🙂 Happiness and Surprised

    • Use for cold sores apply every two. Hour or as needed for one to two days and it will clear up it works magic

  8. It is also used to remove blackheads over the nose. Apply the paste over the nose and rub gently for 10 min.
    Then wash your face. The blackheads will be vanished

  9. Yeah the next thing U know is that Ur entire house and all the accessories will start to reek of toothpaste. YAAAK!
    🙂

  10. I would be VERY careful using toothpaste on anything plastic. For example, if you use toothpaste on dentures – it microscopically roughens the denture (which is made of acrylic) and makes things worse. Visually – it looks good. Microscopically – toothpaste is very bad on plastic!

  11. @Looney Bergonzi LOL! 😉

    Warning – apply caution, take this article with a pinch of salt. Some of these are fool hardy and others are plain stupid. Be careful. The CD one basically translates as, “Don’t do this.”, when you read it lol.

    Another thing you will regret doing is putting mint anywhere near your eyes. Mint is very good for you, but if you put toothpaste on something that’s gonna go near your eyes, like swimming goggles (SMH), it will make your eyes sting and water (at best). They use mint on actors in tv and film making, and actors have discreetly used it on stage for years, to induce “crying”. Toothpaste, bear in mind, is also full of lots of other chemicals besides the mint. So, putting toothpaste on swimming goggles is bloody brainless. It’d be bad enough if it were just mixing with water, then going in your eyes. But bear in mind any of the chemicals in toothpaste could also react with the chlorine in your swimming water, and create a new eye-attacking chemical. Don’t do this!

    • That is why u wash it off before u use it. It’s common sense. Why the fuck would u put it on ur goggles and than immediately ware It. where is ur common sense … I’m a dive master and it works perfectly on brand new masks….. next time try using ur common sense before ur blind…lol..just saying.

  12. Teresa Brookes-Walker

    Tooth paste is also good for covering up love bites, just apply a little at a time over the love bite, rub in gently, heh presto its almost vanished. Never knew tooth paste had so many uses.

  13. Cherry Pruitt- Sims

    If toothpaste is so good and wonderful for so many things, Then very soon the price of toothpaste will be sky high we will not be able to afford it. Thanks to you…

  14. Gina Bisaillon

    Using toothpaste according to your suggestions makes it a very expensive replacement for a mild abrasive such as bicarbonate (baking soda) or Vim (a gentle abrasive cleaner that comes as a cream — hmmm sounds like toothpaste, doesn’t it? Except it’s less than half the price.)

    Bicarbonate is my abrasive of choice, and I buy it at the bulk store for peanuts. First I use it in the fridge as a deodorizer, then I put it in a jar and use it for cleaning the sink, the silver, etc.

  15. After reading that I doubt if i’ll use toothpaste again for my teeth! Time for everyone to find healthy organic homemade toothpastes!!! Google it

  16. I’m little bit sceptical about applying toothpaste on screen. Probably won’t work and also might leave additional microscratches.

  17. HOW COULD ANYONE FORGET THE MOST USEFUL WAY TO USE TOOTHPASTE: ON A BURN. IT BRINGS IMMEDIATE RELIEF! TRY IT NEXT TIME

  18. in summer there are rashes in underbody, simple apply toothpaste there and leave it 2 minute and waste it with cold water…

  19. Toothpaste is also a good remedy for burnt areas. Apply toothpaste on your pimple or burnt area, it works magic.

  20. Yasir Hasan

    Well in our part of the world Tooth paste (especially the ones with fluoride) are commonly applied on the burned skin… I don’t know how good or bad it is from medical perspective, but it seems to work

  21. Nirmal Pala

    All mentioned details are , amazing and correct, its fact and we are using most of them.
    Thank you,
    – NiRmAL PaLA

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