Monday, December 29, 2014

10 Novel Uses for Toothpaste

Disclosure: This is a guest post.

OK, so you already knew that toothpaste was great for your teeth and gums….but did you know it’s also great for about a hundred other things? Some of those things are tremendously useful, and others, a bit more obscure – but the bottom line is, there’s a lot you can do with that one little tube. Here’s a look at what toothpaste can do for you, in addition to helping with healthy teeth and gums.

Jewelry Cleaner
Simply scrub your jewels with a soft-bristle brush, and rinse immediately and shine them up with a cloth.

Stain Remover
Forget pricy stain removers – try putting a little paste directly on the stain, and then rub it in and toss it in the wash.

Shoe Shiner  
Make those white sneakers shine like new again by scrubbing them with your toothbrush and a little paste.

Silver Polisher  
It works for jewelry, and it works for silverware and candlesticks. Dab some on a cloth, and rub it in for instant shine.

Sink Shiner  
Yes, the same thing that leaves those messy gobs behind can actually keep your sink clean if applied to a soft cloth and rubbed in.

Smartphone Screen Cleaner
Dab a little on a cotton cloth and run gently into your screen. Clean it with a different clean cloth, and you’re good to go.

Goggle De-Fogger
Apply a little paste to the inside your goggles using a soft, circular motion, and enjoy a little clarity next time you ski, golf, or bike.

Iron Cleaner
Get rid of mineral buildup on your iron by rubbing it (turned off!) with a little paste applied to a damp cloth.

CD/DVD Scratch Remover  
Bid farewell to light scratches by rubbing a little paste on a cotton cloth, and then work your way in from the outside of the disc.

Filler for Nail Holes
If you’ve moving out and trying to undo the damage you did to your walls, start with a little paste in place of spackling or joint compound.

That little tube of paste serves an array of practical purposes, whether keeping your teeth pretty or performing some other helpful task.


Natalie said...

I will try using toothpaste to clean my smartphone!

Laurie Nykaza said...

Great tips for using toothpaste will have to pin them !

Kelly OMalley said...

I have used toothpaste as filler for walls before and it works great. In college people (I am not admitting to it) would use toothpaste before the final walk through when vacating an apartment. Fill up any of the holes and even left a nice scent ;)

dawn keenan said...

I am going to try this on my favorite scratched CD today!

mai tran said...

These are super great tips! Stain Remover is certainly the most useful!

Heather62 said...

I didn't know you could use toothpaste in any of these ways! Amazing.

Beth R said...

Wow, I never knew that it could do that much! I love that it can be used to clean jewelry

James Robert said...

The only one I knew about was for jewelry, this is pretty cool

Theresa Anne said...

hmm I didn't know you could use toothpaste to de-fog goggles, we always used spit :)

Bianca Munoz said...

I totally read that as Google de fogger. I was like whaaaaa hahaha.
Have to bookmark this one! I only knew about the CD thing (which who uses those now anyway lol jk I do :D) Thanks for sharing!

lil_lady_dz said...

So many awesome uses, didn't know about a few of these, like the use for CD/DVD Scratch Remover, very cool.