10 Surprising Uses Of Toothpaste You Didn’t Know!
Toothpaste is essential for maintaining good dental health, but you’d be surprised at how many other uses you can find for it around the home. Below are some unique and unusual ways to use a toothpaste.
1. Remove Scratches From Your Phone
Look no further than your bathroom to cure small marks on your phone’s screen. The key is to use actual toothpaste, not a gel-based toothpaste.
Here’s how this method works:
– Dab a small amount of toothpaste onto the end of a cotton swab or clean, soft cloth.
– Gently rub the cotton swab or cloth in circular motions on the screen until you see the scratch go away.
– After this, wipe your screen with a slightly dampened cloth to remove any excess toothpaste.
2. Revive Sneakers
Use a bit of toothpaste and a wet cloth to rub away the stains on the rubber midsoles and restore their original whiteness.
3. Clean Fog From Car Headlights
Toothpaste can be used to clean foggy headlight on vehicle. Squeeze out a bit of non-abrasive toothpaste on the rag. Now scrub down the car headlight and the grime will come right off. Use a clean rag and some water to rinse them afterwards.
4. Clean Your Iron
Mineral deposits can stain an iron’s soleplate. Clean that gunky build-up on the bottom of the iron using a toothpaste. With the iron cool and unplugged, simply rub some white toothpaste onto the plate and then wipe it off with a damp cloth.
5. Polish Silver
Whether it is jewelry, ornaments or utensils, a tartar controlling toothpaste can revive tarnished silver. Polish the silver with the toothpaste and use clean cloth to wash off all the residue.
6. Clean White Rings from Wooden Furniture
Wet glasses can leave water rings on hardwood furniture. Gently rub some non-gel toothpaste on the wood with a soft cloth. Then wipe it off with a damp cloth and let it dry before applying furniture polish.
7. Chrome fixtures
To polish faucets and taps in the kitchen or bathroom, smear a small amount of toothpaste onto them, then buff with a soft cloth until they shine.
8. Acne Remedy
Toothpaste can be used as an emergency pimple-treatment. When a pimple starts forming, apply some non-gel toothpaste onto it. This will dry out pimples and speed up the healing process.
9. Clean Your Hands
Toothpaste can help remove garlic and onion smell from your hands. Squeeze toothpaste on one palm, then rub hands together. Rinse with water.
10. Deodorize Plastic Bottles & containers
If you have plastic bottles or containers that has a strong food odor that won’t seem to go away, toothpaste can help you get rid of those odors. Clean them out with a bottle brush and toothpaste and rinse thoroughly and the smell will be gone.