Have you ever considered what you can actually use toothpaste for? Of course, it’s perfect to keep a smile healthy and beautiful, but it also has some other interesting uses that many people don’t know about. Here are 29 uses for toothpaste that you had no idea about.
#1 Clean Your Swimming Goggles
In the winter is lovely to go to the nearby pool, unfortunately a big problem are the goggles, which after swimming one lane at the time, goggles seem to steam up. We suggest to try the toothpaste method and massaged a thin layer of it into the plastic lenses. It well help them from steam up again.
#2 You Will Polish Your Silverware
Do you have a set of silverware at home that you got from your grandmother? Maybe they’ve become old and you don’t want to use them? However, because they’re your family valuables it would be ashamed for them to waste away. Don’t get rid of them – take toothpaste and polish silver cutlery with a soft cloth. This method will also work for silver candlesticks and jewelry.
#3 You Will Remove Water Stains
Sometimes when making tea or coffee, a few drops of the beverage will drip down our cup. If we don’t wash the dish right away, the stains can be difficult to clean. Fortunately, with toothpaste, even the most stubborn stains will disappear.
#4 Clean Your Shoes
You can clean sporty white sneakers or the rubber parts of sneakers with a small amount of toothpaste. Just give some toothpaste on a sponge and start scrubbing your shoes. Then rinse them with lukewarm water.
#5 Get Rid of Pimples
You may have heard about this method before, it is really effective. The properties of toothpaste dry up pimples and acne, making skin imperfections disappear quickly. Just put a little bit of toothpaste on your pimples overnight, and by the next day they will become less visible or disappear completely.
#6 Clean Up Paint Stains
Whether it’s hair dye on your nightgown or food coloring on your apron. It could even be another type of dye on your carpet, furniture, or clothing – with toothpaste, you’ll eliminate pesky stains in no time. Just rub the paste in, let it dry completely, and wash the item in question.
#7 Clean The Iron
If your iron leaves dirty marks on your ironed clothes, turn it off immediately and let it cool down. Once the iron is cool, take toothpaste and wipe the surface of the iron.
#8 Get Rid Of Stains On Your Carpet
Spilled wine or coffee on carpet are some of the hardest stains to remove. You don’t need expensive cleaners, just a thick coat of toothpaste! The toothpaste can penetrate even the toughest stains and make your carpet look like new again. Apply the toothpaste cleaner to your carpet, rub it thoroughly into the carpet texture, and then remove with clean water.
9 Wash Your Thermos
Thermoses can become covered in mold and dirt. If you don’t want to drink tea from a dirty vessel, add toothpaste to the thermos and fill it with water. Shake it and then wash it as usual. The thermos will smell fresh and clean again.
10 Clean Scratches on Your Car
Every driver will happen to scratch the body of their car. Don’t worry about your partner noticing these small scratches. Take toothpaste and use a soft cloth to rub it into the scratch area. Toothpaste will also come in handy to clean your vehicle’s headlights, making the lights more visible.
11 Restore The Old Look Of Your Phone Screen
Your smartphone screen is dirty and wiping it with a t-shirt or a simple tissue doesn’t help? A little toothpaste and a soft cloth, will make your phone shiny and germ-free. The paste will also help erase scratches on the phone’s screen.
12 Soothe Mosquito Bite Wounds
Scratching the marks from a mosquito bite, irritates your skin even more. Rub toothpaste on the infected area and you’ll quickly get relief and stop scratching the area.
#13 Remove Ink Stains
Have you ever put your pants in the washing machine with a pen in the pocket? Are you wondering how to remove those blue ink stains? Just rub toothpaste on the stain, let it dry, and wash your pants again the next day.
#14 Remove Nail Polish Stains
Red nails look elegant and feminine, but nail polish of this color is difficult to wash off. Even if you use nail polish remover, nail polish can stick to your cuticles. To get rid of it, apply polish to your nails, spread it out, and then scrub with a rice brush.
#15 Fixing Fluid Stains
If you think spilled lotion on your favorite shirt is the end of the world, don’t worry! Just a dab of toothpaste on the stain and there will be no trace of it.
#16 Cleaning Taps
Our bathroom, may be clean, but if the faucet is covered with unsightly limescale, every guest will definitely get a different impression… If you apply a little toothpaste on a wet sponge and clean the faucet and faucet, you will definitely get rid of the problem!
#17 Cleaning Car Headlights
The chemicals found in toothpaste will clean and even add more shine to your car headlights.
#18 Getting Rid Of Bad Smells
Unfortunately, when we do some things, it can be hard for us to remove bad smells from our hands later. But with the help of toothpaste, it is quite easy. From now on, cutting garlic or preparing fish won’t be so scary.
#19 Removing Marker Marks
If you thought that nothing can remove this kind of stains, try toothpaste… You will be positively surprised.
#20 Getting Rid Of Bruises Faster
Spread a mixture of toothpaste and lotion on the bruise just before going to bed. We are sure it will be smaller in the morning.
#21 Brightening Up Piano Keys
If you have this wonderful instrument at home and would like to revamp it a bit, then remember that toothpaste will do a great job on yellowed keys.
#22 Soothe Burns
When you happen to get a burn on your skin, mix toothpaste with some cold water and apply it on the burned area. You will feel relief immediately and wash it off the moment you stop burning.
#23 It Removes Gum From Hair
If this unpleasant incident happens to you, don’t cut your hair! Apply the paste to the gum and wait a few minutes. The paste will deal with the sugar that the gum contains and after a while it will start to pull away from the hair.
#24 It Cleans Baby Bottles
Such bottles often give off an unpleasant smell of old milk. To get rid of it, put a little paste in the middle and pour warm water. Using a special bottle cleaning brush, clean several times and leave for about 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and you are done.
#25 It Will Remove Scratches From Leather Furniture
You must be frustrated if your leather furniture shows ugly marks or scratches. Of course, the paste will help you to erase them. Just rub a damp cloth gently with a little paste and all the scratches should disappear.
#26 Refresh The Smell In Your Pipes
Sometimes there is an unpleasant smell emanating from the sink in the kitchen or bathroom. You can get rid of it by squeezing half a tube on the edge of the sink opening so that some part can fall inside. Leave it for 30 minutes and then gently rinse it off. You will notice that a pleasant, fresh scent begins to emerge.
#27 It Can Be Used As Glue
It doesn’t leave a residue so you can use it as a glue to stick e.g. posters on cabinets or walls. Just put a little bit of paste on the corners of a piece of paper and you’re done.
#28 It Will Clean The Shower Door
Use a damp sponge with a little toothpaste on one side to clean the streaks and dirt that accumulate on your shower door. If you use a circular motion the dirt will come off easily. After rinsing with cold water, your shower door will look like new.
#29 It Will Clean Every Nook And Cranny
Toothpaste is a really useful cleaning agent when it comes to complicated models, especially cars, planes and battle figures. These small models always have a lot of awkward edges and corners, so all you need is a toothbrush and you can quickly get rid of unwanted dirt.
Did you know these ways? Or do you know any more tricks on how to apply toothpaste? Let us know in the comments !