Besides its main purpose to clean your teeth, your regular toothpaste can help you do all sorts of things. Here are 20 unusual uses of toothpaste that will ease your everyday activities. Once you learn them, you might want to buy an extra tube that you’ll use just for these tricks.
20 Little-Known Uses of Toothpaste
1. Nail Polish
You can even use toothpaste to remove the nail polish and make your nails smell fresh.
2. Silver polish
Use your regular toothpaste to clean your tarnished silver items effectively and safely. All you have to do to restore the shine to your old silver item is to rub some toothpaste on it.
3. Car Headlights
Make your car headlights as good as new by rubbing some toothpaste on them.
4. Old Piano Keys
Use toothpaste to clean your ugly old piano keys, and you’ll be amazed by the results.
You can even clean the dirt from your shoes using some toothpaste. Feel free to use it on every type of shoes.
6. Foggy Swimming Goggles
If you use toothpaste to clean your swimming googles, you will actually prevent them from fogging. This is because it will leave a thin-layered film on your swimming goggles.
7. Water Stains on Tables
A bit of toothpaste can remove the stubborn water spots on your table.
8. Ink Stains on Shirts
No one likes pen stains on their clothes, but removing the ink can be quite hard – until now. Make your clothes as good as new by applying some toothpaste on the stain and letting it dry overnight. The next day just wash your shirt as usual.
9. Hair Dye Stains
Clean your towels from the nasty hair dye stains using toothpaste in the same way as cleaning ink stains.
10. Mosquito bites
To reduce the irritation and itching caused by mosquito bites, rub some toothpaste on the bumps.
Many people say they have successfully treated their pimples and even acne, by applying toothpaste on them and leaving it dry overnight.
You can clean and restore the shine of your iron by polishing it with a bit of toothpaste.
13. Mobile Phone
Make your smartphone screen look as new by cleaning it with some toothpaste.
14. Shoe Odor
According to some, a bit of toothpaste and an old toothbrush can help eliminate the unpleasant odor of your shoes.
15. Carpet Stains
There’s no need to panic if you spill some coffee or wine on your carpet. Just rub some toothpaste on the stains, and they’ll quickly be removed.
16. Dirty Hands
The same toothpaste ingredients that clean and deodorize your teeth, can do the same thing for your dirty and stinky hands.
If you use the same thermos for a longer period, it can become quite stinky. But, you can remove the odor, disinfect and make it smell fresh once again with the help of some toothpaste and water. Just fill it with water and add some toothpaste. All you have to do now is just shake the thermos well.
18. Scratched CDs and DVDs
If you rub some toothpaste using a napkin on a CD that doesn’t work because of scratches, it will play again.
19. Car Scratches
You can rub your car scratches with toothpaste and a soft cloth to make it shiny once again.
20. Glue Posters
That’s right. You can use it as a glue to stick a poster on your wall. Just put some toothpaste on the back of the poster, and stick it on the designated place on the wall. In this way, you won’t damage your wall when removing the poster.
We hope these tricks will ease your everyday life, but if you know any other unusual use of toothpaste feel free to share it in the comments.