Last updated on July 5th, 2021
If you thought that a toothpaste is just meant to maintain your radiant smile, think again! Here are 15 different uses of this humble occupant of your bathroom shelf that you probably had no clue about!
1. Make Your Jewelry Shine
Dab on some toothpaste on an old toothbrush and scrub your gold and silver chains, rings and jewelry with precious stones and see them shine like new.
2. Remove Scratches From Your Cellphone Screen
Rub some toothpaste on your cellphone screen and wipe it away with a lint-free cloth. You’ll see that the scratches have reduced considerably on your screen making your phone look way better.
3. Remove Carpet Stains
Use a sponge or a toothbrush to rub some toothpaste onto the stain. Rinse and repeat until the stain vanishes.
4. Relieve Itching From Bug Bites
The next time you get a bug bite, just dab a small amount of toothpaste onto the affected area to relieve itching and discomfort.
5. Get Rid Of Smells From Hands
If you’ve gotten your hands into something smelly and want to get rid of the stench, just wash your hands with some toothpaste and find your hands smelling fresh in no time!
6. Get Rid Of Pimples
If your skin isn’t overly sensitive, just dab a bit on non-gel and non-whitening toothpaste on your pimple and leave it on overnight. The toothpaste will dehydrate the pimple and absorb all the excess oil, drying it out completely by morning.
7. Remove Ink And Lipstick Stains From Fabric
Apply some non-gel toothpaste on the stain and rub the fabric vigorously. Rinse and repeat till the stain vanishes. This would also work on lipstick stains.
8. Remove Crayon Marks From Walls
Have your kids been using the walls as their canvas of late? No problem! Just dab some toothpaste on a rag or a scrubbing brush and rub away the crayon marks before rinsing the wall with water.
9. Clean The Bathroom Sink
Just squirt some toothpaste on a sponge and scrub your bathroom sink before rinsing it out, to find a sparklingly clean and odor-free sink!
10. Shine Those Faucets
Just smear some non-gel toothpaste on the chrome faucets in your bathroom, and polish with a soft, dry cloth to see them sparkling like your pearly whites!
11. Keep Bathroom Mirrors From Fogging
You look in the mirror to apply some makeup and find the bathroom mirror all fogged up from your recent bath. Absolutely annoying, isn’t it? Just use some non-gel toothpaste on it and wipe it off before getting into the shower the next time. And Voila! No more fogged-up mirrors!
12. Keep Glasses From Fogging Up In Bad Weather
Just coat your glasses (or goggles) with some toothpaste and wipe them off. They will not fog up, no matter what the weather is like!
13. Deodorize Plastic Baby Bottles
If your baby’s bottles have developed a sour milky smell, just put some toothpaste on your bottle brush and scrub them clean before giving them a good rinse. You’ll find that the smell has vanished completely.
14. Clean A Scorched Iron
Just apply some toothpaste to the blackened bottom plate of your iron and scrub it well with a rag, before rinsing it clean. You’ll see that all the gunk has disappeared.
15. Clean The Rubber On Your Shoes
Has the white rubber of your sneakers gotten all dirty? Just dab on some toothpaste on it with an old toothbrush and scrub well, before wiping it clean with a damp cloth. Your sneakers will be good as new!