10 Genius Uses for Toothpaste (that have nothing to do with your teeth)

10 Genius Uses for Toothpaste (that have nothing to do with your teeth)

henderson dentistYou already know that toothpaste is a must when it comes to your oral health. And since you and your family are all brushing at least twice a day (right?), you likely have a lot of the minty stuff around. Did you know that your go-to teeth-cleaner can double as, well, a whole lot of other things? In fact, toothpaste (the non-gel kind) may come in handy a lot more often than you’d think.

  1. Freshen your hands: If you’ve been chopping onions or garlic, it’s tough to get the smell off your hands. Rub some toothpaste on them and the natural deodorant will leave them smelling great.
  2. Clear your skin: It’s a little-known fact that pimples hate toothpaste. Dab it on a zit and it’ll dry it up in no time.
  3. Remove stains from clothing: While it’s not a surefire remedy, toothpaste can definitely help draw many stains from fabrics, including ink, lipstick and wine. May as well try it before scrapping your favorite blouse!
  4. Get rid or watermarks: If non-coaster users have left watermarks on your furniture, eradicate them with toothpaste! Just rub it in and then wipe it off with a damp cloth.
  5. Clean your sneakers: You know that rubber part of your sneakers that always gets dirty? Grab a toothbrush (an old one!) and brush off scuffs and stains using your toothpaste.
  6. Polish jewelry: Believe it or not, diamonds and other gemstones can sparkle brighter with a little help from your toothpaste.
  7. Get gunk off the iron: You know that gunk that doesn’t ever seem to leave your clothing iron? Apply some toothpaste to your (cool!) iron and scrub with an old dishrag. Then rinse it clean!
  8. Deodorize bottles: After a while, baby bottles tend to smell permanently of old sour milk. Freshen them up by scrubbing them with toothpaste.
  9. Get the crayon off the walls: We’ve all been there, but you can undo damage done by artistic toddlers by applying some toothpaste and using a rag or scrub brush to gently remove the markings.
  10. Shine up the bathroom: As long as you’ve got your toothpaste in the bathroom, use it to clean! The stuff does wonders on the bathroom sink and even on chrome faucets and fixtures.

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