Almost everyone uses toothpaste daily. But, did you know that there are many other ways to use toothpaste, besides just cleaning and protecting your teeth?
Read on to discover 20 troublesome problems that can be fixed toothpaste.
1. UNWANTED NAIL POLISH
You can use toothpaste to remove nail polish. As a bonus, it will even give your nails a fresh, minty scent!
2. TARNISHED SILVER
Regular varieties of toothpaste can be used to safely clean your tarnished silver. To restore the shine to your silver, simply rub some toothpaste on it.
3. SCRATCHED CAR HEADLIGHTS
To restore scuffed and damaged plastic headlights on your car, apply some toothpaste and buff with a soft cloth. Your headlights will look almost new again!
4. OLD PIANO KEYS
Apply a small amount of toothpaste to your dirty, worn piano keys. Gently wipe off with a soft cloth. You won’t believe the results!
5. DIRTY, SCUFFED SHOES
Toothpaste can be used to remove dirt from shoes. Just apply a small amount of toothpaste, rub in a circular motion, and wipe off with a clean, dry cloth. You can try this quick and easy shoe polish method on any type of shoes!
6. FOGGY SWIMMING GOGGLES
If you apply toothpaste to your swimming googles before and after swimming, you will actually prevent them from fogging. Just apply a small dot of toothpaste to your googles and wipe off. After you remove the visible paste, a thin layer will remain, creating a protective film to prevent fog from forming.
7. WATER STAINS ON TABLES
Do you have a water ring or other stains from moisture on your wooden furniture? To remove these troublesome stains, just apply a small amount of toothpaste to the stain, rub it into the stain, and wipe away with a clean, dry cloth.
8. INK STAINS ON SHIRTS
Removing stubborn ink stains from clothing can be difficult or even impossible. There are few effective stain removers that can do this! Apply some toothpaste to the stain and allow it to dry overnight. The next day, wash your shirt to remove the stain.
9. HAIR DYE STAINS
Home hair coloring kits are affordable, but they can be messy. Hair color can stain clothing and towels. To remove these stains, use toothpaste, applying it in the same manner as you would to remove an ink stain.
10. MOSQUITO BITES
When you are suffering from an itchy, painful mosquito bite, simply apply a small amount of toothpaste to the irritated area.
Whether you suffer from acne or just the occasional pimple, you may wish to try the remedy that many people say has cleared up their pimples. Just apply a tiny amount of toothpaste to the affected area and allow it to remain there overnight.
You can clean and restore the shine of your iron by polishing it with a bit of toothpaste.
13. WORN OUT PHONE SCREEN MOBILE PHONE
Is the screen on your smart phone dull, scratched, or worn, from much faithful use? You can add a touch of shine to your phone screen by cleaning it with a small amount of toothpaste.
14. SHOE ODOR
If you deal with unpleasant odors in your shoes, try applying a small amount of toothpaste to an old toothbrush and brushing the inside of your shoes. You can remove odor-causing bacteria and add a pleasant scent to your shoes in minutes!
15. CARPET STAINS
Have you spilled coffee or wine on your carpet? Instead of panicking or reaching for chemicals, rub some toothpaste on the stains to quickly remove them.
16. DIRTY HANDS
Dirty hands but no soap? Since toothpaste works well to clean your teeth, in a pinch, you can also use it to help out your dirty hands.
When you use your thermos for many days, it can develop a musty, unpleasant odor. To remove this distasteful scent, disinfect your thermos with some toothpaste. Fill with water, add some toothpaste, and shake well.
18. SCRATCHED CDS AND DVDS
If your favorite CD or DVD has become scratched, put some toothpaste on a soft napkin and gently rub the scratch on your CD. You may be able to enjoy your favorite songs and scenes again!
19. CAR SCRATCHES
Make scratched areas of your car shiny again by using toothpaste and a soft cloth. Just rub the affected area to cover scratches quickly and cheaply.
Toothpaste can also protect your walls when you want to hang posters without damaging the paint. Apply some toothpaste to the back of the poster, where you would normally use tape or a glue stick, and hang the poster on the wall. No need to worry about causing damage when you remove the poster!
Do you have other little-known uses for toothpaste? Please enjoy these tips and share your own in the comments below!