10 Surprising But Good Alternative Uses Of Toothpaste That You Never Knew!

Yes, there are many alternative uses to the toothpaste other than brushing your teeth. Sure it whitens, brightens and prevents cavities, but there are more uses for toothpaste than you’d believe possible.

1. Cleans your shoes

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Want to clean and whiten the rubber part of your sneakers? Get out the non-gel toothpaste and an old toothbrush. After scrubbing, clean off the toothpaste with a damp cloth. Just be sure to use a toothpaste that is free of bleaching and whitening agents.

2. Polishes your piano keys

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Earlier, the piano keys were made out of ivories. So it kind of made sense to clean them up with toothpaste. Now, they are made of plastics but toothpaste still works. Clean them up with toothpaste and a toothbrush, then wipe them down with a damp cloth. Wipe dry and buff with a clean cloth. It takes time, but you’ll be stunned by how nice your piano looks in the end.

3. Removes your carpet stains

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Rub toothpaste into the stain on the carpet with a toothbrush or sponge. Rinse with water and repeat until the stain comes up.

4. Removes Crayon on Painted Walls

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When it comes to children, walls are natural attractions. There are times when they end up drawing on the walls. So, just gently rub a damp cloth and some toothpaste on your child’s masterpiece.  Then rinse with a wet cloth and dry.

5. Polishes your diamond ring

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While brushing your teeth, take your toothbrush and run it over your diamond ring to make it sparkle. Clean off any residue with a damp cloth. Really works!

6. Prevents bathroom mirrors from fogging

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I love hot water bath and if you are like me then you understand the problem of mirrors getting fogged. The best trick is to apply a thin layer of toothpaste and wipe it off with a dry cloth before the bath. When you get out, the mirror won’t be fogged.

7. Removes watermarks from furniture

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But some people just won’t use them. To get rid of those telltale watermark rings left by sweating beverages, gently rub some non-gel toothpaste on the wood with a soft cloth. Then wipe it off with a damp cloth and let it dry before applying furniture polish.

8. Clear up pimples

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Dab a bit of non-gel, non-whitening toothpaste on the offending spot, and it should be dried up by morning. The toothpaste dehydrates a pimple and absorbs the oil.

9. Stops bug bites from itching

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For mosquito, ant and other small bug bites, apply toothpaste to soothe itching and cool the skin. You can also apply the paste to bee stings, but seek medical assistance if you experience shortness of breath or other serious symptoms.

10. Removes ink or lipstick stains from fabric

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Apply the toothpaste directly to the stained area with a bit of water and rub hard before popping in the washer.This may not work on all fabrics or stains but it’s quite effective on ink and shirt-collar stains. You may have to repeat this process if the stain is old. Use a basic toothpaste without bleaching agents for this.

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Hema Sanghavi

A crazy Bibliophile who is an ambivert. Harry Potter fanatic, and a foodie. Usually ends up reading fan-fiction and dreams of writing one!

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