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Amazing Things You Can Do With Toothpaste That You Didn't Know

Jun 11, 2019 By Kayode Oseh 3.2K

There are quite a number of things you can do with toothpaste other than just washing your mouth with it. Most people don't know about these other amazing functions. After going through this list, i bet you will never look at the tube the same again.

Amazing functions of toothpaste you need to explore:

Make your electric pressing iron Shine again

Most of the time we always notice some pile of colored stuffs beneath our pressing iron that may even stain our clothes if not properly cleaned. To handle a situation like this, application of toothpaste have been proven useful for removing such stain effectively. All you need to do, is to plugin your pressing iron, make it hot for a while then apply toothpaste on the metal surface and scrub thoroughly with sponge or a piece of rag. You will be surprise how shinny it will look again.   

Make your jewellery shine again

Did you know that jewellery like diamond (or fake diamond) rings can be made to shine again if you brush them with a soft toothbrush and a little bit of toothpaste? You can also use this trick for your silver jewellery. Afterwards, rinse the jewellery with water and let it dry.

Get rid of pimples or mosquito bites

If you rub a little bit of toothpaste on a mosquito bite or pimple before you go to bed and leave it on there the entire night, you’ll notice a big difference the next morning. They will have become a lot smaller already. Don’t forget to rinse the spot in question with a bit of lukewarm water the next morning.

Remove dye residue from your hair

Perhaps you’ve just dyed your hair but there is still a bit of dye residue left behind near your hairline. It can be difficult to get rid of this, but not if you use a little bit of toothpaste. You’ll simply brush it away and no residue will be left afterwards.

Remove nail polish

Are you all out of nail polish remover but do you really have to sort out your nails? Don’t despair! Instead of using nail polish remover, you can just soak your nails in toothpaste and then rub it in with a brush. Rinse under lukewarm water afterwards and all of the leftover nail polish will be gone.

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Clean your piano

If you own a piano, you’ll probably be familiar with the keys getting dirty. They’re easy to clean with a toothbrush and some toothpaste. It is important that you don’t add any water, though, because that might seep into the piano and cause damage. Instead, when you’re done with the brush and the toothpaste, you can remove it with a soft, moist cloth.

Remove stains from your carpet

Believe it or not, but even your carpet can benefit from toothpaste. Did you spill something on there? Most stains can be removed with a bit of toothpaste, a clean cloth and some lukewarm water. There’s no need to go out and buy expensive carpet cleaners or have a professional come by the house.

Remove pencil marks from the wall

Children sometimes have the somewhat annoying tendency to use their colouring pencils on the walls instead of their paper. The result? A wall that’s covered in pencil marks. You can easily remove these by scrubbing them away with a brush and some toothpaste. The leftover paste can be removed with a wet cloth.

Fill in holes in walls

If you’re planning on putting up some new wallpaper or giving your walls a fresh layer of paint, you’ll want to fill in any small holes you come across. This can easily be done with some toothpaste! Do make sure it has hardened and dried before you start painting or putting up the wallpaper.

Make your sneakers white again

It is undoubtedly a well-known problem: white sneakers becoming a little dingy after some time. You can clean the edges and soles of your white sneakers by scrubbing them with toothpaste and then removing it again with a soft, moist cloth.

Freshen up your hands

Soap works against a lot of things, but it is no match for onion or garlic. After cutting garlic or onion, your hands will smell pretty bad because the juices of these foods seep into your skin. You can smell it for hours afterwards! Luckily, this problem can be solved very easily by washing your hands with some toothpaste.


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