10 other uses of toothpaste


Toothpaste contains mild abrasives, so it can also be the ideal detergent for dealing with household stains, dirt or surface scratches very effectively.

Remove marker marks

Marks made with markers and crayons often give you a headache when you want to erase them. Simply take a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on a clean microfiber cloth and rub in a circular motion, the marks will disappear quickly.

Reduce foot odor

Before going to bed at night, you can apply toothpaste on the soles of your feet, leave for about 5 minutes and then soak your feet in a basin of water to wash. This helps to reduce foot odor effectively.

Erase crayon marks on the wall

If young children draw crayons on the wall, don’t get upset. Simply apply a small amount of white toothpaste to a soft cloth or sponge and gently rub the crayon stains to remove them.

Polishing silver or jewelry

If your silver or jewelry is tarnished, toothpaste can restore its sparkle. First, squeeze out a pea-sized amount of toothpaste onto a microfiber cloth or old toothbrush. Then, rub the toothpaste on the silver in a circular motion to polish and remove any tarnish. Leave it on for about 5 minutes before rinsing off the toothpaste with warm water and then patting it dry.

Be sure to choose one that does not contain tartar control or whiteners, and do not use on diamonds or gemstones as this may scratch the surface of the product.






Toothpaste can be a very effective silver jewelry cleaner. Image: Tom Guide.

Cleaning furniture in the kitchen, bathroom

A pea-sized amount of toothpaste on a soft cloth will polish chrome sinks and appliances in no time. You just need to apply the mixture before rinsing it off and wiping it off with a dry towel. This will also help remove water stains and give the paint a shiny finish.

Clean a burnt iron

You can easily clean the scorched iron surface by using toothpaste. Note, need to wait for the iron to cool completely before applying toothpaste on it. Let it sit for a few minutes before rubbing the stain with a towel or microfiber cloth. When the stain is gone, rinse the iron with water, making sure there is no trace of toothpaste residue left.

Whiten sportswear

If your shoe has a dirty toecap or rubber sole, dab a little toothpaste on an old toothbrush and start scrubbing it off. Then use a clean damp cloth to wipe off the toothpaste residue and let it dry.

Refreshing dull leather

If your leather handbag, jacket, shoes or even sofa has scratches or stains, toothpaste is a great polish. You just need to dab a little toothpaste on a soft cloth and then dab it on the leather to clean. Then, wipe off the residue with a damp cloth and let it dry. This will make your leather items shiny again.

Tea and coffee stain remover

To remove tea or coffee stains from your table, simply wipe them off by applying toothpaste on them and then gently scrubbing them with a microfiber cloth. This will easily remove the stain without damaging the surface. Toothpaste can also be used to remove water stains on wood and walls in a short time.

Clean the bathroom sink

While toothpaste stains are common in sinks, they can also clean sinks. Just add toothpaste to a damp sponge and wipe around, then rinse with clean water and pat dry. You can also use toothpaste to tackle soap scum or plaque.

Thuy Linh (According to Tom’s Guide)

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