How Toothpaste Ingredients Help for Use in Other Than Teeth
If you’re only using toothpaste to clean your teeth, you’re missing out. The toothpaste ingredients have many uses around your household, from cleaning your bathroom to polishing silver, to buffing your fingernails.
Some of the toothpaste ingredients are abrasives, coloring agents, detergents, whiteners, preservatives, etc, that can help your daily activities.
Here are 15 ways to up your toothpaste game:
1. Scuffed shoes
Apply some toothpaste on a scuff and rub with a soft cloth or towel. Moisten another towel and wipe the toothpaste off.
2. Dull chrome, brass, and silver
Bathroom chrome can get dull and scratched. The abrasive in toothpaste mimics the kind used in commercial chrome cleaners, but it’s much less expensive. It also works on brass and silver.
3. Dull diamond rings
Toothpaste even works on diamonds! Using a clean toothbrush, brush the ring with a dab of toothpaste, and wipe clean with a damp towel.
4. Stained cups
Coffee stains like nothing else, especially on mugs and cups. To get rid of the stain, scrub with toothpaste before rinsing clean.
5. Crayon on walls
Kids love to draw on walls. Walls are basically big empty canvases. To get that waxy crayon off, scrub with toothpaste and then rinse with clean water.
6. Scratched watch glass and cellphones screens
You can actually fix scratches by applying a thin layer of toothpaste over the scratch. Then you wipe it clean, and you have a brand new watch or cellphone!
7. Scratched car
If you have minor scratches on your car or headlights, toothpaste can hide it and brighten up your light.
8. Weak fingernails
Your teeth and nails are actually made out of the same material. If your nails are yellowed or fragile, treat yourself to a toothpaste manicure. Just scrub with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and then wash it all off.
9. Bug bites
You can help stop that annoying, painful itch by applying toothpaste to the spot. The ingredients in the toothpaste can cool help your irritated skin and kill bacteria.
10. Smelly hands
If you’ve handled food like garlic or onions, even washing your hands with soap isn’t always enough. Use toothpaste instead, and rinse well. Toothpaste may dry out your skin, so squirt on some hand lotion afterward.
11. Clean your iron
Apply non-gel toothpaste to your cool clothing iron. Scrub with a rag. Rinse clean and the gunk will be gone from the bottom plate of your iron.
12. Water marls on furniture
Did you forget to use a coaster on your wooden table? Apply some non-gel toothpaste onto a soft cloth and rub onto the wood on the ring only (to avoid damaging the wood’s finish). Wipe off with a damp cloth. Let dry. Then apply furniture polish.
13. Foggy mirror
A foggy mirror can be a big hassle when you need it to get ready after taking a shower. Rubbing a non-gel toothpaste on the mirror and then wiping it off just before using the shower will prevent fog from clinging to it, so don’t need to waste precious time waiting for the bathroom to air out.
14. Fix your DVDs
A scratched DVD isn’t the end of your movie or music collection. It is possible to save your favorite flick by dabbing just a bit of toothpaste onto the scratch and rubbing it all over the disk in circles with a soft towel. Wipe away the excess with a slightly wet towel and you are ready to press play.
15. Scrub the toilet
If you need to clean the toilet quickly and you’re out of cleaner, squirt a bit of toothpaste into the bowl. Grab the toilet brush and scrub away. The paste will remove stains and leave a fresh odor. It won’t disinfect the toilet to get rid of bacteria, but it will work in a pinch.