Brainy Dose Presents:
20 Amazing Uses Of Toothpaste
Toothpaste comes in many different flavors,
whitening strengths, and brands, and it does
a great job keeping your teeth clean and healthy.
Assuming you actually use it of course…
But, there are many amazing uses for toothpaste,
aside from cleaning your teeth!
In fact, there’s very little that tooth
paste cannot do, so try a couple of these
toothpaste hacks and see for yourself!
It doesn’t cost much, so why not have a
little fun with it?
Let’s discover a few awesome ways to use
Number 1 – Eliminate Nasty Odors
It’s easy to get left with smelly hands
and fingers after cooking, especially with
garlic, onions, fish, or any other pungent ingredient.
These odors can actually make their way into
your skin cells, which is why they hang around
for so long.
You can use toothpaste to remove these odors
by simply rubbing a bit on your hands and
rinsing them clean.
Number 2 – Relieve a Burn
Burning yourself is no fun!
It really hurts, and the pain seems to linger
The next time you happen to burn your hand
or fingers, try this simple remedy to ease
First, run some cold water over the burn for
a few minutes, as you normally would.
Then cover the affected area with tooth paste
for a soothing and cooling solution.
Number 3 – Repair Scratched CDs and DVDs
While digital disks are slowly becoming a
thing of the past, most of us do have a collection
of CD’s, and at least a rack full of DVD’s.
And surely, you’re familiar with the joy
of having a scratched disk…
You know… listening to your favorite song,
and it starts skipping or it just skips to
the next song.
Well, there’s a quick and easy fix!
Toothpaste of course!
It can be used to safely and effectively remove
scratches from your CD’s and DVD’s.
You just have to rub a little bit of toothpaste
on the disk with a soft cloth and then wipe
Number 4 – Clean a Hair Straightener
Girls, you’ve probably noticed that over
time your flat iron starts to develop a grimy
coating on the surface of the plates.
This is caused by a build-up of everything
from hair spray to mousse, shampoo, gel, or
whatever else that you put in your hair.
But, you can easily remove all this buildup.
All you need to do is rub some toothpaste
on the plates, and buff them clean with a
Number 5 – Clear Up Pimples
Forget those expensive acne treatments.
You can get great results with a cheap tube
of plain white toothpaste!
The ingredients in toothpaste dries up acne
and leaves you with clear skin.
Just dab a small amount on your pimples before
going to bed.
And when you wake up in the morning, you should
see a huge improvement!
Number 6 – Polish Silver Jewelry
Silver jewelry loses its shine over time.
However, a little bit of toothpaste and an
old toothbrush can bring back the sparkle.
Just dampen the toothbrush and add a touch
Scrub your jewelry gently and then rinse clean
with warm water.
Simple as that!
Number 7 – Clean Your Nails
A whitening toothpaste with peroxide will
remove that unsightly orange or yellow tinge
that nails tend to develop from dark nail
polish or excessive smoking.
All you have to do is apply a little toothpaste
to a nail brush and scrub gently over your
Number 8 – Freshen Up Your Car
Toothpaste can easily eliminate odors in your
If you want your car to smell minty fresh,
just put a quarter sized amount of toothpaste
onto a paper towel, and fold it in half.
Leave it under your seat, and the toothpaste
will make your entire car smell … well,
Number 9 – Treat Poison Ivy Stings
If you happen to get a rash or a sting from
poison ivy, use toothpaste to take away the
worst of the irritation.
Gently apply a bit to the affected
area and leave it on for about 10 minutes.
Then, wash it off with some cold water.
You can repeat this until the stinging sensation
Number 10 – Style Your Hair
Not a lot of people know that gel toothpaste
contains some of the same ingredients as commercial
hair gel products – which is certainly something
to think about…
However, the next time you’re heading for
a night out, but realize you’ve run out
of hair gel, just slick a little bit of toothpaste
on your hair.
This simple toothpaste hack will keep your
stray hairs in place all night long!
Number 11 – Clean Baby Bottles & Containers
It’s not uncommon for baby bottles to develop
a slightly sour odor.
But, you can get rid of this smell with toothpaste
and a regular bottle scrubbing brush.
Squeeze some toothpaste right into the bottle,
and give it a good scrub.
Be sure to rinse the bottles out thoroughly
afterwards, because ingesting too much fluoride
can make babies sick.
Number 12 – Reduce the Appearance of Bruises
If you have a nasty bruise you want to get
rid of it as soon as possible, you’re going
to need two things.
Some lotion, and you guessed it!
A little bit of toothpaste!
Now mix these two together, and apply the
mixture to the bruise.
Then cover the area with a large band aid.
Leave it on overnight, and wash it off in
Repeat these steps for another two or three
nights, or until the bruise is gone.
Number 13 – Bring Old Shoes Back to Life
Toothpaste can get those sorry looking leather
shoes or trainers looking good again.
Just apply some toothpaste directly to the
Then, take an old rag or a brush, and scrub
with a generous amount of pressure.
Rinse off the toothpaste, and you got your
shoes looking like new.
Number 14 – Deodorize Your Dog
Dogs and skunks do not get along.
In fact, dogs can find all sorts of smelly
things to play with.
The next time your pooch gets into something
smelly, just wet his fur, and rub in some
Massage his coat for about five minutes and
then rinse him clean.
The offensive odors will be gone!
Number 15 – Get Rid of Hair Dye Stains
The next time you color your hair, make sure
you have a bit of white toothpaste on hand
for those color stains on your face, ears
If your color runs and leaves a stain, just
rub a bit of toothpaste on it and scrub the
Number 16 – Clean Your Refrigerator
The seal around the door on refrigerators
can get very dirty, and it can be quite difficult
Simply add some toothpaste to a toothbrush
and scrub away the grime.
This will make your refrigerator sparkle like
Number 17 – Clean Walls
If you have a child who aspires to be an artist
and has chosen your walls as their canvas,
you can easily remove those crayon marks with
a damp cloth and a bit of toothpaste.
Rub the stains vigorously in a circular motion,
until they disappear.
Then simply wipe off the residue with warm
Number 18 – Remove Gum from Hair
I’m not sure how this even happens, but
apparently it does.
And it’s a sticky situation, that’s for
To get chewing gum out of hair fast and without
having to reach for scissors, spread some
toothpaste over the affected are and let it
do it’s magic for a few minutes.
The toothpaste will break down the sugars
in the gum, and you’ll be able to lift it
out much easier.
Number 19 – Buff Kitchen and Bathroom Faucets
Instead of using a chemical based cleaning
product, you can keep your kitchen and bathroom
faucets looking bright – and all you need
is some toothpaste!
Grab a rag or a sponge, squeeze a little bit
of toothpaste on it, and put yourself to work.
Add a little bit of elbow grease and your
faucets are going to look brand new in no
Number 20 – Repair Cell Phone Screens
Cell phones have come a long way.
But, they are still prone to scratches.
Luckily you can remove minor scratches with
this simple toothpaste hack!
Lightly rub a dab of toothpaste over the scratched
Then, wipe it clean with a damp cloth and
leave your phone to dry.
Have you tried any of these toothpaste hacks?
If you did, how did they work out for you?
Let us know in the comments below!
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In this video, we share with you some awesome DIY toothpaste hacks and other amazing uses of toothpaste, aside from cleaning your teeth, of course! You’ll love these tricks, especially if you like life hacks videos!
Some amazing uses of toothpaste include eliminating nasty odors and relieving a stinging burn. Removing grime from hair straighteners and getting rid of pimples with simple toothpaste beauty hacks. Polishing silver jewelry, keeping nails strong and clean, treating poison ivy stings and styling hair. Cleaning baby bottles and containers and reducing the appearance of bruises. Getting rid of scratches on cell phone screens with a simple toothpaste hack for phone, and repairing scratched CDs and DVDs. Buffing kitchen and bathroom faucets clean, removing gum from hair and bringing old shoes back to life. Neutralizing skunk odor on dogs, cleaning the fridge, and getting rid of hair dye stains. As well as removing crayons from walls and so much more!
As you can see, there’s very little that tooth paste cannot do, so try a couple of these DIY toothpaste hacks and see for yourself! It doesn’t cost much, so why not have a little fun with it? You probably already have several tubes lying around the house, so there is no need to go out and buy some. Try out these surprising uses of toothpaste with a white, non-gel tooth paste (unless noted otherwise), and watch that tube of wonder work its magic!
What are your favorite toothpaste hacks or alternative uses for toothpaste? Have you tried any of these toothpaste tricks? How did they work? Let us know in the comments below!
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