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Great Uses For Toothpaste

May 11, 2015

 

Brushing your teeth with an ADA toothpaste can help keep your teeth healthy and bright. But did you know toothpaste has some hidden magic? Here are afew other uses for this magical paste!

 

Fill wall holes.

Don’t have any spackle handy to fill in that small patch holes on the wallsleft by pins, nails, screws, etc.? It isn’t apermanent solution, but in a pinch, a dab of toothpastecan fill in those small holes.

Erase scuffs from shoes.

 Do you have scuffs on your shoes? Toothpaste works great for getting scuff marks off sneakers!

Remove crayons from walls.

  I think we all have had the budding artist that choosesthe walls as a canvas! Toothpaste will make crayon marks disappear. Spread it over the “artwork,” then rinse with water. The abrasives in the toothpaste will easily get your wall back to normal.

Need some help hanging art?

 Kids young and college bound, want to hang posters without damaging the walls? Use a dab ofbasic toothpaste with no whiteners or fresh strips, on the back corners to press lightweight posters, collages and other mementos intoposition! To help with hanging those framed pictures backed by teeth hangers or picture hooks, toothpaste can be helpful to determine where to position and pound the nail!

Treat pimples.

If you have been a teenager, you probably have gone to bed withtoothpaste on your face. But have you triedblending it with crushed aspirin? Aspirin is derived from willow bark, the same source for salicylic acid, a popular acne fighter. So the mixture dries thepimple up while decreasing inflammation!

 Brighten your nails.

  Whitening peroxide toothpastes can help restore luster to nails discolored and yellowed by dark polishes. Use a nailbrush or unused toothbrush to scrub the stains away. Follow up with a nice lemon juice soak.

Shine diamonds.

 Use toothpaste and a very soft toothbrush to clean your diamonds. After just a few minutes, the sparkle will return of your best friends.

Polish silver.

From tarnished picture frames to dingy jewelry, a thorough scrub with basic white paste, not gel, will let the tarnish to rub off your hands, blacken your brush and turn your polishing cloth gray!  Follow with a good rinse and buff dry.

Clean your toilet.

 In less than 30 seconds, you can shine up the inside rim and bowl of your porcelain throne.

Lighten grout.

Use some whitening toothpaste and a toothbrush to scrub that grout back to it’s original glory. Make it easier by using a battery operated cleaning brush like Rubbermaid’s cleaning tool, which comes with multiple brush heads to choose from!

Remove water rings.

 Someone forgot the coaster? Bob Villa recommends removing water rings on wood furniture bya gentle rub of white, non-gel toothpaste. Focus on the ring only, since toothpaste can potentially damage a wood finish.

Deodorize containers and hands.

 Toothpaste also helps to eliminate stinky food odors. It can be used for baby bottles, thermoses and other containers that may have picked up the wrong scent! Just scrub your items with toothpaste instead of dish soap. Toothpaste can quickly eradicate garlic, onion, curry and other potent food smells from your hands!

See clearly and prevent fogged goggles, even bathroom mirrors from fogging.

 Clean those goggles and mirrors with a paste, wipe it clean.

Which toothpaste to use? Becausetoothpaste is abrasive it is helpful fora lot of buffing uses.

That is why whitening toothpaste can also causesensitivity after awhile to teeth. Keep your pearly whites white by using the whitening toothpaste, butgive them a break from too much abrasion by switching on an and off with a basic, regular paste!

 

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