How To: 5 Clever Uses for Toothpaste (No Teeth Involved)

5 Clever Uses for Toothpaste (No Teeth Involved)

Almost every human being on the planet uses toothpaste daily, but typically for just one task—oral hygiene. Keeping your teeth clean is undoubtedly important, but this magical mixture of abrasives, fluoride, and detergents must be useful for more than just scrubbing your chops, right? For instance, it's great at removing scuff marks from shoes!

Aside from the tips below, toothpaste is also good at removing water rings and marker stains from furniture, as well as removing scratches and scuffs from your car's paint job.

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Interesting, I didn't know toothpaste would alleviate a burn. Thanks for sharing. To fix the scratches on my CDs and DVDs, I use a highlighter, a crayon, or a wax candle (whichever is handy). The wax fills in the scratches in the same way that the toothpaste does (although, I never knew toothpaste did this). You just color over the scratches and then carefully rinse with soapy water and dry gently from the inside out. It has worked well for discs that I thought were destroyed. I guess I will have to try it out with toothpaste next time

I only knew the fact to use toothpaste when burning but the other facts I had no idea.Anyway thx4sharing them,I've got to give em a try.

I'm very curious if the smartphone trick works. No need to try it yet...

Also can stop you from vomiting!

I knew some of these but not all of them..Especially helpful is the burn one, will have to try it next time burn myself..

I heard about another use on a PBS show years ago and have been doing it since - apply a dab to wherever you have acne. It will dry out the pore and make it go away faster.

great tip. i've definitely heard of that, too, and know of people who have used that tip with success. thanks for sharing!

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