7 Ways to Use Toothpaste Around Your Home

Here at Slater Family Dental, your dentist in Aloha is always coming up with interesting ways to use dental products. Dr. Jay Slater  shares with his patients the importance of brushing their teeth regularly. But toothpaste isn’t just for your teeth. Have you ever thought about what are other things you can do with toothpaste? Our doctors put together a list of things you can do with toothpaste.

1. Remove Scuffs From Shoes

Put a little toothpaste on your shoe and it does an amazing job of removing any scuffs from your leather shoes. Just put a dab on the scuffed area and rub with a soft cloth. Wipe the area clean with a damp cloth. The leather will look new.

2. Polish Your Wedding Ring

It’s true that toothpaste can shine up a diamond ring. Put a little toothpaste on your diamond ring to add more sparkle. Clean off the residue with a damp cloth. Your ring will be as shinny as your teeth.

3. Deodorize Baby Bottles
Baby bottles almost inevitably pick up a sour-milk smell. Lucky for you, toothpaste will remove the odor. Just put some in the bottle and brush and scrub away. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. So no extra toothpaste is left in the baby bottle.

4. Prevent Foggy Goggles

Whether you are doing woodworking or going skiing or scuba diving, nothing is more frustrating (and sometimes dangerous) than fogged goggles. Prevent the problem by coating the goggles with toothpaste and then wiping them off.

5. Shine Bathroom and Kitchen Chrome

They make commercial cleaners with a very fine abrasive designed to shine up chrome, but if you don’t have any of this products handy, the fine abrasive in non-gel toothpaste works just as well. Sometimes it is even the same ingredients. Just smear on the toothpaste and polish with a soft, dry cloth.
6. Clean the Bathroom Sink

Non-gel toothpaste works as well as anything else to clean the bathroom sink. And how convenient, the tube’s sitting right there, so just squirt some in, scrub with a sponge, and rinse it out. Bonus: The toothpaste will kill any odors emanating from the drain trap.

7. Remove Crayon from Walls

Do your kids get creative on your wall? Roll up your sleeves and grab a tube of non-gel toothpaste and a rag or — better yet — a scrub brush. Squirt the toothpaste on the wall and start scrubbing. The fine abrasive in the toothpaste will rub away the crayon every time. Rinse the wall with water.

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