6 Surprising (Other) Uses for Toothpaste

Did you know that toothpaste can be used other than for brushing your teeth? Check out which of these surprising uses can be helpful for you.

Shoe cleaning

shoes scuff marks

Scuffs on leather shoes can be removed by rubbing a small amount of toothpaste using a soft cloth, and then cleaning the area using a damp cloth afterwards. The white rubber part of your sneakers can be cleaned with non-gel toothpaste and an old toothbrush.

Polishing the silver

silver polishing

Toothpaste can be used to polish your silver and make them sparkle.

Removing water marks

watermark toothpaste

Use non-gel toothpaste on wooden furniture to remove water marks caused by cold beverages without coasters.

Removing carpet stains

carpet stains

Scrub the carpet stains out using an old toothbrush and toothpaste.

Hand deodorising

hand toothpaste deodorise

Your hands need to be deodorised after you handle something particularly smelly (garlic, perhaps?). If your trusty old soap or hand wash doesn’t do the job, try washing your hands with toothpaste. The same ingredients that keep your mouth smelling fresh will work on your hands, too!

Pimple clearing

pimple clearing

Non-gel toothpaste helps in drying out pimples. However, this may not be advisable for those with sensitive skin.