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Alternative Uses for Toothpaste

When you hear the word, “toothpaste,” you’re probably thinking about how to clean your pearly white teeth. Different kinds of toothpastes are made to remove stain, fight cavities, brighten your teeth, freshen your breath, and restore your enamel and reduce sensitivity. Did you know that toothpaste can also be used for many other purposes, besides cleaning your teeth?

Alternative Uses for Toothpaste | Concord Woods Dental Group

Soothes a minor burn- Eucalyptus in toothpaste can be soothing to burns with an unopened wound.

Cleans and deodorizes baby bottles- Use a bottle-scrubber and toothpaste to clean milk film and freshen the inside of a baby bottle. Thoroughly rinse with warm water.

Makes silver, gold and diamonds sparkle- Some toothpaste will make your jewelry shine! Do not use it on pearls, since toothpaste is too abrasive on the surface.

Removes stains in clothes and carpet- Use a brush and toothpaste to remove stain in clothes or carpet. Rinse with a damp cloth.

Freshens hands to remove odors – Wash your hands with toothpaste and then thoroughly rinse to remove strong odors from handling onions.

Chrome cleaner- A little bit of toothpaste can go a long way to clean the chrome on your car tires!

Relief of bug bites- Place a dab of toothpaste on an insect bite to soothe the itch you can’t scratch!

Defogger – Use a little bit of toothpaste on a mirror or goggle lenses and then rinse.

Young Girl Washing Hands with Toothpaste in Concord, MA

As you can see, toothpaste can be beneficial and used in many other ways. Before you try any of the above methods, try it on a small hidden area to make sure it doesn’t damage your belongings.

Obviously, the best use of toothpaste is to use it for brushing your teeth. Would you like to get your teeth cleaned professionally? Call Concord Woods Dental to schedule your appointment today!

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