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Unusual Uses for Toothpaste

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There are some surprising and unusual uses for toothpaste beyond brushing your teeth with it. From small household jobs to skincare, we’ve found some of the best ways to make the most of your toothpaste.

Household

Polishing – Toothpaste isn’t just for polishing your teeth, it can be used to polish silver and give diamonds a new shine. For silverware, massage non-abrasive toothpaste onto the item, leave overnight, then gently wipe clean in the morning. Diamonds can be scrubbed gently with the paste, a toothbrush, and water. Fine silvers and perals should not be cleaned with this method, as it will damage their finish.

Bathroom cleaning – Toothpaste is excellent for cleaning chrome and removing scum from shower doors. Simply squeeze some non-abrasive toothpaste onto a sponge or soft cloth and wipe the desired area. For awkward stains, leave the toothpaste on for a short while before wiping it off.

Clean Shoes – Toothpaste can remove marks and scuff from leather shoes with a quick wipe with a damp cloth. The rubber part of trainers can be re-whitened with any non-gel toothpaste using the same method. Use an old toothbrush if you need to get into the ridges.

Stain Remover – Depending on the fabric and what caused the stain, toothpaste can work like magic, especially against lipstick, ink and grass stains. Scrub a non-gel toothpaste onto the stain with an old, clean toothbrush, rinse and repeat as necessary. Bear in mind that whitening toothpaste can bleach coloured fabric. Continue reading

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