5 More Things To Do with Toothpaste
Get that extra tube out and start cleaning like a pro with these awesome new uses for toothpaste.
Did you know the Greeks and Romans would make concoctions mixed with crushed bones and oyster shells to create their own toothpastes? Fortunately modern toothpastes are more reliant on abrasives and fluoride for their cleaning kick, but they have many uses beyond polishing your teeth. Here are five awesome ways you can use toothpaste around the home:
NOTE: These uses are for toothpaste, not gel. Important difference here, folks!
1. Spiff Up Your Sneakers
Want to clean and whiten the rubber part of your sneakers? Get out the non-gel toothpaste and an old toothbrush. After scrubbing, clean off the toothpaste with a damp cloth.
2. Prevent Bathroom Mirrors from Fogging
Ouch! You cut yourself shaving and it’s no wonder – you can’t see your face clearly in that fogged-up bathroom mirror. Next time, coat the mirror with non-gel toothpaste and wipe it off before you get in the shower. When you get out, the mirror won’t be fogged.
3. 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 handy, the fine abrasive in non-gel toothpaste works just as well. Just smear on the toothpaste and polish with a soft, dry cloth.
4. Remove Crayon from Walls
If children leave crayon marks on your walls, roll up your sleeves and grab a tube of non-gel toothpaste and a rag or, better yet, a scrubbing 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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