5 Unexpected Ways to Use Toothpaste

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5 Unexpected Ways to Use Toothpaste

ALL THESE TIPS ARE FOR THE “White Type” Of Toothpaste – Not the Gel Type In The Picture!

  1. Wall patch – Fill in nail holes with toothpaste 🙂 Easy and Simple
  2. Bug Bites–Easy that itch with a dab of toothpaste
  3. Nail Buffer – Use a little toothpaste on your nails to give them a shine 🙂
  4. Wall Cleaner– Writing on the wall ? No problem use  a damp rag and a touch of toothpaste will make the mess go away.
  5. Bathroom Mirror Defogger – Scrub a little toothpaste on your mirror and wipe it away. Result – a mirror that is shower fog resistant.


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  • Jamie

    The only thing I would add is that these tips are for white toothpaste, not the gel kind that you have pictured 🙂

  • mrs b

    The Barbasol type of plain shaving cream (not gel) also works for defogging the mirror. I think I read that in All You magazine–I will try these other things since we are always getting free toothpaste!

  • mberry

    Crazy little toothpaste tip… If you have a daughter with super fine hair and can’t get that hair bow to stay in; put a tiny bit in between finger tips and rub into hair. That hair bow won’t slide out!

  • San Diego Deals and Steals

    i think people just use toothpaste to fill walls when they are leaving a rental and want it to look like the hole is filled – but it doesnt actually fill it properly – like if you paint over it – the hole is still gonna be there 😉

    but it is a nice thing to do as a place holder until it is fixed properly for sure!

    LOVE the other ideas too! awesome since we get more free toothpaste than we can ever use! We donate more than 1/2 of what I buy – maybe we’ll keep one extra to save for these things too!

    • Terra

      THANK YOU! As the Business Manager for a large apartment community, can I just say, PLEASE don’t’ put toothpaste in your nail holes. We’ll still find and patch them… we’d rather just do it right the first time!

  • Jen

    Just don’t use it to hang up stuff you will never get it off the wall, even if it’s 20 years later. Ask me how I know lol

  • Carolyn

    It cleans silver jewelry like no body’s business. Use your fingers or if I am cleaning a bracelet or something with like a mesh or filigree, I put it on a soft toothbrush and clean away. Then I make sure all the toothpaste is out of the toothbrush and clean it under running water so all the toothpaste gets cleaned out. Clean a ring while its on your finger.

  • Shawna

    My husband and I tried to use white tooth paste to patch small nail holes before painting but the paste had some kind of oil (peppermint oil?) and the paint would NOT stick at all. We had to go back and wipe all of the spots down with TSP. Just buy some spackle, it’s not that expensive!

  • wilma

    whitening tooth paste can be used as face mask to help fad age spots less costly than face creme bleaches ,cover face avoid eyes as always with any face mask after 3 to 5 minutes rinse leaves face feeling minty fresh too

  • Joann

    When I burn myself cooking I dab on some toothpaste on the burn and it cools/soothes it! Works like a charm.

  • amy

    toothpaste can also be used to get markers and crayon off walls i think. i’m pretty sure i have seen that done. just put a dab on spot and use a sponge and it comes off.

  • Wendi

    The BEST EVER use for toothpaste (besides brushing your teeth) is for burns, toothpaste with flouride, put toothpaste on the burn and leave it there, it IMMEDIATELY and permanently takes away the pain, you can cover it if the toothpaste is getting on everything, it will eventually dry up, but I tell you it is AMAZING!!!

  • Heather Hawkins

    I get cold sores occasionally and the best remedy is a dab of toothpaste. It completely dries them up in about 2 days. Much cheaper than the over the counter creams. Try it!

  • Angela Michele

    Use a toothbrush, toothpaste and a little warm water to clean your diamond ring. Rinse well. If you take your ring off, clean the diamonds from the inside of the ring as well, to get better refractive light.

  • kathy caldwell

    Clear tooth paste is also good for cleaning your rings…..when you’ve almost finished the tube, cut off the end, put some on an old toothbrush and brush away, rinse, and your rings are as shiny as if they were professionally cleaned…I use close-up on mine!

  • teresa

    i put it on my cats war wounds it heals them much faster i also use it on all my wounds and its stain remover to i got curry out of my carpet with it