It’s necessary to any oral hygiene routine, but are there other ways one could put to use a tube of toothpaste? Besides cleaning and polishing your teeth what could the stuff be good for? Surprisingly numerous things! Here are some inventive ways toothpaste can come in handy.Austin Dentistry - Alternative Uses Of Toothpaste

Getting Creative With Your Paste

Because of the ingredients toothpaste contains and because of its unique texture, it’s actually very efficient in serving a number of different purposes.

  • Toothpaste is said to relieve the itching and reduce the swelling that comes with different bug bites. Apply just a dot to the irritated area!

  • Using toothpaste to clean up and polish your fingernails is another trick. Toothpaste’s texture can help buff and shine their surfaces!

  • Cutting onions or garlic can leave your hands smelling of them for days after. Rubbing your hands with toothpaste can help get rid of that persistent smell.

  • Toothpaste can also serve as a quick fix for stains. Whether it be your carpet or your favorite sweater, rub a little non-whitening toothpaste into the stained area and let it sit before tossing it in the wash.

  • If you’ve got a little one who hasn’t quite yet grabbed the concept of “crayons are for paper,” use toothpaste to help scrub crayon marks off walls.

  • Dull jewelry lying around? Toothpaste can help polish and clean the surface of jewelry without harming it.

  • Toothpaste can help buff out minor scratches on CDs and DVDs.

  • Defog headlights by rubbing a little toothpaste inside the light cover!

But most importantly, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste twice a day when you brush your teeth for two minutes! Call Dr. Arzegar of the Lifetime Smiles today and schedule a free consultation.