Well, we all know that people usually use the toothpaste (including me) just for one thing: for brushing their teeth. Yes, we can agree on that – it whitens, brightens, deodorizes, removes stains, and restores and protects enamel. But toothpaste’s cleaning capabilities work wonders on many things besides our teeth. The same ingredients that help polish our pearly whites can also soothe some common ailments, make household items sparkle, and even get rid of stains and pungent smells. Try out these fifteen tricks with a white, non-gel toothpaste, and watch that cavity-fighting, breath-freshening tube of wonder work its magic. Yes, in this article we’re going to show you 6 amazing uses for toothpaste, which you’ve probably never heard of!
Note: these methods are very simple and easy to follow! You just have to follow the simple instructions. Here’s what you need to do:
- Get rid of bruises
Yes, we know! This is a weird way to get rid of bruises it actually works. Here’s what you need to do – you just have to apply a dab of your fluoride toothpaste liberally directly to the bruise. Cover it up overnight to keep it intact, and when you wake in the morning, you will see that it will be either faded or completely gone. Working underneath the skin, the toothpaste helps to break up and release the blood that is then flushed through the skin.
- Stains on the Carpet
How to use toothpaste to clean the stains on your carpet – it’s very simple: you just have to apply some toothpaste on the stains and rub it with a sponge. Now watch how the magic happens.
- Hair dye
First, you should know that the hair-dye addict’s worst nightmare is those stubborn stains around the hairline that just won’t seem to budge. Toothpaste will help remove these marks – but even better, why not rub a little around the hairline before dying your hair? This will ensure minimal stains, and leave you with a professional color.
- Strengthens nails
Your nails and teeth are made out of the same substance, which makes a perfect sense to brush your nails too. Giving your nails a little exfoliating with a toothbrush and toothpaste will strengthen them and make them shine.
- Remove scratches
This remedy has been used with mixed success rates, but it seems to work fairly well on shallow scratches and smudges. Apply a thin coating of toothpaste to the disc and rub gently, then rinse clean.
- Removes crayon marks