Toothpaste which are mostly in paste or gel form are made from a combination of water, abrasives, fluoride and detergents. It is majorly used with a toothbrush to promote oral hygiene in the mouth. Toothpastes keep the mouth clean by removing dental plaques and food from the teeth, whiten the teeth and maintaining a fresh breath.
Today, we look at 10 other important functions a toothpaste can perform other than it’s more popular oral hygiene.
1) REMOVE ODORS FROM YOUR PALMS AND FINGERS
Rubbing toothpaste on your palms after handling items with strong – long lasting odors such as fish, onions, can help your palms and fingers smell fresh. Simply apply some quantity of toothpaste on your palm, rub together for a while and wash off with water.
2) CLEAN WHITE SHOES
White shoes and snickers can be brightened by cleaning with a non- gel toothpaste. To achieve this, simply apply the toothpaste unto a brush or a clean rag and rub on the shoe until clean. Remove paste residue by using a slightly damp cloth
3) STOP IRON FROM BURNING CLOTHES
Most pressing irons begin to stain or burn clothes because of the grime found under the ironing plate. To get rid of this, allow the iron to cool down, apply some quantity of toothpaste then scrub the plate using a brush or clean rag. Scrub until grime is gone then clean iron with another clean rag. Do not wash the iron with water.
4) ERADICATE BAD SMELL FROM CONTAINERS
To remove bad smells from plastic containers, simply apply some toothpaste into the container and clean adequately with a brush. Rinse and clean dry. You’ll have those odors gone.
5) REMOVE DIRT AND FOG FROM EYEGLASSES
Eyeglasses can become fogged when you go swimming or enter a room with a cooler temperature, to avoid this from happening, get a clean soft handkerchief, apply some toothpaste and clean the glasses in the frame. Wipe off residue with clean cloth. This method also removes dirt from the eyeglasses
6) SHINE FURNITURE
You can brighten up the wooden furniture in the home by applying toothpaste over them. After application, wipe clean with damp cloth.
7) RESTORE CAR HEADLIGHTS
Headlights that have gone old, foggy and have developed a brown coating on the outside can be restored using a toothpaste. Simply apply some toothpaste and scrub the affected areas completely with a toothbrush or clean rag. Wipe off with a damp cloth afterwards.
8) REMOVE MUG STAINS
Mugs tend to generate a ring like brown stain after an extended period of use, rather than discarding them, apply some quantity of toothpaste to the affected areas and wash thoroughly with a sponge or rag. Wipe the paste off with a clean cloth and wash mug with soap and water.
9) SHINE JEWELRY
To restore your jewelry glow, even for diamonds, simply apply some toothpaste over them and clean thoroughly, afterwards clean off paste residue with a clean damp cloth. You’ll see the difference.
10) SOLVE MALFUNCTIONING PHONE SCREEN
Sometimes, dirt on the touch screen/screen protector of a mobile phone could cause the phone to misbehave and react differently to touch. To clean, simply apply a little amount of toothpaste and rub all over the screen portion. Clean off paste residue with a damp cloth and dry portion with a clean dry handkerchief.