10 Things You Can Do With Toothpaste

At your Kits dentist, Arbutus North Dental, we recommend cleaning your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for at least 3 minutes and a minimum of two times a day as part of a healthy oral routine. However, did you know you can also make use of toothpaste around your home?

Here’s 10 things you can easily do with toothpaste – aside from achieving outstanding oral health!

Soothe Bug Bites

Standard (non-gel) toothpaste can easily help ease the itch from an insect bite and keep you from scratching at the site. Give it a try!

Disinfect Hands

In a pinch, toothpaste (and a little water) is a great hand sanitizer. As well, if you’ve merely cut onions or garlic, toothpaste and water can help you get rid of the smell.

Fix Nail Holes

Nail holes normally call for professional putty to correct but with a little bit of toothpaste, you can easily fill in the hole and touch up with paint afterwards.

Clean your Diamond Ring

By rubbing your diamond ring with a little bit of toothpaste, you can have your diamond looking as if you had just bought it!

Heal Burns 

Are you out of aloe? Put toothpaste on your burn right after to help ease the stinging feeling.

Remove Crayon from Wall Paint

If your child has gotten crayon on the wall, a wet rag with a bit of toothpaste on it will wipe it clean away.

Hang your Posters 

Forget tape or thumb tacks, merely place a dab of toothpaste on the back of your poster to hang it without harming the wall.

Treat Acne

This tip should only be used once a week to avoid drying out your skin. Place a little dab of toothpaste on a pimple prior to bed and your skin should look clear by morning!

Remove Scratches on Glassware

Polish your scratched glasses with a dab of toothpaste and they will look like new, instantly!

Avoid Goggles Fogging Up

Lots of swimmers advocate toothpaste for keeping their goggles free of fog. Apply toothpaste, rinse your goggles clean and you should be good to go.

Nevertheless, don’t forget toothpaste’s most important function! Brush two times daily, floss on a regular basis and visit your Kits dentist, Arbutus North Dental Centre, for a remarkably healthy smile you’ll be happy to show off!

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