Introduction: Unusual Uses for Toothpaste

Picture of Unusual Uses for Toothpaste

We all use TOOTHPASTE to keep our teeth clean and white. Do you know, we can use toothpaste for other purposes?

Read on below to know the amazing unusual uses of Toothpaste.

I hope this post will help you all. Thanks

Step 1: Clean Silver Item

Picture of Clean Silver Item

Wet the silver item and then apply small amount of toothpaste on the item. Scrub it with wire/sponge scrubber until it takes away the black appearance.

Let it sit for 5 minutes and then rinse it thoroughly with running tap water.

You will see the silver item looks brighter and shinier.

( The above pic is one wash. If the tarnish is still there, repeat the process for 2-3 time. you will see the immediate improvement )

Step 2: Clean Kitchen and Bathroom Chrome

Picture of Clean Kitchen and Bathroom Chrome

Cleaning chrome with toothpaste gives awesome result. Take a small amount of toothpaste in sponge, rub it on chrome and then wash thoroughly with water. That's all! It will look just like a new kitchen/bathroom chrome

Step 3: Remove Stains From Fabric

Picture of Remove Stains From Fabric

If your favorite dress got stains with ink or lipstick. Do not worry. You can just wipe it off with toothpaste.

Wet the stained area and apply small amount of toothpaste in it. Rub it with both hands until it wipe away. Wash the toothpaste thoroughly with water. No more stain in the fabric :)

Step 4: Remove Crayons From Wall

Picture of Remove Crayons From Wall

My little one is gonna be 3 in few months. She likes to scribble in walls instead of her colorbook. I have tried many stain removers to get off those from walls. But toothpaste works great.

Apply some amount of toothpaste on scribbled area, wet the sponge with water and scrub it until it all gone. Finally wipe all the toothpaste with wet cloth. That's all.

Hereafter no worries about crayons mark on the walls.. Happy daughter, Happy mommy :)

Step 5: Clean Kitchen and Bathroom Sink

Picture of Clean Kitchen and Bathroom Sink

Instead of using sink cleaner, you can use toothpaste to clean kitchen/bathroom sink.

Apply some toothpaste on wire scrub and scrub the sink until all dirt gone.

wash the sink well with water.

Step 6: Remove Stains From Plastic and Wooden Surfaces

Picture of Remove Stains From Plastic and Wooden Surfaces

Toothpaste easily removes the stains from plastic and wood surfaces.

Apply some amount of toothpaste on stained area, wet the sponge with water and scrub away all the dirt.

Finally wipe all the toothpaste with wet cloth.

Step 7: Soothe Minor Burns

Picture of Soothe Minor Burns

For minor burns ( it shouldn't be open wound) , you can use toothpaste for instant relief.

Wet the area with cold water, apply some tooth paste on it. It will immediately soothe the burning sensation.

Step 8: Clean Smell From Hands

Picture of Clean Smell From Hands

I used to wash my hands with toothpaste, after cleaning fish. It deodorize the smell from hands.

Apply some toothpaste in hand and rub it with both hands. Then rinse under water. It immediately take away the stinky smell from hands.


jdevisser (author)2015-07-10

It can be used as a masking agent for painting!

calico cat (author)jdevisser2016-01-08

Hi! Could you please elaborate because it sounds like an awesome idea! Toothpaste as a masking agent for painting! Please share your knowledge... Thx...

jdevisser (author)calico cat2016-01-08

I am a member of the Mandalorian Mercs, a Star Wars costume club. We do custom versions of the armor made famous by Boba Fett and Jango Fett. Basically, we've used toothpaste as a masking agent to create the illusion of weathering. First, you would paint your item with a good primer. Sand any rough spots smooth, then primer again until the surface is how you want it. Next, lay down your base coat. For our costumes, this often means a metallic color. I'll do 2-3 metallic base coat layers. Next I'll decide where my scratches, blaster damage, and paint chipping will be. Good rule of thumb here is to make it natural. High spots and anything that might rub against something else. Lay down a coat of toothpaste in the spots you want the metallic base to show through. Continue with your secondary colors, adding a bit more toothpaste to the same areas. Remember to try and keep the weathering random. Once you've got all the colors on that you're going to use, let the object dry completely. Once that's dry, simply use a damp rag or paper towels to wipe away the toothpaste and, voila! You've just made your item look like it's been beat up! For added depth, we recommend that you give your prop a "blackwash" to simulate years of dirt and grime. For my blackwash, I use a mix of brown and black acrylic paint. This I'll brush on and then wipe off the surface. Make sure you get the paint down in the cracks and crevices, just like real dirt and muck would! And that's it, doesn't take much, and you end up with a fantastic looking prop. I attached a couple pictures of my costume so you can see my outcomes!

calico cat (author)jdevisser2017-04-26

jdevisser - Thanks a lot for sharing!

NaeemM1 (author)2016-03-16

we can use it on nose to remove black heads..:p

nancyjohns (author)2015-08-20

I would add a step saying to use it for repairing discs, but, you would probably get a lot of comments saying things like "It doesn't work!!!" and "How dare you!!!". It's worked for me before though.

danzbg (author)nancyjohns2015-08-24

Exactly! I did that for CD's & DVD's as well :)

calico cat (author)danzbg2016-01-08

Do you know if it will work repairing scratched reading glasses? Whether they're made of glass or plastic? TY...

HolyTracker (author)2015-07-08

You can also use toothpaste to clean your car´s headlights, as has been seen here in lots of Instructables

Tigger32810 (author)HolyTracker2015-09-17

Tried all of those things to clean my headlight lenses and NOTHING worked. Even tried the crap you can buy just for it. The ONLY thing that worked was to order new headlight assemblies from amazon. They look better than new now!

You can also clean your headlights with Bug Spray. I tried it and it made the lights really SHINY and BRIGHT!

Dianaisaprincess123 (author)2015-09-14

Wow those are some Awesome Ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Melia1661 (author)2015-09-13

really cool!

patricklogsdon (author)2015-09-03

Thanks, great tips!

Hfjdy (author)2015-08-26

Wow it's amazing and realy work. My chrome is too dirty i mean brown and white spots of soap it clean my chrome and it is very shiny ♥♥♥♥♥

chacalcdn (author)2015-08-23

So simple but usefu

Monkey Hammer (author)2015-08-05

You can also use it as a thermal paste for heat sinks with electronics.

安陳 (author)Monkey Hammer2015-08-13

seriously? hahahah

Monkey Hammer (author)安陳2015-08-18


VishnuM3 (author)Monkey Hammer2015-08-17

r u seious.?

Monkey Hammer (author)VishnuM32015-08-18

Yes sir.

richard.snodgrass1 (author)2015-08-17

and let us not forget, cleaning the rubber gasket seal on a refrigerator door. Those nasty smelly cracks. Put it on an old toothbrush and scrub between the folds. The minty smell will deodorze them and the sodium bicarbinate will whiten them.

SherriH (author)2015-08-15

Can also use toothpaste with toothbrush and a little water to clean all your diamond jewelry,rings,etc.It makes them sparkle soooo much,works so much better than jewelry cleaner.Also,have used it on all my gold jewelry,too.

安陳 (author)2015-08-13

PLS add.. it also soothes your hurting tongue after eating too much pineapple (due to acid)

iantgray (author)2015-08-12

Very cool and creative!

FlipWatson (author)2015-08-11

wow that is neat!

epotter307 (author)2015-07-14

A simple moulding compound can be made by getting toilet paper wet and mashing it together with toothpaste. My brother has a good heart, but lacks the social skills needed to avoid prison. He learned many things there including this trick for passing the time in solitary. He would form a cube of toothpaste and toilet paper, let it dry, and draw little dots on each side to make die. Next time your in prison or stranded at the airport and need to pass the time, start your own gambling ring with a fun game of dice.

Clarebobacus (author)epotter3072015-07-30

Cool, thanks for that, it can also be used to counteract heartburn if you squeeze around 2-3 inches of toothpaste into your mouth

csmith188 (author)2015-07-26

is it the gel kind of toothpaste or the paste kind of toothpaste?

Bhawya (author)csmith1882015-07-26

White paste works great than gel paste.

And for minor burns, should use only white paste. Thanks.

csmith188 (author)Bhawya2015-07-26

Thanks for the quick reply!

Ali_So3 (author)2015-07-02

These are cool!! I have heard of the zit one elisabrett and it works very well!

Bhawya (author)Ali_So32015-07-07

Oh super :) Thanks

elisabrett (author)2015-07-02

if you put toothpaste on a zit overnight, the next morning it will be significantly better.

Bhawya (author)elisabrett2015-07-07

Oh really, I dunnno that.. Thanks for sharing :)

LiveSparks (author)2015-07-02

You can also use toothpaste to fill screw or nail holes in walls.

Bhawya (author)LiveSparks2015-07-07

Ah yes! thanks for sharing :)

Mr AbAk (author)2015-07-02

Awesome creative uses.

Bhawya (author)Mr AbAk2015-07-07

Thank you :)

About This Instructable




Bio: Mom of 4 yr old princess, Food Blogger, Foodie :)
More by Bhawya:Orange Cake with Orange Icing - Vegan RecipeCoconut water fruit jellyRainbow Panna cotta Popsicles
Add instructable to: