What Else Can Your Toothpaste Do?

Other than cleaning your teeth, it has some 20 odd uses for all your cleaning and de-odorising needs. From shining silver to cleaning stains out of clothing to de-odorising bottles.

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Must say this is a cleverly pictured humorous advertisement! Well, what can this guy need toothpaste for? Read on to know what ALL your toothpaste can do other than cleaning your teeth.

Disclaimer: This article is NOT an advertisement for any particular brand of toothpaste or toothpowder. The pictures included are for illustration purpose only. The brand suggested is merely the author’s choice from firsthand experience.

You’ll need:

A basic non-gel white toothpaste (I prefer Colgate, you can use a similar non-gel toothpaste of any brand you desire.) In some cases, you may want to use white toothpowder (no red or herbal ones please!). Again, from experience, I suggest using Colgate toothpowder.

Toothpaste on shoes?

Squeeze out a bit of toothpaste on your index finger and apply on the scuff marks on your leather shoes. Now rub in the toothpaste with a soft muslin rag. Once satisfied that you have rubbed the mark properly, wipe the excess toothpaste with a damp cloth. Wola! Your leather shoes are as good as new.

For cleaning your sport shoes, you could either use a toothpaste or toothpowder. Both work to make the rubber part of the shoe shiny clean! Take a little toothpaste onto an old toothbrush or sprinkle the toothpowder onto the shoe directly and give the dirty shoe a good scrub. Wipe away with a clean damp cloth.   

Toothpaste for your Walls?

No need to fret when your little one takes creativity to another level – basically, starts drawing on the walls. We all have done it, so why restrict our budding artists? When you need to clean the crayon art off the wall, just use toothpaste. Apply some toothpaste on an old toothbrush and scrub it over the artwork. You may need some water and a damp cloth too, depending on the size of the artwork. So scrub, rub some more and wipe clean with a wet cloth.

Use toothpaste to fill in nail holes in walls. Just squeeze out a little bit of toothpaste onto your index finger, and go about filling in the nail holes on the wall. Once its dry, it’s non-noticeable on white walls. For coloured walls, let the toothpaste dry and then just paint over it. 

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  1. Wow, who knew there were so many uses!



    -Liane Schmidt.

  2. Well, I think that is the best article I have read on tips, really well done. I shall be carrying a tube of paste around with me after that!

  3. Hey Lillyrose,

    I do actually carry a small tube in my purse all the time! :)

  4. wow,thanks for these great tips

  5. Hi, R.E. I like this one a lot. You sure did stack it full of useful tips. Thanks for sharing, and have a good day.

  6. First time I read your info. Great tips. If this is typical you should be on hot content all the time. I’m going to copy this
    tip sheet and put it on the frigerator. Thank you.

  7. Excellent information. Reminds me of the uses for vinegar!

  8. Very informative collection of information. Well done friend.

  9. Informative article.
    Love it.

  10. Wow there was some interesting tips that I was not aware of.

  11. Tx for all the good tips.

  12. Really interesting and yes, it most definitely works on silverware – so much cheaper than silver cleaner too!…..also….smeared on surfaces works as a mouse repellent! Very enjoyable, informative article

  13. Mouse repellent! Wow, i was unaware of that. Thanx for adding this really helpful tip Doubleday!

    And thank you all for your kind encouragement via comments.


  14. this is a very good article. I’ll try some of your tips.

  15. LOVE THIS ARTICAL!!!!!!!!!!!1 who knew i could clean my bling bling, clean the walls and fill in the holes!!! thnx you so much!

  16. I’m doing a giant project on toothpaste, this will make my exhibit way more interesting. :D thanks a lot.

  17. thank you for sharing this online, very informative :)

  18. WOW! very good & informative article, who would have ever known all the uses for, toothpaste…

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