At our Langley dental clinic, we recommend brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for at least three minutes and at least twice a day as part of a healthy oral health care routine, but did you know you can also use toothpaste around the house?
Read on for the 10 things you can do with toothpaste – aside from achieving excellent oral health care:
Fix Insect Bites
Standard non-gel toothpaste can help relieve the itch from an insect bite and keep you from scratching at the site. Try it!
In a pinch, toothpaste (and a little water) is a great hand sanitizer. As a bonus, if you’ve just chopped onions or garlic, you can neutralize the odour with a bit of toothpaste/water.
Fix Nail Holes
Nail holes generally require professional putty to fix but with a little bit of inexpensive toothpaste, you can fill in the hole and touch up with paint afterward.
Clean your Diamond Ring
By scrubbing your diamond ring with a little bit of toothpaste on an old toothbrush, you could have your diamond looking as if you had just bought it!
Help relieve burns
Always out of aloe? Put toothpaste on your burn right after it happens to help relieve the stinging sensation.
Removes crayon from wall paint
Little one been drawing on the walls again? Get a damp rag with a little bit of toothpaste on it and simply wipe away the residue.
Put up posters
Forget tape or thumb tacks, simply put a dab of toothpaste on the back of posters to hang it without damaging the wall.
It is only recommended to use this tip at most once a week, but by putting a small dab of toothpaste on a pimple before bed, it should be cleared up by morning!
Remove scratches on glassware
Polish your scratched glasses with a dab of toothpaste and they should look like new instantly!
Prevent fog in goggles
Many swimmers swear by toothpaste for keeping their goggles free of fog. Simply wipe it on, clean it off and enjoy a fog-free view.
However, don’t forget toothpaste’s most important role! Brush twice daily, floss regularly and request an appointment at Willoughby Dental Group, your Langley dentist for a fantastically healthy smile you’ll be proud to show off!