Toothpaste is a daily essential for almost every single person on this planet. It whitens, brightens, cleans your teeth and tongue but did you know it has many other uses? From household cleaning to beauty uses, prepare to be intrigued by our list of toothpaste hacks – some of them will really surprise you!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted in February 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness in August 2018.
Household uses for toothpaste
1. Rescue a scratched DVD or CD disk
Do you still have the odd CD, DVD or even old PC game lying around?
If it’s looking a bit worse for wear and struggling to play smoothly, toothpaste can help.
Gently buff the scratch with a small amount of toothpaste and a clean cloth.
2. Revive white shoes
White trainers may seem like a good idea at the time, but a few trips outside will make you think twice about your recent purchase!
If your trainers have white rubber trims that have become discoloured over time, grab some white toothpaste (no colours or gels) and apply directly to the dirty area with a cloth.
Buff and rinse thoroughly to reveal whiter looking shoes.
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