Toothpaste: it cleans and protects your teeth and makes your breath fresh, but did you know that toothpaste has many household uses as well? Here are five surprising uses for (non-gel) toothpaste.
1. Make your silver sparkle.
Rub toothpaste on silver jewelry at night and wipe it clean in the morning for a brilliant shine.
2. Relieve irritation from insect bites and sores.
Just a drop of toothpaste can stop the itching and decrease the swelling of a bug bite. It can also be applied to sores to dry them out and help them heal.
3. Clean your piano keys.
Ivory keys are made from “teeth,” so it makes sense that toothpaste would work here. Apply toothpaste with a lint-free cloth and wipe dry.
4. Remove that crusty layer from your iron.
Over time, a burned crust can form over the iron. The silica in toothpaste will eat it away, leaving your iron looking like new.
Of course, these are just a few examples. For more information on how to choose a toothpaste, or to find a quality Las Vegas orthodontist, visit BDG today. Do you use toothpaste for anything other than teeth? Share your comments below!