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15 Uses of Tooth Paste

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									                 Multi-purpose use of toothpaste
                 15 Brilliant Uses for Toothpaste
Toothpaste: it whitens, brightens, deodorizes, removes stains, and
restoresand protects enamel. But toothpaste's cleaning capabilities work
wonders onmany things besides our teeth. The same ingredients that help
polish our pearly whites can also soothe some common ailments, make
household items sparkle, and even get rid of stains and pungent smells.
Try out these fifteen tricks with a white, non-gel toothpaste (unless
otherwise noted), and watch that cavity-fighting, breath-freshening tube
of wonder work its magic.

*01.* Relieve irritation from bug bites, sores, and blisters: These skin
irritations all tend to weep and, in the case of bug bites, often itch.
Apply a drop of toothpaste to a bug bite or insect sting to stop the
itching and decrease any swelling. When applied to sores or blisters, it
dries them up, thus allowing the wound to heal faster. It's best when used
overnight. *14* more after the break...

*02.* Soothe a stinging burn: For minor burns that donot involve an open
wound, toothpaste can deliver temporary cooling relief. Apply it delicately
to the affected area immediately after a burn develops; it temporarily
relieves the sting and prevents the wound from weeping or opening.

*03.* Decrease the size of a facial blemish: Want to speed up the healing
of a zit? Apply a tiny dot of toothpaste to the affected area at night
before bed. Wash it off in the morning.

*04.* Clean up your fingernails: Our teeth are made of enamel, and
toothpaste is good for them, so it stands to reason that toothpaste would
also be good for our fingernails. For cleaner, shinier, and stronger nails,
simply scrub the underneath and tops of fingernails with a toothbrush and
toothpaste.

 *05.* Keep hair in place: Gel toothpastes contain the same water-soluble
polymers that many hair gels are made of. If you are looking to style and
hold an extreme hair creation, try gel toothpaste as your go-to product if
you are out of regular hair gel. (This is also a great trick for making
baby barrettes stay in place.)

*06.* Scrub away stinky smells: Garlic, fish, onion, and other pungent
foods can permeate the skin cells on our hands. Scrubbing hands and
fingertips briefly with toothpaste removes all traces of smelly odors.

*07.* Remove stains: Toothpaste can make tough stains on both clothing
and carpets disappear. For clothes, apply toothpaste directly to the stain
and rub briskly until the spot is gone, then wash as usual. (Note that using
a whitening toothpaste on colors can sometimes bleach the fabric.) For
carpet stains, apply toothpaste to the stain and scrub it with an abrasive
brush, then rinse immediately.

*08.* Spruce up dirty shoes: This tactic works great on running shoes or
scuffed-up leather shoes. As with carpet stains, apply toothpaste directly
to the dirty or scuffed area, then scrub with a brush and wipe clean.

*09.* Spruce up dirty shoes: This tactic works great on running shoes or
scuffed-up leather shoes. As with carpet stains, apply toothpaste directly
to the dirty or scuffed area, then scrub with a brush and wipe clean

*10.* Make silver jewelry and other silver pieces sparkle: Rub toothpaste
onto jewelry and leave overnight. Wipe clean with a soft cloth in the
morning. Make diamonds shine by giving them a gentle scrub using a
toothbrush, toothpaste, and a little water. Rinse thoroughly to remove all
traces of toothpaste. Do not use this method on pearls, as it will damage
their finish.

*11.*. Remove scratches on DVDs and CDs. This remedy has been used
with mixed success rates, but it seems to work fairly well on shallow
scratches and smudges. Apply a thin coating of toothpaste to the disc and
rub gently, then rinse clean.

*12.*. Tidy up piano keys before tickling them: Piano keys retain oil from
the skin, which then attracts dust and dirt. Clean away grime gently with a
damp, lint-free cloth and toothpaste; after rubbing in the toothpaste, wipe
the keys clean with a second lint-free cloth.

*13.* Deodorize baby bottles: If baby bottles develop a sour-milk smell, a
good cleaning with some toothpaste and a bottle scrubber will clean away
residue and deodorize. Always make sure to rinse well.

*14.* Remove the burned crust on irons: For those of you who still use an
iron, you may find that after time, the plate of the iron develops a burned
crust. The silica in toothpaste gently grinds away this rusty-looking layer.

*15.* Defog goggles: Scuba divers, swimmers, and triathletes may already
know about this handy little trick: Rub a small spot of toothpaste into
each lens of your goggles, then rinse thoroughly, and voila! There'll be no
need to ever buy expensive defogger gels again. Avoid rubbing too
vigorously, though, as the abrasive ingredients in toothpaste could scratch
the lenses.

								
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