34 Uses For Toothpaste Outside Of Your Mouth

Yes, toothpaste is important for keeping your teeth clean and whole, but it also has many interesting uses around the house. Our friends at Coupon Sherpa compiled a list of 35 users for the wondergel, some of which may not have occurred to you.

Logically, most of them involve cleaning things other than teeth, but not all of them. A few surprising highlights:

Carpet Stains
Squeeze toothpaste onto the stain, scrub with a toothbrush, rinse and repeat until the stain is gone. Not much different than brushing your teeth, is it?

Crayon on Painted Walls
Children, crayons and walls are natural attractants. But no worries. Just gently rub a damp cloth and some toothpaste on your little-one’s artwork. Rinse with a clean, wet cloth and dry.

Coffee Table Water Rings
This is an oldie but goody: Simply rub some toothpaste into the irritating ring with a soft cloth and wipe dry with a clean, damp cloth.

Headlights
The dings and scratches sustained by headlight glass defuses the light and makes it harder to see. Eliminate this haze by thoroughly cleaning the headlight, then rubbing in a glob of toothpaste. Follow up with a good buffing to even out the glass, either by hand or with the buffer on an electric drill.

Have you tried any of these toothpaste tricks? How did they work? I’m skeptical of the tip to smear toothpaste on a skunk-sprayed dog, for example, if only because toothpaste can be poisonous to dogs, and my dog loves to eat it. And tomato juice is cheaper.

35 Uses for Toothpaste That Don’t Involve Your Teeth [Coupon Sherpa]