We’re all familiar with toothpaste, right?
When you wake up in the morning and you kiss your wife.
She’d wish that you’ve brushed your teeth first.
But other than keeping your teeth and relationship happy and healthy, toothpaste is also known to be an all-around useful bugger for other stuff.
Kind of like coca-cola, just better.
Hell, most Singaporean guys would’ve known #1, in fact.
Here are 10 other useful uses for a toothpaste you should know.
1. Remove Stubborn Stains From The Floor
If you’ve served NS in the SAF, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Remember in the army, you have to kiwi your boots all the time unless you’re outfield?
Then you walk into your bunk and leave black stains on the ground. No amount of water and furious rubbing is going to get them out.
So what do you do?
You take out your toothpaste and voila! Easily removed with some rubbing. And it works for other stubborn stains as well.
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2. It Removes Stains On Your Clothes Too
And here’s the truly magical thing. It helps to remove stains from clothes too.
This toothpaste hack is perfect for messy eaters.
Imagine you’re eating laksa for lunch while wearing a white shirt. And some of the laksa goodness splatter on your shirt.
And you have a client meeting at 3:00 p.m. later.
And water can’t remove it. Don’t panic, just try this.
Rub some toothpaste on the stain, rub at it until the stain disappears. Then wash the affected part with water.
And you’re good to go.
3. It’s good for stains on your body too
Do you dye your hair at home? I’m pretty sure you do, cuz it’s cheaper.
But there’s one drawback: the hair dye that falls on your neck, hands and face? They’re a b**ch and a half to clean off.
Guess what? Toothpaste can clean stains off your skin easily too! And if you happen to get hair dye splattered on your furniture, you can…you guessed it!
Just use toothpaste.
4. It helps with bug bites and mosquito bites
If you happen to belong to the group of people who attract mosquitoes like nobody’s business, this is for you.
Mosquito bites are a b**ch to deal with. Not because they hurt, but they’re itchy AF.
Then you scratch at them until it scars.
Next time you have an itchy mosquito bite, just dap some toothpaste on top of it. It’ll sooth the wound and make it less itchy.
And toothpaste has anti-inflammatory properties too, so it’ll bring down the swelling.
Work well for other types of bites too.
5. Keep your bathroom taps shiny
If you’re a new homeowner like me, you’d realise that your bathroom metal fixtures get stained and grimy within a short period of time.
Some choose to buy solidified palm oil to bring the fixtures back to their original shininess. But here’s another (cheaper) way.
Rub toothpaste all over your metal fixtures, leave it on for half an hour, then rinse off with water.
And your bathroom will look as good as new, plus you get that fresh, minty smell in your toilet.
6. Use The Toothpaste To Clean Bathroom Sink Too
Okay, since you’re using toothpaste for your metal fixtures, might as well continue.
Squirt some non-gel toothpaste onto the sink, scrub with a sponge and turn on the tap.
Plus, it’ll clear any weird smells coming from the drain.
One stone, two birds.
7. A Quick & Easy Way To Remove Smells From Hands
If you’ve cleaned a fish, cut up a garlic or touched our smelly resident hunk BuffLord95, you’ll know how hard it is to get the smell off your hands.
No matter how many time you wash your hands with soap.
Just rub some toothpaste on your hands, rub it together and rinse it off. And that embarrassing bad odour from your hands? It’ll be gone.
Smokers, now you know what you have to bring when you go out liao, right?
8. Keeping Your White Shoes…White
Funny story. As I’m writing this article, my colleague walked into the office complaining about how he walked into mud with his white shoes.
White shoes are all the rage right now, and it’s a fashion statement.
It’s also damn hard to keep clean.
Here’s what you can do if your white shoes get dark marks.
Take an old toothbrush, spread a bit of toothpaste on it, and rub away at the marks. Then, wipe the area with a damp cloth and your shoes will look as good as new.
9. Toothpaste as Car Deodouriser
Know anyone who’s car smells weird? Like something died for a long time weird.
Tell them that you can solve their problem with just a tube of toothpaste*.
Place some mint toothpaste on a piece of cloth, fold it into half and leave it there overnight. The next day, you’ll find that your car smells minty instead of badly.
Of course, it’s still best to get a proper deodouriser, but hey, if you don’t have any on hand, just go for some toothpaste.
*Depends on how long that thing had died in the car for
10. And Finally, It Can Help With Pimple Problems
This is for people who are forever going through puberty, i.e. those with pimple problems.
The night before, just dab some non-whitening and non-gel toothpaste on your pimple and it’ll be gone by the next morning.
The toothpaste dries up the pimple and absorbs the oil, and works best for pimples who have come to a head.
Note: This isn’t suitable for sensitive skin.
So there you go, 10 other useful uses for toothpaste besides brushing your teeth.
You’re welcome 😉
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