Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Toothpaste may actually be a household's best friend -- but not just for oral health.  

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Bee Sting Remedy -- Applied to the affected area, toothpaste neutralizes and dries out the venom.

Blemish Treatment -- Mint-flavored toothpaste is a great overnight remedy for an unsightly blemish. The mint (such as spearmint and menthol) acts as a drying agent and drains the pimple. (But overusing toothpaste can seriously dry skin.  And, toothpaste has not been dermatologically tested.). 

Polishing Silver and Chrome -- Spread on toothpaste with a brush, wait 10 minutes, and polish away.  The abrasives in the toothpaste  clean and exfoliate metals, leaving them looking like new.

Restoring Your Headlights -- To eliminate the grimy buildup on car headlights, scrub on toothpaste and wipe clean.  Voila!  Shiny headlights.

Removing Crayons/Permanent Markers -- Rub on a dab of toothpaste in a circular motion and wipe with a cloth to erase wall "artwork."  (However, test a small area first to make sure the paste doesn't damage walls.)

Eliminating Garlic/Onion Odors from Hands -- Chopping onions or garlic?  To remove those odors, simply wash your hands with toothpaste.

Cleaning Fabric and Carpet Stains -- Toothpaste is great at eliminating red wine, lipstick and ink stains.  Work a little paste into the fabric or carpet, wait 10 minutes and rinse.  Repeat until the stain disappears.

Plastering Tiny Holes in the Walls  -- Fill small nail holes in white walls with a dab of toothpaste and smooth.  The toothpaste will solidify and your white walls will look perfect.

Ordinary toothpaste...who knew?  But, if you'd like to know more about how toothpaste can help your oral health, visit