10 toothpaste hacks you need in your life right now

From fixing scratches on your phone screen to whitening your kicks, toothpaste can do much more than just clean your teeth.

10 toothpaste hacks you need in your life right now
10 toothpaste hacks you need in your life right now
02 Oct 2019

10 toothpaste hacks you need in your life right now

Toothpaste can do much more than just cleani your teeth. It can also be used for a variety of household tasks such as removing permanent marker stains and even scratches on your mobile phone screen. Here are some life hacks you wish you knew sooner.

This story first appeared on Shopee.

Smooth out scratches on your phone
Smooth out scratches on your phone
02 Oct 2019

Smooth out scratches on your phone

Toothpaste may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you scratch your precious phone screen, but you probably should. If you notice small scratches on your watch, phone, or any glass surface, buff them out with some toothpaste. But make sure you don’t use too much and you don’t spread it everywhere, as it could end up damaging your device. 

Eliminate nail polish stains
Eliminate nail polish stains
02 Oct 2019

Eliminate nail polish stains

Even with the popularity of gelish nails, there are some of us who still prefer good old nail polish - and struggle with removing the little traces left on our nails each time. Well, struggle no more. 

To get rid of stains on your nails, just apply toothpaste, preferably the whitening kind, to the stained areas. After you brush the paste off, you’ll be blessed with natural, clean nails.

Make your jewellery shine
Make your jewellery shine
02 Oct 2019

Make your jewellery shine

Did you know that toothpaste can also double up as an inexpensive polish for your gold and silver jewellery? Put a tiny bit of toothpaste on a brush and gently buff out any imperfections along the way. Just remember to rinse them thoroughly and wipe them dry.

Clean crayon marks from walls
Clean crayon marks from walls
02 Oct 2019

Clean crayon marks from walls

If you have kids and they’re driving you up the wall with their, erm, wall “art”, you will appreciate this miracle solution.

Squeeze a little non-gel toothpaste onto the artwork and use a rag or brush to scrub it out. After that, use a wet cloth and wipe away the paste – all clean! This works with both crayons and permanent markers. You’re welcome, parents!

Clean your keyboard
Clean your keyboard
02 Oct 2019

Clean your keyboard

If you didn’t already know, computer and laptop keyboards can have high levels of bacteria and are way dirtier than toilet seats - true story. To keep the germs at bay, put some toothpaste on a cloth and gently clean around and on top of each key. This helps to get rid of even the most stubborn stains. Psst, you can also use this method to brighten up your piano keys.

Get rid of hair dye from skin
Get rid of hair dye from skin
02 Oct 2019

Get rid of hair dye from skin

If you colour your hair at home, this method of protection will definitely come in handy in keeping the dye from staining your skin. Instead of using soap, apply whitening toothpaste on the stains and rub them away.

Remove ink stains from clothes
Remove ink stains from clothes
02 Oct 2019

Remove ink stains from clothes

Speaking of accidental stains, if you somehow get ink on your clothes, try this useful hack to revive it. Apply toothpaste on the ink spot and let it sit. After a couple of minutes, run the spot under cool water while slowly massaging the toothpaste into the stain and voila, the stain is gone.

Revive your sneakers
Revive your sneakers
02 Oct 2019

Revive your sneakers

The white sneaker craze isn't going anywhere so if you are looking to prolong the longevity of your precious (and probably expensive) kicks, this hack will come in handy.

Apply a little toothpaste on to the scuff and rub it in with a cloth, after which you should wipe it clean with a damp cloth. This works even on leather shoes. If you are looking to whiten the discoloured trims of your shoes, use regular toothpaste on them and clean it up with a cloth. Remember to rinse the dirt away.

Freshen your hands
Freshen your hands
02 Oct 2019

Freshen your hands

If you handle a lot of smelly food while cooking, you’d know that the smell tends to linger on your hands even after rounds of washing them. To get rid of the nasty odours, just scrub your hands with toothpaste. It helps to remove any trace of gross smells through a deep clean and leaves your hands smelling minty fresh. 

Soothe insect bites and blisters
Soothe insect bites and blisters
02 Oct 2019

Soothe insect bites and blisters

The next time you suffer from bug bites and blisters, try soothing them with "cooling" toothpaste which can reduce swelling and itchiness.

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