ToothpasteTubeSince the product is titled toothpaste, you have to figure it has a singular use – cleaning your teeth. The minty ting of toothpaste helps to cover up bad breath and leave your mouth feeling clean. However, the various gels and pastes you find at your local store are full of amazing compounds that also eradicate germs and even brighten your smile. Since toothpaste can work such wonders with halitosis, imagine other odors it might cover up. Have you ever left a Tupperware container in your car for a few days, still caked with the remnants of your lunch from earlier in the week? Do you have a baby at home with bottles you didn’t wash soon enough, emitting a stench from formula that’s been in your sink, unwashed, for longer than you meant? There are lots of uses for toothpaste even beyond odor fighting.

Alternative Uses for Toothpaste

Cleaning Jewelry and Chrome: Dulling precious metals and stones can be shined right up with a cleaning from a spare toothbrush and some toothpaste. Your engagement ring, faucets, appliances, and parts of your car can be made as sparkly clean as your smile. Removing Scuffs from Shoes and Cleaning Sneakers: Leather shoes can be scuff free when you squeeze some toothpaste on a soft cloth and rub away. Dirty sneakers can be whitened in the same way. Just use a damp cloth to wipe off the toothpaste residue and your shoes might look brand new again. Cleaning Crayon Marks off the Walls: Alas, our budding artists sometimes forget where the paper is stored, and we are left with crayon-marked walls. No need to repaint, or go to the store for special cleaning products. Give toothpaste a shot, provided the paint on your walls is flat (sheen-free). A scrub brush, some of your favorite toothpaste, and a little bit of elbow grease will likely remove the crayon stains.


At Rodem Tree Dental, you and your family can expect to receive the latest in quality dental care. Dr. Ellen Nam and our team want to help you improve the health and beauty of your smile. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 972-475-2321. We proudly service patients in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Wylie, and Sachse.