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15 Brilliant Uses for Toothpaste

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15 Brilliant Uses for Toothpaste

By Zana Faulkner, DivineCaroline

Toothpaste: it whitens, brightens, deodorizes, removes stains, and restores and protects enamel. But toothpaste’s cleaning capabilities work wonders on many things besides our teeth. The same ingredients that help polish our pearly whites can also soothe some common ailments, make household items sparkle, and even get rid of stains and pungent smells. Try out these fifteen tricks with a white, non-gel toothpaste (unless otherwise noted), and watch that cavity-fighting, breath-freshening tube of wonder work its magic.

1. Relieve irritation from bug bites, sores, and blisters. These skin irritations all tend to weep and, in the case of bug bites, often itch. Apply a drop of toothpaste to a bug bite or insect sting to stop the itching and decrease any swelling. When applied to sores or blisters, it dries them up, thus allowing the wound to heal faster. It’s best when used overnight.

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5:47AM PDT on May 14, 2014

Also works great for filling holes in walls (from picture hanging, etc) Just be sure to use white toothpaste, not green

7:42AM PDT on Mar 22, 2014

Thanks

6:16PM PDT on Oct 27, 2013

I loved the tips, tks! "Relieve irritation from bug bites, sores, and blisters" and "for stronger nails", that's excellent! =)

12:01AM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Great ideas! Very useful information. Thanks for sharing!

5:20AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

Everything is useful

12:13AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thank you for sharing Mel :)

1:34AM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Thank you :)

6:56PM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Thanks

2:01PM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

Good to know. Thanks.

5:20PM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

Thanks for the tips, Mel

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