12 Unexpected Uses For Toothpaste You Never Knew Existed

The humble toothpaste is a wonder product — you can use it for everything from cleaning shoes and getting rid of scratches on your iPhone to preventing your swimming goggles from steaming up. Don’t believe us? Try them for yourself.

#1. Shine faded silver with a small amount of toothpaste.

#2. Get car headlights looking slick and clean again by rubbing them with toothpaste.

#3. Clean the keys on a piano with a small amount of toothpaste on a wet cloth.

#4. Clean your Converse shoes (and any other white footwear) with toothpaste.

#5. Cover the insides of swimming goggles with a very thin layer of toothpaste and then wash it off, to prevent steaming while swimming.

#6. Wipe away stains on wooden surfaces using toothpaste.

#7. Get rid of clothing stains (from lipstick to spaghetti sauce) by covering it with a small amount of toothpaste, rubbing gently, then washing it off.

#8. Give taps their old shine back by rubbing in a little toothpaste.

#9. You can also use toothpaste to clean the bottom of an iron.

#10. Get rid of scratches on your smartphone by gently rubbing in a dab of toothpaste with a soft cloth in a circular motion. Then wipe it down with a clean cloth.

#11. Use toothpaste to clean your fingernails. Just cover them in a small amount, leave for a couple of minutes, and wash off with water.

#12. Remove garlic, onion and fish odours from your hands by washing them with a small amount of toothpaste.