this is how toothpaste is useful for me

@roniroxas (10576)
Philippines
March 9, 2009 7:27am CST
yes of course mainly for our teeth to keep our strong teeth and away from cavities. i use it also to clean mirror/s in the bathroom. you can never thought that this will be so clean like brand new. i rub the mirror using toilet pappers or paper towels and wipe it again with a clean paper towel. then it is shinny like new. for jewelries as well. i am not much of a gold person but i have a little collection of silver and i clean it with a soon to dispose toothbrush. if you have crayons on the wall that wont come off try to rub it with a little toothpaste and scrub it. then wipe it again with a clean cloth. that is how important the toothpaste for me. not just for my teeth but for cleaning as well.
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@jenisky (406)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
wow those are just simple infos but it helps a lot..i know about that using and wiping toothpaste on silver accessories helps a lot..but i never thought about the crayons in the wall,my son writes in our wall using pentel pen does it works too on toothpaste? i never thought that toothpaste does many wonders not just for our teeth.many thanks..
• United States
10 Mar 09
I have cleaned my rings and necklaces using toothpaste , and it does work ! I would like to hear more ideas like these, thanks for posting this discussion! We can always use some new ideas to try ..
• China
10 Mar 09
Thank you for your suggestions,here I'd like share more: We usually cost several hundred dollars to buy a pair of sneakers or any other kind of gym shoes,especially the white ones,with some meshy covers,once it gets dirty,I also aways clean it with a little toothpaste, brush it slightly with a second-hand toothbrush,and it comes to shine little by little,it's low-cost and convenience for everybody. My expensive sneakers come back again in shiny white !
• China
10 Mar 09
Thank you for your suggestions,here I'd like share more: We usually cost several hundred dollars to buy a pair of sneakers or any other kind of gym shoes,especially the white ones,with some meshy covers,once it gets dirty,I also aways clean it with a little toothpaste, brush it slightly with a second-hand toothbrush,and it comes to shine little by little,it's low-cost and convenience for everybody. My expensive sneakers come back again in shiny white !
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
wow... I think I'm gonna try that in cleaning our mirrors... I rub toothpaste on my skin, when I do get an insect bite, and when I accidentally pour on some hot water on my skin (ouch...)....
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
I have tried toothpaste on my burned skin before but it didn't really help...petroleum jelly is the best for minor burns dear...
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
oh thank you sophie_dfuss I would try petroleum jelly just in case :) although it would be better if no one in here would have minor burns.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
i use cold water on burns or tomato. toothpaste does not help me when it comes to burns. i dont think that toothpaste is effective on burns for that is hot already because of the burn. i will try petrelium i never tried that before. the fridge is the nearest i can see from the kitchen.
• Canada
11 Mar 09
also if you can't get the smell of onions off your hands after preparing supper, even though you have washed and washed, use toothpaste to wash your hands and it will go away.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
i use a small amout of vinegar for my hands when the smell of garlic and onions does not go away. but thanks for the tip about that on the toothpaste. it is nice that i shared some and win some at the same time. and thats fun on this site you always learn everyday. thanks for the response
• Canada
14 Apr 09
I'm a helper, what can I say
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
I also use the toothpaste to clean up my white rubber shoes for a quickie!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
i remember my cousin did this and he exageratedly put toothpaste on his white spadrils and unfortunately it rained. while we are walking we are laughing so hard for his shoes was really squicking and it was all bubling with too many tooth paste. that was really funny. thanks for the response sophie you made me remind my cousin.
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Thats funny Your cousin has overdo it thats why. I just put small amount of toothpaste unto my rubber shoes and rubbed it with a damp cloth
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
Good to hear your story about how you use your toothpaste. I think for me, i have used my toothpaste for two reasons only. One is for usual brushing of teeth and the other one is for applying it on pimple. Although i have seen how the pimple get smaller, i don't regularly do this because i feel so lazy and sometimes, i get to use some of the products i buy for my face. Wait i forgot, i also used toothpaste for cleaning the necklace chain of my hubby when there was no jewelry cleaner fluid available on the market. It makes it shiny although not that good with the real jewelry cleaner fluid.
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Yes its also good to use as a silver cleaner :)
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
i saw that kind of discussion already here that toothpaste is good for pimples. never tried it before, i dont have pimples. lucky my kids dont have too. but i wii still share that tip to others. yes jewelry is polished with the help of toothpaste just use toothbrush hard to reach parts. lol just like teeth. thanks for the response
• India
15 Mar 09
yes, many of the products which we use for cleaning ourselves are useful for other purposes also. yes, i do clean my jewellary with tooth paste and brush them nicely and wash after which they shine as new. Not only is tooth paste useful , you can even use the face powder for cleaning mirrors, just sprinkle some powder on the mirror and wipe it off with a clean cloth or a tissue and see how neat and crystal clear your mirror looks like. there are many more things like that which can be used for cleaning etc
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
thanks for your response and thanks for the additional tips too. there are more handful tips in cleaning that we can use like baking soda, vinegar, salt and a lot more, but that would be a different discussion already. happy to see you in my discussion. enjoy your weekend.
@aprilten (1966)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
I heard that toothpaste is good for cleaning jewelries, too. I also used to put some toothpaste on burns but when I heard a doctor said that it should not be done, I don't do it anymore.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
yes april, that is also included in my tip that it is also good for jewelries. toothpaste is not good for burns. i put tomato or ice on my burns. i find it really effective. since i get burn mostly when cooking it is easy to run to the fridge than to run at the bathroom. thanks for the response
@srganesh (6349)
• India
14 Mar 09
Removing crayon marks on the wall with tooth paste is a new idea I get from you.Also you can use it on the car's front glasses on a rainy day.Just apply some tooth paste,rub it and clean with water.The rain drops will not stand even if your wipers are not working.Cheers!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
hi srganesh, i dont have a car so i can not share anyhting that has to do with cars. . but if it worls for the mirror in the bathroom then i therefore conclude that it will also do the trick when it comes to cars. thanks for the response and have a blessed weekend.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
14 Mar 09
wow you really are a super mom with lots of super powers....you really can make a lot of things from just a simple toothpaste....im sure you also have a lot of things to do with flour and vinegar....right?
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
flour? yes for cooking mostly. baking soda for cleaning a lot. vinegar a little for i am more of a zonrox person. specially now the new zonrox color. it really smells good. i am happy to share and i learned a lot from myloters as well regarding toothpaste. thanks for the response
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
The weirdest use of toothpaste I have ever encountered was when my college friend contracted chicken pox during an outdoor hike. His face itched like crazy and he smeared minty toothpaste on his face to cool the burning feeling. When he washed it off with water he was like "ahhh...." lol :D
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
hi noel i can just remember now how itchy chicken pox can be and how toothpaste can really give a great ahh. you can sleep now even you have chicken pox. lol. my sister brush her teeth in a summer before taking a bath it has also a cool effect when you wet your body. thanks for the response
• United States
10 Mar 09
I heard of using it that way, but I haven't tried it yet. I think I will though. When I was younger I use to put toothpaste on pimples. It drys them out so they go away quicker. I don't know why, but it seem to have worked.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Oh yeah that works too, I have try that all the time.
@bulasana (71)
• Bahrain
10 Mar 09
Wow there is so many usfull tips on use of toothpaste. I will try the one to clean mirror and see how it works? Cheers
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
10 Mar 09
I will put some Mouth wash in the toliet to disinfect the toliet not only that is makes your bathroom smell good, I got this info form smeone here at Mylot.
• United States
10 Mar 09
I did not know that toothpaste could be used to clean mirrors. I will have to give it a try. Thank you for that tip. I use toothpaste to fill small nail holes in the walls before I paint. Just put a dap on your finger and push into hole. Let dry and 10 minutes and scrape off excess with flat spatula. Then paint. You could never tell there were holes in the wall unless light shines on it just right, but barely noticable, even then.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
welcome to mylot mystic, the tip you gave is cool. though i never tried changing paints for our landlord has this style when it comes to his apartments. well never mind about him lol. i will share your tips to my friends. thanks for the response and have a blessed weekend.
@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Mar 09
toothpaste - toothpaste has many useful features besides brushing teeth
This is an important household tips:) Besides it, I have heard that toothpaste is also good for skin. If you have acne in your face, then just put a little bit toothpaste on the acne. It will be better next day. I love China
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
i saw that discussion already about acne and toothpaste, but lucky me i dont have acne or pimples, so as my children too. i have one more tip about that toothpaste that i comment at howards response. sorry i forgot to include it on my discussion. thanks for the response and have a nice weekend.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
I never thought toothpaste can be used to clean mirrors and jewelries... i think i need to try this one... but i do apply some toothpast for minor burns... or even accidental frostbite from the freezer... kinda impossible... but this frostbite happened to me when i was young... and the wound was like a burn... but weirder..
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
when i get burn i put ice on it. it will subside faster than you put toothpaste. or i rub tomato on the burn area. try it. toothpaste is not much that good for burned skin for it is hot with the mint. just a suggestion. i hope you tried it on the mirror at your bathroom. it does really the trick. thanks for the response
@littleowl (7157)
9 Mar 09
Hi roni, that is brilliant! Have you got anymore tips on anything...I do know that there is a lot in our kitchen cupboards that we can use for cleaning but do you have any other tips like that for cleaning? hugs littleowl
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
well i learned from my mom that after cleaning the fridge disolve baking soda with water and wet a rag from the solution. wipe the frifge with that rug for more clean smeel and it elimintaes odor as well. i also soak my pan with baking soda and a little water over night to scrape any burned food. you know that i have four teens and sometimes they burn food in it when reheating. iodized salt can use for stained china. stained from coffee and tea, i use iodized salt scrub the salt on the chine using a cloth. i have more but cant recall all of it right now. thanks for the response
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
9 Mar 09
Hi my friend! I did not know toothpaste has so many other uses, I learn something new every day here. Thanks for sharing this.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
hi there my friend. how are you? there is one more i forgot to put. if you have cds or DVDs with scratches already and is jumping when you play it, put a little toothpaste and rub it with a soft cloth. then it will run smooth again. thanks for the response and i am happy to see you.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
10 Mar 09
I will use it to patch holes in the wall, if it is white tooth pastes, little hole though.
@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
10 Mar 09
Thanks roniroxas for this advice. I never heard that toothpaste can be used to clean a mirror. When my acne ointment went out, I will use a small amount onto my acne before sleep. The acne would be better after a sleep. ^.^ Good day.
@rioboots (37)
• United States
10 Mar 09
i never knew that you could use toothpaste for so many different reasons. i tend to just use it on my teeth! i'm going to go clean my jewelery now haha, thanks everyone