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Toothpaste, It’s Not Just for Brushing Teeth!

toothbrush with a toothpaste

Of course, we hope that you use your toothpaste to brush your teeth at least twice a day as part of your general dental care. We bet you didn’t know that toothpaste can be used for much more than simply brushing your teeth! If you have a tube of toothpaste laying around, perhaps a partially used tube that you didn’t taste great or work like you had hope, here are some ideas to try, rather than throwing it away.

You know that toothpaste cleans your teeth, but it also has other cleaning capabilities including removing stains from clothing and carpets. If you have a stain on your favorite shirt simply rub a bit of toothpaste on the stain and rub until gone. Wash garment as the tag suggests. If you have a carpet stain, rub toothpaste into the stain with an abrasive brush and rinse immediately.

You can put toothpaste on a minor burn to help alleviate the pain and get some relief. Toothpaste will help reduce the irritation from bug bites and blisters. If you struggle with acne or zits, try placing a small amount of toothpaste a trouble spot at night while you sleep. Wash off in the morning and many times the blemish will decrease in size.

Toothpaste can turn dull, dirty fingernails into shiny beauties. Try brushing your fingernails with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste and see how they dazzle. When you run out of hair gel, gel toothpaste can be used as a substitute to fix your do just the way you want to! Are you having trouble getting a stinky smell from cooking with fish, garlic or onions off your hands? Wash your hands and fingers with toothpaste and simply wash the stinky smell away!

Do you have dirty sneakers or running shoes? Rubbing toothpaste on your dirty shoe soles using a stiff brush will clean away the dirt and stains. Simply wipe the toothpaste away to have your shoes look like new. A warm damp washcloth with a little toothpaste can wipe crayons off of a painted wall! Toothpaste is a great cleaning for silver jewelry! Be sure to use a soft bristled brush or cotton cloth when cleaning silver jewelry. Toothpaste also makes diamonds sparkle!

You can clean your piano keys with a damp lint free cloth and a little toothpaste. Toothpaste will help remove the oil from your skin that gets on the keys and attracts dirt. You can use toothpaste to remove the burnt crust that builds up on clothes irons. Gently rubbing a little toothpaste on swimming goggles and rinsing off will prevent your goggles from fogging up!

We hope you enjoy all of these fun and practical uses for toothpaste! Now go brush your teeth.

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Going to a new dentist can be stressful, but this experience was the BEST I have ever had. Dr. Morris and Dr. Fields are a cut above the rest, and they offer state of the art technology, and an environment that takes the sting out of going to the dentist for sure. Conveniently located in Roswell, the staff is caring, patient-focused, and efficient. I've never smiled so much at a dentist's office! I highly recommend friends and family making their next visit to this dentist. Pain free!!!!

    Lesley G
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C

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