16 Quick and Easy Tips for Using Toothpaste for Everyday Cleaning

What is toothpaste good for other than cleaning your pearly whites? A little toothpaste and a soft cloth is a great ways to clean any number of things around your house. Who knew!! Turns out this is a game changer for cleaning surface stains due to the mild abrasive qualities of white toothpaste. I have 13 of the best toothpaste hacks using regular toothpaste to share with you.

Make sure you are using non-gel toothpaste and don’t use whitening toothpaste. Just plain, old toothpaste. You will find this is such a simple solution to removing pesky stains you will wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner. You can see more of my crazy creations here


Let’s answer some of these popular questions:

  • What is toothpaste good for cleaning?
  • How to clean silver with toothpaste?
  • How to clean jewelry with toothpaste?
Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff tarnish off silver.

How To Clean Silver with Toothpaste


Place a small amount of toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff the tarnish off silver.

Rinse off the toothpaste and the tarnish is gone.

Rinse off the toothpaste and the tarnish is gone.

Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff tarnish off copper.

How do you clean badly tarnished copper?


Place a little bit of toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff tarnish off copper.

Rinse off the toothpaste and the tarnish is gone. This also works to polish chrome as well.

Rinse off the toothpaste and the tarnish is gone. This also works to polish chrome as well.

Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff the screen, CD, or DVD.

How to clean a phone screen, CDs, or DVDs with toothpaste


Place a little dab of toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff the screen, CD, or DVD.

Use a damp cloth to clean the toothpaste off and your screen is clean.

Use a damp cloth to clean the toothpaste off and your screen is clean.

You can rinse CDs and DVDs under the faucet, then use a cotton cloth to lightly dry them.

You can rinse CDs and DVDs under the faucet, then use a cotton cloth to lightly dry them.

Rinse your plastic out.

How to remove odor from plastic


Rinse out your plastic.

Rub the inside of the plastic with the toothpaste. This works great to remove strong smells like onions as well.

How to remove odor from plastic


Rinse out your plastic.

Rinse out the toothpaste and wash. The odor will be gone.

Rinse out the toothpaste and wash. The odor will be gone.

Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff the stainless.

How to clean stainless with toothpaste


Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff the stainless

Rinse off the toothpaste and watch it shine.

Rinse off the toothpaste and watch it shine.

Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff your sink. Rinse the toothpaste away and your sink will be deodorized and shine.

How to deodorize and clean your sink


Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff your sink. Rinse the toothpaste away and your sink will be deodorized and shine.

Just finished cutting an onion? Rub some toothpaste on your hands.

How to wash odors off your hands


Just finished cutting an onion? Rub a tiny bit of toothpaste on your hands.

While you're at it wash your jewelry. (Clean silver chains and necklaces too)

How to clean jewelry with toothpaste


While you’re at it, take a touch of toothpaste and wash your jewelry. (Clean silver chains and necklaces too)

Rinse your hands and they'll be free of odors.

Rinse your hands and they’ll be free of odors.

Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff the crayon away from doors, tables, and walls. Wipe off the toothpaste with a damp cloth.

How to remove crayon


Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff the crayon off doors, tables, and walls. Wipe off the toothpaste with a damp sponge or cloth.

Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff the marker off wood.

How to remove permanent marker stains from wood furniture


Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff the marker off wood.

Wipe off the toothpaste with a damp cloth.

Wipe off the toothpaste with a damp cloth.

Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff your faucets. Rinse the toothpaste off, wipe with a clean cloth and your faucets will shine.

How do I make my faucet shiny?


Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and buff your faucets. Rinse the toothpaste off with clean water and wipe with a clean cloth and your faucets will shine.

Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and rub on the soap scum.

How to remove soap scum?


Place some regular toothpaste on a microfiber cloth and rub a thin layer of toothpaste on shower doors and walls remove soap scum.

Rinse the toothpaste off and your soap scum will be gone.

Rinse the toothpaste off and your soap scum will be gone.


And….just a few more for good measure:


  • Use toothpaste to clean your car’s headlights. Not only will it remove bugs & grime, but toothpaste has the added bonus of cleaning up foggy headlights. Just scrub and rinse.
  • Use white toothpaste to clean tough stains and scuff marks off white rubber-soled dirty sneakers. Simply scrub with an old toothbrush and let the toothpaste sit for 5 minutes then rinse with a damp cloth.
  • Use regular toothpaste to clean the bottom plate of your clothes iron. Simply apply non-gel formula to the cold plate of the iron and let it sit for a few minutes then wipe it off with a dry cloth using a circular motion, then just rinse.


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  • Leila Capell Leila Capell on May 28, 2024

    When I worked in an art store, holes in a picture frame were filled with toothpaste and then hidden with gold touch up paint. It works really well for small holes etc.

  • Terry Terry on Jun 02, 2024

    Also works great for filling small nail holes in your walls. Just dab it in the hole, wipe away any excess and when dry you can touch up the paint using just a cotton swab! Really helpful for renters!

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