As your Coquitlam dentist, CGS Dentistry recommends cleaning your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for at least 3 minutes and at least two times a day as part of a healthy dental care routine.

However, toothpaste can be great to use around the house.

Great for Insect Bites

Standard non-gel toothpaste can help soothe the itch from an insect bite and keep you from scratching at the site. Try it!

Great to Sanitize your Hands

In a pinch, toothpaste (and a little water) is a great hand sanitizer. As a reward, if you have chopped onions or garlic, you can neutralize the smell with a bit of toothpaste/water.

Great for Fixing Nail Holes

Nail holes generally require putty to correct, but with a little bit of toothpaste, you can easily fill in the hole and touch up with paint afterwards.

Great for Cleaning Diamond Rings

By scrubbing your diamond ring with a bit of toothpaste on an old toothbrush, you could have your diamond looking like new.

Great for Burns

Always out of aloe? Put toothpaste on your burn right after it happens to help alleviate the stinging feeling.

Great for Crayon on your Wall

A damp rag with a little bit of toothpaste on it should  just wipe away crayon marks on your wall.

Great for Putting up posters

Forget tape or thumb tacks, merely put a dab of toothpaste on the back of a poster to hang it without doing any damage the wall.

Great for Treating Acne

Dabbing a little bit of toothpaste on a zit prior to bed should clear up things by morning!

Great for Polishing your Drinking Glasses 

Polish your scratched glasses with a dab of toothpaste and they should look brand-new!

Great for Protecting against Fog!

Many swimmers use toothpaste to keep their goggles free of fog. Simply wipe the toothpaste on, clean it off and appreciate a fog-free view.

But don’t forget toothpaste’s most crucial role! Brush twice daily, floss once a day and visit your Coquitlam dentist, CGS Dentistry, for an exceptionally healthy smile you’ll be proud to show off!

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