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Toothpaste Life Hacks

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If you have a tube of expired toothpaste, or just a kind that you simply don’t like its taste or texture, don’t throw it out! Toothpaste not only works wonders for your teeth, but it can be a very helpful household item for a variety of reasons. Next time you have an old tube of toothpaste lying around, try out one of these hacks:

  1. Clean Your Bathroom
  2. Stains on your faucet and your sink can be difficult and time-consuming to remove. But with toothpaste, it’s pretty easy to get them out! Simply rub toothpaste over the stains and rinse with water.

  3. Remove Scuff Marks on Your Car
  4. A damp cloth with toothpaste can buff out pesky scuff marks on your car. Try it on scuff marks on shoes and flooring, too!

  5. Clean Your Refrigerator
  6. If you have grime buildup around your refrigerator doors, try using an old toothbrush and toothpaste to clean up those hard-to-reach places.

  7. Defog Mirrors
  8. Spread a bit of toothpaste on your mirror and wipe it away with a clean cloth before you step into the shower. You’ll have defogged mirrors by the time you get out!

  9. Calm Insect Bites & Burns
  10. If you have an itchy bug bite or a small burn, try dabbing the area with toothpaste to relieve any pain.

  11. Clean Your Iron
  12. Irons collect gunk over time. Use a cloth with toothpaste to clean up the grime and thoroughly wipe it away!

  13. Help Your Dog Smell Fresh
  14. If a skunk has attacked your dog, try rubbing toothpaste in the affected area for five minutes and then rinse it out. Just be sure your furry friend doesn’t lick the toothpaste off because human toothpaste is toxic for dogs if swallowed.

  15. Repair Your Walls
  16. You can use toothpaste just like spackling paste and spread it over small holes and sand it down when it dries up. You can even paint over the dried toothpaste!

  17. Remove Carpet Stains
  18. Wine, coffee, and pet stains are no match for a bit of toothpaste and a wet cloth!

Keep Your Smile Healthy & Clean!

There is no better hack for keeping your smile healthy and clean than brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing at least once a day. Moreover, don’t forget to visit us twice a year for exams, too! Dr. Nguyen and the team look forward to seeing you. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

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Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
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22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
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