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Your Dental Floss, Toothbrush, and Toothpaste

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Dental Hygienist

You may be surprised to learn that your dental products can do much more than keep your mouth healthy.

Dental Floss Twine – Use dental floss to hang ornaments, photos, sew difficult buttons onto clothing or even to tie small packages. Cutting You can use dental floss to cut or slice an assortment of soft food items, including cake, hard-boiled eggs, cheese and some fruits.

You can also use floss to lift sticky foods off of baking sheets. Fishing line You guessed it, dental floss is a handy solution for broken fishing line. Quieting a leaky faucet Tying dental floss around a leaking faucet with a side hanging down into the sink will help curb the annoying drip as water will slide down the floss into the sink. Ring removal If you ever have a ring stuck on your finger, you might want to try wrapping some dental floss around the base to help slide the stuck jewelry off more easily than using soap and water.

Toothpaste Cleaning – You can use toothpaste to clean a whole host of things, including cook tops, shoes, irons, jewelry, fingernails and toenails.

Spot fixes Toothpaste is a great product to use when patching nail holes or to fill cracks in CDs or DVDs. Topical uses It has been said that spot applying toothpaste can help reduce the appearance of blemishes, relieve discomfort of cold sores, soothe itching bug bites and ease the pain of a bee sting.

Defog Toothpaste is a great solution for foggy mirrors and goggles Deodorizer Toothpaste can help clean baby bottles and drains as well as destroying their tough odors.

Toothbrush Cleaning – Maybe not so surprising, but a toothbrush is a great tool for cleaning hard to reach areas or working at tough scuffs and stains, like crayon marks, tile flooring or the rubber soles of shoes. Beauty Use a (clean) toothbrush to tame unruly eyebrows, scrub under fingernails, clean mascara brushes, apply hair dye and exfoliate your lips.