For More Than Just Your Teeth and Gums

As a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist, Dr. Randy LaFrom believes the best place for dental hygiene products is in your mouth. However, Dr. LaFrom and our team understands there are many alternative uses for oral hygiene products. Check them out!

Unexpected Uses for Toothpaste

  • Removes scuffs from shoes
  • Cleans piano keys
  • Cleans your iron
  • Polishes a diamond ring
  • Deodorizes baby bottles
  • Prevents goggles and mirrors from fogging
  • Shines bathroom and kitchen chrome
  • Removes crayon marks from walls
  • Removes ink and lipstick stains from clothing
  • Removes watermarks from furniture
  • Clears up pimples
  • Removes odors from your hands

Unexpected Uses for Toothbrushes

  • Clean small, hard-to-reach places with this all-purpose cleaning brush
  • Brush your just-used cheese grater before putting it in the dishwasher to prevent drain clogs and unwanted leftover residue
  • Clean silk from ears of corn
  • Clean and oil your waffle iron
  • Apply hair dye

Unexpected Uses for Mouthwash

  • Treats Athlete’s Foot
  • Combats odors and bacteria when added to washing-machine water
  • Cures underarm odor
  • Disinfects cuts and scrapes
  • Combats dandruff
  • Cleans toilets

Obviously, there are a lot of things you can do with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash, but the best thing to use them for is to maintain healthy teeth and gums. In addition to floss, these three products are the components of a healthy at-home dental hygiene routine.

For more dental health tips, call LaFrom Dentistry, located in Cupertino, California, at (408) 996-8595 or visit us online at

~ by cupertinodentist on February 24, 2012.

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