Toothpaste comes in a number of flavors, whitening strengths and brands today and many people buy it to get the whitest and brightest smiles possible. Brightening your smile however is just one thing that you can do with toothpaste. There are actually a number of other uses for this common household item, many of which may surprise you. Take the toothpaste with you and look at these unique and pretty awesome uses for toothpaste, aside from whitening your teeth. Keep in mind that the uses below are intended for plain, white toothpaste.Toothpaste is an excellent ingredient for removing lipstick stains, ink and even grass stains from your clothing. You just have to put some toothpaste on the stain, ensuring that you cover it well. Then simply fold the fabric over and rub it vigorously. Rinse with warm water and then launder as usual.You can use toothpaste to get rid of those scuff marks on shoes, vinyl flooring or virtually anything else in your home. Just use a damp cloth with toothpaste or if you are cleaning your shoes, you can use a toothbrush to scrub away grime and scuff marks.

If you have trouble getting people to use coasters and your furniture has water marks, you can use a bit of toothpaste to remove them. Just rub toothpaste onto your wood furniture with a soft cloth and then wipe clean. You can use furniture polish afterwards to really give it a shine.