How to Remove Toothpaste from Clothes? – Easy Home Remedies for Instant Results!

by Stephanie Yankova

Have you ever accidentally gotten toothpaste on your clothes while brushing your teeth in the morning? If the answer is “yes” then you know how stubborn these stains are. Don’t worry, the damage can be reversed! Follow our expert tips on how to remove toothpaste from clothes using only products you already have at home! 

How to Remove Toothpaste from Clothes Based on Its Type

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Regardless of what type of toothpaste you have, the first step of the removal process is always the same – you need to gently remove any excess from the fabric. I’ve figured that the easiest way to do that is with a spoon. Once you’ve done that, use a clean damp cloth to wipe off whatever is left on the garment. Remember: never rub a fresh toothpaste stain into the fabric, as this will push it further into the fibers, and as a result make it much more difficult to remove the stain.

However, you need to be aware that some types of toothpaste stains are more difficult to remove than others. Apply the instructions below as quickly as possible to ensure successful results. This is especially important for whitening toothpastes.

Regular Toothpaste

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If your toothpaste has a plain white color, it probably contains an ingredient called titanium dioxide which acts as a coloring agent that makes your teeth appear brighter. After you’re done the mandatory steps we explained above, follow up with liquid detergent. Put a few drops of it on a damp cloth and rub it into the stained area. If the stain is too stubborn, you can use a clean toothbrush to gently work the detergent into the fabric. After that, wash the garment according to the instructions on the label and let it air dry. If necessary, repeat the process until the toothpaste mark is completely gone.

Colored Gel Toothpaste

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The tint in the colored toothpaste comes from a dye that, while completely safe to consume, is a nightmare to get off clothes. To remove stains caused by it successfully, follow the steps from above and leave the garment to dry outside. The Sun acts as a natural bleach, which will help lighten the stain. However, keep in mind that this only works for white clothes.

Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste contains mild bleaching agents. If you get it on dark or colored clothes, it will discolor them. Keeping that in mind, you need to act as quickly as possible! Again, you won’t need anything more than liquid detergent, however, you must act fast! If you don’t treat it immediately, unfortunately, the damage will be impossible to reverse.

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How to Remove Toothpaste Stains Using Home Remedies

If you’ve tried the liquid detergent method already, and it doesn’t give you the desired results, here are a few alternatives you can try instead!

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When it comes to natural cleaning products, white vinegar is the most versatile and effective stain and odor remover. For toothpaste stains, create a solution by mixing one part white vinegar and two parts cold water. Soak a clean cloth in the solution and gently dab the stain with it. If the stain is old, you can soak the garment into the solution. Then, rinse the fabric with cold water. You can either let it air dry or put it in the dryer.

Note: Do NOT put the treated clothes in the dryer unless you are absolutely sure that the stain has disappeared. The heat of the dryer can permanently set the stain. This is why we recommend air drying your garments instead.

Lemon Juice

A favorite cleaning hack of mine is to use lemon juice. All you have to do is cut a lemon in half and rub it into the stained area. Then, rinse with cold water. You will notice the results shortly after that. If the stain is old, after rubbing the lemon, sprinkle some salt on top. Rub the stained area of the fabric together to help the salt penetrate deeper into the fibers. Rinse with cold water and leave to dry.

Removing Toothpaste Stains from Carpets

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Removing clothes from clothes is one thing, but getting them off a carpet is a whole different story. How did the toothpaste even get on the carpet in the first place, you may ask? That’s not important – it happens to the best of us. What matters is how you’re going to clean it.

Sprinkle baking soda on the stained area and spray water on top. Let it sit for 1–2 hours, or even overnight if the stain is rather old. Once the area is dry, use a vacuum cleaner to clean the remaining baking soda and your carpet will be good as new!

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