Use toothpaste (not the gel) to clean and polish silver. Put some on a clean rag and cover the area you want to polish with toothpaste. When dry, buff with soft, clean rag. It will shine just as well as if you have used silver polish, and its so much cheaper.
Another way to use toothpaste is to remove grass stains from clothes. Put some on the stained area and scrub with an old toothbrush. Rinse with water, launder as usual. Both tips work really well, they are cheap and done without a lot of work!
By dorothy wedenoja from New Creek, WV
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We use toothpaste quite often. The real secret is to run the object under hot hot water for quite a while then to dry the surfaces with a soft cloth. It does a better job than the steamer at the jewelers, especially on diamonds.
Rub on toothpaste and just wash off. This works great for silver jewelry!
Toothpaste isn't just for teeth, it also cleans the silver jewelry to make it shine! All you have to do is to put an amount of toothpaste on the jewelry, depending on how big or small the jewelry is.