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Can A Tube Of Toothpaste Effectively Clean Your Toilet?
A hack making the rounds claims dropping a tube of toothpaste into your toilet tank will keep it clean and smelling fresh; however, it’s debatable if this is an effective method.
The assumption is that the chemicals in toothpaste that whiten and protect teeth and freshen breath should also clean the toilet and spread a minty fragrance with every flush.
YouTube cleaning enthusiast Clean Freak & Germaphobe recommends poking holes into an affordable tube of toothpaste, squeezing it a bit, then tossing it into the toilet tank.
The toothpaste will diffuse into the water over time, supposedly cleansing the tank and bowl when you flush, but toothpaste is formulated for teeth, not for use as a toilet tablet.
If you use toothpaste that contains baking soda and peroxide, which are known cleansers and deodorizers, it may help with odors, stains, and germs but probably not significantly.