We should probably make room for a tube of toothpaste in our 3-ingredient wonder-fix cleaning kit. The same solution that gets your chompers pearly white can also make a scratched DVD playable and make stained white gadgets look shiny and new.
And if you've spotted a few scratches in your phone's—or any other device's—screen, toothpaste comes to the rescue again:
Just dab a bit of toothpaste at the end of a cotton swab or a soft cloth. Gently rub it in to your screen's scratches in a circular motion, being careful not to rub too hard and remove any surface coating. Then wipe the whole thing down with a soft, barely-damp cloth.
You really need to find toothpaste, as gel-based toothpaste will do nothing but make a mess and leave you with those scratches you're hoping to remove. And the trick is to just use a tiny bit of toothpaste, much less than the picture above!
Republished from March 28, 2011