Toothhpaste stain on a white shirt

How to Remove Toothpaste Stains

Toothpaste helps your teeth stay stain free, however a drop on your clothes is a different matter altogether.

Clean your teeth with your toothpaste, and let Tide help you take care of your clothes with these tips on how to get rid of toothpaste stains.

Step 1

Remove Excess

Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain.

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Step 2

Pour and Pre-treat

Pour Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid directly onto the toothpaste stain. Make sure you completely cover it and let set for 5 minutes. Pour from either the bottle or the cap.

Step 3

Dose

You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.

Step 4

Load

Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

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Step 5

Wash

Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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Select the wash cycle and water temperature on your washing machine
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Step 6

Unload

When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.

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