How to Clean Silver Jewelry Using Toothpaste

I use toothpaste to clean silver jewelry or anything silver. (I have silver cleaning solution but I rarely use it.) Toothpaste contains hydrated silica which is an abrasive and surface stain remover.

36.9k Views 693 Likes 38 Comments
1
Image for Step 1

Here's a silver ring that my friend made. It's very tarnished...

2
Image for Step 2

Squeeze out a little bit of toothpaste. (My brushing preference is cinnamon (TMI?) but it works with whatever kind you have) Tartar control works the best since it contains the most hydrated silica.

Recommended For You
3
Image for Step 3

Rub the toothpaste all over the ring. Just like you're washing it but instead of using soap it's toothpaste. I know it seems strange but it works.

4
Image for Step 4

Rinse all the toothpaste off and pat it dry.

5
Image for Step 5

That's a clean and shiny ring! If your silver still isn't shiny enough- just squeeze out more toothpaste and do it again.

6
Image for Step 6

Now I'm going to clean a silver cup.

7
Image for Step 7

What's that you say? You think it won't get clean unless I use smelly silver polishing chemicals?

8
Image for Step 8

Just a little dab of toothpaste...

9
Image for Step 9

Use a cotton cloth or paper towel and really massage the toothpaste in.

10
Image for Step 10

Look at all of the tarnish that came off!

11
Image for Step 11

Keep going! It takes a little work and a little more toothpaste.

12
Image for Step 12

Rinse it off and pat the it dry. Wow! I can almost see my reflection!

13
Image for Step 13

Who knew toothpaste could do this?

keyboard shortcuts:     previous step     next step
Comments
38 COMMENTS
View More Comments