how to get rid of toothpaste stains in sink
Kristina Davis

We have all had that time when our toothpaste fell off our brush without knowing how to get rid of toothpaste stains in sink.

Luckily for you, you came to the right place.

This writer has been in that situation countless times and now has in-depth knowledge of how to get rid of this stain.

The key to getting rid of toothpaste stains is not allowing the stain to take root. This means you have to clean it immediately when it touches the sink.

Why The Fuss?

why fuss

I know you are wondering what the fuss about toothpaste stains is all about, and I’m about to fix that.

Asides from the fact it leaves your sink messy and kind of gross with different coloring, it attracts dirt. 

It also attracts other tiny insects like ants. It can also leave permanent stains if not cleaned off immediately. 

Note: The moment you hesitate to get rid of the stain immediately, the stain will be harder to remove.

How To Get Rid Of Toothpaste Stains In Sink

get rid toothpaste stains

Getting rid of toothpaste stains is actually quite simple. Like I said earlier, the stains should be cleaned off immediately, or else they would only get worse. 

So you should wash off the stains immediately with water from the faucet.

Or you can use a wet cloth to clean it off. If you were unable to clean it immediately you also have nothing to worry about. 

This is because there are other simple ways to get rid of toothpaste stains with items lying around in our household.

Here are the commonly used methods of getting rid of toothpaste stains.

Method #1: Washing It Off

Before deciding to do anything drastic, your first go-to method should be washing it off with soap and water.

wash it off with water

You can never go wrong with that and the steps involved are quite simple.

The first thing to do is get the perfect amount of soap and water. You can go ahead to add a little amount of bleach if the toothpaste stains look a bit stubborn.

After getting the perfect solution of water, the next thing is to wash the stained area with a soft sponge or a soft cloth or even a foam if possible.

Note: The main point is to make use of a soft material to clean the sink to avoid scratching or any other problem.

Method #2: Vinegar And Salt

Vinegar and salt might seem like an extreme measure when getting rid of toothpaste stains.

But hey, there is no such thing as extreme when it comes to stains, especially the ones on our sink. 

use vinegar and salt

Vinegar is popular for its stain-removing abilities, which makes it a wonderful candidate, the salt is entirely optional. Here are the steps on how to use it.

Step #1: Make A Paste

The first thing you do when making use of vinegar and salt is to make a paste with both items.

Don’t be afraid to be generous with your vinegar and salt and mix them in such a way that the ratio of vinegar to salt would be 2:1.

Step #2: Apply And Wait

Now, this is my favorite part of the steps. Apply the already-made paste on the stained surface and wait for about 10 to 30 minutes. 

apply baking soda

In the process of applying, make sure you apply them as evenly as possible, as though you are applying a mask over the stained area. 

Step #3: Scrub, Wash, And Rinse

After applying this paste and waiting for enough time, you can then proceed to get washed and scrub until you are satisfied.

You can then proceed to rinse the sink. 

Tip: You can repeat the steps if you are not satisfied with the results though I doubt you would have to.

Method #3: Vinegar And Baking Soda

The key here is baking soda. As I said earlier, there is no such thing as an extreme measure when getting rid of tough stains. 

vinegar baking soda

The steps involved in cleaning the stains using baking soda and vinegar are quite achievable 

At this point, you can notice a trend when two different items are involved. Making the right paste is crucial to the cleaning effect of this method.

The baking soda and vinegar ratio should be 1:1, which means they have to be equal, resulting in a weak paste. 

Apply the paste on the stained surface and wait for about thirty minutes or overnight if there are other types of stains there. 

After waiting for the allotted time, you can then wash the surface with a soft sponge or an old toothbrush. After that, you can then rinse it off.

Method #4: Alcohol

Let’s talk about using alcohol to get rid of toothbrush stains because why not. 

using alcohol

In the name of discussing all the possible ways to get rid of toothpaste stains, we must not forget to mention alcohol. 

Although it might seem like a far stretch, alcohol is very effective for removing stains.

All you have to do is put alcohol on a cloth and wipe and it would be all new and shiny.

Tip: You can also make use of a wet wipe to clean the stained area, and it'll be as good as new! 

Method #5: Lemon Juice

The usefulness of citric acid in our household knows no bounds.

But here, we are specifically focusing on lemon juice and the parts it can play in getting rid of toothpaste stains.

use lemon juice

All you have to do is apply some of the juice on the stained surface and wait for about 5 minutes, letting the acid do the job. After waiting, you can wipe it off with a soft cloth.

Another way to go about it is to use a cloth dipped in lemon juice to wipe the stained area. 

The one thing both have in common is that you have to rinse off the lemon juice residue on the sink.

Knowing how to remove toothpaste stains in the sink is not just important for sinks, it is also useful to get rid of stains from other stained surfaces.

This brings us to some of the frequently asked questions.


frequently asked questions

How Do You Get Rid Of Toothpaste Stains On Your Mirror

The steps involved in getting rid of stains on the mirror are much less complicated compared to the ones listed above. 

All you have to do is wipe the stained mirror with vinegar, water, lemon, or alcohol. When you do so your mirror would be all new and shiny again.

How Do You Get Rid Of Toothpaste Stains On Fabric

There are several ways to get rid of toothpaste stains on fabric but we’ll talk about the most common way.

And that is through the use of water and detergent. First, you have to mix water and detergents.

get stain out of fabric

After which you use a cloth or a toothbrush to clean the particularly stained area.

So dip and wash repeatedly until you are sure the stains have come off.

Or you could just wash them like you normally do, the stain is sure to come off upon washing normally.

Note: Do not make use of any other method, like using vinegar or lemon, because they can destroy the fabric in question. 


Stains are generally unavoidable but knowing how to get rid of them is totally optional. The key to all these is washing your sink immediately after brushing it with water. 

That way, it is easier to reduce stains. And also, wash your sink regularly, at least 2 to 3 times a week.

We have officially gotten to the end of this article.

And by now, you are now fully aware of how to get rid of toothpaste stains from the sink, so be sure to put the knowledge to good use.

I hope this article has been helpful. Thank you very much for your time and patience. Stay safe!