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Myth or Science: Removing phone scratches with toothpaste

Updated: Feb 9


Toothpaste is a common household item that is often used as a quick and easy solution for removing scratches from phone screens. It is often touted as a solution, but unfortunately, it may not be abrasive enough to remove most scratches effectively. While toothpaste can be effective at removing small surface scratches, deeper scratches that affect the actual display of the phone may require a more powerful solution.


The composition of toothpaste makes it ineffective for removing phone scratches. The main ingredient in toothpaste is a mild abrasive, such as baking soda or hydrated silica, that gently polishes teeth. Abrasives such as these are not strong enough to remove deep scratches from a phone screen. Furthermore, toothpaste is not designed for use on glass surfaces due to its mild nature. Using it can damage the oleophobic coating on a phone screen, a layer that repels oil and prevents fingerprints. The screen's clarity and visibility depend on this coating, and damage to it can reduce that effectiveness.


There are a few methods for removing scratches from a phone screen, but toothpaste is not one of them. If you want to remove scratches from glass, use a screen polish or scratch remover with strong enough abrasives, such as our Primo Polish Machine.


The Primo Polish Machine is easy to use, even for those without experience. The Primo Polish Machine is a quality device designed to remove phone scratches and Apple Watch scratches. In contrast to toothpaste, the Primo Polish Machine uses high-powered polishing to polish phone scratches effectively.





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