How to Clean the Sonicare


The brush portion of your Sonicare electric toothbrush is meant to be replaced every six months, but even so, keeping it--and the rest of the unit--clean in between replacements makes good sense. The Sonicare electric toothbrush consists of three portions: The brush unit that gets replaced every six months, a handle that the brush portion screws into and a base unit that plugs into a wall to charge the toothbrush.

Things You'll Need

  • Damp cloth
  • Mild soap
Clean the Sonicare
Clean the Sonicare

Step 1

Rinse the head and bristles of your Sonicare electric toothbrush under running water after every use. This is also a good way to start a more thorough cleaning of the toothbrush.

Step 2

Twist apart the two halves of the Sonicare electric toothbrush.

Step 3

Use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe down both the brush head and handle portion of the Sonicare toothbrush. The pressure from your fingers or fingernails, applied through the damp cloth, is very effective for removing soil from the crevices of your Sonicare.

Step 4

Don't forget to check inside the handle portion of the Sonicare. If any dirty water has seeped down into it, you'll need to clean it out--just use your finger to poke the damp cloth down into the hollow part of the handle and wipe it out.

Step 5

Check the bottom of the handle, too--this is another place where soil may commonly accumulate. Wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

Step 6

Unplug the base of the Sonicare unit and wipe it down with a damp cloth, too. Towel dry it or let it air dry before plugging back in.

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Tips & Warnings

  • You can add a mild soap--liquid dish detergent works well--to your cleaning, if you like.


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