Troubleshooting How to clean my Philips Sonicare toothbrush Improve the lifespan of your Philips Sonicare toothbrush and clean your toothbrush and brush heads regularly. Follow these simple steps to keep your toothbrush clean and healthy. Instructions Clean your Sonicare toothbrush to keep it clean and healthy. Never use the dishwasher to clean your toothbrush, brush heads or charger. Clean your brush head after each use Rinse your Sonicare brush head and bristles after each use to remove toothpaste and food particles. Clean your toothbrush every week Remove the brush head Rinse the bottom of the brush head with warm water Rinse the metal shaft area with warm water Wipe the entire surface of the handle with a damp cloth note: Do not push on the rubber seal on the metal shaft with sharp objects, as this may cause water damage. Play Pause Tip: Remove 99% of the bacteria Remove 99% of all bacteria from your brush heads by using our (UV Brush Head Sanitizer)[https://www.usa.philips.com/c-p/HX7990_02/sonicare-uv-brush-head-sanitizer].