Troubleshooting How to clean my Philips Sonicare toothbrush Improve the lifespan of your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush and clean your toothbrush and brush heads regularly. View this instructional video on how to keep your toothbrush clean and healthy. Instructions to clean your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Follow these simple steps to clean and maintain your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush. Never use the dishwasher to clean your toothbrush, brush head or charger. **Cleaning your toothbrush after each use Rinse your brush head and bristles to remove toothpaste and food particles. Wipe the entire surface of the handle with a damp cloth 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 around the metal shaft with sharp objects, as this may cause water damage. Play Pause Sanitize your brush heads Remove 99% of all bacteria from your brush heads by using our (Philips Sonicare UV Brush Head Sanitizer)[https://www.usa.philips.com/c-p/HX7990_02/sonicare-uv-brush-head-sanitizer].