Troubleshooting How to clean my Philips Sonicare toothbrush Regularly cleaning your toothbrush and brush heads improves their lifespan and performance. Instructions to clean your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush View the video below or read our instructions on how to clean your toothbrush. Play Pause Daily cleaning 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 Weekly cleaning Remove the brush headRinse the bottom of the brush head with warm waterRinse the metal shaft area with warm waterWipe the entire surface of the handle with a damp cloth Note: Never use the dishwasher to clean your toothbrush, brush head or charger.Do not push on the rubber seal around the metal shaft with sharp objects, as this may cause water damage. Sanitize your brush heads We recommend sanitizing your toothbrush head after every use with the Philips Sonicare UV Brush Head Sanitizer. This removes 99% of all bacteria from your brush heads.