How To Clean A Sonicare Toothbrush Properly

how to clean a sonicare toothbrush

Sonicare toothbrushes are incredible at cleaning teeth. But are they good enough to keeping themselves clean? Well, the answer is no, they are not too great at it!

Also, if they are not cleaned regularly, the handle of the Sonicare and its under-cap area can get extremely unattractive. It can turn black or pink due to the formation of mildew. And that is why, the brush needs to be replaced every six months.

However, keeping the rest of the unit clean is also extremely imperative.

So here is how you can prevent mold and the build-up of gunk from developing on your Sonicare toothbrush:

How To Clean And Take Care Of A Sonicare Toothbrush?

It is easy to forget how dirty your toothbrush can become over time. Just because you clean the surface does not mean that it is sterilised and safe to use. If you keep your toothbrush in some kind of cup by the sink, check the bottom of the cup next time to see how dirty water from you toothbrush can build up. Be warned, it can smell!

We will now look at how to clean a sonicare toothbrush and ensure you are maintain the highest of dental hygiene.

Clean The Cavity Part Of The Brush

The problem basically arises due to the absence of a nice seal between its cavity part and the rod that leads to the brush. There is a superficial seal, but that is simply to allow Sonicare to vibrate freely.

It does not do much to put a stop to gunk or dirt from flowing into the cavity. And that is why, it is indispensable to clean this part after using your Sonicare. If you do it regularly, there will be absolutely no build-up of mildew or mold, and your brush will never turn black or pink.

So in order to clean it, all that you are required to do is simply wash off the bottom part of the cavity, and handle it with water. Then let it dry by keeping it separately and letting it air.

Deeper Clean

For a stronger and deeper cleaning, you can use a bathroom cleaner spray. You can also use another brush to clean your Sonicare properly. In addition to this, you can soak the parts of your brush in a solution of peroxide.

The solution is safer than any other chemical cleaner and is commonly found in people’s medicine boxes. Using a UV toothbrush sanitizer can also help to blast off harmful microbes. All in all, this entire process will help to kill off all the left-out bacteria and germs, and keep your toothbrush clean.

Clean The Handle Thoroughly

When you take the brush head off from its handle, you must clean the handle as well as the brush thoroughly. With the help of a mild soap clean it properly. Also, do not forget to check its inner portion.

If any dirty water has seeped down into the handle, use your finger to poke a cloth into the hollow part, and wipe it out. Check the bottom part of the handle- another place where soil can accumulate. With the help of a damp cloth, wipe this place as well.

Store The Sonicare Horizontally

This will prevent anything from flowing into the cavity. Also, clean the rod and the brush properly whenever you insert its handle inside the charger. This process will involve thorough rinsing as well as drying of the brush.


So if you actually want to reap the benefits of your Sonicare toothbrush, you must always keep it clean. Just follow this simple guide, take care of your Sonicare, and it will take good care of your teeth, as well as your oral health care needs.