Frequently Asked Questions How often must I clean my Philips Sonicare toothbrush? Keeping your Philips Sonicare clean is a great way to improve the lifetime of your electric toothbrush. So you can enjoy your new toothbrush for years to come. Clean your Philips Sonicare toothbrush after each use Clean the brush head after each use by holding it under a running tap. Clean the Philips Sonicare handle once a week Remove the brush head from the handle and run a damp cloth through the recessed area of the handle once a week and allow the handle to air dry. For Philips Essence family toothbrushes, remove the nut from the brush head once a week and wipe away any residue you find with a soft cloth or paper towel. Clean the Philips Sonicare charger base periodically To clean it, unplug the base then run a soft or paper towel along its surface. Never immerse the charger in water. Make sure the charger is dry before you plug it back into the socket. Mild soap, water and a moist cloth are recommended for cleaning your Philips Sonicare appliances.