Do you want to wash your electric toothbrush, but don’t know how? An electric toothbrush, though it is splash resistant, is still an electric device and should be treated as such. This can make it hard to know how to clean it. We have gathered some useful tips on removing toothpaste build-up and grime for a more thorough cleaning of your electric toothbrush.

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Brush head

It is important to remember that you should replace your brush head every three months. This is because bacteria can build up in an electric toothbrush head the same way as in a manual toothbrush.

How to:

Rinse the top of your brush head under running water after every use. Remove brush head if you want to more thoroughly clean your brush head, and rinse inside the brush head and in nooks and crannies.

Electric brush handle

Step 1: Wipe with a damp cloth

Wipe the handle with a damp, not wet, cloth. Do not submerge it in water, but use only a small amount of warm water on the rag.

cleaning electric toothbrush with damp cloth

Step 2: Clean grooves and ridges

Use a moist toothbrush to wash between the grooves in the brush handle. A tip can be to lightly dry the wet toothbrush with the damp cloth to ensure there’s not too much water. Wipe with cloth to remove any residue.

cleaning electric toothbrush: detail clean

Step 3: Wipe again

Finish off by wiping the brush handle with a clean damp cloth. You can use an antibacterial wipe if you want, but if you wash your hands before brushing your teeth, this step is superfluous. It is important not to submerge the electric toothbrush in alcohol or other disinfectants. Do not use harsh chemicals to wash either the brush head or brush handle.

wiping down electric toothbrush with damp cloth


Take care of the resources

Remember to take care of your brush as many resources have been used to make this product. Taking care of your electric brush can help to prolong the lifetime of your product which is a good environmental effort.


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