How to Get Rid of Mold on an Electric Toothbrush

By Sarah Coennen

Sometimes the charging base on an electric toothbrush head gets moldy after long periods of use without cleaning. Mold can be toxic, and should be removed immediately. Frequent cleaning of the toothbrush base is vitally important to keep mold and mildew at bay. Always replace the head of the toothbrush if mold is present. Replace the toothbrush head regularly at three-month intervals.

Mix chlorine bleach with water at a 1-to-10 ratio.

Remove the head from the base of the toothbrush.

Dip the cleaning toothbrush into the bleach solution.

Scrub the base of the toothbrush all around the outside until no mold remains. Follow up with clean, hot water and wipe down.

Unscrew the nut from the top of the base and clean inside with the cleaning toothbrush and bleach solution.

Dip the cloth in the bleach solution. Scrub down the charging base of the electric toothbrush.

Tips

Frequent cleaning of the toothbrush using a disinfecting wipe in the same manner described above will keep your electric toothbrush free of mold. Clean the toothbrush when you perform regular cleaning on your bathroom.

Warnings

Bleach is a caustic liquid, so be sure to wear rubber gloves when cleaning with it. Throw away or clean thoroughly any items used in the bleach solution. Failure to do so, or ingesting this liquid can cause serious injury. Make sure that the thin cloth is purely white or something you do not care about, because the bleach will discolor it.

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