Dental Cleaning

Frequently asked questions

Answers to all your questions about dental scaling in Geneva and Switzerland.

How much does a dental cleaning cost?

The average cost of scaling in Switzerland is CHF 160. At Whitening Artists, the price of a dental cleaning is CHF 139.

However, prices vary widely from canton to canton and city to city, so we’ve created a series of “how much does it cost” guides to help you in your search.

We also recommend that you do your own research to get a clear idea of what’s on offer in your area.

In general, at Whitening Artists we always maintain a policy of cheap descaling, and we always try to offer the best prices available in town.

How much does a dental cleaning cost in Geneva ?

The average price of scaling in Geneva is CHF 164.3. We carried out a systematic study of the prices of various dental services in Geneva, including the ever-popular scaling, which you can read about here.

We found that the average Geneva resident spends CHF 164.3 for a complete scaling and polishing, with the lowest price at CHF 139 and the highest at CHF 200.

At Whitening Artists, the price of a dental cleaning is CHF 139.

How does a scaling session work?

Today, dental scaling is considered a more elaborate process than simple tartar removal, involving several stages. Its most modern form is the GBT protocol, which includes.


  • Check-up visit
  • Plaque removal using a special violet powder
  • Dental hygiene instructions
  • Stain removal with Airflow
  • Tartar removal (scaling)
  • Final check and advice


Find out more about the GBT technique


The dental hygienists at Whitening Artists are experts in the application of this protocol, which we use in our dental practices in Lausanne and Geneva.

How do I know if I need to have my teeth scaled?

There are a few simple rules we can follow to determine whether or not we need to have our teeth scaled.

The first is time:


  • was it more than 6 months since your last visit to the dental hygienist?

If so, you need scaling


The second is symptoms:


  • Are your teeth yellow or stained?
  • Do you have persistent bad breath?
  • Are your gums red or swollen?

If you have one or more of these symptoms, you need a dental cleaning. You can read the complete guide here.


There are some symptoms for which scaling is urgently needed:


  • Bleeding gums
  • chronic tooth sensitivity
  • loose teeth
  • pus between the teeth

in this case, you may be suffering from periodontitis, a more serious gum disease requiring thorough scaling.

How can I remove tartar from my teeth without going to the dentist?

Sorry to disappoint you, but the answer is that you can’t have a scaling without going to the dentist.

There are devices that boast of being able to perform scaling and remove plaque, but beware! These devices can damage your gums and cause more serious problems.

If fear of the dentist is your problem, or the high cost of dental treatment, you should know that there are dental practices set up by dental hygienists, with the aim of putting patients at ease and providing pain-free scaling.

These dental hygiene clinics, like Whitening Artitsts, specialize in this type of treatment and often offer attractive prices.

At Whitening Artitsts, for example, there’s a policy of cheap dental cleaning, so the price of this dental service is always very low.


How often should I have my teeth scaled?

The frequency of scaling varies according to individual oral hygiene, diet and general health, with an average recommendation of every 6 to 9 months.

Scaling tailored to your specific needs is crucial to maintaining a healthy mouth and bright smile.

To find out more, read our guide here

Is descaling safe for pregnant women?

Yes, scaling is generally safe for pregnant women, especially during the second trimester.

It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy, as hormonal changes can increase the risk of gum disease.

However, always inform your dentist of your pregnancy before any treatment.

They can adjust the procedure to ensure the safety of you and your baby.

Regular dental check-ups are recommended for pregnant women to prevent oral health problems.

For more information, follow our guide.

How long does a dental scaling session last?

The duration of a dental scaling procedure generally varies according to the patient’s state of oral health.

On average, a session can last between 30 minutes and an hour. For cases of mild tartar, scaling may be quicker, while for situations where tartar is more abundant or periodontal disease is present, treatment may require more time or several sessions.

It’s important to consult a dentist for a personalized assessment and a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

For more information: Please see our detailed article.