Tonsil stones occur when dead skin cells, bacteria, food particles, and mucus deposit into the tonsil crypts.
They can have a white or yellow tint and they are usually squishy and soft. Tonsil stones can cause throat irritation, bad breath, as well as difficulties when swallowing food.
WHO can develop TONSIL STONES?
You will have a higher risk of tonsil stones if you have poor dental hygiene, if the tonsils are too big, or if you have a chronic tonsil inflammation. The most common method for tonsil stones removal is the surgical removal known as tonsillectomy, but this will not guarantee you that they won’t appear again. Also, when you remove them, you will also remove the part which prevents viruses and bacteria from entering down in your body.
different WAYS TO REMOVE TONSIL STONES
You don’t have to undergo a surgery to remove the tonsil stones. There are some methods you can try at your home:
Take a bigger Q-tip so you can reach the back of your throat and remove the stones. You should take a mirror and push the area of the tonsils you can see until the stones are dislodged. You will notice that when you apply pressure, the stones will pop out.
DENTAL IRRIGATION SYRINGES
This method is more effective than Q-tips because it can remove the tonsil stones that are deeper and not visible. You should point the tip of the syringe on the tonsil stones. Your head should be in downwards position so that the stones can fall out.
You should mix equal parts of warm water and hydrogen peroxide and put the mixture into the syringe. Hydrogen peroxide is great because it will create an environment where bacteria will not be able to live.
This is a flossing method, but instead of a string you use water. You should point the nozzle on the tonsil stones and blast them out. You should set the oral irrigator on the lowest setting so you don’t hurt the tonsils.
The oral probiotics are able to destroy the bad bacteria which is the reason for the tonsil stones. You should take one probiotic capsule and open it. Then, pour the capsule into 4 oz. of warm water and let it dissolve. You should use the mixture to swish it in your mouth, as close as you can to the tonsil area.