Whether you are just lazy, or have medical reasons – no one likes a bad breath. Maybe you ran out of toothpaste a long ago, or your cat blessed your toothbrush, bad breath is really a big turn off. Or the bad breath could be owed to one of the lesser known stones – tonsil stones. Bad breath is one of the many symptoms of the presence of tonsil stones in your mouth. But it is also one of the main symptoms.
Usually, tonsil stones are not painful, nor are they harmful. Although they can be a pain in the ass. If you are looking for an answer to how to prevent tonsil stones, ladies and gentlemen, you are at the right place.
WHAT ARE TONSIL STONES?
I know what you are thinking – THESE TONSIL STONES ARE EXCRUCIATING AND CRUEL AAH! Well, that is not entirely true. Everybody has tonsils. They are a part of your little immune system army and protect your body against infections by fighting against viruses and bacteria that enter your body via your mouth. Even if you exile these tonsils out of the immune system army, the immune system is unaffected.
People who have a lot of tonsillar crypts are prone to tonsil stones or tonsil infections. This material that gets trapped in these crypts often hardens and calcifies, and little stones come into existence. A lot of people may have tonsil stones and may not even be aware of it. Symptoms of tonsil stones may include a bad breath, excessive coughing, sore throat, bad taste in mouth, a sensation of something stuck in your throat etc.
HOW TO PREVENT TONSIL STONES? (AT HOME)
Well, now that we know that tonsil stones can be the reason for your bad breath, you are wondering how to prevent tonsil stones or how do I get rid of these little imposters in my mouth?
There are a lot of things you could do – brushing twice, EVERYDAY, for instance. Gargling helps too. Take a glass of warm water and add a pinch of salt, and you are good to gargle.
A lot of people also cough and pray that those little stones would wobble out. Coughing has helped a lot of people, and so has using an object to manually bring them out. I personally would not recommend this method as using a sharp object can rupture the delicate tonsils. A cotton swab is helpful, though.
HOW TO PREVENT TONSIL STONES? (SURGERY)
If these little imposters in your mouth are bothering you, you can report to an ENT specialist. Surgery would be appropriate in getting rid of tonsil stones. This is a permanent solution if your tonsils keep making a comeback and are causing pain in your throat.
Tonsils are extremely common and are nothing to shy away from. You can consult your doctor and discuss the possible risks and complications that