The most annoying thing about tonsil stones is not that they cause bad breath, sore throats or trouble swallowing. It is that they keep coming back. Just when you think you’ve removed them for good, another one pops out to surprise you.
It’s a very frustrating cycle and is one that never seems to stop – if you treat them incorrectly that is.
In order to prevent tonsil stone regrowth for good, there are a few more things you’re going to need to do apart from just removing them. This is often why people experience recurring tonsil stones and have no idea why they keep growing.
In this article I’m going to show you a process for treating the infection which I think is most effective. Just follow what I say and I’m sure it’ll work for you!
Step 1 – Removal
Okay so this step is no different from what you normally do. You aren’t going to get rid of them if they just sit there in your tonsils so you must remove them. The way you do this doesn’t really matter, as long as they come out and you don’t hurt yourself in the process then that’s fine.
However, I thought I’d list a couple of my favourite methods below just in case you’d prefer them.
This one’s pretty common.
Because of its thin and narrow dimensions, the cotton bud makes it really easy to reach the back of your throat without gagging. It also makes finding your tonsil stones much easier as well as it can fit into the crypts of your tonsils easily
Just make sure to wet the end of bud when doing so and to use a mirror and flashlight.
Dental Irrigation Syringe
These you’ve probably seen in the dentist – they’re just little syringes that you can use to squirt at your tonsil stones. The pressure they exert should be enough to push most tonsil stones out so it’ll work for most people.
They have a narrow, bent tip so they’ll also be able to fit inside the crypts of your tonsils. Which should help with the stones that are stuck deeper within the tonsil.
You may have seen these advertised on TV saying that they help you clean out the small pockets around the bottom of your teeth and gums. Which is true they definitely do that, but they can also be used to knock out tonsil stones.
The stream of water that they produce is quite powerful so it will be helpful to those with stones stuck deep in the tonsils. The above methods will struggle to deal with stones such as these so if you’re in this situation then you’ll want to get yourself a water flosser.
Just be careful when using one, they can be pretty powerful and could cause some damage to your tonsils and gums.
Step 2 – Detoxing
Tonsil stones are formed when debris gathers within the crypts of the tonsils and when there is bacteria available to feed on them. Therefore, in order to prevent the stones from growing back, we need to clean out the tonsils of both of these things and to do so regularly.
There a few options available here. You can use a salt water solution, an apple cider vinegar solution or a commercial anti-bacterial mouthwash. They all work and clean your tonsils out of bacteria so it’s up to you which you choose.
I would say if you’re having trouble with sore throats and swollen tonsils, to go with the apple cider vinegar. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well as antibacterial and antifungal so it should help you a great deal with this.
Step 3 – Prevention
Now this is the hard part – keeping the tonsil stones away. The process is actually really simple and easy to do, it’s just that you’re going to need to do it every day.
In order to prevent tonsil stone growth you’re going to need to keep your tonsils clean of debris and bacteria, like I said above. And to do this you have to maintain good oral health. That means brushing and flossing at least 3 times per day (morning, midday & before bed) and gargling an antibacterial solution about twice a day (any of the ones I mentioned above).
Sticking to a good routine like this is the most effective way to prevent any oral infection and is no different for tonsil stones. It may be difficult at first but just persevere and I’m sure you’ll be able to do it!
Now that you know how to get rid of your tonsil stones for good, I hope you take what you’ve learned and apply it to your everyday. Only by doing that will your experience and relief from this frustrating and stressful infection.