Usually, we have a feeling like something is stuck in our throat when we notice that we have little white nuggets in our tonsils. Yes, these white nuggets are tonsil stones.
If you have tonsil stones, you will have to do everything that you can to solve the problem. Unfortunately, not every single person who suffers from tonsil stones knows about his health problem.
How do the Tonsil Stones Appear?
The tonsil stones are created when bacteria, mucus, dead skin cells and leftover food particles begin to deposit in the tonsil crypts. The texture of the tonsil stones is soft and squishy.
They usually have white or yellow color. Bad breath, throat irritation, difficulty in swallowing, and even breathing problems are some of the consequences of having tonsil stones.
Who is Prone to Tonsil Stones?
The risk of tonsil stones is much higher in people who suffer from chronic inflammation of the tonsils, people who have big tonsils and people who do not practice a good oral hygiene. Tonsillectomy or the surgical removal of the tonsils is the conventional treatment for tonsil stones.
Unfortunately, even if you choose this way in order to get rid of your tonsil stones, you need to know that this procedure does not guarantee that your tonsils will not reoccur.
You are going to remove a part of the immunity which is needed to prevent bacteria and viruses from entering the body by choosing to eliminate the tonsils.
How to Eliminate the Tonsil Stones in the Right Way?
You are able to perform other less invasive methods of removal besides surgery. These ways are even better since you will be able to achieve your goal in the comfort of your own home. We recommend you to try the following methods:
You can easily remove the tonsil stones if the Q-tip is big and visible enough so that you can reach the back of your throat. Using the Q-tip, try to gently push the visible area of the tonsils until they are dislodged.
Practice this method in front of a mirror. The stones should pop out from behind the tonsil pockets when you apply enough pressure.
Dental Irrigation Syringes
Point the curved tip of the syringe directly at the pockets in the tonsils affected with the stones in order to flush the stones out of the tonsils.
This method is better than the Q-tip one since with the use of syringes you will be able to eliminate the stones which are deeper in the tonsils and are not visible with the human eye.
In order to make the stones fall out of your mouth, make sure to keep your head down. The mixture of the syringe should contain equal parts of warm water and 3% hydrogen peroxide. Since it creates an environment where bacteria cannot thrive, hydrogen peroxide is the perfect solution if you have this problem.
This water flosser contains specialized water flosser nozzle, a motor and water reservoir. By choosing to practice this method you will basically floss with water instead of with a string.
Position the nozzle directly at the tonsil crevices and blast them out if you want to remove your tonsil stones.
If you are going to be over-aggressive, you will hurt the tonsils. Be extra careful when practicing this method. Set the irrigator on the lowest setting.
You will be able to suffocate the bad bacteria in the mouth which are causing the tonsil stones since the oral probiotics contain good bacteria that have the power to do exactly that. S. salivarius K12 is the most effective probiotic against tonsil stones.
You just need to open one probiotic capsule. The next thing you need to do is to mix the content from the capsule with 4 oz. of warm water. Stir the mixture until the capsule content is completely dissolved in the warm water.
If you want this method to work, swish the solution in the mouth. Make sure to do that close to the tonsil stones area. Tilt the head back a little bit before spitting the solution out if you want to achieve better results.
Besides that, if you want to remove the tonsil stones, you should know that chewing gums and tooth pastes can also help.