Tonsil stones, otherwise known as tonsilloliths, are much more common than people are aware of. Many times they are detected by accident when a person has an x-ray or CAT scan done. It can be embarrassing for someone to admit they have this problem, even to a medical professional. Additionally, the embarrassment of having bad breath in public can often prevent people with tonsil stones from taking the basic steps to resolve their tonsilloliths. Once detected, the first question people ask are how do I get rid of them? We’ve put together a list of the top 10 remedies for getting rid of tonsil stones.
- Drinking water – Make sure to drinks lots of water on a regular basis
- Coughing – While possibly unpleasant for those around you, coughing can often dislodge them from your mouth.
- Cleaning – Keeping good oral hygiene is imperative to banishing the problem. Make sure to brush your teeth, thoroughly clean your tongue, and gargle with a mouthwash that combines alkaline, menthol, thymol, camphor, and eucalyptol.
- Vinegar – Make your own concoction of mouthwash using apple cider vinegar mixed with warm water. Gargle three times a day with this self made mouthwash. If you do not have apple cider vinegar, you can use peroxide.
- Medical – If none of the above options work, you can opt for decreasing the surface area of the tonsils by getting them resurfaced using a laser. A local doctor can perform a procedure called cryptolysis to get this done.
- Flossing – Flossing after eating, especially at night, can help get rid of tonsil stones by preventing buildup of mucous.
- Cue Tip – Use a cue tip to reach the back of your mouth to dislodge any stones. If you are prone to gag reflex, this might prove to be a bit challenging and you may want to consider one of the other remedies.
- Dairy – Stop eating food items made from dairy. Mucous and calcium will buildup when dairy is ingesting resulting in the problem. Continuing a diet with dairy will make getting rid of tonsil stones even more difficult.
- Eating at night – Stop eating food at night. If you eat at night, food often remains in your mouth while you are sleep and accumulates.
- Removal of tonsils – If you’ve exhausted all your other options, you can always opt to have the them fully removed. http://www.tonsilstoneinfo.com/
Source by Natalie Macias