What are tonsil stones?
In medical terms, tonsilloliths are a cluster of calcareous (derivatives of calcium) matter that infects the tonsils tissue.
The tonsil stones are commonly white in color and have a strong unpleasant odor because of the contents which are mostly volatile sulfide compounds. Sometimes this infection is misconceived as food debris stuck in the mouth. It might lead to bad breath every so often. See 5 Powerful Ways to stop Tonsil stones bad smell
Causes of tonsil stones:
Even though tonsils are not harmful, they cause irritation in the mouth. But, what causes the formation of these stones? This is the question everyone asks..
The agents that cause tonsil stones are dead white blood cells, mucus secretions, smoking without a filter and even allergy to dairy products at times. Sometimes Persistent tonsillitis might also cause the formation of tonsil stones. See Key Difference Between Tonsil Stones And tonsillitis
Preventing the formation of these stones can be achieved by gargling with salt water or other common mouthwashes available. Are you infected with tonsillolith frequently? Do not panic.
You can avoid Tonsil stones from coming back by following…:
I am not going to tell some silly preventive measures like brush your teeth daily, which is already known by everyone. Rather I am going to give you some real working principles that really help in preventing tonsil stones from coming back..
1. The Hydrogen Peroxide:
Hydrogen peroxide is a strong disinfectant. It kills all the germs and bacteria present in your mouth. Thus it is best to gargle your mouth with hydrogen peroxide daily. In simple you are not allowing the bacteria to settle in your mouth, thereby preventing the tonsil stones from occurring. Remember you need to dilute the hydrogen peroxide before gargling. See How to Prevent recurring Tonsil stones after removal of Tonsil stones
2. Observe your molars:
In general, whenever you eat sticky foods , they tend to get stuck at deep places like molars and tonsils. Thus you need to focus your observation in these areas mainly. Whenever you have a meal, go to a mirror and open your mouth wide open. You could directly see some food substances on your molars. Immediately start cleaning them using some brush. Thus you are preventing the food from moving deep down into tonsil stones. See A case of Tonsil Stones Without Tonsils? Frighteningly is it possible?
3. Scrap your tongue:
Do you know tongue is the only main reason in most of the bad breath cases. Thus every night scrap your complete tongue. You also need to clean some rare places like sides, and lower portion of tongue. This results in complete cleaning of the tongue. As an effect it lessen the chances of tonsil stones.
4. Drink water in the middle of sleep:
Yes. you heard it right. Whenever you sleep Saliva production decreases rapidly, thus resulting in rapid development of bacteria in your mouth. Thus for example, if you sleep at 11 ‘o’ clock you can get up at 2 and again at 4 and gargle/drink some water. This keeps both your mouth and throat wet and reduces the growth of bacteria and prevents the developing of tonsilloith. See 5 foods that kill all the bacteria in the mouth
5. Eat some specific foods :
It is a truth that some foods, not only kills bacteria but also increase the flow of saliva in your mouth. These foods include apple, cucumber, onions etc. You can feel this too. Next time observe what it feels like while eating a cucumber or an apple. You can understand the increase of saliva in your mouth. Thus eating such foods acts as another effective preventive measure.
Prevention of Tonsil stones include permanently stopping tonsil stones. But the complex nature of tonsil stones affect an individual again and again making his life so disturbing. In critical stages of Tonsil stone, it may become so intense that a stone comes every day even after removing.
If you want to act to the core reason and stop tonsil stones permanently from your life. If you want to choose a perfect way out by knowing the current stage of your tonsil stone.
Here is what to do..
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