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Tonsil stones are one of those embarrassing problems that many people suffer, yet few talk about. This silence is understandable; harboring cheesy, sometimes hard (calcified) whitish globs in the back of the mouth makes one feel very unlovable. It doesn't help that these things smell like a dying yeti's crotch. Rotten eggs may be a more apt (and provable) comparison, seeing as tonsil stones produce various sulfur compounds. Besides suffering wicked halitosis, some people experience an annoying feeling in their throat, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, and swelling. However, many people experience no symptoms whatsoever.

Tonsil stones form when food particles, dead cells, and debris get stuck in little nooks, fittingly called the tonsillar crypts. White blood cells attack these oral stowaways and the ensuing war leaves behind tonsil stones. Little else is known about them, save for the fact that some people are genetically predisposed and they more often afflict individuals with a history of tonsillitis. One thing all sufferers do know is that they must be dealt with. But don't send toothpicks, paper clips, or just any household item after these things – the tonsils are comprised of extremely sensitive tissues. Below you can learn how to get rid of tonsil stones using safe, at-home remedies as well as more invasive medical Rid of Tonsil Stones at Home


Use a cotton swab or even your finger to remove tonsil stones. Using either your finger or a cotton swab, apply pressure to the lower part of your tonsil and, keeping pressure, move upwards. Oftentimes this will cause tonsil stones to pop out. Then you can savor both victory and the cadaver-like aftertaste of these peals of peril.

Blast them out with water. Many people remove tonsil stones with oral irrigators (water picks) - normally used for cleaning teeth and gums. The powerful jets these devices produce can dislodge even the most stubborn tonsil stone. Whichever device you use, you'll want to start out on the lowest setting, and pulsing streams work best. If this sounds too harsh, you may want to purchase an irrigation syringe with a curved tip or a large medicine dropper. First irrigate the offending area with warm salt water and then try to suck out the tonsil stone.

A soft-bristled toothbrush can aid in getting rid of tonsil stones. As I stated above, the tonsils are very delicate – getting rough could cause (or worsen) inflammation as well as cuts and bleeding. Gently massage the area around the tonsil stone. If you feel like you've loosened it or it's broken up, gargle with salt water to see if you can flush out the rest. If you have an electric toothbrush, try massaging the area around the tonsil stone with the smooth, backside of the brush. These intense vibrations are sometimes enough to dislodge and break up tonsil stones.

Using your tongue and hard swallowing are safe, simple options. Tonsil stones set up camp in your tongue's jurisdiction, and that libidinous muscle can help loosen or dislodge tonsil stones in time. Though it sounds too simple to be effective, swallowing hard has been known to remove tonsil stones. First, tighten your throat, then press your tongue against the roof of your mouth, and swallow. This motion lifts and puts pressure on the tonsils, which in turn causes tonsil stones to pop out of their festering nooks.

Salt water gargles and carbonated drinks may work in time. If you'd rather not touch your sensitive tonsils with anything (many people with tonsil stones suffer from tonsillitis) and your tongue and hard swallowing have proven ineffective, then this method is for you. Gargle twice to three times daily with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon salt with 1 cup warm water), drink plenty of fluids, and work in some carbonated beverages like sparkling water, seltzer water, or club soda. The salt water gargle can help control swelling and bacteria, while the fizzy drinks can slowly eat away at the tonsil stone's hold.

Getting Rid of Tonsil Stones with Medical Treatments

Surgical Removal. Sometimes tonsil stones can't be reasoned with. When they are thought to be the cause of swelling, infection, or severe annoyance and at-home remedies haven't worked, a doctor – more specifically an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) - can numb the area and scrape it out with minimal discomfort.

Laser Cryptolysis. During cryptolysis, a doctor will reshape the geography of your tonsillar crypts using a CO2 laser. The pockets where tonsil stones flourished are closed. It should only be considered if tonsil stones are recurrent and causing problems.

Tonsillectomy. Having your tonsils removed is the only way to permanently get rid of tonsil stones. It should not be considered lightly. Despite what is often written about this procedure, it can be extremely painful. A friend of mind recently had it done, and though he doesn't regret it, he vowed that he'd rather be castrated on live television – on The View – than go through the ordeal again. And as you age, the potential for complications grows. But if you suffer from chronic tonsillitis and your tonsils are the source of constant misery, perhaps it's time to consider having them out.

(Note: Some people have complained that they have had a tonsillectomy and yet still get tonsil stones. This may be because they've only had their palatine tonsils removed. Tonsil stones could still potentially form in the adenoids (pharyngeal tonsils), tubal, and lingual tonsils.)

Antibiotics. Taking antibiotics may help get rid of tonsil stones for some, but it won't combat viral tonsillitis or prevent stones from forming in the future.

Tonsil stones can create a condition known as Halitosis, which is a stubborn bad breath and taste disorder many people suffer from.

Tonsil stones, also called tonsilloliths, are those nasty whitish/yellow colored, foul-smelling, lumps on your tonsils. These tonsil stones are caused by an accumulation of sulfur-producing bacteria and debris that becomes lodged in the tonsils. This debris, which includes mucous from post nasal drip, putrifies in the back of your throat, and collects in what are called the tonsil crypts. These tonsil crypts are small divots or pockets which appear on the surface of the tonsils, in which the tonsil stones may accumulate. then this debris combines with volatile sulfur compounds (VSC's) which are produced by the anaerobic bacteria beneath the surface of your tongue, along with the tonsil stones, you develop the condition known as Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath!

Now, if you do not have your tonsils, then you will NOT (except for rare exceptions) experience tonsil stones. However, I am NOT saying that you should run out and get your tonsils removed. As we get older, tonsillectomies become increasingly dangerous. Aside from that, even if you have your tonsils removed, you will most likely still have bad breath. Why is that?

The sulfur producing bacteria breeding beneath the surface of your tongue, integral to the creation of those tonsil stones, are the most likely candidates to cause bad breath! So, even if you have your tonsils removed, unless you remove or hinder those anaerobic bad breath causing bacteria, your friends may still exhibit those tell-tale signs that you have bad breath!

Fortunately, getting rid of tonsil stones without surgery, is not that difficult...

There are a few select products that I recommend you use that will effectively eliminate tonsil stones without unnecessary surgery. What you need is something that will neutralize the anaerobic sulfur-producing bacteria on contact. For this I recommend a simple combination of AktivOxigen Tablets, Nasal Sinus Drops, and an occasional use of an Oxygenating Spray

Keep in mind that following a regimen of using oxygenating oral care products, like toothpastes and mouthwashes, along with a tongue scraper, which effectively neutralizes the anaerobic bad breath causing bacteria from the very back of the tongue, will produce optimal results - stopping tonsil stones from ever forming again! Based on clinical tests conducted at the California Breath Clinics located in San Francisco and Los Angeles, most people following this formula reported a significant reduction or complete elimination of tonsil stones.

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