Have you been struggling with bad breath and think that it might a symptom of tonsil stones? Do you have tonsil stones and want to get rid of them? If you’re looking for answers to these questions (and others!), you’ve come to the right place.
Today, we’re gonna take a look at the connection between tonsil stones and bad breath, ways to solve the problem, and more! So sit back and learn more about your oral health.
What’s the connection between tonsil stones and bad breath?
To fully get this question, we need to have a grasp of what tonsil stones are and what bad breath is.
Since bad breath is simpler, we’ll start there. Chances are, you already know what bad breath is! Basically, it’s when the air you breathe (aka breath) smells particularly bad. It can be caused by diet, medication, bad oral hygiene and more.
My method of checking my breath out is fairly simple – I just close my mouth and exhale. If it ‘tastes’ disgusting, then I figure that I have bad breath.
Now that we know what bad breath is, we can learn about tonsil stones! First, though, we have to know where our tonsils are. Feel free to go grab a mirror and flashlight to investigate these fascinating things creeping about in the back of your mouth.
So, above your tongue is your uvula. And on either sides of the uvula, on the inside of your mouth, are your tonsils. Since graphics are usually easier to understand than words, I’ve included one below for further reference.
Tonsil stones are what form when bad bacteria team up with dead cells, food particles, and/or mucus, and grows into a hard mass, called a tonsil stone.
Tonsil stones are usually white or yellow in color and are pebble shaped. If you see something like that on the back of your mouth, chances are, it’s probably tonsil stones. Other symptoms include:
- Trouble swallowing. Because as the tonsil stones get larger, they can partially block your throat, making it harder to swallow.
- Tonsil swelling. As your tonsils fight to get rid of all that bad bacteria, your tonsils can get swollen and become inflamed.
- Sore throat. As the stone gets larger, it can irritate the back of your throat, making it sore.
- Ear pain. Your tonsils and ears are on the same nerve connection. So when your ears hurt, you may be able to link it back to your mouth, because the two are connected through your nerves.
But how are tonsil stones related with bad breath?
The bacteria that forms tonsil stones are composed of sulfur compounds, which causes the bad breath.
So if you’ve recently discovered tonsil stones in your mouth, and if you’ve been experiencing bad breath, then don’t think the two are a coincidence. They aren’t.
Easy Ways To Treat Tonsil Stones and Bad Breath
Nobody wants tonsil stones or bad breath. So what’s the most effective way to get rid of both, without any hassle?
There are several ways to remove the tonsil stones – we talk more about it in THIS post.
In essence, you could use a tool, like a q-tip, cotton swab, toothbrush, or spoon. Or you could try forceful (not aggressive) coughing, or even a gargle.
But how do we cure the bad breath right along with the tonsil stones?
–Brush your teeth. Brushing your teeth reduces the bacteria that’s in your mouth, along with any food particles. Plus, it keeps your mouth smelling fresh and peppermint-y.
–Try some low-key power tools to get rid of tonsil stones. Like adventure? Buy yourself an oral water irrigator that you can use to loosen tonsil stones, as well as clear your tonsils of any bad bacteria kicking around.
–Eat some garlic. I know, it seems counterintuitive, but if you eat some garlic, it should kill off bacteria that causes bad breath. But your breath will know smell spicy, so do at your own risk. Personally, I would just brush my teeth right after if the garlic smell is an issue.
–Reduce the amount of dairy you consume. I was eating large amounts of yogurt – and got bad breath from post nasal drip as a result. Dairy encourages mucus and calcium build-up, which both can cause tonsil stones.
–Eat your raw fruits and veggies! Uncooked carrots, apple slices, and all those good things can help keep bad breath at bay. Eat your rainbow of fruits and veggies and your health will improve.
–Drink water after every meal. Drinking water will help clear your mouth of any food particles still kicking around in your mouth. Plus, drinking sugar-y drinks can aid in tonsil stones.
The last thing I wholeheartedly recommend is taking care of your dental and oral health. Brush your teeth twice a day, drink your water, and use that dental floss. Maybe do some salt water gargles. Taking care of your mouth and being conscience of the things you eat will reduce the amount of junk that kicks around.
One more thing – always be careful and gentle with yourself. You don’t want to damage your tonsils, throat, or mouth more than what has already been done. If you feel unsure about something, never hesitate to contact your dentist or oral hygienist for more info and other treatment options.
Ready For Your Tonsil Stones To Be Completely Gone?
We’re all searching for answers on how to completely heal ourselves of our tonsil stones. Look no further – we have a solution for you.
Fast Tonsil Stones Cure is a program created by this guy named Allen Thompson who has personally dealt with tonsil stones.
He suffered through treatment after treatment, for years and years, and never found a solution that worked. Until one day, he did.
And Allen wants to share that solution with you. His information will give you all knowledge you need. You’ll learn about why you get tonsil stones, how to get rid of them, and how to make sure they never come back. Besides that, he’ll teach you about what happens when you don’t treat your tonsil stones, what food you should avoid, and much, much more.
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