Have you ever had little white specimens stuck in your tonsils before? Did they ever cause problems, such as bad breath and discomfort? If so, then you might have this thing called tonsil stones. For whatever reason, not many doctors are familiar with tonsil stones. They’re a combination of food particles, bacteria, and calcium that get stuck in the craters of your tonsils. They’re a pain, literally and metaphorically, and they can cause issues like halitosis and difficulty swallowing. If you struggle with this, then I have some good news for you. I can tell you how to get rid of those pesky stones for good, and it’s super easy! First, let me tell you my story about tonsil stones.
Four years ago, shortly after graduating from high school, I noticed these small white spots in the back of my mouth. I used a Q-tip to get some of them out before gagging myself to death, and the ones that I couldn’t get out, I left alone and let them come out on their own. It wasn’t too bad, so I ignored them. After a while, they kept coming back, and it was uncomfortable when I swallowed. That, and they made my breath smell awful. Being the avid Googler that I am, I did some research on these things and found out that they were tonsil stones.
Also being the insecure girl that I was, I wanted to get rid of them ASAP so that my breath wouldn’t smell so bad. I chewed gum regularly to freshen my breath, and I continued to use Q-tips to lodge them out. It was hopeless because the Q-tips made me gag way too much for my liking and the tonsil stones would always somehow keep showing back up again. I began to get frustrated, so I went to see a doctor about this issue hoping that it would be helpful. It was not. As I mentioned before, not many doctors know about tonsil stones, and this one wasn’t any different. He said that it was pus and gave me antibiotics, which didn’t work because it was NOT pus!
As a last resort, I found this website where some lady (I forget her name) said that she had the same problem with tonsil stones. She had a whole ebook called Banish Tonsil Stones, which explains how to get rid of them and keep them from returning. Naturally, I was excited because I was so close to getting rid of my tonsil stones for good. The catch, though? The ebook cost $40. FORTY DOLLARS!!! I was young and immature and so desperate to get rid of these tonsil stones that I ended up buying the PDF of Banish Tonsil Stones. Let me tell you, that was a huge waste of $40. Everything in it was stuff that was way too easy to do and anybody could’ve told me to do it for free. It was not worth the money at all. I’m not sure if that website is still up, but if you do come across it, please don’t waste your money.
Instead, I’ll tell you for free how to get rid of tonsil stones and prevent them from coming back. It’s really simple. All you have to do is take better care of your oral hygiene. What I started doing was brushing my teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash before bed. It’s also helpful to not eat anything right before you go to bed; otherwise, the food particles will still stay in your mouth overnight. That mixed with the bacteria already in your mouth can cause tonsil stones. If you do eat anything, brush your teeth before going to bed. Flossing is also another way to remove extra food stuck in between your teeth. The mouthwash was me being extra, but it’s still useful for keeping your breath fresh and can remove existing tonsil stones as well.
Drinking plenty of water is another good way of keeping your mouth clean and free of tonsil stones. I also used to chew a lot of gum or suck on hard candy to get the stones out of my mouth. The saliva that I gathered from the gum or candy can lodge them out. Another method of removing the tonsil stones is gargling salt water if you don’t have mouthwash.
I brush and use mouthwash in the mornings, and I brush, floss, and use mouthwash before bed. I’ve been practicing this for years now. The results? I haven’t had any problems with tonsil stones at all. None whatsoever. I’ve heard that surgery is a way to remove tonsil stones, but that should be the last resort only if they become severe and very large. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case for me. If you have tonsil stones and they aren’t huge, I don’t recommend having them surgically removed. All you need to do is keep your mouth clean and free of food pieces; then they shouldn’t be a burden anymore. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope this post was helpful.