About Tonsil Stones Removal; What You Should Know
Tonsil stones may be responsible for causing the awful smell that comes from your mouth. This reason alone is enough to make you want to expunge them. The good news is that there are a number of easy and effective methods that you can use at the comfort of your bathroom.
Read on, and we will show you more than one way of removing the stones from your tonsil crater.
Small bottle with pointed nozzle
One of the methods that you can for tonsil stones removal at home is by using a small bottle with a pointed nozzle. This bottle may be similar to the one that Gly-Oxide comes in. Once you have a clean bottle, fill it with warm water. Then look into your bathroom mirror. Open your mouth and put the nozzle of your small bottle filled with warm water at the opening of your tonsillar crypt. Once this is done, fire the water away.
Amazingly, the stream of the warm water at moderate pressure will flush out tonsil stones.
Alternatively, you can use items like WaterPik. However, this item is too powerful. The pressure of water coming from it may damage your delicate throat tissues. It is, thus, advisable to use water from a small bottle with a pointed nozzle. Used regularly, the method will work wonders without causing bleeding.
The reason why this method is advocated for by many is because it is easy to use. It is also hygienic and will cause no bleeding or infections.
Gargle with mouthwash after meals
This method is both curative and preventive. It is simple and safe to use.
Generally, tonsil stones form from leftovers that get lodged on the tonsil crater. Once these leftovers accumulate, they host tonsil-stone creating bacteria. To dislodge the leftovers, you are advised to gargle with mouthwash. This will not just dislodge the leftovers (and possibly the stones) but will also improve your oral hygiene.
Gargle with salt and water
Mix 1 teaspoonful of salt with 6 ounces of water and stir until all the salt dissolves. It is advisable to use warm water as this dissolves salt faster and yields better results. Gargle the salty water with your head tilted backwards a bit. This action will dislodge any foods and tonsil stones from your tonsil crater. Salty water may also sooth any discomfort that may be caused by tonsillitis, which often accompanies tonsil stones.
Gargle with oxygenating mouthwash
If you are lucky to be in possession of oxygenating mouthwash; you can also use it to cure the problem of tonsil stones. This product contains oxygen which is known to hinder the growth of tonsil-stone creating bacteria. It is, for that matter, essential for both prevention and treatment of tonsil stone predicament. Because oxygenating mouthwash products are quite strong, they should be used at most once per week.
Word of caution
Some people may use other methods, including bobby pins, to dislodge tonsil stones. These methods may work for some timebut they are unsafe: they may cause bleeding and infection. Other methods, includinguse of tooth picks, tooth brushes, and other pointed devices, are also to be avoided.
A small investment in a basic mouthwash or a small bottle will help you get rid of your tonsil stones.