As we all know, tonsil stones are a real pain in the ass.
They stink, they hurt and they can put a real damper on your confidence, sometimes forcing you to shy away from social situations.
The only thing is it can be difficult to determine the best and safest way to remove them. After all, they are located at the back of your throat.
Having dealt with them before, and having done some research, I know that there are actually many different ways you can remove them without causing yourself harm.
It’s really all about which one you feel most comfortable doing.
So to make it easier for you to decide, and so you don’t need to scour the internet for every one, I’ve listed some of the most effective here on this page and how you do them correctly.
But if you want to make sure you never get them in the first place then I recommend you learn how tonsil stones are caused.
Gargling Salt Water
If you can’t use an instrument to poke around your tonsils without having a gag reflex then this is the best option for you.
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it’s great for breaking down the tonsil stones and the bacteria that creates them. The act of gargling also helps shake the stones of out place.
This method is actually really good for promoting better overall oral health thanks to some other benefits. Here are some:
- relieving pain from a sore throat.
- reducing any swelling caused by the stones.
- help break up the mucus which cause the stones in the first place.
- getting rid of the odor caused by the stones.
- helping balance the pH level of the bacteria in your mouth.
So even if you aren’t having any discomfort, doing this on a daily basis will definitely be beneficial and will likely prevent the tonsil stones from appearing again (or at the very least, reduce the amount you get).
This is what you do:
- mix together 8 ounces of warm water with 1-2 teaspoons of salt
- take a sip, tilt your head back and swirl it around your mouth to shake the stones out of place
- Sip this out after 15 seconds and repeat with the rest of the water
- Clean out your mouth with clean water
For the best results I would wash the salt water around your mouth after every meal.
This might sound like a tough task as I’m sure most of you reading this will not work from home, but do your best because it’ll be totally worth the effort.
You could also brush your teeth afterwards as well. Just be careful however, you don’t want to break down the enamel on your teeth.
Using Cotton Swabs
All you need to do is put gentle but firm pressure on the stones to push them out. It may sound disgusting but it works!
You’re best doing this with a mirror and a flashlight so you can see exactly what you’re doing. Also, water the end of the q-tip. This will make it easier for the stone to stick to it.
Just be careful though and try not to swallow the stones. They probably won’t do you much harm but I doubt you’d be happy consuming what is effectively a little rock of mucus and old food.
Now even if you follow what I’ve said above, you might feel that the q-tip is a little uncomfortable.
If you do then check out this guide for more comfortable options.
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Dental Irrigation Syringe
Similarly to using the Q-tips, you’re trying to push the stones out of your tonsils. But instead of poking at them with a little plastic stick, you’re using a water mixture.
This mixture should be an equal mix of water and 3% hydrogen peroxide, it helps disinfect your tonsils during the process.
Alternatively, you could forget the water mixture and use the air to suck up the stones instead. This will only really work if you can see the stones but it could make you less likely to gag.
If you’ve got pretty sensitive gums/tonsils then this will be the best option for you.
Also, try and get the ones with a little curved end. These are much easier to use and are more effective at getting into the little holes on your tonsils.
Now even though this tool was designed to aid gum health, it’s great for removing tonsil stones. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re basically little machines that spray a pressurised stream of water.
Or if you like, a dental irrigation syringe with a built-in motor.
You need to be careful however, the stream of water can be quite strong. I’ve used one before on my teeth and found it pretty uncomfortable, however I do have pretty sensitive teeth.
Just make sure you test out the pressure level before using it on your tonsils. If it’s too strong it could cause some damage and even bleeding.
So proceed with caution.
But anyway, thanks to their bent tips and stream of water, they’re great at pushing your tonsil stones out of position. No matter what angle the stones are facing, or if they’re hiding under your tonsils, you’ll be able to reach them.
Also, if you’re prone to gaging then this might be the best option for you. The water sprays quite far and it’s neck is quite long so you won’t have to reach as far down your throat as you would with other methods.
This is because it introduces good bacteria to your mouth in order to help fight off any bad bacteria and break them down. Which not only prevents the initial build up of tonsil stones but also improves your overall oral health.
Here are some of their other benefits:
- Preventing plaque: a bacteria called A12 found within the probiotic has been found to help fight plague-causing bacterium (Streptococcus mutans) from growing.
- Prevents bad breath: it has been shown that people who have taken the probiotic have seen major reductions in the amount of bacteria which causes bad breath.
- Treats gingivitis: can improve the symptoms, such as sore and swollen gum, caused by gingivitis.
- Reduces inflammation caused by gum disease
- Reduces number of cavities: probiotic have been shown to reduce the presence of cariogenic bacteria in your mouth, the bacteria that causes cavities.
There are probably more benefits that I’ve missed but they’re some of the biggest ones.
I recommend you use S. Salivarius K12 probiotic supplements as this bacteria is what makes the probiotic so effective at removing all the bad bacteria.
In a similar manner to using the salt water, mix this probiotic with 4 ounces water and wash it around your mouth. Do so for 15 seconds at a time until all the liquid is gone.
You can do this several times a day if the pain is quite severe – and if you feel it’s so bad that you’re considering going to speak to a doctor then check out this guide before you do.
Lighted Medical Pick
Obviously it can be pretty difficult to see all the way at the back of your throat so the light really comes in handy.
If you don’t like the tickly feeling your get from the cotton swab and have no interest squirting water around your throat, then this might be the best option for you.
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