Seeing as they’re found all the way at the back of your throat, you may have thought that you need to pay a visit to your doctor to get rid of your tonsil stones. Well this is just not the case, there are actually a variety of methods you can make use of in the comfort of your own home.
Because of its soft and skinny bristles, a toothbrush can be the perfect tool to shake out your tonsil stones. These bristles can fit into the crypts of the tonsils so they’ll be able to slip underneath the stones, making for an easy removal.
Just make sure that you don’t use your regular toothbrush for this. If you have tonsil stones then it’s very likely that there are large amounts of harmful bacteria congregating up there. If you were to spread this around your mouth then you could cause loads of other infections – possibly even more stones!
These little devices are very handy and can be easy found on Amazon. They have long and slim dimensions, similar to that of a cotton bud, making it easy to reach your tonsils. But unlike the cotton bud, instead of cotton at the end of the pick there’s a little light.
Considering how difficult it can be to see what you’re doing when trying to remove tonsil stones, this light really does come in handy. Without it you are just poking around your tonsils aimlessly, most likely wasting your time.
Also, because of its narrow tip it can also fit into the crypts of your tonsils, albeit not as easily as your toothbrush, so it can make tonsil stones removal much easier.
You’ve probably these types of things before as they can have many uses. They’re basically little plastic versions of those metallic syringes you see getting used for injections, the main difference being these can’t penetrate the skin.
Among their many uses (cleaning teeth out, clearing out wounds, etc.) they can also be great at removing tonsil stones. Their slim, cylinder shape means you can easily reach your tonsils and the pressure they exert when squirting out water is almost always enough to dislodge tonsil stones.
Not only that but their tip is very skinny and has a little bend. This not only makes it easier to remove tonsil stones as you can reach into the tonsillar crypts where they are sitting, it also allows you to reach behind or underneath your tonsils as well. Just in case the little buggars are hiding there.
It’s for these reasons why I think those that suffer from regular tonsil stones must get this tool.
Salt Water or Apple Cider Vinegar Gargle
Both of these solutions have antibacterial properties which makes them extremely effective at wearing away tonsil stones and fighting off the bacteria that causes them. Not only that but gargling itself could help loosen the stones as well.
That is why I recommend gargling them on a daily basis. It doesn’t really matter which, both have similar results – however if you’re struggling with inflammation then I would for the apple cider vinegar.
Just add 1 tablespoon of either to a full glass of clean water and take a small sip. Swirl the mixture around your mouth, making sure it reaches your tonsils, for about 15 seconds then spit out and repeat with the entire solution.
For the best results I recommend doing this at least once per day.
Now that you’ve read through my article you should now understand how to get rid of tonsil stones at home.