If your throat is painful and the pain does not go away, you might have tonsil stones. Strep throat and tonsil stones have quite a few similarities that need to be differentiated. Tonsil stones (tonsilloliths), occur when food particles and phlegm get stuck in the crevices of the tonsils. The similarity between the two is that they both appear white and they both cause halitosis. Tonsil stones, however, can be cured by using some at home remedies, and by using an all natural oral rinse, which will eliminate the stones for good.
Of course the best way not to get tonsil stones is by practicing a good oral care hygiene. The best way to do this is by brushing your teeth with a natural toothpaste, rinsing with an alcohol free oral rinse, and flossing on a daily basis [twice a day to be exact]. Another great tool to have to prevent tonsil stones is the tongue cleaner. It reaches way back in the throat area where a toothbrush cannot reach, and scrapes the bacteria build-up right off.
When tonsil stones form at the back of your throat it forms a gluey substance. This is caused by the dead cells and the calcium present in the mouth. It can cause some discomfort and pain, but it also causes foul smelling breath. This bacterial growth in the back of your throat causes such a stink and it could be so bad that it could literally clear a room full of people. It is extremely important to get rid of tonsil stones otherwise it could turn into tonsillitis. The symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, painful throat, reddish tonsils, fever as well as inflammation.
Below we discuss a few things that will help to eliminate tonsil stones.
Gargling is a must
The best home remedy to gargle with is warm salt water solution because it soothes the painful throat and tonsils. It is advised to gargle twice a day to effectively reduce the painful symptoms and to prevent tonsil stones from coming back. Another effective home remedy to help get rid of tonsil stones is a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water or hydrogen peroxide mixed with water. These two natural remedies loosen up the stones and this makes it easier for them to be removed.
Recently a more trendy solution is to gargle with extra virgin coconut oil. It is very effective in soothing inflammation of the tonsils, and you can gargle three to five times a day for the best results.
Healthy eating habits
Another cause of tonsil stones is an unhealthy diet. By eating plenty of fruits and veggies you provide the necessary nutrients that will prevent any build up of bacteria in the mouth. It is also essential to add probiotic foods to your diet. Probiotics ensures that the good bacteria in the mouth eliminate the bad breath causing bacteria. A probiotic diets includes sauerkraut, tempeh and pickles. Dairy products are not advised because they are one of the main causes of tonsil stones. Dairy products cause the mucous and calcium to increase. Drinking tea can also relieve the pain that tonsil stones cause.
These are all remedies that will help eliminate the tonsil stones if they are still minor. More severe tonsil stones need Therabreath’s stronger formulation to eliminate them.
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