Given their annoying symptoms, tonsil stones are definitely something you want to avoid. They can cause serious swelling around the throat, they can make it very difficult to swallow and they smell extremely bad.
They may be one of the lesser known tonsil infections but they are definitely one of the worst.
In this article I’m going to show you my top 5 ways to treat and cure them.
#1 Apple Cider Vinegar Gargle
Among apple cider vinegars many health benefits is its ability to help aid the symptoms of tonsil stones, as well as other tonsil infections. Thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, gargling ACV will help fight off harmful bacteria that caused the infection in the first place.
Not only that but it also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it should help with swelling as well.
For the best results, I recommend gargling a mixture of 1 tablespoon ACV with a full glass of water every day. Clearing out your tonsils regularly in this way will greatly improve your chances of preventing the infection.
#2 Chewing Raw Garlic
Like the ACV, garlic has antibacterial properties which make it good at fighting off bad bacteria. You’re best using chopped up raw garlic and gargling it with water as this will make it easier for the herb to reach the tonsil stones.
#3 Special Mouthwash
In order to combat the bad breath that comes with tonsil stones, you should be gargling mouthwash regularly. Make sure you get one that contains Chlorine Dioxide and Zinc Compounds as they will fight against sulfur producing bacteria.
You can use other mouthwashes but none will be as effective as that type.
#4 Oil Pulling
If you aren’t sure, oil pulling is swirling any kind of cooking oil (preferably coconut) around your mouth for a period of 15-20 minutes. It has been shown to improve oral hygiene and reduce infection because of its detoxifying effects.
Therefore, it is a very effective tonsil stones cure.
As you can tell, most of these remedies work to detoxify your mouth of harmful bacteria. In order to prevent mouth stones, this should be your main priority and you should be doing as much as you can to ensure that.
Especially if you suffer from tonsil stones regularly.
Now this does not necessarily mean incorporating every single one of the remedies above into your everyday. It just means you should be incorporating at least one. That way you’ll be able to keep the bacteria in your mouth under control, preventing it from causing infection.