Given how frustrating their symptoms can be, I think the best way to treat tonsil stones is to make sure you prevent them from appearing in the first place. And the only way to do this effectively is to know how they are caused.
By knowing this your efforts to prevent them will be much more accurate as they’ll be tailored to your situation. Which should save you a lot of time and effort. Below I’ve outlined the top 5 most common causes of tonsil stones. So if you suffer from them on a regular basis, then it’ll likely be because of one of these reasons.
Poor Oral Hygiene
This is the main cause of all oral infections, not just tonsil stones. If you aren’t regularly cleaning out your mouth properly then infectious organisms will be free to do what it wants and there will be little clumps of debris hidden around your teeth/gums/tonsils just ready for bacteria to feed on.
This is how tonsil stones are created.
To keep good care of your oral health I recommend that you brush/floss 3 times per day and use a mouthwash regularly. There are special toothpastes and mouthwashes out there but these aren’t really necessary, you’ll be just fine by sticking to this routine.
Eating Junk Food
Food that holds nearly no nutritional value shouldn’t belong in your diet, or at least not a lot of it should be. This food incorporates only bad bacteria (in most cases) into your system, which will make infection much more likely. And given that none of the food you are eating has any nutritional value, you won’t be fuelling your immune system properly, therefore it won’t be able to operate as effectively as normal. Which only makes your situation worse. So in order to stop this it’s pretty system, over time gradually swap out some of your bad eating habits with good. There are plenty of resources out there to help you plan out your diet so it shouldn’t be too difficult.
Your salvia is what controls the activity of bacteria and fungi within your mouth and when it runs low, its effectiveness in doing this reduces. If you aren’t keeping yourself properly hydrated then this is exactly what will happen.
The exact amount of water you should be drinking each day will be different for everyone but you can find calculators easily online so it shouldn’t be much trouble to work it out. Just make sure that once you find this out that you stick to it every day.
This might seem like a minor change but it could prove to be pretty significant over time. You might also want to avoid tobacco and alcohol as well as they cause dehydration.
Now that you know what causes tonsil stones, you should now be better eq,uipped to treat them and hopefully they’ll stop causing you so many problems.