One of the biggest complaints you’ll hear about tonsil stones is that they never seem to go away. Even after you’ve done your best to get them out and keep your tonsils bacteria free, they always reappear – as do all their annoying symptoms.
This can, understandably, leave those affected feeling frustrated.
So to give them a helping hand, I’ve outlined some of the most effective remedies for preventing a tonsil stones infection. They can all be done at home so they should be available to everyone.
This one may sound a little odd but having a low level of hydration can actually increase your chances of getting tonsil stones.
You see, when your hydration drops so does your saliva levels, which isn’t good. As well as lubricating food, saliva’s other purpose is to control and maintain the activity of harmful bacteria that roams around your mouth.
Therefore, if your salvia levels where to drop so would your body’s ability to combat bad bacteria – which would result in more infection and more tonsil stones.
So to maintain a healthy level of hydration I recommend you drink enough water each day and limit your consumption of tobacco and alcohol.
Gargle an Anti-bacterial Mouthwash
In order to stop the development of tonsil stones, you’re going to need to make an effort to kill off bacteria and to do so regularly. I think one of the best ways to do this is to gargle an anti-bacterial mouthwash.
There are many commercial types of mouthwash you can use and many of them work very well, you just need to make sure that the one you get doesn’t contain any alcohol. Otherwise, it could make your situation worse (although this isn’t likely so don’t worry about it too much).
You could instead make your own mouthwash at home if you’d prefer not to use the commercial stuff. Apple cider vinegar or salt water solutions are also effective remedies for preventing tonsil stones so you could give them a try.
Just add a tablespoon of either the ACV or salt water, add it to a glass of water and begin swirling it around your mouth, one sip at a time. Both have antibacterial properties so they will be able to clear out your tonsils and gums of bad bacteria.
Depending on how severe your situation is, I would gargle either mouthwash 1-2 times per day for a very effective clean.
Thanks to its antibacterial, anti-fungal and probiotic properties, garlic is kind of a super food for treating oral infections. By chewing on it raw you’ll clear out a great deal of the bad bacteria that just sits around your mouth and tonsils.
You can consume it in a water solution like the ACV and salt water but for the best results, I would just chew on it. This makes it easier for the garlic to fight off and attack the bacteria so even if it feels like a strange thing to do, it’s worth it.
If your situation is pretty severe then you’ll be the best chewing on it every day.
So now that you’ve read through my article, you now know how to prevent tonsil stones from forming. Just test out one at a time to which works best for you and stick with it.