Tonsil breath is in the news. This sort of amazes me because I’ve never read an article about tonsilloliths in the news before, and when I went searching today, there is actually an article posted today in the Huffington Post.
The Different Kinds of Bad Breath Part 2 Tonsil Breath. Huffington Post blog Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:11:29 GMT. Basically, tonsil breath is where bad breath/halitosis originates in the tonsils, and not in other areas like the lungs or stomach. And how does bad breath originate in the tonsils, you ask? Generally due to a condition called tonsilloliths (aka “tonsil stones”). More on that in a minute. First, let’s talk about the tonsils themselves. Your tonsils are the two lymphatic glands at the back of your throat (those two red “balls” back there). And trust me, they are just waiting to be a problem, to be quite honest. I don’t know many people who still have their tonsils who don’t have some kind of problem with them. This is because your tonsils are meant to trap bacteria — that’s their job. Unfortunately, bacteria can cause infection, is stinky, and has a host of other characteristics that spell trouble. This is why so many children (and adults) end up getting their tonsils removed. Read more…
Do You Have Tonsil Breath?
Tonsil stones can be a cause of bad breath. Tonsil stones are an accumulation of food particles and dead cells and other matter which gets caught in your tonsil crevices and they build up into lumps, called tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. They smell, and this is what gives your tonsil breath.
The article recommends checking with your doctor or dentist to confirm you have tonsil stones. While removing your tonsils is an option, check out ways to not only remove tonsil stones naturally, but also to prevent them from reoccurring. Gargling with warm water with a pinch of salt is one natural remedy to get rid of tonsil stones.