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Are you chronically suffering from bad breath? You may have a bacterial infection and not even know about it. A study reveals that about 25% people have such infections that lead to bad breath. Tonsil stones are the hardened accumulation of sulfur-producing bacteria and debris. They get trapped near the tonsils, and can cause bad breath.
Here are a few ways through which you can get rid of your bad breath.
Tonsil stones are little buggers that are hidden and are difficult to detect. If you have tonsil stones, the good news is that you are not in danger, a bad news is that you have a chronic bad breath.
This one is a no-brainer. It is important to prevent tonsil stones from forming in the first place by brushing properly and using oxygenated mouthwash.
A cotton swab can be used to remove the stone. It can be moistened with the swab and can be gently removed from the wall.
At times, the tonsil stones might come out automatically through a violent cough. Coughing hard can cause tonsil stones to fly out of the mouth.
If no home remedy works, the most extreme step that can be taken is tonsil removal.
The picture shows someone using a makeup brush to remove the tonsil stone. Before using any foreign object, it is important to sterilize it to prevent further damage.
Contrary to popular belief, eating garlic can be a solution to chronic bad breath. Eating raw onion and garlic flushes out the bacteria in tonsil stones.
When nothing works, cutting out the tonsil stones is the only solution. In that case, even after removal, the bacteria might cause bad breath.
Gargling with salt water flushes out debris and food particles around the tonsil stones that further contribute to bad breath.
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