3. Gargling to remove and prevent the stones
Gargling using mouthwash after eating is also a great tip since the tonsil stones often form after leftover food gets stuck in the holes.
It’s recommended to gargle with an alcohol-free mouthwash after eating. Not only will the wash improve the health of your teeth and gums, but it will also help dislocate any tiny bits of food.
Also, a mixture of warm water and salt is best for gargling since it dislocates bits of food from the tonsil craters. You should mix a teaspoon of salt into 6 ounces of water and stir until mixed.
Then gargle the salt water with your head tilted back. Salt water tends to soothe any discomfort caused by tonsillitis.
You could also invest in oxygenating mouthwashes since they contain chlorine dioxide and natural zinc compounds that aid in hindering bacterial growth due to the presence of oxygen.
However, oxygenating mouthwashes are very strong so they should only be used once or twice per week. You can also just supplement your oxygenating mouthwash with a natural wash.
4. Gargling using apple cider vinegar
Vinegar tends to break down the tonsils because of its acidic content. Dilute some apple cider vinegar with water in a glass and gargle. Start by mixing a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of warm water and gargle. Try doing this 3 times a day as it may aid in loosening the stones faster.
However, it’s worth noting that there are risks to using apple cider which include the possibility of digestive problems and tooth decay