Are You at Risk of Having Tonsil Stones? | Part 3

c. All About the People at Risk to Have Tonsil Stones

Tonsil stones are usually known as tonsilloliths. A number of people describe them as white spots on your tonsils. These white spots are commonly caused by the sulfur-producing bacteria and debris building up that turns out to be jammed in a person’s tonsils. People who are at risk of having tonsil stones can often lead to them having bad breath or also known as halitosis. But this can be defied with good and regular oral hygiene.

Every now and then, people come up with desperate choices of having their tonsils taken out because it can be a solution to eliminating tonsil stones. But what they do not know is that it will not at all get rid of bad breath. It can also be possible to avoid being at risk of having tonsil stones without surgery. But it is one man’s choice to get his tonsils removed or not.

Everyone will eventually have tonsil stones at some point in their lives, but adults are normally at a higher risk of getting them. Some people aren’t aware that they’re already carrying them around. If you have them, you must remove them immediately or else it will grow bigger as you eat more.

People who are at the highest risk of having tonsil stones are those with cryptic tonsils. This usually happens to people who have had serious throat infections at least once. This kind of health problem takes place when the glands swell, get wrinkled and stays that way. People who are at risk of getting tonsil stones must think fast and immediately do something about it!

If you already have your tonsils taken out, you will have a lesser chance of being at risk of having tonsil stones. On the other hand, this does not mean that you should go out and have your tonsils taken out. Tonsil stones are popularly known for causing bad breath and when you get your tonsils removed, you have lower risk of having tonsil stones and will also have lower risk of having bad breath.

But what a number of people don’t know is that even though you have your tonsils taken out, you will most likely still have bad breath. The sulfur-producing bacteria generating underneath your tongue’s surface, which are important to the formation of those tonsil stones, are most expected to be candidates of causing bad breath.

Tonsil stones come from the food we eat and bacteria that comes from our mouth. It creates a very small ball made of white calcified materials that stick into your tonsils. People who haven’t had a adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy are at the highest risk of having tonsil stones. Without these glands, it is hard to get tonsil stones, as one might expect.

People who have post-nasal drip are also at risk of having tonsil stones because this condition lets the mucus slide down the back of the throat and gives the microbes nourishment and gives you bad breath. Also, people who smoke are at risk. Even if the tonsil stones are small, they have got a great deal of sulfur content and bacteria that can give an unpleasant smell. People who are at risk must do something about it once they find out if they do have tonsil stones.