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Do Your Tonsils Cause Your Halitosis?


Posted on 7/10/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
Do Your Tonsils Cause Your Halitosis?Halitosis is the medical term for chronic bad breath and it's not something that can be cured simply by using mouthwash or toothpaste.

If your breath tastes bad or returns soon after you brush your teeth, you may be suffering from halitosis, which can be a sign of something more serious.

The farther inside the mouth that you get, the more bacteria you will find. Therefore, the real test of whether you have halitosis or just bad breath is done when you take a sample from the very back of your tongue. A study published by the journal Microbes and Infection, concluded that tonsil stones cause halitosis because they are full of anaerobic bacteria.

Another study suggested that tonsil stones are composed of layers and layers of living microbes. Even if your practice the best oral hygiene and visit us regularly, bad breath from tonsil stones will not improve.


Treatment for Halitosis from Tonsil Stones

Unfortunately, brushing, flossing, and other dental hygiene habits will not help halitosis that results from tonsil stones. While rinsing your mouth and brushing your teeth may temporarily help, the condition will return, and it may get exacerbated, since these products tend to produce a dry mouth.

The best way to attack a case of halitosis from tonsil stones is to use oxygen in combination with traditional oral care hygiene practices. We recommend that you brush your teeth after each meal, floss and clean your tongue once a day. In addition, you must keep your regular dental checkups.

If you suffer from halitosis from your tonsils, we can recommend certain products that have proven to help with this condition. These products alter the hard to reach places in your mouth, such as your tonsils, and make them less attractive to microorganisms that produce bad breath.


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