Oral Hygiene


#61

I get the worst tonsil stones. They happen a lot and not only do they cause bad breath but they also irritate my throat. I have tried everything I can think of to get rid of them but nothing that is recommended seems to help. Maybe I am just more likely than other people to get them.


#62

@gapgurlm I completely sympathize with you. I got to a point where my throat was inflamed every few months, and per your point it totally affects your breath. After visiting the second ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist), I was told my tonsils were fried. So at 38 years old I had them removed. After a little discomfort, the relief has been so worth it.


#63

Thanks for this. I’ve been seing the Hello Charcoal toothpaste in WalMart and I’ve been really curious about trying it.


#64

I think getting your tonsils removed would permanently solve for this. I know you can carefully poke the area with the end of a toothbrush to help expel the tonsil stones.


#65

@Freedom How long was your healing process for this procedure?


#66

I already poke the area to expel any tonsil stones that I can but sometimes it irritates my throat more. I know that removing tonsils would also work, just wish there was an easier way to go about relieving the problem.


#67

@John The recovery process was nothing like I had read it would be, thankfully! I only had pain/discomfort for the first two days. And most of any icky feeling, like nausea, was actually because of the pain meds I was given. Once I stopped taking those, Loratab, I felt normal again.


#68

It’s something I’ve considered. I don’t get tonsil stones, but thought it might just help keep breath fresh.


#69

I use the hello, and I am finding some sensitivety happening, I read that pronamel doesn’t have sls , I am going to look into it or another hello brand, I get horrible canker sores and sls is a culprit!