When this young woman realized she had bad breath consistently, she decided to look into her mouth to find the source. She wasn’t expecting it to be this nasty…
When she looked behind her tonsils, she found tonsil stones, which are also known as tonsilloliths.
Tonsil stones are actually much grosser than their name indicates. According to Mad World News, they are formed when food, dead cells, and debris lodge lodge in the tonsils and eventually calcify. This results in extremely bad breath, and the sufferer often has no idea their breath stinks at all!
Thankfully, this video is here to show you some things you can do is you notice tonsil stones in your mouth. It’s actually very easy to dislodge them and push them out with your finger. If this doesn’t work, doctors have a couple other strategies you can use as well.
“Gargle with a non-alcohol-based mouthwash, and use a Waterpik — literally blast the tonsils to see if you can force the stones out,” said Dr. Lee Zimmer of the University of Cincinnati. “Try that for a month or so and see how it goes.”
If this doesn’t work, however, you’ll need to go to the doctor ASAP if you want to spare your family and friends from your nasty breath!