Having a bad breath is really a no, no! It might cause a bad impression on people you talk to. Many people are suffering from this mouth issue, not only because of tooth decay but also because of a serious health problem. Halitosis or fetor oris, commonly known as bad breath is a symptom of unpleasant mouth odor.
25% of the population suffers chronic bad breath because of tonsil stones. These are smalls dots, usually white to cream in color, which you can see on your tonsils releases gas having an awful odor just like sulfur.
Symptoms of tonsil stones
Although it may be difficult to see tonsil stones, there are symptoms that may accompany them.
Symptoms of tonsil stones include:
- bad breath
- sore throat
- difficulty swallowing
- ear pain
- swollen tonsils
- white or yellow debris on the tonsil
Smaller tonsil stones may not result in any symptoms, but they’re more prevalent than larger tonsil stones.
Tonsil stones are commonly made up of a lump of mucus, bacteria or stored foods that collect in the back part of your throat.
These tonsil stones can be removed by surgical procedures or you can do it by yourself at home.