The condition called tonsilloliths impairs not only our tonsils, but also causes bad breath or problems with taste recognition. These kind of problems can be found in chronic halitosis, produced by the combination of anaerobic bacteria present on the tongue. The main element of the process of development of tonsil stones is the accumulation of the debris (as mucus created after the nasal drip) and bacteria which produce sulfur in the tonsils. They will gather small divots which can be found on the tonsil's surface. Many people have their tonsils removed. Since this disease can be very harmful due to many diverse effects and impact, this can be useful. But it is not recommended. Preventive removal of tonsils can eliminate problems with tonsils, but not the rest of the symptoms, such as bad breath. The discovery of the condition can be hard, since even the bigger tonsil problems can be difficult to notice on the X-ray. Now to mention a thing or two about the effect of this condition. People who are experiencing tonsilloliths and tonsil stones at the same time will probably suffer from sore throat. They will experience pain but it will be difficult to find out whether it is created by tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. Problems with swallowing are common. Patients will painfully swallow but the rate of the pain is very diverse from case to case. The most common symptom is a bad breath. Even a research conducted in order to see if the bad breath usually suggests tonsilloliths or tonsil stones, showed positive results for the thesis. As high as 75% people with bad breath and volatile compound in the breath, were positive on tonsilloliths or tonsils stones. In some cases ear problems and pain may occur as well as swelling of the tonsils. The tonsil stones can sometimes be visible. They can be noticed as white debris, but in most cases they are hard to detect. Several home remedies can be used to reduce the impact of tonsil stones. You can try using the water pick, or even sneezing can be a way of treatment since they can be expelled by sneezing. Garlic is an enormously effective remedy for many diseases and with tonsilloliths too. Every night before going to bed, one garlic should be chewed. Patients may try using turmeric and paper. Salt can be effective since it is antiseptic, so it can disinfect the mouth. You can also try gargling with warm salt water. You can even try to physically remove tonsil stones from the mouth. A cotton swab with wet end should be used for this. Even a probiotic diet has healing properties since it repels the bacteria responsible for the tonsil stones. In the end, you should not think that the problems cannot return. This is quite possible so maintaining a good oral hygiene is extremely important. Not only because of the tonsil stones but because of the entire body as well.