Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilloliths are white stone-like formations that accumulate in your tonsil crypts. They consist of debris such as food particles and sulfurous bacteria that calcifies over time and hardens. They smell very foul but are generally harmless, although they can cause a plethora of unpleasant symptoms such as bad breath, trouble swallowing, metallic taste in your mouth, sore throat, ear pain, the swelling of the tonsils, and occasional coughing. Obviously, they are not the most pleasant thing to have in your mouth so it is only natural that you would want to have them removed as soon as possible.
Luckily, nowadays there are a lot of tonsil stone removal kits you can purchase that may make the removal experience less horrific. You can find a myriad of them online, so if you are interested in reading some reviews of what works and what doesn’t, keep on reading.
Important note: Since there are a lot of products manufactured by the same companies and that the difference is only in color or other insignificant features, we have listed only the best and the cheapest products we found. Of course, you can scroll through the recommended products on Amazon as well to find the other color options, but for the sake of this article, we have decided that the color is simply not a big enough of a difference for one product to be listed twice.
Airgoesin Lighted Tonsil Stone Remover Tool
This professional tonsil stone remover tool comes with three attachment heads and a LED light to help you see your tonsil stones better when attempting to remove them. It promises to gently extract the tonsil stones without causing the pesky gag reflex.
Reviews are generally positive, and the customers say that the tool did scoop the stones out easily. However, some did complain that the tool was simply not long enough for them and that a centimeter or two in length would make a world of a difference. This kit comes with an irrigator and a storage case as well, and you can find it on Amazon.
Tonsil Light – Tonsil Stone Remover
This product comes with three tonsil tool adaptors and batteries, a stainless-steel tool which you can sterilize after each use, an irrigation syringe, a LED light, and a carrying case. The manufacturer promises easy removal and says that you can fill the syringe with your own mouthwash or just water to irrigate the tonsils.
The customers praise the LED light, which, according to them, is very bright and helpful, and that the kit itself was very useful and much more pleasant to use than a q-tip. However, some reviewers said that the product was cheaply made and that it fell apart easily, and that replacing the batteries was quite complicated. You can find this kit on Amazon.
TheraBreath Tonsil Stone Removal Kit – NonFluoride
The manufacturer promises that this kit includes absolutely everything you will ever need to remove tonsil stones and prevent them from coming back. The kit comes with two TheraBreath oral rinses, one toothpaste, three fresh breath throat sprays, two AktivOxigen serums, three nasal-sinus drops, one tin of lozenges, and a set of directions.
Now, there are not a lot of reviews on this one. One person says they liked the product very much, while another says that gargling salt water worked better for them. This product is quite expensive. So, if you are ready to spew out the cash, this one may be for you. You can get this product on Amazon.
Tonsil Tools Premium Stainless Steel Tonsil Stone Removal Tool
This product is 12 centimeters in length and it is made from sterile medical grade stainless steel. The manufacturer promises that the product is skid resistant and easily disinfected with alcohol or any soap after use.
The reviewers are generally complaining that the tool is not long enough and that it was too sharp. However, they were overall satisfied with the results the tool gave them and that it does come exactly as described. If you are interested in testing out this simple product, you can find it on Amazon.
H2ofloss Oral Irrigator
As we know, oral irrigators can be used for the removal of the tonsil stones, so if you are on the lookout for one, you may want to try out this product, or something similar to this. H2Ofloss irrigator is a device with 12 multifunctional tips which can be used for various issues. It operates on the 1200 pulses per minute, which is the most comfortable frequency according to the researchers. The manufacturer promises that the irrigator is very quiet and 100% waterproof.
The reviews for this product are generally positive, although most of the customers used it as a dental floss. However, they report that the product is very gentle if put on the lowest setting, which is recommended if you were to use it for the removal of your tonsil stones. This irrigator can be bought on Amazon.
Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser WP-660
This product is also an oral irrigator and is primarily meant to be a dental floss and a massager, however, you can use it for the removal of tonsil stones as well. This contraption has ten pressure settings (lower settings are recommended for the removal of tonsil stones because of the unpleasant gag reflex), seven water flossing tips, and it has 90 seconds of water capacity. The manufacturer promises that the irrigator is easy to use and that it can clean all the debris in the mouth.
With 71% of five-star reviews, Aquarius has been deemed easy to use and efficient, it caused no pain. The underside of the product is, of course, the price, and there were some customers who did not appreciate that the on/off switch is difficult to manage with one hand and that it tends to be quite loud. You can purchase this product on Amazon.