Halitosis or bad breath is a rather widespread dental problem. Very annoying and sometimes persistent, it can be caused by different factors such as poor oral hygiene and smoking. But if you have tried several treatments without success, you may be suffering from casein on the tonsils.
Bad breath is a stench that emanates from the mouth and is usually due to an overgrowth of bacteria in the oral cavity. It may be promoted by several factors, including:
- Poor oral hygiene
- An inflammation of the gums
- Dry mouth
- Consumption of certain odorants or astringent foods (garlic, onions, coffee, alcohol, etc.)
- Some stomach problems such as ulcers or gastroesophageal reflux
It is therefore important to determine the origin of the problem to undertake the appropriate solution.
But sometimes, even if some people treat all the problems mentioned above, they are unable to eliminate that embarrassing odor. The answer is simple: the problem is elsewhere! It is the tonsils that are causing it.
Caseum on the tonsils
Tonsils are small masses at the back of the throat that fight against external pathogens and manufacture the antibodies necessary for their elimination. In case of angina, they become larger and cause pain during swallowing.
Gradually, as we get older, tonsils lose their volume and small holes, called crypts, begin to form on their surface. Thus, the foods we eat, mucus and dead cells of the mucous membranes of the throat will accumulate in these holes and infection forms small white dots: casein, also called stones or tonsil stones. In Latin caseum means cheese, it is the result of fermentation of the waste, and is an environment for proliferation of bacteria responsible for bad breath.