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The Relationship Between Tonsils and Bad Breath

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Huge Tonsils!!!!!Many people who suffer from bad breath are urgently seeking the reason for their bad breath. There are many theories about how bad breath arises and one common myth is that it comes from the stomach, but this is just a myth – it is not fact. The truth is that the majority of bad breath comes from the back of the tongue. However, there is a connection between your tonsils and bad breath too.

Before we discuss tonsils and bad breath, you need to have a good idea of whether that is your problem. There is a very small chance that your tonsils are the source of your bad breath. In fact, 80-90% of bad breath is due to bacteria on the tongue and only 3-5% of bad breath is a result of the tonsils. Therefore, before you jump the gun and begin suspecting your tonsils, there are a couple ways to rule out your tongue.
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Dr. Katz on The Lionel Show- Help With Bad Breath

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Dr. Katz

According to Air America, people refer to Dr. Harold Katz as the “final authority” on breath.  Dr. Katz has been on countless televsion shows like the CBS Early Show, The View, and he’s helped millions of people around the globe get fresher breath.  Some of his main areas of expertise are halitosis, dry mouth, and tonsil stones.  He went on The Lionel Show on December 11, 2009 to talk about “The Horrors of Holiday Halitosis”.  It’s definitely not a joking manner, especially if you’re standing under a mistletoe.

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Tonsillolith

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Tonsillolith Dr Katz discusses tonsilloliths, better known as tonsil stones. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and cures and get rid of your tonsil stones today!

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Tonsil Stones – NY Times asks Dr. Katz

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Ever have that dull sore-throat pain that makes you feel like you have strep throat?  It may not always be strep throat!  Tonsil stones, formally named tonsilloliths, are chunks in the tonsils’ deep pockets that are composed of mucus, dead cells, and other debris.  They are usually not any bigger than a pencil eraser,  but they have existed to be more than an inch wide.

They are very commonly misdiagnosed (i.e. as food particles), and it has not been until recently that people have started to realize  how widespread of an affliction it is.  Also, tonsil stones can cause bad breath, dry mouth, sore throats, and ear pain.

Our very own Dr. Katz was interviewed by the NY Times, and he mentioned that one of the main questions he gets is “what are those things growing in my tonsils?”

As far as tonsil stones solutions, some patients try removing them manually with a Q-tip.  Dr. Katz recommends not getting surgery, but trying oxygenating mouthwashes and sinus sprays, since those neutralize the anaerobic bacteria that causes the stones.  Tonsillectomies can work, but it is not always recommended since some patients can get complications and excess bleeding.  

Click here to read about tonsil stones and Dr. Katz in the New York Times!

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Tonsil Stones, Cryptic Tonsils, Tonsil Crypts

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Tonsil stones are bits of food that collect and harden in your tonsil area. Only
people with cryptic tonsils get these. Learn the causes and cures here.

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