1. Tongue scrape daily.
Since the tongue has the single largest surface area that collects plaque bacteria in the mouth, scraping it with a tongue cleaner can significantly reduce bacteria levels.
2. Brush and floss daily.
Your teeth and gumline can collect billions of plaque bacteria on a daily basis. Brush and floss every day to minimize bacteria that cause tonsil stones.
3. Drink water/stay hydrated.
Making sure to drink plenty of water may sound trivial, but its importance cannot be understated. A dry mouth enables plaque bacteria growth rates to accelerate, increasing the chance of tonsil stone formation and other common oral care problems. Make it a point to stay hydrated by drinking a glass of water when you wake up and sipping water throughout the day.
4. Get a professional cleaning every six months.
Over time, plaque hardens to form tartar. The presence of tartar will make your efforts at home to control plaque bacteria growth using the tips above less effective. Tartar is difficult to clear away, and cleanings are best performed by a hygienist at the dentist's office.
5. Be consistent.
Since plaque bacteria multiply very quickly and harden into tartar, and tartar makes it more challenging to prevent plaque growth, it's imperative to be consistent with your plaque-fighting efforts. Make sure to employ the tips above consistently and routinely in order to get rid of tonsil stones.