You May Have Tonsil Stones Without Even Knowing What They Are

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12 You May Have Tonsil Stones Without Even Knowing What They Are

I’ve never heard of tonsil stones before now. A lot of people haven’t.

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But you might have them without knowing.

The ‘Gross Science’ YouTube channel have made a video explaining what they are, and just how common they are.

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These feasts for bacteria can form when dead cells, mucus and food get stuck in the back of your mouth and begin to harden.

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Small ones are pretty harmless, but the bigger they are, the worse they get. They can cause a sore throat, ear ache…. And they can stink.

After watching that you might be feeling a bit paranoid, stretching your mouth wide open in front of a mirror or using your phone camera to check your own tonsils. It’s exactly what I’d be doing if I hadn’t had mine removed when I was 4.

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