I’ve never heard of tonsil stones before now. A lot of people haven’t.
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.
These feasts for bacteria can form when dead cells, mucus and food get stuck in the back of your mouth and begin to harden.
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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