Tons Of People Have Tonsil Stones Even Though You've Never Heard Of Them
These mostly harmless stones can be quite annoying, and the images are pretty gross!
Gross Science explains the science behind tonsil stones, which you probably didn't even know were a thing, even though tons of people have them!
Host Anna Rothschild explains that you might develop tonsil stones if you have repeated bouts of tonsillitis, or even just big ol' tonsils.
You might not even know they are there, because they can grow BEHIND the tonsil, just out of sight.
The stones can form when dead cells, mucus, and food get stuck in the crevices of your tonsils and harden.
The little ones can be harmless, but as they grow, they can cause sore throats, ear pain, and they could give you some stanky breath.
It's all because tonsil stones are basically a feast for bacteria and other microbes.
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Have you ever heard of tonsil stones?
vote votesNope, never heard of them.
vote votesI think I knew someone who had them once.
vote votesOMG, YES! I get these all the time!