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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!

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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!

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Host Anna Rothschild explains that you might develop tonsil stones if you have repeated bouts of tonsillitis, or even just big ol' tonsils.

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Tonsil stones are more common that you think! Ask around, you probably know a few people who have them!

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It's all because tonsil stones are basically a feast for bacteria and other microbes.

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Some recommended methods for removing tonsil stones include: gargling with salt water or popping them out with your finger or a cotton swab. Some BuzzFeed staffers who have experienced tonsil stones say it is an incredibly satisfying feeling to pop out a stone!

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