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What are tonsil stones made of?

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Dr. Russell Faust
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: ICKY STUFF

Tonsil "stones" are comprised of dead mucosal cells from the lining of the oral cavity, from microscopic food particles, and from bacteria - usually in the form of "biofilm".
Based on dna sequencing studies, we found more than 100 separate species of bacteria in tonsil stones in a group of 50 children.

In brief: ICKY STUFF

Tonsil "stones" are comprised of dead mucosal cells from the lining of the oral cavity, from microscopic food particles, and from bacteria - usually in the form of "biofilm".
Based on dna sequencing studies, we found more than 100 separate species of bacteria in tonsil stones in a group of 50 children.
Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faust
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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Food particles

Tonsiliths are food particles covered in minerals from your saliva.

In brief: Food particles

Tonsiliths are food particles covered in minerals from your saliva.
Dr. Sanford Archer
Dr. Sanford Archer
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