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Why do tonsil stones smell so bad?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Bacteria
Tonsil stones - tonsilliths - are concretions of impacted food/saliva and bacteria that get traped in the crypts of the tonsils.
The bacteria and the decaying food create the bad smell.

In brief: Bacteria
Tonsil stones - tonsilliths - are concretions of impacted food/saliva and bacteria that get traped in the crypts of the tonsils.
The bacteria and the decaying food create the bad smell.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Matthew Russell
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Bacteria
Tonsil stones are benign firm white "stones" that form in the tonsil crypts from bacteria.
.. Much like plaque on your teeth. They are not dangerous, but can contribute to bad breath.

In brief: Bacteria
Tonsil stones are benign firm white "stones" that form in the tonsil crypts from bacteria.
.. Much like plaque on your teeth. They are not dangerous, but can contribute to bad breath.
Dr. Matthew Russell
Dr. Matthew Russell
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