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  • What causes tonsil stones and how to prevent them?

  • Mucus accumulation due to post nasal drip in the throat is a prime, yet lesser known causative factor of tonsil stones; and dairy products, particularly the protein 鈥榗asein鈥?present in them are major contributors. Excess casein also helps harden the stone-forming bacteria, mucus, food particles and dead cells in the throat.

  • What are tonsil stones made of?

  • These stones are made of hardened, impacted biofilm that builds up in the crypts (crevices) of your tonsils. They range in size between a small rice grain to as large as a grape.

  • Can dairy cause tonsil stones?

  • Milk, cheese, yogurt etc whatever it is, we use dairy products a lot each and every day. Though dairy products have a lot of protein and vitamins in it, it also contains a lot of mucus-producing properties. Yes, dairy is the number one thing you must avoid as it may directly result in the formation of tonsil stones.

  • What are tonsilloliths?

  • Tonsilloliths, also known as tonsil stones, are soft aggregates of bacterial and cellular debris that form in the tonsillar crypts, the crevices of the tonsils. While Wikipedia mentions that tonsil stones are soft aggregates, many people across the forums claim completely different.

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