There could be something hiding in your mouth that you don’t know much about, but it can trigger bad breath and can even be painful when you swallow. Unfortunately, this harmless phenomenon is not well known.
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People who often suffer from tonsillitis often develop fissures in their tonsils. These holes in the tonsils are called “crypts.”
Food, dead cells, and bacteria can infest these tonsil crypts. Extra calcium deposits solidify the material into tonsil stones which stick stubbornly to your sensitive tonsils. According to a study, one in 10 people suffer from tonsil stones.