One thing is absolutely clear. Tonsil stones are disgusting! But to know how to get rid of them and how to prevent their recurrence, it is important to know what tonsils are made of.
So what are tonsil stones made of? In other words, what causes tonsil stones?
Well, while the real cause of tonsil stones cannot be explained, knowing how they are gotten can explain a thing or two and help us in their prevention. You see when food, dead cells and mucus get trapped in the tonsil pockets, the oral microbes in the mouth attack it with vengeance, digesting and burrowing into it.
The debris is broken down and the remains are deposited in the crevices of the tonsils. This calcified material is what tonsil stones are made of.
It is therefore safe to say that the causes of tonsil stones are food particles and bacteria that feed on the food emitting an unbearable stench that could kill a raccoon.