Tonsil stones will not go away on their own and can cause a number of problems if left untreated. If your child has tonsil stones, it is important to remove them as soon as possible.
Learn more about tonsil stones, including the causes, how to prevent them, and how to remove them.
Tonsil stones form in the small pockets or folds of the tonsils. Food, mucus, bacteria, and dead cells can collect in these pockets and harden into small white or yellow stones. They usually form in people who have large tonsils with lots of folds and pockets.
Once your child develops tonsil stones, a number of problems can occur.
Common symptoms of tonsil stones include:
The best way to handle tonsil stones is to prevent them from forming in the first place. Like many problems in the mouth, some tonsil stones can be avoided with good dental habits and a change in diet.
Steps you can take to prevent tonsil stones include:
If your child already has tonsil stones, they can be removed by:
Your local Kool Smiles dentist is happy to treat your child’s tonsil stones and recommend ways to prevent them from forming. Find a Kool Smiles near you to book your child’s appointment today.
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