Larynx and Trachea — two great body parts that make beautiful music together, now in happy plush form! This team brings a breath of fresh air to your lungs! The larynx helps with talking, singing and breathing while the tube-like trachea draws air deep into your lungs. Your vocal cords, along with your mouth muscles, lips and tongue, create the sound of your voice. Breathe easy!
Do you know what tonsil stones are? Technically, they're called tonsilloliths, and are made up of bacteria, dead cells, mucus, and other junk that can collect in the grooves of the tonsils. This buildup can happen due to stress, but the most common reason is tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils). The tonsils are supposed to trap bacteria and foreign stuff, but when they are inflamed, they are puffier. This puffiness can cause grooves in the tonsils to close up, which means any bacteria or foreign stuff would get trapped, until it's big enough to poke out of the groove. That's when you see them and get grossed out!