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Tonsil Stones – NY Times asks Dr. Katz

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Ever have that dull sore-throat pain that makes you feel like you have strep throat?  It may not always be strep throat!  Tonsil stones, formally named tonsilloliths, are chunks in the tonsils’ deep pockets that are composed of mucus, dead cells, and other debris.  They are usually not any bigger than a pencil eraser,  but they have existed to be more than an inch wide.

They are very commonly misdiagnosed (i.e. as food particles), and it has not been until recently that people have started to realize  how widespread of an affliction it is.  Also, tonsil stones can cause bad breath, dry mouth, sore throats, and ear pain.

Our very own Dr. Katz was interviewed by the NY Times, and he mentioned that one of the main questions he gets is “what are those things growing in my tonsils?”

As far as tonsil stones solutions, some patients try removing them manually with a Q-tip.  Dr. Katz recommends not getting surgery, but trying oxygenating mouthwashes and sinus sprays, since those neutralize the anaerobic bacteria that causes the stones.  Tonsillectomies can work, but it is not always recommended since some patients can get complications and excess bleeding.  

Click here to read about tonsil stones and Dr. Katz in the New York Times!

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Tonsil Stones, Cryptic Tonsils, Tonsil Crypts

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Tonsil stones are bits of food that collect and harden in your tonsil area. Only
people with cryptic tonsils get these. Learn the causes and cures here.

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Onion Breath? Get rid of ALL food odors immediately!

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Hopefully all of you know that most bad breath is caused by anaerobic sulfur producing bacteria that breed within the back of the tongue, throat, and tonsils.  But what about those nasty food odors, like Onions, Garlic, Coffee, etc?  Well, a few weeks ago I was in Dallas doing a TV interview and the host of GOOD MORNING TEXAS on WFAA was brave enough to eat an onion and demonstrate how TheraBreath IMMEDIATELY eliminated his onion breath. 
Take a look:

In fact, if you want to see all 71 videos in my online media library (as well as some interesting TV commercials) go to and enjoy.

Harold Katz DDS

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Video of the Week

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Dr. Katz, our Bad Breath Detective, makes an appearance in FOX 11 news in L.A. His headline– Bad breath can be an indicator of a more serious disease. For example, sweet breath may be an indicator of Leukemia, and people with kidney problems develop a fish odor when they eat foods with protein.

In this video, we see the progress of Mark, one of Dr. Katz’s patients. Let’s see how he finally finds the solution to bad breath with a little help from Dr. Katz.

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