My fear about tonsil stones is what may happen long-term iff a certain type of bacteria or virus may form in the back of your throat and maybe even go to your intestines, giving you a very long-term Body Odor . I see people in these forums that suffer from bad breath and even have don't have these stones, and had negative results to TMAU testing. Perhaps they have another metabolic problem not yet discovered, or perhaps they have an infection not yet discovered. The problem I see with these stones are that they are a festering ground for all types of germs, bacteria and viruses. That's my only concern about them.