2nd October 2019


What is your gum made out of?

The gums themselves are made up of tissue that is covered by a layer of oral mucosa, a mucous membrane that helps keep the mouth clean. The gums work in conjunction with a few other tissues.

Hereof, what does the color of your gums mean?

Healthy gums are usually pink in color. In the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease, called gingivitis, the gums can become red, swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, the disease is still reversible and can usually be eliminated by daily brushing and flossing.

What is the purpose of your gums?

The gums are part of the soft tissue lining of the mouth. They surround the teeth and provide a seal around them. Unlike the soft tissue linings of the lips and cheeks, most of the gums are tightly bound to the underlying bone which helps resist the friction of food passing over them.
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