Located in the mouth
, gums mucosa covering the base of the teeth in the mandible (bone in the lower jaw) and the maxilla (bone in the upper jaw).
The gingiva is a base for teeth, which it covers and protects the roots against microbes.
Healthy gingiva can be recognized above all by its color, pale pink.
It usually turns bright red and swells when it is suffering from a disease
such as gingivitis
of the gums.
Good dental hygiene is recommended for healthy gums.
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:36 AM by christelle.b.