The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws.
To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw). See Gummer.
To chew with the gums, rather than with the teeth.
a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
This coral pink fibrous tissue covers the teeth and roots and supports the bone below. It absorbs the pressure exerted while chewing. Dentists call this the "gingiva". When you brush your teeth after meals and floss daily, you keep this tissue healthy. That's important, because gum disease can cause bone loss. Gum disease can also expose the tooth roots to decay. If root decay affects the pulp, you may need root canal treatment.
The pink tissue around your teeth.
Soft fleshy parts of the mouth in which the teeth are embedded.
the soft tissue that surrounds the base of the teeth.