Cross-section of a tooth with gums labeled
About of healthy gumsEdit
Healthy gums are usually "coral pink." Other colors like red, white, and blue can mean there is a problem. Red gums mean that the patient has gingivitis, or the inflammation of the gum.
Healthy gums fill and fit each space between teeth.
Healthy gums are firm and do not move very much.
Reaction to disturbanceEdit
Healthy gums usually have no reaction to normal disturbance such as brushing.