• Question: Why do we have gums?

    Asked by sbrazlil1 to Iain, Jo, Leo on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Leo Garcia

      Leo Garcia answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      Our gums provide a tight seal around our teeth to stop unwanted things (such as bacteria) getting into our bodies. They are also tough enough not to get worn down by the constant movement of food around our mouths. Good old gums!