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Family's Campus -Children aged 7 or above - Knowing your teeth - Periodontal Tissues
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Periodontal tissues are tissues surrounding the teeth. They have important functions:
- Gingivae (gums)
Cover the surface of alveolar bone. Healthy gingivae are pink in colour.
- Alveolar bone
Supports teeth. If alveolar bone is not healthy, the teeth will lose support, become loose, and fall out.
- Periodontal membrane
Attachment between teeth and alveolar bone.