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A number of different things are called "gum":

  • Gums, or gingiva, the soft tissue partly covering teeth
  • Trees:
    • Gum tree (Eucalyptus; Australia and cultivated in other warm areas)
    • Black gum (Tupelo, Nyssa; eastern North America)
    • Sweet-gum (Liquidambar; eastern North America and Asia)
    • Log gum

See also: GUM The gingivae (sing. ... Chewing gum Chewing gum is a type of confectionery which is designed to be chewed instead of swallowed. ... A confection selection The term confectionery refers to food items that are (or at least are perceived to be) rich in sugar. ... Bubblegum is a type of chewing gum that is especially designed for blowing bubbles. ... Functional gum is the name given to types of chewing gum which impart some practical function instead of, or in addition to, the usual enjoyment provided by a traditional chewing gum as a confectionery product. ... Gum base is the non-nutritive, non-digestible, water-insoluble masticatory delivery system used to carry sweeteners, flavors and any other desired substances in chewing gum and bubble gum. ... Two multi-national companies, Wrigley and Cadbury, together account for some 60% market share of the world-wide chewing gum market. ... Natural gums are polysaccharides of natural origin, capable of causing a large viscosity increase in solution, even at small concentrations. ... Guar gum, a natural gum, is an edible thickening agent extracted from the guar bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba). ... Acacia senegal plant from Koehlers Medicinal-Plants 1887 Gum arabic, a natural gum also called gum acacia, is a substance that is taken from two sub-Saharan species of the acacia tree, Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal. ... Xanthan gum (C35H49O29) is a natural gum polysaccharide used as a food additive and rheology modifier. ... In philately, gum is the substance applied to the back of a postage stamp to enable it to adhere to a letter or other mailed item. ... Gum Springs is a town located in Clark County, Arkansas. ... Species About 600, see text Eucalyptus is a diverse genus of trees (rarely shrubs), the members of which dominate the tree flora of Australia. ... Binomial name Nyssa sylvatica Marsh. ... Species Liquidambar formosana Liquidambar orientalis Liquidambar styraciflua The sweetgums Liquidambar are a genus in the witch-hazel family Hamamelidaceae, with three species of large deciduous trees, 25-40m tall, with palmately lobed leaves: Liquidambar formosana - Chinese Sweetgum (central & southern China, Taiwan). ... The log gum was esentially a bee tree cut into a short section that contained a colony of honey bees. ... Gum is a lunar crater that is located near the southeastern limb of the Moon, and is viewed nearly from the side from Earth. ... Gum Nebula (Gum 56) is an emission nebula that can be found in the southern constellations Vela and Puppis. ... Colin Stanley Gum (1924-1960) was an Australian astronomer who catalogued emission nebulae in the southern sky using wide field photography. ... GUM may refer to one of the following. ...

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My gums had dark red streaks running from the bottom of the gums up to my teeth and my gums hurt almost all the time.
Gum disease affects the tissues that surround and support your teeth.
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth.
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Gum is eliminated as human waste in the same way — and at the same rate — as any other swallowed matter.
About 15% to 30% of chewing gum is gum base, a natural or synthetic indigestible rubbery substance that makes the treat resilient to hours of jawing.
Sorbitol and mannitol add sweetness to sugarless gum, and mannitol is often used to dust the gum, along with starch.
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