Tooth meat

In Swedish, the word for gums is tandkött, which translates to “tooth meat.”  For some reason, this really bothers me.  I can’t stand to hear things like, “When you brush, make sure you brush against the tooth meat.”  Gums sound pink and rubbery.  Tooth meat sounds ground up and bloody.  I just can’t get used to it.

p.s.  Never do a google image search on “tandkött.”