First let me say I know I do not have gingivitis. I take really good care of my teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and I use a oral mouthwash rinse every day after brushing my teeth.
However even though my gums are not swollen and they are a healthy pink color they still hurt when I brush and will get redder for a little time afterwords. Could I be having a problem with my toothbrush? Can a toothbrush irritate your gums?