My gums in one particular area used to be red, bleed when brushing (not always) and they didn't seem as firm as they should be. So I went to my dentist and got a deep cleaning done. They cleaned right under all the gum line and removed all the tartar build up. Since then I purchased a electric toothbrush and begun brushing twice a day (prior was only of a morning) and flossing daily as well as rinsing with a saline solution.
My gums have firmed up and are now tight around my teeth, they never bleed either. However, my gums are still slightly red. They are not blood red as they were before, but you can still see they are darker around some teeth.
I had another dentist appointment today and asked them and they said as long as it's not bleeding or sore then they;re okay. I just wanted a second opinion.
Here's a photo of my gums.
I should also say I got a full mouth xray done and there wasn't any sign of bone loss etc.