According to the American Dental Association, being cavity-free doesn’t ensure you are in the free of gum disease. That’s because gum disease is painless and many people have no idea they have it. Gums that bleed easily or are red, swollen or tender is a sign of gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease and this stage is reversible. When caught, early gingivitis can usually be eliminated by a professional cleaning at the dental office, followed by daily brushing and flossing. If you have signs of gingivitis call today to schedule an appointment.