Periodontitis was shown to be a potential independent risk factor for the development of psoriasis, with smoking indicated to further increase this risk. Findings were published recently in Dermatology.

As a common chronic inflammatory condition involving the periodontium, patients with periodontitis have been linked in prior research with increased incidence and prevalence rates of several immune-mediated systemic inflammatory disorders, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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