Gum Disease And Its Links To Psoriasis

Gum Disease And Psoriasis

Reports have shown that poor oral health is associated with other conditions like dementia and heart disease. (Last month we shared a story linking chewing ability to dementia.)  This time, a group of researchers from Taiwan found out that having chronic gum disease is a potential risk factor in developing a skin disease called Psoriasis.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterised by redness of skin and white patches.

The report, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, highlights the importance of knowing the possible link between oral health and psoriasis to lower the risk of acquiring this skin condition. This article by Reuters gives a good explanation of the research: