[A preliminary study of saliva matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in children with caries].

OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2/MMP-9 levels and childhood caries, and the saliva levels of MMP-2/MMP-9 among healthy children and those with different degrees of dental caries, both before and after treatment. METHODS In the study, 368 children aged 3 to 5 years were separated into three groups: severe… CONTINUE READING