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Table 1 Participants’ clinical periodontal parameters: SD - standard deviation; PPD - pocket probing depth; FMPS - full mouth plaque score, FMBS - full-mouth bleeding score

From: Identification of bone morphogenetic protein 4 in the saliva after the placement of fixed orthodontic appliance

Variable mean ± SD Cases Controls
PPD (mm) 2,30 ± 0.2 2.32 ± 0.3
FMPS (%) 16 ± 3.4 15 ± 3.8
FMBS (%) 14 ± 3.6 13 ± 3.7