Received: 22 February 2019
Accepted: 5 June 2019
First Online: 10 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was cleared by Institutional Ethics Committee of Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai and the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children (ICHS), Chennai. Verbal informed consent was obtained from the parents/guardian of the participants, as the removal of subgingival plaque is a non-invasive procedure. The ethics committees approved the procedure of obtaining the informed consent.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.