Mouth mirror is the most common instrument used in dental clinics, as a diagnostic instrument.
Also known as Dentist's Mirror.
Mouth Mirror is a Concave Mirror, provides - Magnified
The working end has to reflect the mirrored surface.
* Parts - Handle
The Head is usually round.
Types of Mouth Mirror: Front Surface
Directions to use:
The posterior (or lingual) surfaces of the anterior maxillary teeth is a notable area where mouth mirrors are often used. Other areas of the mouth can be viewed more readily with the mouth mirror, even though it would be possible to see them if the dentist or dental hygienist adjusted their body into a poor position. Without the mouth mirror, poor body positioning would occur daily and lead to chronic postural problems, especially of the back and neck. There are other areas of the mouth where lighting is difficult, even with overhead dentists' lights. In these instances, the mouth mirror is used to reflect light onto those surfaces. This is especially useful if the mirror is simultaneously being used for the indirect vision of an obscure area.