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mouth mir·ror

a small mirror on a handle used to facilitate visualization in the examination of the teeth.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mouth mir·ror

(mowth mirŏr)
Small reflector on a handle used to facilitate clinicians' visualization in examination of teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The participants indicated the visual motor activities were most beneficial due to its direct application towards the use of mouth mirror within the oral cavity (e.g., "It helped just getting the "backwards" concept; moving left to right; It really helped me in the clinic; at first I was scared..., but now I am getting better because of those exercises").
Developing mirror skills: The mouth mirror is a vital instrument that is used when performing a specific intraoral expanded functions.
All the subjects were examined in the classroom chair using torch light and simple mouth mirror for both right and left sides of the lower jaw.
The assistant should visualize and be continually aware of the imaginary axis between the dentist's eyes and the viewing surface of the mouth mirror, so as to avoid placing the HVE attachment within this axis.
Oral examination was carried out using mouth mirror and a blunt ball-ended probe on the dental chair using artificial light.