mouth mirror


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mouth mir·ror

a small mirror on a handle used to facilitate visualization in the examination of the teeth.

mouth mir·ror

(mowth mirŏr)
Small reflector on a handle used to facilitate clinicians' visualization in examination of teeth.
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In this case, the assistant may need to move to the patient's right to position the HVE inlet lingually and to retract the patient's tongue with a mouth mirror.
With the patient's mouth wide open and head tilted back, gently depress the base of the tongue with a mouth mirror.
When dental professionals administer these assessments, they use a wide variety of tools, including mouth mirrors, periodontal probes, loupes, headlights, digital radiography, and cancer screening equipment.