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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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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.
Next, the hygienist would show the participants a disposable mouth mirror and state, "I need to see better." The mouth mirror would be inserted for the inspection of the occlusal and lingual surfaces of teeth.
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.
With the patient's mouth wide open and head tilted back, gently depress the base of the tongue with a mouth mirror. Inspect the hard and soft palates and oropharyngeal area.
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.
Type 1 Complete examination, using mouth mirror and explorer, adequate illumination, thorough roentgenographie survey.
Oral examination was carried out using mouth mirror and a blunt ball-ended probe on the dental chair using artificial light.
Detailed photographs on holding the instrument and using the fulcrum and mouth mirror are extremely helpful.