mouth prop


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mouth prop

See gag.

mouth prop

A metal or rubber device inserted between the jaws to maintain the mouth in an open position. Synonym: bite block
See also: prop
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In the beginning, he was so small that the visits only required one hygienist performing the prophylaxis, while one assistant would stabilize the patient's head and hold the mouth prop.
Does your office have mouth props or supportive devices to aid patients who may have difficulties in opening their mouths?
The part of the mouth prop that is placed between the patient's teeth is made with an 80 Shore A durometer Santoprene TPV from Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES).