Mouth Mirror

1.Front surface Mirrors

2.Double -sided mirrors

3.Plain Mouth Mirrors


  • Functions
  1. To provide indirect vision
  2. To retract lips, cheeks, and tongue
  3. To reflect light into the mouth

-Characteristics1 Front surface mirrors-Accurate, distortion-free image
-Double-sided mirrors-Used to retract tongue or cheek
and view intraoral cavity simultaneously
Flat surface mirrors-Used in disposable mirrors
Concave mirrors-Magnify image

  • Plain Mirrors – reflective surfaces (silver coating) on the back of the glass. This gives the image- “a ghost image”; it reflects only once to give a clear view free of distortion.

Range of sizes
Commonly used sizes: no. 4 and no. 5; refer to diameter of mirror
Single ended

  • Mouth Mirror must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and
    then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping