A dental mirror is the single most important professional dental tool for both dentists and dental hygienists. Without this tool, it would be challenging to examine the surfaces of your teeth or the gum tissue at the back of the mouth. Mirrors can be made of metal or fiberglass frames with high-tech surfaces such as a rhodium-plated mirror to avoid image distortion.
By reflecting the light from above, dental mirrors help illuminate your mouth's interior, enabling the dental hygienist to identify calculus deposits more easily. Some mirrors have a concave shape that offers magnification capabilities to help the dental hygienist spot even the smallest deposits.
Handles are typically made out of a stainless steel material or some out of a resin material. While some mirrors are reusable, others are lightweight and disposable for easier manipulation and reduced wrist fatigue.