Mouth temperature is around 36°C, and the Odontoscope is at a lower temperature. When inserted in the mouth, the mirror may fog up as a result of condensation. To avoid fogging up an intra-oral mirror, you can try the following methods:

To avoid fogging in the intra-oral mirror, you can try the following methods:

  1. Use hot water (or other mild heat source): Before using the intra-oral mirror, rinse it with hot water to raise the temperature of the mirror surface. This can help reduce condensation and fogging. Be careful not to overheat the mirror, as this may damage it.
  2. Use a dental mirror anti-fog spray: There are anti-fog sprays specially designed for dental mirrors. Spray a small amount onto the surface of the intra-oral mirror and wipe gently with a clean cloth. This can provide protection against fogging for some time.
  3. Rub the mirror with a microfiber anti-fog cloth.

These methods can help reduce fogging on an intra-oral mirror, but some fogging may still occur in high humidity conditions. In this case, it may be necessary to clean the mirror and repeat the process to maintain clear visibility.