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Dental tweezers, also  sometimes referred to as cotton forceps, are instruments used in dentistry for grasping and manipulating small objects in the mouth.


There are different types of dental tweezers, but some common features include:

  • Material: Made of stainless steel for durability and ease of sterilization.
  • Tips: May be angled or straight, with serrated tips for better grasping of cotton rolls and other materials.
  • Size: Typically range from 5 to 8 inches in length.


  • Cotton pliers: These are the most common type of dental tweezers. They have straight, serrated tips for grasping and holding cotton rolls, gauze pads, and other materials.