Explorers are used to examine teeth for decay (caries), calculus and other abnormalities. They have thin, flexible tips that taper to a sharp point and come in various single end and double end patterns. All Orange explorer tips are made from spring tempered stainless steel and are machine ground to exacting tolerances. Each tip is then hand sharpened and formed into its final shape by expert craftsmen. With Orange, you can be assured of the highest level of quality, consistency, and the sharpest tips in the industry.