Invisalign LogoDr. Mannem, Lakeway and Austin dentist, helps patients straighten their teeth this summer season with Invisalign.

Many people are unsatisfied with the alignment of their smile—are you one of them?  Whether you are 15 or 50, you can now straighten your teeth and significantly improve the appearance of your smile without anyone even noticing that you are undergoing treatment with Invisalign. 

Invisalign consist of a series of clear aligners, designed to move your teeth in small increments to their desired position.  The best part about straightening your teeth with Invisalign is that the clear aligners are practically invisible!  Other benefits of Invisalign’s state-of-the-art clear aligners are:

  • Invisible
  • Removable
  • Comfortable
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Affordable and effective
  • No need for brackets and wires

Dr. Mannem, Lakeway and Austin, TX dentist, provides Invisalign treatment not only for the improvement of your smile, but to also help improve your overall oral health.  Periodontal literature has illustrated that straighter teeth allow for healthier gums as they make oral hygiene easier to maintain.  When teeth are properly aligned, the gum around the teeth fits tighter, which helps to reduce the accumulation of food particles, plaque and bacteria that can lead to various dental complications.

If you are ready to take the next step toward a straighter, more attractive smile, Dr. Mannem, Lakeway and Austin cosmetic dentist, invites you to visit Mannem Dentistry for a consultation to see if Invisalign is an appropriate solution for improving the appearance of your smile.


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Dental Emergencies in Austin, TXDr. Sasi Mannem, your Austin, TX dentist, urges you to take extra precautions this summer season to avoid dental emergencies.

Summer generates frequent parties, and outdoor activities—allowing people to have fun in the sun.  With beautiful summer weather, majority of us are outside enjoying the weather while playing sports, sitting at the beach, and cooling down with a refreshing cold beverage or food.  However, as we tend to spend more time outside participating in various activities, it is also a time for dental emergencies and other problems to occur. 

This season, while you are outside enjoying the beautiful summer sun and heat, be sure to take extra precautions to avoid dental emergencies.  Dr. Mannem also urges patients to educate themselves on what to do incase an emergency does arise because being prepared is better than not knowing at all. When a dental emergency does occur, it is important to visit Dr. Mannem at Mannem Dentistry immediately.  Visiting his office within 30 minutes can often mean the difference between saving your tooth and losing it.

If your tooth is knocked out while participating in a sport, or even just walking down the road, you should:

  • Contact Dr. Mannem for an emergency appointment.
  • Handle the tooth by the crown—never the root.
  • Gently rinse any dirt or debris off the tooth—do not scrub.
  • If possible, store the knocked out tooth in your mouth, or immerse it in milk or saliva.

Additionally, if your tooth is pushed out of position, be sure to:

  • Attempt to reposition the tooth to its original alignment—don’t force it.
  • Prevent movement by biting down
  • Rinse your mouth out with water
  • Use an ice pack or cold compress to reduce swelling

Remember, time is a crucial part of any dental emergency because the sooner you visit your Austin dentist, the better.  For more information on dental emergencies and how to properly care for your injury before your emergency appointment, talk to Dr. Sasi Mannem, your Austin dentist.  Take charge of your summer by being fully prepared for any dental emergency.


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By SASI K. MANNEM, D.D.S.
April 19, 2012
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Any delay in discovery yields a later stage disease when diagnosed, increased treatment morbidity and reduced survival rates.  For this reason, the American Dental Association (ADA) has announced that the month of April is designated to oral cancer awareness. To bring further awareness to oral cancer, Dr. Mannem, a dentist in Austin, is dedicated to providing you with oral cancer screenings this month, and every month after. 

In 2010, the National Cancer Institute estimated that 36,540 people were diagnosed with oral cancer, resulting in 7,880 deaths.  The five-year survival rate for those diagnosed early is 75 percent, while there is only a 20 percent survival rate for those whose cancer has spread.  With proper screening, your dentist in Austin, TX can help bring more diagnoses so that more people will live, as early diagnosis takes place. 

Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of 85% of oral, head, and neck cancers.  To find out more about oral, head, and neck cancers you can visit oralcancerfoundation.org or headandneck.org.   Some common signs of oral cancer may include:

  • A sore in your mouth that does not heal
  • Constant pain, lumps, or patches in your mouth
  • Pain around your teeth
  • Changes in your voice
  • A lump in your neck

One of the most effective means to protect your health is to know the risk factors and to visit your Austin dentist for oral cancer screenings and regular checkups. 





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