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Want to achieve your DREAM SMILE? Digital Smile Design (DSD) is the answer

With DSD you will love your new smile today!

DSD gives you an opportunity to  “TEST and CONFIRM YOUR DESIRED SMILE“, prior to any dental procedure and well before committing to spending thousands of dollars. 

You can go home and show your Dream smile to your loved ones as well as tasting all your favourite foods. When you are 100% sure of all aspects involving your new smile you and your dentist can finalize the treatment plan with confidence, knowing that it will come to reality with accuracy and predictability….a win: win for our clinicians, technicians, and most importantly, for YOU our amazing patients who deserve the best!”

TEST DRIVE YOUR DREAM SMILE TODAY for just $500 !!

Please watch the short video below to see the process & the best thing is that it is totally PAINLESS !!!

INVISALIGN – Is it for me? All your questions answered.

Be clear on the facts. With more choices when it comes to teeth straightening, it’s now more important than ever to be clear on the facts – the differences in treatment options, the providers, and the products. Understand some of the potential risks when it comes to teeth straightening. All teeth straightening procedures involve risks, but you can minimize preventable risks to your health and safety if you know the facts, know what to ask, and know what you are getting.

Our Invisalign accredited dentist is able to provide complete orthodontic care through the use of Invisalign clear alignment trays. Each set of trays is worn for one to two weeks before being replaced with the next set of trays in the series. This unique approach allows the teeth to be moved without the use of traditional braces.

Invisalign patients love that there are no dietary restrictions, and keeping their teeth clean is as simple as removing the aligners to brush and floss as normal. Invisalign patients also require less frequent visits to our office because there is no need for adjustments, and the trays are sent home with the patient in advance.

Dr. Nash explains about Dysport

Whether you are looking to soften forehead lines, crow’s feet or frown lines, Botox and Dysport® safely and effectively reduces wrinkles and helps prevent signs of aging.

An effective treatment that reduces signs of ageing.

A smile is a complete face event, that means your teeth and gums are the picture and your skin and face are the frame of your smile; then, who better can understand your cosmetic needs and provide you with a long term healthy smile than a highly trained dentist who perform what we call today as Complete Dento-Facial Aesthetics !!

Dr. Nash is trained by The Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA)

Here’s what an AADA trained Dentist can do…….

Cosmetic Dentists are among the only people to be able to offer a complete approach to facial aesthetics.

By first setting solid foundations through establishing optimal oral health and aesthetics, Dentists then add Muscle relaxants “like Dysport”, Dermal Fillers and Skincare enhancements to complete the picture, making treatment less painful, more convenient and more comprehensive. Whether you are looking to soften forehead lines, crow’s feet or frown lines, Dysport® safely and effectively reduces wrinkles and helps prevent signs of ageing.

Instead of facial aesthetic treatment being disjointed and leading to compromised results, Dentists ensure that lines are softened, lips are enhanced and skin health is optimized to compliment the aesthetic dentistry done in the mouth.

Muscle relaxants can be used to relieve discomfort from tight and tender facial muscles due to grinding or clenching as well as to soften and improve facial wrinkles for more natural-looking healthy smiles.

Ask our friendly receptionists to BOOK NOW a FREE consultation with our lovely Dr. Nash and start your journey to beautiful results !

Andy

Andy is one of the OHTs in KDS. Originally from Taiwan, he moved to NZ with his family in 1996.

Andy graduated from AUT in 2014 and have worked for WDHB before joining KDS.
Andy believes prevention is the key to good oral health, he likes to shares everything he knows to keep your teeth away from the drill! He is friendly and approachable, making sure each visit is as easy as possible!

On his days off you would see him in the gym or playing basketball, cruising on his motorbike, and definitely enjoying some nice food.

Dr. NASH

BDS Hons (University of Baghdad, Iraq), NZDREX

Dr. Nash graduated (with Honours) in 2001 and since then he has worked overseas and in New Zealand both at hospital and in private dental clinics. He sees himself as a progressive learner, he has extended his knowledge and advanced both his clinical and communication skills through extensive post graduate continuing educational courses in multiple fields of dentistry both here in NZ and overseas including:

  • Dental Implants;
  • Bone and gum grafting solutions;
  • Surgical wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation;
  • Dental extractions;
  • Full mouth rehabilitation;
  • Digital smile makeover and cosmetic dentistry;
  • Orthodontics (Braces and Invisalign);
  • Facial Aesthetics and Teeth grinding solutions (Muscle relaxants like Dysport)

Dr. Nash completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2001 with honours from University of Baghdad/ Iraq, being one of a handful of students in his class to achieve an honours. He worked full-time at Baghdad University overseeing undergraduate dental students in various fields of dentistry.

He came to NZ in 2003, went on to start his family while finishing his NZ dental registration examinations in 2006.

He had established two successful dental practices both in North shore and South Auckland, before joining the team at Kumeu Dental in 2017.

Dr. Nash is a current member of the NZ Dental Association, Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and Fellow of the International College of Continuing Dental Education (ICCDE)

Dr. Nash takes pride in being an excellent dentist. He keeps up to date with the latest research and modern trends in various fields of dentistry. He always provides the highest standard of care to his patients in a compassionate and considerate manner.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Hons, BDS (Hons), University of Baghdad, Iraq
  • NZDREX, New Zealand
  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Fellow of the International College of Continuing Dental Education (ICCDE)
  • Fellow of the NZ Society for Anaesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry

KDS BLOG

To our lovely patients joining the KDS family !

We always give our best possible treatment to help our existing and new patients coming to see us. Keep a look out on our blog for information about our KDS family and dental related information to keep your SMILE – Beautiful & Healthy always !!!

Our Teeth Whitening Guru

Ashley is our newest member to join the team here at KDS, with a wealth of knowledge in Childrens’ dentistry and Aesthetic dentistry.

She is a Kumeu born and bred girl, that left our Kumeu-nity for a little while and returned in 2019. Ashley studied Oral health at the School of Dentistry at Otago. She has worked for the DHB in Northland and we now have the privilege of having her with us.

Ashley is kind and a gentle clinician who is wonderful with both our nervous patients and our lovely kids that come to us. She has a special interest in teeth whitening and absolutely loves boosting our patient’s confidence!

So, if you have any questions about teeth whitening, Ashley is our go-to-girl.

When Ashley isn’t at work, you’ll find her off exploring new places with her partner and rescue dogs or watching a Netflix show.

Fun Fact: Ashley used to be a patient here at Kumeu Dental, so we absolutely love hat she has come full circle back to us. Maybe, she can inspire more of our patients to pick a career in Dentistry!

Five Fascinating Facts About Your Teeth

Five fascinating facts about your teeth: http://bit.ly/2uQNFDm

Posted by American Dental Association on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

They help you chew, speak and smile, but how much do you really know about your teeth? Here are some of the “tooth truths” that prove your teeth really are remarkable. 

1. People have been caring for their teeth for centuries.

Did you know the first toothbrushes were actually twigs our ancestors chewed on, using the frayed ends to cleanse their teeth? Around 5,000 B.C., the Egyptians used crushed eggshells and ground animal hooves to clean and polish their teeth. By the 1700s, a British inventor had adapted a design first seen in China – a bone handle with boar bristles inserted into small holes and secured with wire. Modern toothbrushes with nylon bristles arrived in the late 1930s, and the first electric toothbrush was introduced in 1954. 

2. Teeth can tell stories about you.

Scientists can tell a great deal about us just by examining our teeth. Did you realize that our teeth reveal how old we are, what we eat and drink — even where on Earth we may have lived? Our teeth also carry significant clues about our overall health, including periods of stress or illness we’ve endured. In short, teeth are a lasting record of our personal history

3. Every tooth is unique.

Whether we’re talking about the 20 “baby teeth” that serve us in childhood or the 32 permanent teeth we have in our adult years, no two teeth are exactly the same shape and size. Each tooth in your mouth has its own unique profile, and teeth also vary widely from person to person. So your smile really is a true mark of your individuality! 

4. The blueprint for your teeth is present the day you’re born.

When babies arrive, the crowns of their first 20 teeth are already in place under the gums, waiting for the right time to break through – starting sometime between 3 to 6 months of age. Throughout childhood, the crowns and roots of adult teeth are already forming under those baby teeth, waiting until it’s time to begin pushing them out of the way. And here’s one more fun fact: In 1950, the average gift from the Tooth Fairy was just 25 cents. Today’s kids get about $2.00 per tooth.

5. Cleaning between your teeth is just as important as brushing the parts you see.

When we brush, we’re able to easily reach the tops and sides of our teeth. But the surfaces between – which make up a significant part of our tooth enamel – need proper cleaning, too. This is why it’s best to clean between your teeth daily to remove food and bacteria and promote healthy gums. 

And don’t forget to visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. Your teeth are already amazing, and your ADA dentist and their team can help keep them that way.