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Dr. Saili Ruiz, DMD

Dentist

Saili Ruiz, DMD, is a leading general and cosmetic dentist currently serving patients at Smile Dental Group in Hialeah, Florida. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2014 at Nova Southeastern University. Additionally, in order to stay up to date on all medical advancements in her field, she maintains a professional membership with the Florida Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Hispanic Dental Association. Due to her outstanding achievements, she has earned many awards for her dedication to excellence in her field, including induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
Dr. Saili Ruiz, DMD
  • Miami, FL
  • Accepting new patients

Would anesthesia be used during my root canal?

For a RCT it is best to have it done under local anesthesia so you feel no pain

I have had 6 root canals in the past. I need another one now. Why is this?

It will be important to find out your saliva ph level. Another important point will be to evaluate your enamel condition and your dietary habits. Seems like you have a high risk READ MORE
It will be important to find out your saliva ph level. Another important point will be to evaluate your enamel condition and your dietary habits. Seems like you have a high risk for dental decay, so a risk assessment exam will help.

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

It is important to have a complete exam with a panoramic X-ray to evaluate the condition of your wisdom teeth. Not always are extractions needed.

Help! I'm away on vacation and a filling fell out of my tooth.

You can go to a farmacy store and in the dental care section you will find protective restorative materials you can use so food won’t acumulate in the tooth.

How do I reduce plaque buildup?

It is important to evaluate what type of toothbrush you are using. Rotatory toothbrushes are best, they do the work for you. Check on yourself how much time you are spending brushing READ MORE
It is important to evaluate what type of toothbrush you are using. Rotatory toothbrushes are best, they do the work for you. Check on yourself how much time you are spending brushing and with what frequency. Also xylitol mints will help to reduce dental plaque formation. Visit your hygienist every 3 months.

How to fix cracks in the teeth?

You might be clenching or grinding your teeth. It is necessary to evaluate how much healthy tooth structure is remaining on your teeth to properly find the type of restorative READ MORE
You might be clenching or grinding your teeth. It is necessary to evaluate how much healthy tooth structure is remaining on your teeth to properly find the type of restorative material you need and also it will be best for you to have a night guard done to protect your teeth and your TMJ.

What could be the reason for my jaw stiffness?

That sign usually corresponds to a condition called Bruxism. Treatment will be the fabrication of a night guard. Visit a chiropractor physician to have some alignment done in your READ MORE
That sign usually corresponds to a condition called Bruxism. Treatment will be the fabrication of a night guard. Visit a chiropractor physician to have some alignment done in your spine. They also have special devices to treat the muscle and to practice stress reducing techniques like meditation and yoga.

Can the yellow stains on my teeth be reversed?

It is important to evaluate the cause of your staining. If it is by extrinsic factors, bleaching could be a solution, but if the cause is intrinsic like enamel malformation due READ MORE
It is important to evaluate the cause of your staining. If it is by extrinsic factors, bleaching could be a solution, but if the cause is intrinsic like enamel malformation due to antibiotics, then a crown or veneers will be the solution.

Is it bad that I leave food in between my teeth?

Yes it is. Food must be removed between your teeth to avoid decay between your teeth or gum disease because of bacteria infection.

How long would It ideally take to get teeth aligned with the help of braces?

It really depends on the patient's age and amount of tooth movements that’s needed. At least 6 months, but it could take a long time. A consultation with an Ortho specialist is READ MORE
It really depends on the patient's age and amount of tooth movements that’s needed. At least 6 months, but it could take a long time. A consultation with an Ortho specialist is a must.

Do cavities ever need to be refilled?

It is possible if the filling restorative material is affected by recurrent decay.