Ask Dr. Shirley H. Parikh a question
What happens on my first appointment?
You will meet with Dr. Parikh for your initial consultation before any X-rays are taken or an instrument picked up. We want to learn more about your needs and concerns before we begin assessing and suggesting treatment. Your first appointment will be between 60 to 75 minutes. If same day treatment is desired, your appointment will be slightly longer.
How early should I bring my child to the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends your child to visit a dentist at or before age 1. Most children get their first tooth between 4-7 months of age and it’s the ideal time to bring your child to the dentist. Their first visit is an instrumental educational visit for parents and an introductory visit for your child.
Do you offer any payment plans?
Yes. We offer in-office and third-party financing. We also gladly file insurance claims for all of our patients.
Does BRISTLES place braces?
Yes. Dr. Parikh provides limited orthodontics and minor tooth movements for adults. She provides Invisalign, Six Month Smiles and traditional orthodontics. Invisalign uses clear retainers to move teeth and Six Month Smiles use clear brackets with white wires. Both are designed for adults who refuse to wear metal braces and/or have declined comprehensive orthodontic treatment previously.
The BRISTLES difference
We are an innovative dental office combining state-of-the art technology with old-fashion charm. Our goal is to build a dental community with our patients who know and trust us for all of their dental needs. We want you to feel like you’re at home and our office is designed to look and feel like a home to make you more at ease.
We block off time in our schedule daily for emergency appointments. Call our office first thing in the morning and we will schedule you the same day. If it’s an after-hours emergency, please do not hesitate to call our main line.
I’ve been to the dentist and now I’m wanting a second opinion? →
Dr. Parikh offers complimentary second opinions to all patients who provide their recent X-rays and treatment plan.
I haven’t been to the dentist in years and I’m scared to know what’s going on in my mouth. →
You’re in luck, dentistry has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. Your first visit will be a meet and greet where we collect data about your health, habits, and current dental condition. If you’re anxious and prefer to have your cleaning on a subsequent visit, just let the receptionist know when you schedule.
178 million US adults are missing at least one tooth. 4 of 5 adults suffers from some type of periodontal disease. Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. 5 times more common than asthma and 4 times more common than early-childhood obesity. 1 out of 5 children misses school due to painful tooth decay…