“Welcome to the BRISTLES website.  We look forward to welcoming you’re family into our dental family.  ”  – Shirley H. Parikh, DDS

Convenient Hours and Central Location
Open 11am-7pm on Tuesdays. Call 281-506-0534.
We are located at 701 Shepherd, Suite 102, next to Bliss Nail Spa and across from Little Woodrows.  We are nestled between Memorial Dr. and Washington Ave in the Washington corridor.  Our central Houston location makes it convenient to visit us before or after work.  Saturday appointments are also available by appointment only.
Sedation Dentistry
We offer a menu of sedation options for children and adults
Dental anxiety is a real concern for many patients and we want to help make your visit a pleasant one.  BRISTLES offers inhalation sedation (“happy gas”) for our mildly anxious patients and oral conscious sedation for our moderately anxious patients.  Our suites are equipped with ceiling-mounted TV’s and noise-cancelling headphones to maximize your comfort.
State-of-Art Dental Practice
Where technology meets old-fashion hospitality
When you walk into BRISTLES, you’ll smell coffee brewing at our coffee/beverage bar, hear kids playing video games, and guests typing on their iPads on our Wi-Fi.  Our doctor uses 3.8X magnification loupes with an LED head light during exams, cleanings, and treatment to provide you the absolute best dental care.

Socially Conscious Dentistry
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
  From recycling bins to cloth headrest covers or sterilizing our instruments using reusable stainless steel containers instead of wasteful plastic bags. When designing BRISTLES, we took great pride in reducing our carbon footprint.  Millions of gallons of water are wasted every year by dental offices.  Instead we chose to install a water-less, energy effiicient dental vacuum that sits idle when not in use.

Appointment request

Ask Dr. Shirley H. Parikh a question

Ask Dr. 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

Why choose BRISTLES?
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.

What if I have an emergency?

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.

Jobs and Careers
BRISTLES is growing and we are always looking for knowledgeable, motivated, and hard-working team members to join our team.  Please email your resume to [email protected]

Statistics
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…

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