Ask Dr. Shirley H. Parikh a question
What happens on my first appointment?
You will be greeted by our Front Desk Coordinator, Brittani, and she will assist you with finalizing your paperwork. Please inform Brittani of any special needs or concerns before being brought back to our dental suite. 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 traditional orthodontics, limited orthodontics and minor tooth movement for young teens and adults. She provides Invisalign treatment and Traditional Orthodontic treatment. Invisalign uses clear aligners to move teeth and Traditional braces are offered in clear and metal brackets. Clear braces are an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces.
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 enjoy getting to know our patients and it makes the dentistry more fun. 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 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.
Over 47 percent of the U.S. adult population aged 30 years and older have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, nearly two-thirds (64%) of adults over age 65 have moderate to severe forms of periodontal disease.