Take advantage of FREE Whitening when you have your dental treatment completed in May. Call 713-426-4044 for more details.”

Convenient Hours and Central Location
Open 7am-7pm on Wednesdays. Call 713-426-4044.
We are located at 701 Shepherd, Suite 102, next to Bliss Nail Spa and across from Little Woodrows and the Kipling School.  We are nestled between Memorial Dr. and Washington Ave in the Washington corridor.  Our central Houston location makes it convenient to visit us before work, at lunch or after work.
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. Happy gas is complimentary with all dental treatment. Our suites are equipped with ceiling-mounted TV’s and blankets 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 team uses 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 installed 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 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

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 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.

What if I have an emergency?

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.

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]

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.