Meet Dr. Parikh
"I grew up extremely self-conscious of my "crooked" teeth. I covered my mouth when I laughed and I learned to hide my teeth in pictures. I was one of those kids who couldn't wait to get braces. I wore braces just over two years (which seemed like an eternity) and whitened my teeth my freshman year in college. Wow! What a difference 2 years in braces and whitening made in my smile and my life. Your smile is one of the first things another person notices about you. It was no wonder that I wasn't the only one impressed by my new and improved look. I began receiving compliments about my "perfect" teeth and "perfect" smile. Those were comments I had never heard before. I believe Orthodontics (Braces) is one of dentistry's greatest gifts. It is one of the most gratifying treatments that I provide in my office."
Dr. Shirley Parikh, DDS, FAGD, is an extensively trained dentist who emphasizes education and personalizing care for her patients at her practice, Bristles Family Dentistry in Houston.
As someone who grew up self-conscious about her crooked teeth, Dr. Parikh relates to her patients and offers sincere compassion for their needs and cosmetic desires. She understands the gratifying effects of orthodontic treatments and is committed to making her patients’ smiles wider and brighter.
Driven by her passion for helping people overcome dental insecurities, she embarked on her career as a general dentist at the University of Houston where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry to become a board-certified dentist. As a student and professional, Dr. Parikh has consistently held influential positions in various dental associations that beckoned her leadership and contribution.
Dr. Parikh’s education didn’t end with school. She still attends informational and training conferences that enhance her ability to communicate with her patients and optimize their dental outcomes. She has also dedicated the last several years to learning the latest techniques in implant dentistry and orthodontics, because she believes that orthodontics is truly one of dentistry's greatest gifts.
Dr. Parikh and her husband commit time outside of the office to raise awareness and serve communities in need, offering free dental, medical, and optical care to underserved neighborhoods. She also makes it a priority to relax and rejuvenate with 2-4 days of yoga per week.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Parikh at Bristles Family Dentistry and learn why patients opt for her treatment and skills.