Welcome to the website of Dr. Shirley Parikh and Bristles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Bristles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a state-of-the-art dental practice providing personalized comprehensive dentistry.  We are conveniently located in the heart of the city. Nestled between Downtown, River Oaks, Memorial Park and the Houston Heights.  We enjoy treating families, it allows for continuity and comprehensive care.

Preventive dentistry is the foundation of our work.  Keeping your smile and your overall health for a lifetime requires prevention and maintenance.  Our hygienist provides routine cleanings, sealants, fluoride and desensitizing treatment. We also offer Professional Kor in-office, Kor home whitening and custom night guards. We also provide the latest in treating decay.  SDF (silver diamine fluoride) therapy arrests decay (cavities) while it’s in the enamel.  It is a new non invasive treatment that can eliminate the need for a traditional filling.  Ozone therapy is used during routine and therapeutic cleanings to allow your body to heal optimally after your professional cleaning.

Dr. Shirley Parikh employs the latest advancements to provide her patients with excellent dentistry.  Digital radiographs reduce your radiation exposure by 90% and CADCAM technology allows us to deliver a permanent restoration within hours instead of weeks.  Dr. Parikh is conservative and always does her best to preserve natural tooth structure and prevent the need for root canal treatment by early intervention, ozone therapy and careful tooth removal.  Our CEREC cad cam technology provides us the opportunity to fabricate partial coverage restorations instead of a larger restoration like a crown.

Our mission is to do the least amount of dentistry to achieve your desired results.

Different from most medical offices you will be seen on or before your appointment time.

Nitrous Sedation (laughing gas)


Professional Kor Whitening: Home and In-Office

Smile Makeover

Clear Aligners

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Pediatric Dentistry

CEREC CADCAM for same-day crowns

A native Houstonian, she is a University of Houston and Baylor College of Dentistry graduate. She has practiced for over a decade and Bristles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has been open for nearly a decade.  We take great pride in providing excellent care to our community.  Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive oral care using the latest technology and an excellent patient experience. We value our relationships with our patients and we love watching our kiddos grow.  Schedule your visit with us at 713-426-4044 or schedule your visit with the link above.

Dr. Parikh invested in optimal patient protection after Covid-19 was announced in March of 2020. We have installed medical-grade air purifiers that clean the air to 0.3 microns in 15 minutes. They will be in each treatment room and throughout the office. We also invested in two Dental Air Vacuums that sit 8-inches from the patients mouth to eliminate aerosols and mercury vapor produced during treatment. We are doing our best minimize aerosols by also using our Isodry and ozone treated water for all dental treatments.

We are using a virtual waiting room and digital check-in process.  Paperwork and consent can be done off-site on your cell or computer.  Only one patient will be at check-in at one time to maintain 6ft of social distancing. You will be let in and greeted by our team, a sneeze guard and hand sanitizer.  Paperwork will be filled out on a UV-sanitized iPad or prior to your arrival. Our team will escort you to your treatment room and check-out will be done while you’re in the chair. When your appointment is complete, our team will escort you to the exit.  Our office always has less than 10 persons inside at one-time.

Sure Smile Aligners


  • SureSmile Aligner
    The clear way to your ideal smile.

Orthodontic treatment with SureSmile Aligners can help you achieve your ideal smile faster, easier, and more discretely than you ever thought possible.

  • What is SureSmile Aligner?
    SureSmile Aligner is a series of transparent, removable and virtually invisible clear aligners designed to progressively straighten your teeth into their ideal position.
  • Virtually invisible
  • Comfortable
  • Removable
    • How does SureSmile Aligner work?
  1. A 3-D model of your teeth is created that allows your clinician to analyze your bite from every angle possible.
  2. Using this model and our state-of-the-art treatment planning software, movement of each tooth is calculated with unparalleled precision
  3. Your doctor determines your optimal and completely customized treatment plan
  4. Your custom aligners are made using industry leading clear Essix plastic materials
    • Your smile deserves a clinician developed treatment plan.
      Most importantly, the SureSmile Aligner system gives you the peace of mind that your treatment plan is developed by a dental professional. Your clinician has invested in state-of-the-art equipment and software that allows them to see your teeth “root to crown” at every angle imaginable. You can be confident your personalized treatment plan is fully customized and designed for a long-term healthy, happy smile.
    • Take the first step towards a more confident and healthy smile.
      Call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shirley Parikh today!

Dr. Shirley Parikh is a general dentist who has taken extensive continuing education in orthodontics to provide her patients with minor tooth alignment.  She has been straightening smiles for over 7 years and finalizes cases with bonding and reshaping to put the finishing touches on each case.