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Dr. Shirley Parikh invested in optimal patient protection during our temporary closure.   We opened our doors again for elective care on May 1st for a soft-opening and returned to regular schedule on May 11th. 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 Leaf intraoral evacuation systems.  Our team will be wearing washable or one-use gowns and scrub caps for each patient in addition to the recommended N95face masks and face shields for healthcare providers.  We are following CDC and OSHA recommendations to keep our patients, team and families safe.

We are using a virtual waiting room and digital check-in process. 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. Your temperature will be taken at the front desk and paperwork will be filled out on a freshly wiped iPad. 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.

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.

Dr. Shirley Parikh opened the practice in 2012 to raving reviews and a wonderful dental community.  Dr. Parikh is wonderful with children and is talented in smile design.  Being able to treat the whole family is a gift to her patients.

Preventive dentistry is the foundation of our work.  Keeping your smile for a lifetime requires prevention and maintenance.  Our hygienist provides routine cleanings, sealants, fluoride and desensitizing treatment. We also provide the latest in treating decay.  SDF (silver diamine fluoride) therapy arrests decay (cavities) while they are in enamel.  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 latests 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 provides us the opportunity to fabricate partial coverage restorations instead of everything needing a crown.