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

Bristles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a state-of-the-art dental practice providing comfortable comprehensive dentistry with an experienced team.  We are conveniently located in the heart of the Houston. Nestled between Downtown, River Oaks, Memorial Park and the Houston Heights.  We enjoy treating the whole family, 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 team provides routine cleanings, sealants, fluoride, SDF (silver diamine fluoride),  and desensitizing treatment. 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. We also offer Professional Kor in-office, Kor home whitening, Same-day crowns, Therapeutic Botox for Oral Facial Pain, Ozone treatment, and custom night guards.  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. We have reduced the need for root canal therapy with careful excavation and ozone treatment to harden the tooth structure during treatment.

Our mission is to do the least amount of dentistry to achieve your desired results. We want to go above and beyond your expectations to delivery a great experience while we deliver excellent dental care. We have a deluxe comfort menu that includes nitrous sedation to relax while you’re in treatment, warm blankets and neck pillows, watching a movie in your treatment suite, and lavender towelette and lip balm post-procedure.

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Comfort menu to level-up your experience in our office

Ozone Therapy for Periodontal/gums and Teeth Restorations

Nitrous Sedation (laughing gas)

Therapeutic Botox for oral facial pain


Professional Kor Whitening: Home and In-Office

Smile Makeover

Clear Aligners

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Pediatric Dentistry

CEREC CADCAM for same-day crowns

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

Dr. Shirley Parikh has been practicing since 2008 when she earned her doctorate degree from Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A&M Health Science Center.  She opened Bristles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in November 2012 at 701 Shepherd Drive to serve the Houston community.  

We take great pride in providing an elevated experience to our patients. We value our relationships with our dental community and we love watching our Bristles babies grow.

“Great service! Explained everything they did and walked me through any concerns I had. Will be returning!”

“I recently took my son for his routine check-up and found out that he has enamel hypoplasia on one of his adult molar. Well this molar ended up having a fairly large cavity despite having good dental hygiene. Dr. Parikh worked her magic and did an amazing job fixing his cavity with an inlay. Procedure took less then an hour and my baby came home super happy with a healthy and good looking tooth.”

“Dr.Parikh’s office is wonderful. The staff and Dr.Parikh have a calm demeanor that makes me feel comfortable during every visit. I highly recommend her office for anyone, but especially for anyone who may experience a bit of dental anxiety.”

I LOVE Bristles! I have been to other places in town but this office is by far the best I have ever been to. The office itself is super nice, very welcoming and super clean. The staff is so friendly and nice, also very professional. Dr Parikh is such a great dentist and has taken such great care of me and my teeth for the past few years! I have sent about people to her and all of them are also loyal clients as well! You will not be disappointed!

Pediatric & Family Dentistry

Bristles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is first and foremost a family dental practice.  Dr. Shirley Parikh has treated children for the last 15 years.  We pride ourselves on being able to treat the whole family in one office and many times at the same appointment time.

As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend children  to visit their dentist before their 1st birthday.  The importance of finding a dental home before their first birthday is to prevent decay on their primary teeth.  By the age of 3, children will have all 20 primary (baby) teeth.  Habits like thumb-sucking, pacifiers, and sleeping with a bottle will all affect their growth and development and therefore the importance of visiting the dentist before their teeth develop.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children to be screened by age 3 for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and dentists are primary screeners. If your child is snoring or mouth breathing, I would recommend to have them evaluated.

Our little patients have their very own waiting room with kids books, working table and tv.

Percentage of Children with dental decay by age 5

  • 60% Dental Decay
  • 40% No Dental Decay

Smile Design and Makeovers

Welcome to Smile design and smile makeovers, where artistry and dentistry combine to create the stunning smile you’ve always dreamed of. Our expert team of dental professionals is dedicated to crafting personalized smile transformations that enhance your confidence, beauty, and overall oral health. Whether you’re seeking minor enhancements or a complete smile overhaul, our Dr. Shirley Parikh offers tailored solutions that reflect your unique personality and aspirations.

Our Smile Makeover Process:

  1. Comprehensive Consultation: Your journey begins with a thorough consultation, where we’ll discuss your desires, concerns, and goals. Our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Shirley Parikh,  will evaluate your oral health, facial features, and overall aesthetics to design a customized plan.
  2. Digital Smile Design: Using cutting-edge technology, we’ll create a digital visualization of your future smile. This interactive process allows you to preview the potential results and collaborate with our team to make informed decisions.
  3. Multidisciplinary Approach: Our diverse team of dental specialists collaborates to address various aspects of your smile, including teeth alignment, color, shape, size, and gum contour. We ensure a holistic approach that results in a harmonious and natural-looking transformation.
  4. Tailored Treatment Plan: Your treatment plan is uniquely tailored to your needs and may include a combination of procedures such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, orthodontics, gum contouring, and more.
  5. Precision Procedures: Our skilled cosmetic dentists execute each procedure with precision and attention to detail. We use the latest techniques and materials to deliver stunning, durable, and functional results.

Our Smile Makeover Services:

  1. Teeth Whitening: Restore brilliance to your smile with professional teeth whitening treatments that remove stains and discoloration, leaving you with a radiant smile.
  2. Porcelain Veneers: Transform imperfect teeth into flawlessly shaped and aligned gems with custom-made porcelain veneers that look and feel natural.
  3. Dental Bonding: Correct minor imperfections like chips, gaps, and uneven edges with dental bonding, a non-invasive procedure that enhances the appearance of your teeth.
  4. Orthodontic Solutions: Straighten crooked teeth and correct misalignments with discreet options like clear aligners or traditional braces for a beautifully aligned smile.
  5. Gum Contouring: Achieve balanced gum aesthetics by reshaping and contouring your gumline, creating the perfect frame for your new smile.
  6. Full Mouth Restoration: For comprehensive transformations, we offer full mouth restorations that address functional and aesthetic concerns, giving you a complete smile makeover.

Why Choose Us for Your Smile Makeover:

  • Experienced Cosmetic Dentists: Our skilled team has a wealth of experience in cosmetic dentistry, ensuring exceptional results and a positive experience.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: We utilize advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure your smile makeover is both precise and comfortable.
  • Personalized Approach: We understand that every smile is unique. Our approach is tailored to your individual preferences, facial features, and oral health needs.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Our commitment to excellence extends beyond aesthetics. We prioritize your oral health and function while enhancing your smile’s beauty.

Unveil the smile you’ve always imagined with Smile Design and a Smile Makeover by Dr. Shirley Parikh. Rediscover your confidence and radiate positivity with a smile that truly reflects your inner beauty. Your dream smile is just a consultation away.

Emergency Dental Services

Emergency Dentistry Services: Your Urgent Dental Care Solution

When unexpected dental issues arise, swift and expert care is essential. Our Emergency Dentistry Services are designed to provide immediate relief and professional treatment for all your dental emergencies. We understand that dental pain and accidents can happen at any time, which is why we’re here to offer same-day appointments.

Our Services:

  1. Immediate Pain Relief: Whether it’s excruciating toothache, sudden jaw discomfort, or severe gum pain, our experienced team is here to alleviate your pain promptly. We employ advanced techniques and local anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
  2. Same-Day Appointments: No one should have to endure dental pain unnecessarily. With our same-day appointments, you can expect to receive timely attention and treatment, ensuring your dental issue is addressed promptly.
  3. Accident and Trauma Care: Dental emergencies often result from accidents or trauma, such as knocked-out teeth, chipped or fractured teeth, and injuries to the mouth and gums. Our skilled team is trained to handle these situations with precision and care to restore your dental health and aesthetics.
  4. Infections and Swelling: Dental infections can lead to severe discomfort and pose risks to your overall health. Our emergency dentist are equipped to diagnose and treat infections, relieving pain and preventing the spread of infection.
  5. Lost Dental Restorations: If a crown, filling, or other dental restoration comes loose or falls out unexpectedly, our emergency services ensure quick replacement or repair to prevent further damage and restore your oral function.
  6. Extractions: When a tooth extraction becomes necessary due to severe decay, infection, or impaction, our emergency dentists perform extractions with precision and care, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

Why Choose Us:

  • Experienced Professionals: Our emergency dentist is highly skilled and experienced in handling a wide range of urgent dental issues.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: We utilize advanced dental technology and modern techniques to deliver effective and efficient emergency dental care.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand that dental emergencies can be distressing. Our team provides compassionate care and creates a comfortable environment to put you at ease.
  • Patient Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge. Our emergency dentists will explain your condition, treatment options, and preventive measures to ensure your ongoing oral health.
  • Comprehensive Solutions: From pain relief to complete dental restorations, our emergency services offer comprehensive solutions to address all your urgent dental needs.

Ozone Therapy in Dentistry

Welcome to our Ozone Therapy Dentistry Service, where innovation meets oral care for a healthier smile. Ozone therapy is a cutting-edge technique that harnesses the power of ozone gas to provide comprehensive and minimally invasive treatments for various dental conditions. With its natural healing properties and proven efficacy, ozone therapy is revolutionizing the way we approach oral health.

Our Ozone Therapy Services:

  1. Cavity Treatment: Ozone therapy offers a non-surgical and painless approach to treating cavities. By delivering ozone gas to the affected area, we can halt the progression of early cavities, remineralize tooth enamel, and restore tooth strength naturally.
  2. Gum Disease Management: Ozone therapy is effective in managing gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Ozone gas can target and eliminate harmful bacteria within the gum pockets, promoting tissue regeneration and reducing inflammation.
  3. Root Canal Disinfection: When performing root canal treatments, ozone therapy acts as a powerful disinfectant. It effectively sterilizes the root canal system, eliminating bacteria that could cause reinfection, and enhances the success rate of the procedure.
  4. Tooth Sensitivity Relief: Ozone therapy can provide relief for sensitive teeth by desensitizing nerve endings and promoting enamel remineralization, leading to reduced discomfort and enhanced tooth protection.
  5. Oral Lesion Treatment: Ozone gas has antiseptic and healing properties that make it effective in treating oral lesions, such as canker sores and cold sores. It aids in reducing pain, accelerating healing, and preventing infection.
  6. Halitosis (Bad Breath) Treatment: Ozone therapy can neutralize the bacteria responsible for causing bad breath, providing a fresh and confident oral environment.

Benefits of Ozone Therapy:

  • Minimally Invasive: Ozone therapy eliminates the need for invasive procedures in many cases, reducing discomfort and promoting faster recovery.
  • Natural Healing: Ozone is a natural compound that supports the body’s own healing mechanisms, enhancing the overall healing process.
  • Bacteria Elimination: Ozone gas effectively kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi, making it a potent tool in preventing and treating oral infections.
  • Preservation of Healthy Tissue: Unlike traditional treatments that might damage healthy tissue, ozone therapy targets only harmful pathogens, preserving your oral health.
  • Reduced Need for Chemicals: Ozone therapy reduces the reliance on chemical disinfectants, promoting eco-friendly and sustainable dental care.

Why Choose Us for Ozone Therapy:

  • Expertise: Our dental professionals are trained and experienced in utilizing ozone therapy to address various oral health concerns.
  • Advanced Technology: We employ state-of-the-art ozone generators to ensure accurate and safe delivery of ozone gas.
  • Personalized Approach: We tailor ozone therapy treatments to suit your individual needs, ensuring optimal results for your oral health.

Discover the future of dental care with our Ozone Therapy Dentistry Service. Experience the benefits of a natural, effective, and minimally invasive approach to achieving and maintaining a radiant smile. Your well-being and smile satisfaction are our priorities.