Bristles Family Dentistry
Shirley Parikh, DDS:
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Bristles Family Dentistry
Shirley H. Parikh, DDS, FAGD
Houston, TX













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jorgen P. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Parikh and her staff are absolutely incredible. They are all extremely helpful and I have always had such a positive experience at this dentistry. From the moment you walk in to the second you leave, they are nothing but welcoming and kind. They are a great team and if you are looking for an honest dentistry that treats you like family, then Bristles is the place to be! P.S. The office is extremely clean and they have very strong COVID-19 protocols.

Megan English (Source: Google)


Dr. Shirley Parikh and her team and so incredible. I’ve been going to Bristles for a few years now and can’t say enough kind words. The office is beautiful and great location. They are all so welcoming, remember you every time you come in and feel like friends when you are there. Dr. Parikh is so gentle, easy to talk to and informative. I’m a lifer with Bristles!

Laura J. Arguijo (Source: Facebook)


Kind, compassionate, and skilled. I felt welcome and cared for. I came in with a lot of issues; Dr. Shirley Parikh and her staff went above and beyond to get them all resolved in one visit (and then going so far as to set up a referral appointment for me–done the same day, too!–with an oral surgeon for a tooth beyond saving). Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I highly recommend Bristles.

Tonya S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


So it is not often you go to the dentist to spend an 1 1/2 hours in the chair to get a crown removed/replaced and never feel apprehensive or nervous. Dr. Parikh and staff do everything possible to make it a pleasant experience and I highly recommend them! The office is state fo the art and the staff is great. They are also very flexible on financing and working with you on payments! Thanks guys!

Jorgen Prestegard (Source: Google)


Dr. Parikh and her staff are absolutely incredible. They are all extremely helpful and I have always had such a positive experience at this dentistry. From the moment you walk in to the second you leave, they are nothing but welcoming and kind. They are a great team and if you are looking for an honest dentistry that treats you like family, then Bristles is the place to be! P.S. The office is extremely clean and they have very strong COVID-19 protocols.

Patricia B. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I have never enjoyed a dental visit as much as I did today. Dr. Parikh’s staff was so accommodating and friendly, and she was incredibly nice as well.  She listened to all of my concerns and talked me through each of my options so I left feeling great about my visit. I’m actually looking forward to going back which is a feeling I have NEVER felt about the dentist’s office. Love this place!

Megan S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I recently took my 3.5 year old daughter to see Dr. Parikh. This was her first dentist appointment, and I knew it needed to be a positive one if she was going to have a good feeling about future dentist appointments! My daughter loved it! Dr. Parikh and her staff made Zayne feel so comfortable letting her touch the tools and feel the electric brush on her finger. They were great! The office is clean and inviting. I would recommend this office for children and adults! Awesome!

Gennine Kärrsten (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Parikh and her staff for almost 7 years, after the last dentist I went to kept messing up on a crown and not really listening to why it felt ill fitting and just told me I’d get used to it (I didn’t after a year) and I felt they were pushing unnecessary procedures at me. Dr. Parikh listened and fixed it and I’ve followed her advice ever since. I trust her knowledge and she’s always on top of the latest technology. Her staff is super friendly and on top of things. I’ve recommended her to several friends and they all have loved her. I send my kids to her as well. They’ve been very cautious with COVID precautions and making sure everyone is safe.

Lindsey Knight (Source: Google)


The staff at Bristles were super friendly and accommodating! I haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, and never got the “dentist lecture”. Taking all of those x-rays and dental photos are never fun, but I totally appreciated the dental assistant’s honesty when she prepared me with a “this is going to hurt” when I had to awkwardly hold one of those weird plastic things in my mouth during the photoshoot. Much better than “you’re going to feel a pinch”, which we all know is a lie! I felt comfortable and heard when I talked about my concerns, and was relieved at how much they took into consideration for my anxiety and other needs when scheduling to come back for other dental work.

Zadie S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dentist! The facilities are quite nice and the location is very convenient. The staff is friendly and helpful. The dentist (Dr. P) is kind and patient and will explain all your options. It’s clear that the staff tries very hard to ensure that you are comfortable. I am thrilled with my experiences there and would recommend this dentistry to anyone!

Maria Carrasco (Source: Google)


Our visit to Bristles is always a great experience. From the moment you walk-in, the friendly staff greets you and make you feel comfortable, and the space is clean and neat. Having some family members who are not fans of dental work, Dr. Parihk and her staff always make it a point to check for level of comfort during treatment. We look forward to future visits!

Katie Niemann (Source: Google)


We love, love, love Bristles! Both our kids go to the dentist here and have had great experiences. We went to another dentist previously with my first kid and it was awful. Dr. Parikh and her staff made us feel so comfortable, and every time we have a cleaning it’s very positive for both kids. Now us adults are going to move to this dentist, because we just learned they do grown ups too!

Sherry R. from Lakeway, TX (Source: Yelp)


My 3 children (11-13-15 yrs) had our first appointment today. I was amazed at how thorough the visit was. The office is very quiet and organized and the staff is very friendly. Dr. Parikh met with me to get basic background info while they started on my children. We all had a great experience and will definitely be back. Prices are affordable if you don’t have insurance and there are payment plan options available. We haven’t been in over 5 years but I’m sure more frequent visits are in our future!

Patricia R. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


My 8 year old son had scary/bad experiences at two separate dentists for dental work. He didn’t feel acknowledged as a person because his fears weren’t validated by whoever did work on him. I am so sad he was terrified and I couldn’t help him feel safe TWICE. Actually I’m still processing those feelings of helplessness and anger as a mother to a pediatric patient who couldn’t advocate for his fear and discomfort once mom wasn’t around. My son cried in my arms before his appointment at Bristles that day. It stirred up my own fear for his hurt feelings too. At the end of our visit with Dr. Shirley, my boys (brother came too) were so comfortable and at ease that they asked questions to Dr. Parikh directly, and walked around (to my dismay) the room and hallway with excitement and curiosity. I was explained in ways I could understand, the status and action plan recommend of my boys teeth. Even more wonderful, I was empowered to maintain the oral hygiene of my kiddos in all sorts of ways. No other dentist has taken the time to explain this before! The cherry on top of all of this was my 8 year old asked if that was his new dentist. I said yes, and he said, “YESSSS!” Here’s his artwork about it!

Elizabeth Ulsh (Source: Google)


I have been going here for several years now and absolutely love it! Everything is very clean and the staff is friendly and professional. It is easy to get an appointment that is convenient for me. Everyone there is amazing! Dr. Parikh is very welcoming and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend using them.

Cortney Partain (Source: Facebook)


My experience at Bristles was far superior than any other dental experience I’ve had. The combination of a warm, beautifully decorated office, engaging and friendly staff who take the time to treat you like an individual not just a number, high-tech dental equipment, and TVs and earphones in each dental room make for a top-of-the-like dental experience. Looking forward to my next appointment!

Javier Perez (Source: Google)


Visiting the Bristles Dentistry is always a comforting experience. The staff is very pleasant to work with and very courteous. There is a coffee bar and fridge with water to refresh yourself. The waiting area is very calm and my family loved the fact that there was a play area for our kids to play. Once taken to the back the technicians are informative and gentle as they perform routine cleaning, Dr. Parikh is not only professional but genuine. I would recommend Bristles to all my friends and family. The fact they are located in the loop and very affordable makes it even more inviting.

Kristal Cheng (Source: Google)


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.

Austen Guill (Source: Google)


I hadn’t been to the dentist in several years because who likes going to the dentist. However, Bristles was AWESOME! Anna was my dental hygienist and she was so nice and so informative. She made me feel so much better about coming to the dentist even though I was a little anxious beforehand. Dr. Parikh was the best! She was so sweet and also incredibly informative. She wanted to work with me to come up with the best treatment plan for what I wanted to accomplish. I would recommend this place to everyone! 10/10

Bernard G. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Parikh is the Best or Greatest! The great job she do in making you feel like you’ve been friends forever. She is very friendly and welcoming, and gives you a breakdown on your teeth. The office and reception area are all clean, inviting, and up-to-date. However, she was very detailed in describing what I needed to do to fix some of my problem areas. Think God for my Dr. Parikh may God Bless you and the Staffs All in all, great experience and I’ll be back for sure.

Yvonne B. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I am probably one of the hardest individuals to please, ever! I usually do all my research and when not happy. I usually exercise all rights to the fullest or rebuttal Not to mention I’m the most frugal individual I know. I went in skeptical with a mentality, that I would dislike the services. That the Dr. was just another dentist that I would probably never visit again. Contrary ! I was so impressed with Dr Shirley, she has the best bed manners I have ever experienced. She was very thorough and took the time to explained everything in details and what she recommended I needed. I knew upfront my procedure was cosmetic and was going to cost me a little fortune about 3000 for Vaneers. I hesitated because of the procedure itself, but we discussed my options and ultimately opted for the something less invasive. The procedure was done in one day and cost me a fraction of the initial quote. I was so please with my new smile which will last me a good 10 years to come… Dr Shirley and her staff are polite, sociable very professional and experts at what they do. I am pleased with the entire visits and services. I literally got my new two front teeth for Christmas! Since then I have referred my Husband, Daughter and Friends! Thanks Dr Shirley P Your new patient Yvonne Basel

Meredith Rimkus from Houston, TX  (Source: Healthgrades)


After years and years of putting off going to the dentist die to crippling anxiety, I finally bit the bullet and went to see Dr. Parikh. I cannoy express fully how pleased I am that I made this choice. Not only was she friendly, professional, accommodating, and kind, but she also very responsibly dealt with some moderately severe problems I was having. I will continue to see her, and when the time is appropriate, so will my son. Recommend 100%, time and time again. It’s worth being pain free!

Brenda De La Vega (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Shirley Hernandez-Parikh is amazing! My family & I have been coming here since they opened their doors and we always have a pleasant experience. My 2.5 year old just went in for his cleaning yesterday and he loved it. Dr. Parikh is a natural when working with the little ones and her entire staff is very friendly and professional. Couldn’t ask for more. Thank you Bristles!

Caitlin Lamothe (Source: Google)


Best dentist office I’ve ever been to! I’ve always had weak teeth so I’m no stranger to dental work, nevertheless, my anxiety about having any work done is still off the charts. Dr. Parikh and her entire team always made me feel heard and comforted. They do a fabulous job of explaining any work they recommend. Even when I had to move across the country, Dr. Parikh still took care of me when my crown broke by helping me find a local dentist for my repair. She is dedicated to her patients and simply the best. Highly recommend the Dr. Parikh and her team!

Jennifer C. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I have had the same dentist my entire life; however, after I moved to the Houston area, I was in search of a new dentist. I found Bristles through a search on the internet and was immediately impressed by the website and the hours. Upon arriving to the office, I was also impressed by the environment of the office and the staff. When meeting Dr. Parikh, I instantly connected with her and felt like I could relate to her as a person, while also trusting her as a professional. She was extremely knowledgeable and respectable, while still remaining friendly and warm. Since I had arrived early for my appointment, I assumed that I would have to wait. Instead, Dr. Parikh saw me and began my appointment almost 30 minutes early, to better accommodate me. She did a wonderful job. I would highly recommend Dr. Parikh to anyone in search of a dentist.

Kelsey S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Very professional and friendly dentist! I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the office. Not to mention how updated and technologically advanced everything was. I loved the fact that I didn’t have to wait at all for my appointment and it was very easy to schedule a follow up appointment. Dr. Parikh definitely is extremely qualified and I definitely trust that she knows what she is doing. Even though this dentist is out of network for my insurance I will continue to go back.

Amy C. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


As great as a dental experience can be! Dr. Shirley and her gang take excellent care of you from the minute you step foot into their gorgeous new office. Coming from a person who has been known to say things like, “I’d rather my teeth fall out than you make me go to the dentist”, it is truly a miracle that I made it out of there with a smile on my face. So caring and accommodating.

Megan D. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Definitely the best dentist office I have ever been to. I usually dread getting cleanings, but they were all so nice at Bristles! I have never had a regular dentist that I went to for annual cleanings; I have always went to a different dentist office each time, usually which ever was closest. But, I will make Bristles my regular dentist office for sure!

Amanda Kujda (Source: Google)


We saw Dr. Parikh today for an issue with my son’s teeth (7 year old). I was concerned about fairly severe yellowing of two teeth but also concerned with Covid and my son’s temperament for the appointment. He hates the dentist and often can’t even make it through the needed x-rays. Tears and screams are common. Today was different. She addressed my son’s issue which was such a relief for me but what was more amazing was that my son was totally at ease during the entire appointment. No tears at all. Dr. Parikh was able to address the dental issue, take X-rays and get his teeth cleaned. I think her overall care and calmness put him at ease. The office is extremely clean and all the staff took great care to address any Covid concerns. We had a great experience!

Afton Shelton (Source: Google)


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!

Susan Velasco (Source: Google)


My kids and I love this place! From the moment we walk in, it’s such a welcoming atmosphere. I feel very comfortable coming back! These people here are nice and very professional. It makes our visits much easier when you know you’re in good hands. Dr Parikh really cares and that makes a big difference to the other dentists I’ve used before.

Nano. H. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


BEST EXPERIENCE I EVER HAD AT ANY DENISTRY IN THE HOUSTON AREA! I got a super friendly welcoming by Heydy, which I knew I was at the right dentist office. She helped me fill out all the paperwork needed so Dr.Parikh could take a look at my situation. Brenda the assistant was super friendly and did a super great job on taking my x-rays and pictures of my teeth… this office is the best I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.!!!!! #GoBristles

Brenda from Houston, TX (Source: Healthgrades)


Dr. Shirley Parikh is amazing! My family & I have been coming to see Dr. Parikh at Bristles since they opened their doors about 5 years ago and we always have a pleasant experience. When my son was just 2 yrs. old and first went in for his cleaning, he absolutely loved it and is now always excited for his check-ups. We never feel rushed. Dr. Parikh is a natural when working with the little ones and her entire staff is very friendly and professional; couldn’t ask for more. Thank you Dr. Parikh!

Adrian Martinez (Source: Google)


BEST EXPERIENCE I EVER HAD AT ANY DENISTRY IN THE HOUSTON AREA! I got a super friendly welcoming by Heydy, which I knew I was at the right dentist office. She helped me fill out all the paperwork needed so Dr.Parikh could take a look at my situation, which she explained everything with very good detail. Brenda the assistant was super friendly and did a super great job on taking my x-rays and pictures of my teeth… this office is the best I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.!!!!! #GoBristles

Britt H. from Rockford, IL (Source: Yelp)


Our entire family goes to Bristles Density and we love it. The staff in the front are always accommodating and kind. They offer coffee, flat water and flavored water. The waiting area looks like it’s out of a magazine with a small table and chair for a young child. The dental hygienist, Alma, is so gentle and communicates the process. And Dr. Parikh takes her time explaining the options and recommendations. We will continue with Bristles.


Dr. Shirley Parikh has been transforming smiles for over a decade. The team at Bristles Family Dentistry provides dental procedures and treatments with your comfort in mind. An appointment at the practice ensures you'll receive the highest quality of dental work and care available, from your initial consultation to the finishing touches. Amenities to foster your relaxation include complimentary nitrous oxide, soft blankets, and movies that stream from our ceiling mounted TV's -- all provided to accommodate for patients who might be feeling anxious. Bristles Family Dentistry also employs advanced technology that helps procure accurate and efficient dental methods, such as digital radiographs, intraoral cameras, and an optical scanner that takes a digital impression of your full mouth. The team at Bristles Family Dentistry works for your satisfaction and will be available before, during, and after your dental procedure to ensure the desired results. The practice will email and send you text reminders to update you on the status of your upcoming appointment. You can also expect follow-up calls after your appointment, which helps the team confirm your oral health and satisfaction. Dr. Shirley Parikh was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is The University of Houston alumna. She loves the Bayou City and made Houston her forever home after graduating from Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Parikh has been in practice for more than a decade and settled in the Rice Military neighborhood in 2012. She fell in love with dentistry as a career when she realized that it would fulfill all of her talents and passions. Science and an eye for design were key. You really need an eye for esthetics if you’re going into smile design. She is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and on her way to earning Mastership later this year. This means that she has taken thousands of hours over the required continuing education requirements and passed a stringent exam. She stays on the cutting edge in dentistry and whole body health. She is currently studying with Clinical Mastery Series to master her skills in smile design and pain management. She lives in the lovely Oak Forest neighborhood just a few miles from the practice. She believes in whole body health including nutrition, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. She is also a fan of podcasts, yoga and her Peloton. If she’s not talking “teeth”, on a treadmill or on her bike then she must be on a plane headed somewhere. She believes in family travel and their last trips include Vail, Banff National Park, Vancouver, Seattle and Disney World. Although, the family has halted travel since the Covid-19 Pandemic began. They are enjoying everything that quarantine has to offer. She took up baking and cooking during the pandemic and is enjoying her new hobby.