Spring Stay-Cation: 5 Getaways You’ll Love!

Spring Break girl with dog

Spring Break Vacation

The best part about spring break is being able to get out of town and spend a few days unplugged, making memories, enjoying our families, and taking a much-needed break from corporate life!

What’s even better is being able to do it without spending too much time on the road to make it happen!

We are fortunate to live in such a great community and area that has so much to offer. Below we found great ideas to help you plan your spring stay-cation!

Water, Roller Coasters, Sun, Fun & More!

Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine is more than just a water park! They offer an abundance of dining, shopping and delightful attractions. Be sure to check out:

  • Magiquest: Guardians of the Realm Portals,
  • The Northern Lights™ Arcade,
  • The Howlers Peak Ropes Course
  • Howly Wood® XD Theater
  • The Clubhouse

If roller coasters are more your style, Six Flags Over Texas has what you want! With 13 thrill rides to choose from, you’re guaranteed to take a menacing ride with loops and twists that plummet multiple stories and reach speeds over 60mph!

Spring Break Stay-Cation

Not much for loops and twists? Six Flags has 20 family rides and 12 kid rides, too! Plus, entertainment, events, shopping, dining, and more!

If spending the day splashing around and riding the waves is what you’re looking for, Dallas-Fort Worth’s Family Water Park, NRH2O is “The Formula For Family Fun”! And don’t forget Wet-N-Wild SplashTown!

Dental Emergencies: What Should You Do When Travelling?

Even with sensible preparation, dental emergencies can happen so should you be travelling and experience a dental emergency, here are a few tips and suggestions to keep in your back pocket; just in case.

Toothache

  • Clean your mouth by rinsing with warm water.
  • Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth.
  • Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums or near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact a dentist.

Broken Tooth

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area.
  • Use cold compresses on the area to keep swelling down.
  • Call a dentist immediately.

Cracked Tooth

  • Apply cold compresses to control swelling.
  • Go to a dentist or a hospital emergency room.

Knocked Out Tooth

  • Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments.
  • According to the American Dental Association, if you can’t hold the tooth back in its socket, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to a dentist as quickly as possible.
  • Another alternative is to place the tooth in Save-A-Tooth solution which will help increase the tooth’s survival rate up to 24 hours. However, to ensure the highest survival rate, the tooth should be implanted by a dentist within one hour.

~Dr. Marea White