Sam's Club offers free oral health screenings

Studies indicate oral health, chronic illness linked

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club offered free oral care and health screening events at all 564 of its stores that have pharmacies, the club retailer said.

Sam's Club, owned by Walmart, said the events, which took place on Saturday, included non-invasive oral health questionnaires, dental tablets, glucose, total cholesterol, blood pressure, body-mass index and vision tests.

According to WebMD, oral health issues are often identifiers of diabetes and heart disease.

"Every year, approximately 100 million Americans fail to visit a dentist," Sam's Club SVP health and wellness Jill Turner-Michael said. "Free oral health and wellness screenings at Sam's Club provide useful reminders that oral health issues may be symptoms of more serious chronic diseases."


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