The Dental Distress Syndrome and Literature Availability

  • A. C. Fonder


The Dental Distress Syndrome (DDS) is well defined in the literature.1–9 Distress produced by maloccluded teeth and the resultant malfunctioning musculature of the head, neck and shoulders causes spinal malposture (scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis).2–11 Remoyal of this excessive stress of dental origin allows body posture to normalize.2–4


Basal Fact Excessive Stress Tension Control Missing Tooth American Dental Association 
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Suggested Additional Reading

  1. Enlow, D. H., 1975, “Handbook of Facial Growth,” Saunders, Philadelphia- London.Google Scholar
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Fonder
    • 1
  1. 1.Medico-Dental Foundation, Inc.Rock FallsUSA

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