“Last night I dreamed that my teeth were falling out!” Dreaming of teeth, and particularly of losing your teeth, is a common recurring dream. In fact, dreaming that your teeth are falling out is one of the most common dreams reported to some dream researchers. The dream could involve the dreamer’s own teeth falling out, or the teeth of someone they can see.
In the dream the teeth can fall out in different ways. They can crumble into small pieces and fall into the dreamer’s hands, or they can fall out one by one while the dreamer is frozen in shock. It may be that they don’t fall out at all, but rot or grow crooked. There are a hundred different ways the teeth fall out, but the common theme is that you lose your teeth at some point in the dream.
There is no one accepted reason why someone may dream of losing all their teeth, but there are several common theories. As with other such dreams, dreams of loss of teeth is merely symbolism. The symbols may mean something entirely different for you than they do for your neighbor or friend.
Teeth Falling Out Dreams
One theory that is commonly used to interpret losing your teeth in a dream is that your teeth are connected to your outward appearance. Losing your teeth is correlated to worrying about how other people view you. How you look without your teeth and the process of getting older.
Signs of aging such as wrinkles, losing our hair, and losing our physical ability can give a strong enough emotional response to cause you to dram about your teeth falling out. If you dream about losing your teeth it may indicate that you have been worried about growing older. Your dream might be telling you the importance of accepting your transitions in life with confidence.
Besides aging, these dreams are also common among people who have lost money, status or a position of respect. You may have struggled recently with tasks that you used to perform effortlessly.
Teeth Dream Scenarios
To dream that you have false teeth may indicate fear of your self image and the opinion of people around you. Perhaps you are worried that people will uncover hidden details about you that you don’t want to be revealed.
Seeing animal teeth in a dream can indicate natural aggression and instincts. Perhaps your dream is telling you to focus on making logical decisions, not ones based in anger.
If you dream that you are spitting out lots of teeth in your dream it may indicate that there is someone or something in your waking life that you need to spit out and get rid of.
Dreaming about a toothless person can indicate the loss of effectiveness that you have experienced as you began to age. Perhaps people don’t take you as seriously and have forgotten about all of your accomplishments in the past.
To dream that you are brushing your teeth may indicate that have been going throwing a hard time in your life and want to clean yourself from the things that are holding you back. Conversely, if you are self consciously about your teeth in your waking life it could indicate your desire to keep your smile white.
Dream that something is jammed between your teeth, may indicate that there is a problem in your waking life that may seem impossible to resolve, but the real solution is much easier than you suspect.
To dream about clean teeth that are shiny, may indicate that you are confident in the relationships that you have in your waking life and your financial security for the future.
To dream about the roots of your teeth may symbolize the stability of your relationships in you waking life. If you have strong roots it may represent strong foundations you have built with your loved ones.
If you have a gnawing pain in your roots that requires a root canal, perhaps you need to visit the dentist if this pain exist in your waking life. Conversely, this could indicate that someone or something is causing you a lot of headaches in your waking life.
A Missing Tooth Could Be A Reminder Of Someone You Lost
Another interpretation of losing your teeth in a dream is that it is a reminder of someone that you lost. Since your teeth is one of the first thing you will notice if it goes missing, this is symbolic that you are missing someone or something in your life.
These dreams can also indicate a loss of power. You may have lost your ability to bite down, which is a symbol of power.
One of the most common teeth dreams that people have is pulling teeth dreams. Depending on the context of the dreams and the background of the dreamer, having your teeth pulled out will have different meanings.
Pulling teeth can indicate that you might be facing a radical change in your life. It can also indicate that you have a difficult time ahead of you.
According to Jung, when a tooth is being pulled out from a woman’s dream it can represent the process of giving birth and the painful experience or loss that is associated with giving birth that leads to a new beginning. The tooth is symbolic of having your child being pulled out from you during birth.
“The Meaning of teeth dreams is relative to the dreamers own life experiences. ”
In come cultures in places such as Greece, Hispaniola, and Bosnia, if you dream your teeth are falling out or that your watching someone else lose their teeth, you’re receiving a notice that someone in your family will die, usually within a week. Some say that if there is no pain involved in the dream that the death will be someone outside the family; but if there is pain, it will be a family member. There are many cultures that have passed down this belief for generations.
Thought this is a popular belief for quite a few cultures, it doesn’t hold true for everyone. In fact, dream researchers report that thousands of people have had teeth dreams that didn’t foretell of death.
When you lose your teeth you’re losing your ability to survive without struggle. Such a dream may be an indication of the presence of disease within yourself or someone you love.
Loss of Power
Teeth represent strength and force. They allow us to rip and tear, bite and chew. A loss of teeth can signalize a loss of power in your life. This might be due to feeling powerless at work or if something is happening to you that you feel powerless to stop. It may be as simple as feeling that no one understands what you’re trying to say.
Anxiety Over Appearance
Menopausal women frequently have dreams in which they are losing their teeth. This can be an indication of a fear of becoming unattractive because of the changes brought by menopause.
These dreams have also tormented people who are feeling or seeing the affects of aging on their bodies. A couple of grey hairs or a new wrinkle can signal the beginning of the deterioration of looks and physical ability, and bring on a nightmare in which the dreamer loses his teeth.
Fears of rejection can cause one to dream of losing their teeth. Being unattractive to the opposite sex, being unable to perform sexually, or being perceived as unattractively old or weak might bring on a dream of teeth loss.
If you dream about being toothless or seeing someone without teeth, it could reflect your feelings about aging. If you are extremely upset over the appearance of your missing teeth, this could indicate that you do not want to grow older.
In Chinese lore, when someone loses their teeth in a dream they are being warned that lies are being spoken.
The Bible mentions teeth in Psalm 58:6 when King David prays for God to destroy his enemies. He asks God to “Break their teeth in their mouth.” Teeth are needed to chew food, they represent power. To break someone’s teeth would be to reduce their power, reduce their ability to survive. So losing your teeth in a dream could relate to a loss of power.
In Ezekiel 30:24 it says: “And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but I will break Pharaoh’s arms, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded [man].” Teeth are bones and in this instance we see the breaking of bones as the weakening of power.
Some spiritual leaders counsel that dreams of the loss of teeth mean that there is a loss of faith. The dreamer is being warned that they are placing their faith in someone or something other than God.
Another spiritual interpretation involves a dream with falling teeth and loss of blood. This indicates a demonic attack on the dreamer’s soul, possibly brought on by a lack of faith in God.
Looking a Fool
Dreams of teeth loss can also be interpreted as fears of being seen as foolish. Losing your teeth while in a crowd may indicate that you’re afraid of being embarrassed in front of others. Perhaps you’ll be giving a talk in front of a crowd and you’re nervous about how you’ll be received. You might dream that your teeth are falling out in front of a crowd as a manifestation of these fears. When you’ve given that talk and your worries are behind you, the dream should fade.
If you’re in front of just one other person when you lose your teeth, take a look at the person in your dream. They may be an accurate or symbolic representation of someone you want to impress but are afraid you’ll instead embarrass yourself and look the fool when you next meet.
Remember the Tooth Fairy? That tale may have imprinted itself in your psyche and the loss of teeth in your dream may be related to money.
If your career is not satisfying for you and you’re feeling stuck doing something you really don’t enjoy, you may have dreams of losing your teeth.
Conclusion – What Does Losing Your Teeth Really Mean
When it comes to dream interpretations, there is no universal interpretation that will apply to everyone. Every person on this earth is unique and has their own set of life experiences and beliefs. Your teeth falling out dream interpretation will be different than another persons meaning.
The key to unlocking the hidden truth behind your dream is to analyze your own thoughts and feelings and see what the dream means to you. Did dreaming about your teeth falling out relate to your outward appearance and fears about getting old or losing your beauty?
Or did losing a tooth symbolize losing someone or something that was close to you? Is your missing tooth a constant reminder of that special someone that you have lost in your life? Have you been worried about the appearance of your teeth in your conscious mind?
Follow your gut feeling when interpreting your dreams. These are popularly accepted meanings, but in the end, you should rely only on yourself and what your own subconscious is trying to tell you.
By paying close attention to your dreams and what they mean to you, personally, you are taking charge of your own life. Your attention to matters your subconscious mind brings to your attention can help you to stop small fires before they become infernos.
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