Teeth Dreams

Beauty is a short lived tyranny – Socrates  469 – 399 BC

When teeth appear in our dreams they usually come across as either missing, falling, breaking, or even rotting.  These unsettling dreams usually have us confused due to its vividness, and how real the dream felt.  Teeth as a symbol might imply inner aspects of ourselves that we don’t recognize, possibly the ego is being provoked or challenged. Remember our teeth can be visible by people (society), or can be covered by our mouth(speech). Translating this symbol has its challenges, it takes time to  distinguish whether it’s an internal or external dilemma, or if it is hidden deep in our unconscious mind.  If you need assistance you can feel fee to visit us at our active  forum to have your teeth dream analysed.

Types of Teeth Dreams:

Pulling Teeth:

Who was pulling on your teeth, or is it someone else? What direction where you pulling your teeth? Did the teeth come out? Who was around you?  How did you feel? Once you have obtained all these questions then you can properly piece together the dream. If you are pulling you own teeth, it might be related to speech and how you conduct yourslef in your walking life.  You might be holding something internally that is causing  you distress. If someone is pulling your teeth then it could mean someone is trying to get something out of you that is valuable to you. An unknown person who pulls at your teeth suggests more of an internal problem that you cant see within yourself. If you recognize the person then it could have something to do with them.

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Rotting Teeth:

Rotting teeth dreams could symbolize our anxieties and fears that we repressing deep down inside us.  How we feel on the inside might be now visible to others on the outside. Rotting shows others and ourselves the decay, decline and degeneration of our image. What might be going on in your walking life has an impact on the meaning of this dream. If you are feeling unhealthy, bad talking or even insecure around others, dreams of rotting teeth seem suitable.  This also suggest a fear or becoming old or improper hygiene.  If you noticed yourslef looking directly in the mirror this related to repressed shadow archetype that has been ignored and now its being shown.

Broken /Chipped/Crooked Teeth:

A broken and chipped teeth in movies suggest the character to be poor, uneducated and dumb that we laugh at. The feeling is embarrassing and it is quite noticeable to you and other people. Deep down inside you might feel broken about aspects of yourself that are now coming to the surface. These dreams can hit at repressed insecurity that needs to be addressed. Mask’s are created by the ego to protect ourselves from our own personal hidden idiocracies that we do anything to hide. Being exposed of our imperfection might have us feeling unsettled.  Though there is an important message in this dream that wants us to look inward to do some repairing. Dreaming of crooked teeth suggest something that needs to be straightened out with you.

If someone is breaking your teeth it could donate to someone trying to ruin your personal image.  Unable to recognize the person suggests self destructive behavior and to watch what you say. You might be doing something that is not ethical, or being crooked.

Teeth Falling Out:

As bizarre as this dream may feel it seems to be fairly common.   Falling teeth could be an inner reflection of how we are feeling about ourselves at the moment. Teeth falling suggest a lack of support internally and you might be having trouble holding things together that was once strong in you. These dreams could relate to all anxieties and fears you have at your workplace or relationship as well. The location and the people around you will give you an indication of what to look out for. If you are looking in the mirror then it has a different meaning.  Doing some self reflection on your confidence can better help you understand your dream.  The dream is metaphoric to how you are feeling. Are you falling apart inside?

Hints:

* Stressed about your job situation.
* Fear of feeling inadequate
* Afraid looking stupid in front of people
* Stress about looking older/trying to stay young
* Have you lied to somebody
* Lacking power at work or relationship.

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Crumbling Teeth:

Crumbling teeth dreams could suggest your fears of getting old or feelings of inner collapsing. Like a building that was once big and strong, now its detonated and is just rubble.  Do you feel that you where once strong and powerful? Now are you just old and withering away in the wind?  This could just be your ego talking and you need to change the way you think in order to get out of this situation. Things in life change and so should you. If you feel that you are falling apart inside this suggest some inner emotions that you are unable to handle at the moment.

Losing Your Teeth:

A lost tooth can be feel a little distressing like a missing piece of a puzzle that is not compete inside you. Figuring out what that means suggests some inner self reflection. If you lost your tooth in front of the mirror points to what is reflecting at you.  The location might hint at where the issue is stemming from.  You might also be unable to find something that was once part of your existence.  Below are some hints to help you better get an understanding of what it might mean.

*Attachment Issues (trying to hold on to something)
*Fear of letting go to something that was part of your life for a long time.
*Afraid of failing
*You dread the feeling of embarrassment
*You may feel a lack of control in your relationship
* Is it possible you set your goals to high and they are crashing down
*A fear of loss
*Are you trying to cover up something
*Afraid of losing your money or the feeling of being abandoned
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False Teeth:

Not telling the truth? Do you feel fake around others when you speak? Not being true to yourself?  False teeth can imply an internal problem that is being seen by others. Do you have a tendency to be dishonest or you break the rules?  Can you recall saying or doing something that ended up hurting somebody lately? Did spread lies about someone that was not true? Do you have fears of being replaced by something else?

Spitting Out Teeth:

Dreams of this nature are fairly common that are often very vivid. This dream can be revolved around our self image or a weakening of something internal. What might be falling out of you that was once held secure in the past? Why is this happening now? Was this unexpected? Could this be related to your job or relationship?  Who where you with? All these questions will help you piece this puzzle together.  How you felt when this happened might be connection to the mood you are experiencing with this issue.

Teeth Dreams & Death:

There have been many cases of strange coalitions between teeth dreams and death.  Many have reported that when they lose there teeth in a dream somebody close to them dies.  Not all symbols are collectively shared between person to person. Teeth in a dream can be translated in many different ways like the symbol of the snake.

Different Perspectives On Teeth Dreams:

Interestingly enough teeth dream have been recorded as far back as the beginning of dream interpretation. Teeth seem to be a collective symbol we all share on a conscious and unconscious level.  Within the Greek culture they believe that teeth imply illness and death. The Chinese believe that when you dream of teeth in a negative way it represents our speech. For the most part most of the people in the western world today are so revolved around image and looking good.  This is why the mirror appears in the dream for the dreamer to do self reflection of insecurities preying on our soul.

Types Of Teeth Dreams From Our Active Forum:

Kim:

I have several teeth dreams… All the time. They usually are similar, but I had a really weird one a few weeks ago. My reoccurring teeth dream is that I will be doing just anything normal but every time I talk and move my mouth my gums and my teeth just hurt so bad I can’t pronounce some words. It kind feels like my teeth are about to fall out because they like move around a bit every time I talk. And it’s like a really excruciating pain. And note this happens all the time like I’ve had this dream at least 3 times in the past month.

My weird one I had the other day. One of my teeth feel out and I went to go show my mom, she said okay just wrap it up or something then all of a sudden my mouth starts hurting and all of my teeth come lose and just poor out of my mouth, LITERALLY poor out. It feels as if they were regrowing in a matte of seconds and would not stop falling out. I had handfuls of teeth. My mom then takes me to a dentist and they give me a shot that stops the growth. Nothing else really happened after that..

Marie:

I had a *very* creepy teeth dream. I was telling my grandmother and some people she was talking with that, even if they run out, legally schools are *required* to give free lunch here if you can’t afford it or at a reduced price depending on your income. It was at an elementary school and I already knew of what was going on in the back of my head: a sort of sickness, infecting teens, that caused their teeth to rot, some sort of airborne bio-warfare. Switch to two girls walking home from school, probably freshmen. It was a slow thing, then suddenly the girls walking down the sidewalk chatting happily and wearing semi-plastic see-through gas masks (a man and I were putting on our own) had all their teeth sort of rot-dissolve into their mouths at once, one of the girls’ front teeth perfectly normal but, touching them, pulling her face off like it was a mask with only bone beneath. The worse part there was not the suddenness of the rotting-dissolving, but that they inhaled accidentally as it happened. I know that the guy was worried about catching it and I had a niggling enough worry to put on my own gas mask, though not as bad, as it was only infecting teens (so far). Then the teeth that fell hit their arms, which were burned through like acid to muscle and bone (you could even see some individual tendons), crumbling to dust in seconds. It wasn’t a virus or anything but biological warfare, but then why would it only infect the teens and not younger kids and adults, even if adults (I was about 36) *were* sort of worried about getting it? Maybe something in my teen years that I haven’t dealt with, the source of the rot (what’s going wrong) in my life now? But I was never some bubbly girly-girl like the teens infected either, more like moody and melodramatic. My happiness crumbling away, possibilities lost? I don’t know. The worst part was that they were inhaling the teeth dust and rot because it happened so quickly (it bears repeating); I have no idea what the arm thing has to do with it, but they were stripped to nothing (literally) by fast-acting acid that was part of the semi-poisoned/ex-poisoned air, even parts the falling teeth hadn’t touched. So it was a whole different bunch of teeth dreams in one, I suppose, and I have no idea how to interpret it except for *very* iffy guesswork. It was extremely creepy, but it also didn’t have that nightmare feel, oddly enough, lacked the strong adrenaline or some other chemical in my body that comes after the nightmare. Like being startled instead of scared out of your wits by some horror movie, is the best way to explain it. Still, not a good wake-up call in the literal *or* figurative sense.

Staci:

Hi I’m 25,I have baby and in married. Last night I had a very strange and vivid dream…i was back in high school and had a terrible headache so bad that I actually woke up for a couple minutes with an actual headache and then was able to go back to sleep and continue with my dream. I was accompanied by a male at all times…and it is weird because it/they were every guy I’ve ever been really close to except my husband…the last one was my ex and as we were conversing I noticed his trip front teeth getting darker and bigger. I had to exit the room to go with my daughter and notice that she also had a black tooth and it just feel off. As I went back to my room my ex had pulled out his tooth and pulled out a second one in front of me.. I quickly went to get my daughter and noticed that she had more black teeth and I began pulling them out…she had a complete set of black teeth and little white ones beneath them….however my ex just had gaps in his mouth. I remember I had a huge handful of teeth belonging to my daughter and my ex had bagged his two teeth that had grown surprisingly in a ziploc bag… All the teeth were rotting. My daughter was asleep as I pulled out her last teeth and was almost doll like towards the end of the dream when the guy with me changed once more and we argued…

Mike:

I had a dream last night very similar to the falling out teeth but slightly different. i was sat reading a book and all of sudden there was blood dripped onto the book. confused and panicking started sweating and as i opened my mouth a few cracks of teeth fell on the the book. as i stood up it was almost like projectile vomiting but it was all chips of my teeth they had completely crumbled. there was a huge old fashioned oval mirror on the wall so i ran over to see and as i got closer i opened my mouth to see that most of my teeth had gone except the odd few, including my 2 front teeth, but then i moved closer to the mirror and i saw very slowly tiny sharp teeth growing in place of the missing teeth almost like claws really thin and sharp so not even like your typical vampire teeth, and then i woke up. i was short of breath and sweating and very confused.

Jenny:

I keep having this dream occasionally and I’ve always tried to understand why but to no avail. I’m witnessing my ex, this time holding a boy’s hand. But I’m pretty sure it’s not my child. I’m oddly happy for him. The next scene he’s wearing a uniform just like the boy’s and again holding his hand and it looks like the boy is his child. They are at the bus stop. What happened to me was that i felt like I had too many teeth. It’s like they keep growing more and longer to the point that it’s uncomfortable ad scaring me. After a while it grows so long i think it breaks off, probably under pressure of my upper and lower teeth touching each other. Then it becomes ok like my teeth shortens and I’m surprised to find them ok. I wake up worried and afraid. I have been trying to get over my ex of 3 years relationship and I’m presently with someone who appreciates me more but I do get into quite a lot of bickering with the current one. The current one wants a long term future I’m not prepared to have presently, which is ironic since my ex broke up with me when I mentioned sth longer term.

Emily:

I’m 25, have baby and in married. Last night I had a very strange and vivid dream…i was back in high school and had a terrible headache so bad that I actually woke up for a couple minutes with an actual headache and then was able to go back to sleep and continue with my dream. I was accompanied by a male at all times…and it is weird because it/they were every guy I’ve ever been really close to except my husband…the last one was my ex and as we were conversing I noticed his trip front teeth getting darker and bigger. I had to exit the room to go with my daughter and notice that she also had a black tooth and it just feel off. As I went back to my room my ex had pulled out his tooth and pulled out a second one in front of me.. I quickly went to get my daughter and noticed that she had more black teeth and I began pulling them out…she had a complete set of black teeth and little white ones beneath them….however my ex just had gaps in his mouth. I remember I had a huge handful of teeth belonging to my daughter and my ex had bagged his two teeth that had grown surprisingly in a ziploc bag… All the teeth were rotting. My daughter was asleep as I pulled out her last teeth and was almost doll like towards the end of the dream when the guy with me changed once more and we argued.