Teeth falling out is one of the most common dream themes. Why is that so? Are dreams of teeth falling out somehow special? And why are so many people afraid of seeing their teeth falling out in their dreams?
Teeth dreams symbolize what you value in life and how comfortable you feel with who you are. They also represent your sense of self-worth and self-esteem, which is why losing them can be truly terrifying.
You may have heard that dreams about teeth falling out are a bad omen and herald bad news or even death. Worry not, as these are just superstitions.
If you visit our blog often, you probably know that I’m not a big fan of modern dream dictionaries. I am used to interpreting dreams from old dream dictionaries I have inherited from my grandmother.
Dreaming about teeth falling out is an indication of your undisclosed fears and worries. It could be something you still haven’t come to terms with, such as an illness like diabetes, the death of your pet, or the fact that you lost a court case.
Falling teeth could also represent fear or anxiety about social situations, guilt, sorrow, or sexual deprivation. There is something you are afraid of losing, and that fear is projected into your dreams in the form of teeth.
Hard time with finances
Seeing teeth falling out in a dream could signify a financial struggle. It is often unavoidable or inevitable, such as losing a job due to job cuts or some unexpected expenses.
According to old dictionaries, this dream also indicates that you are afraid of how others will perceive you after some negative financial event that took place in your life. Maybe you used to wear designer clothes and fancy jewelry, but now you can’t afford it due to a personal financial crisis, and you’re worried about how people will look at you now.
You’re not happy with your looks
Teeth in dreams symbolize our identity, who we are, and how we see ourselves. Strong and beautiful teeth are a symbol of self-confidence and a positive self-image. Ugly, crooked, or decayed teeth, on the other hand, indicate that you lack one of these qualities; you lack confidence, and you do not love and accept yourself as you are.
When you dream about teeth falling out (and you don’t remember what those teeth looked like or any other details), it generally means that you are losing self-confidence and seeing yourself as something less for some reason.
This dream is common in people who worry about being overweight, having bad teeth, big ears, excessive body hair, or acne, or simply not being satisfied with themselves and their appearance.
People also commonly dream about teeth when something painful happens, such as breaking up with their partners or being refused by their crush. They begin to dislike themselves or blame themselves because of how they look (they believe their crush didn’t like them because of their looks.)
It is believed that a dream about falling teeth could indicate pregnancy and happy times with a new family member. Teeth, in this context, could be seen as your fears or anxieties, and when they fall out, it is synonymous with letting go of worries about not being able to conceive.
If you have this dream during pregnancy, it is an encouraging message from your subconscious mind to let go of your fears and anxieties because all is well.
Teeth Being Pulled Out
A dream about having teeth removed symbolizes something you need to let go of. It could be a person, memories, or negative thoughts – something that was once a part of your life, and it was important to you, just like your teeth are important to you.
If it was a rotten tooth, you have to let go of something toxic to you (thoughts, ex-boyfriend, doubts, sodas, fried foods, etc.) If it was a healthy tooth, however, it is something that you don’t have to let go of, but either you want to let it go, or you have to because someone told you to.
Pulling teeth out against your will is a negative sign. Someone has control over you or knows everything about you (they could be stalking you on the internet.)
Rotten teeth represent the decay in your life. All dreams are symbolic, but this one may tell you to look at how much time and energy you’ve wasted on meaningless things to feel good about yourself.
Perhaps you spent thousands of dollars on clothes just to please others, or you stopped eating a certain type of food just because it was trendy at one time. Now you regret it and realize how it actually had a negative impact on your life.
Although this is one of the bad dreams, it is also a good warning sign, or better say a wake-up call. Now that you know what that means, you can change your life and focus on what’s really important or what your intuition tells you is good.
Teeth Falling Out With Blood
The teeth falling out dream with blood indicates that you should get rid of something that is not good for your health, such as bad habits or toxic people. Blood in dreams symbolizes life, energy, and vitality, and its presence in a dream about teeth means that you should value your health more and not do things that harm it.
Dreaming about teeth moving represents something or someone in your life is annoying but helpful. It could be an annoying person who has helped you a lot or a habit that isn’t good, but you can’t imagine life without it.
Let’s say you want to stop smoking. The more you think about it, the more nervous you become and the more you need to smoke. The symbol of moving teeth depicts these strong emotions in your dreams.
If the moving teeth are painful or bleeding, this could mean that something must come out from hiding or something you have kept secret for a long time must be revealed.
Someone Else Losing Teeth
Dreaming about someone else losing teeth indicates your desire to “let go” of the memories associated with the person or bitter feelings you hold towards them. It may also represent regret, sorrow, or empathy with someone else or difficult circumstances coming into your life that you must shovel away.
Growing Extra Teeth
A dream about growing extra teeth is a good omen indicating major life change. According to one dream dictionary, seeing an extra tooth growing in your dreams could indicate pregnancy. According to others, growing an extra tooth symbolizes new opportunities or relationships.
Teeth symbolize something solid and long-lasting, so it’s likely to be something personal, like a new relationship or a new job coming into your life.
This dream suggests that something in your life prevents you from being your best self. You may feel overwhelmed or pressured, and these dreams remind you to take time for yourself. By chipping, you’re allowing yourself to reconnect with who you really are and what matters to you.
Teeth Coming Out of Mouth
This indicates the loss of control or ground under your feet. The dream may also warn you to slow down and pay attention to the details.
Teeth Breaking Off
This type of dream represents the shedding of old character traits that no longer serve you. Your body is changing and adapting to new ways of being. If you have changed your lifestyle or gotten rid of a bad habit, this dream indicates that your life is improving. Similar dream: Dream About Skin Peeling Off – Spiritual Meaning & Symbolism
Having No Teeth
Seeing yourself in a dream without teeth means that you cannot accept something or it’s hard for you to come to terms with something. It could be the death of a loved one, a breakup, or the loss of a job.
Did you know that teeth falling out means good luck?
The earliest reference to teeth falling out in a dream is found in ancient Hindu myths that losing teeth means an increase in good fortune and good luck. On the other hand, the early Egyptians used instances of tooth loss in dreams as warnings about the disease.
The Romans saw losing teeth as not so much positive or negative but as a symbol of time passing. Western cultures associate dreams of teeth falling with death, but in many cultures across Asia, dreams about teeth falling out symbolize happiness, good luck, and fortune!
Generally, the tooth is the symbol of wisdom, and when a person dreams about their teeth falling out, it can mean losing sight of what’s important in life. Teeth are also one of the first things you notice when you meet someone new, which could mean that teeth in dreams deal with our appearance, self-confidence, and identity.
Last but not least, teeth are also related to money, and their condition could reveal whether you will do well financially or, conversely, whether you have to expect big expenses. If you didn’t feel pain or see blood in your dream, a tooth falling out could represent good luck waiting for you around the corner!
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