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Teeth or tooth dreams

Teeth or tooth dreams.

Teeth represent our bite in life. The aggressive nature inside.

When one struggles to complete a task in life,  this dream is common. If you lose teeth in your dream, then this represents fear. This dream is a message to make sure you are hundred percent healthy, as it can signify some type of illness, Go to the doctor and get yourself checked out if you feel unwell.

If you have a dream that your teeth are being removed by a dentist, it shows that you have lost control. If the tooth is removed then you feel a sense of relief, this is exactly the advice the dream is giving you. Make sure that you remove yourself from situations that are stressful. By doing this you will make sure that your life will become a lot easier as you move forward with success. Remove the problem to feel relief. If you dream of your teeth actually falling out, then this goes back to your childhood and that you have been living a carefree existence for some time now.

In your dream you may have…

  • Encountered the sensation that your teeth are dissolving or disappearing, or just falling out.
  • Worn false teeth in your dream.
  • The sensation that your teeth are starting to fall out on the floor and you try to pick them up.
  • The teeth are falling out into your hand.
  • Wore a brace.
  • Visited the tooth fairy or by the tooth fairy.
  • You swallowed a tooth or teeth in your dream, and it hurts as you choke on it or your teeth in general.
  • The teeth in your mouth just keep falling out over and over again.
  • Your dream features a visit to the dentist, doctor or hygienist.
  • You find yourself replacing the teeth which are lost.
  • Teeth are automatically replaced in your mouth and you can not understand why.
  • You have an additional tooth or more than one set of teeth in your mouth.
  • You cannot speak, and you find it really difficult to get out certain words.
  • Your teeth are crumbling in your mouth.
  • You have eaten something hard such as an apple, and your teeth were left on the item.
  • Your teeth are rotten.
  • Your teeth are knocked out in your dream due to anger or violence.
  • Your teeth are covered in tartar or food.
  • Grinding teeth in your dream.
  • Brushing your teeth.
  • Bleeding gums or teeth problems that cause pain.

Positive changes are afoot if...

  • You are able to fully communicate with other people that are featured within your dream.
  • You have a perfect smile, and the actual loss of teeth does not affect you in any way, shape or form.
  • Overall the dream turns out well, and it enables you to learn an important lesson.
  • You work out how to avoid looking odd with no teeth.
  • The dentist is featured in your dream manages to fix your teeth with no problems.
  • The overall dream ends on a positive footing.
  • Your teeth begin to heal, and everything works out for the best.
  • The action of the dentist or the removal of your teeth is a positive sign as it takes away the pain.


This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • A lack of respect in a work situation.
  • Generally you are finding it extremely difficult to communicate with others in authority. This is specifically related to work or school. By choosing better words and better ways to communicate, this dream indicates that you are likely to improve your communication skills and progression in a work situation.
  • If you swallow your teeth or you find there is a tooth that has fallen out, and you subsequently choke on this tooth, this dream indicates you are feeling that you are giving up for someone else's benefit. Have you been feeling inadequate around others lately?
  • You have been feeling rundown stressed out lately.
  • People have commented on how you go about activities in your life.
  • You have got an overwhelming sense of struggling in order to keep up with buying material possessions in your life.
  • You have found that a sense of material burden has crushed your pride and demolished your self-confidence.

Detailed dream interpretation...

If the dentist actually pulls on your teeth in your dream and you feel it, it is an indication that you will encounter a minor illness that will not be fatal, but it will be lingering for some time. To have a feeling of more than one tooth in your dream it indicates that you are likely to lose some type of material valuable in the forthcoming future. This dream indicates that you are likely to find that valuable following its loss.

If you dream of dentures or that your teeth are being made for you, it means that somebody is likely to take over a part of your life in the future. It is important to throw yourself into a project and not let others take over your responsibilities. To have your teeth knocked out shows a sudden sense of loss which is generally associated with your finances. Maybe you feel like you would like to return to carefree days.

If you lose your teeth somewhere, you feel scared, and people are looking at you, this shows that you fear what might happen in your old age, and you do not want to be helpless or undertake any dependency upon others. If you have any symbols of biting in your dream, it means that some type of aggression may come into your life, involving yourself or someone else. A dream which involves a woman swallowing a tooth will be seen as being symbolic of her desire, or alternatively her fear of becoming pregnant. If you are a man and you dream of swallowing your tooth or teeth, this is associated with the fact that you need to make sure you become more dominant in your love relationship. This will enable happiness to continue. Make sure you give romantic gestures to your love; this may involve flowers or arranging a romantic meal. This will enable the spark of romance to return to your relationship. If your teeth appeared rotten or decayed or not in good general shape, this dream indicates that you are going to experience some intense strain in an affair connected to a project. To dream of spitting out your teeth indicates some sort of sickness; a family member is likely to become ill for some time. If you find the teeth falling out into the palm of your hand, this indicates that your plans and desires are going to be oppressed based on condition of illness.
If you find that more than two teeth fall out, then you are likely to encounter a serious accident. Make sure that you always remember and check when you are reversing the car or that the road is clear when you walk across. If you decide to pull your teeth out it means that you are going to take some time to relax and recuperate from a stressful situation.

Dreaming that your teeth are covered in tarter, or if there is food in your mouth that is actually covering your teeth, this represents that you need to find enjoyment away from your responsibilities. To actually look in the mirror or admire your teeth or other people's teeth, or simply looking at somebody else smile it shows there are going to be pleasant times ahead.

If you dream that you have actually lost your teeth, and you can not find them, and that you can feel them in your mouth, then this shows you are about to enter into an engagement which is not going to please you. You are going to find yourself in a difficult situation with associates or friends, and the best course of action is to actually decline this offer; this may be a party or a work event. To dream that a dentist or hygienist actually cleans your teeth and they are perfect it shows that you are going to believe your financial interests are secure when they are not. The position in your life will expand, and you are going to find that you will encounter a stranger, most probably female, who will help you in the future.

If new teeth grow back, or you have additional teeth, then this signifies the outcome of what is likely to happen in the future. If they are bright and whiter, things are likely to be better. If they are bad or rotten, things are likely to be difficult for some time. If your teeth are white this foretells pleasant occupations connected to work are likely to happen in the future. If you find it difficult to communicate with others because your teeth have fallen out or they have been moved, this is an indication there are pressures to agree with others in relation to work situation. This also indicates that you have been feeling your faith has been lost in regards to a group situation.

If you dream of brushing your teeth, this indicates you are likely to borrow money from relatives. If you dream of gold teeth it portends a state of happiness ahead. If you dream that your baby or child loses its teeth, this suggests that you need to move on in your life, as you or childhood years are behind you. To dream of the tooth fairy indicates that you need to reward yourself in some way, shape or form. It is clear that you have been working too hard recently or are overworked. Take a holiday or a shopping spree to reward yourself. If your dream involves wearing a brace it indicates you have been feeling that you are not heard, and that you have been restrained in conversations with superior people. To dream that a child has gaps in his teeth suggests that you have been feeling hurt by a family member.

If you are struggling to communicate to a large audience or to one person because of your teeth it shows there is a deep sense of feeling inadequate in social gatherings. It is time for you to get your confidence back. If you are experiencing a crisis in your waking life, than the dream of losing teeth is quite common. The gaps that are featured in your mouth because of lost teeth often indicate a sense of morals which have been lost due to a team or a group of people in a work situation. Things are likely to shift for you in the near future. If you cannot speak in your dream, and you find that your voice is not the same, this indicates that you need to experience a lot more opportunities open to you in your life. Teeth are also associated with an aggressive nature in life.

If you dream of touching your teeth, then you have control over situations in your life. If you dream that your gums are bleeding, and you subsequently have a lot of blood, this indicates a loss of some type. Another indication of bleeding gums is that you feel there is a lack of support around you. If you are grinding your teeth in your dream, this determines the loss of honesty and integrity. To dream that you see another person with white teeth shows that you are likely to have a beautiful lover who you will marry in the future. To dream that your teeth are loose is normally associated with some type of personal sickness.

If you have fake teeth in your dream, then you are likely to enjoy some type of social event in the future. If you have cut your teeth or a milk tooth has come through or falling out, this indicates some type of change of residence, and that you are likely to encounter a marriage within the family. A wisdom tooth indicates that it is time to grow up and face an event that is likely to cause many people to talk, especially if this is hurting you. The other important area of this dream is how you translate from an adult to a child. If you dream of wisdom or milk teeth, you need to change your life as new possibilities are on the way. If a doctor pulls out your teeth, then an illness is likely. It is important to strive and re-evaluate your relationship with others.

If you dream that you are examining your teeth, or alternatively visit the dentist for a routine appointment, this is an indication that it is important for you to be careful with your affairs. If you dream of opening your mouth and your teeth are gone, it means that you may encounter somebody that is unlikely to carry out their plans, and can also indicate a depressed state of mind in the future.

If you have a sensation in your dream where you cannot feel the teeth in your mouth or feel the cavity, and you find that the whole dream is associated with mystery it means there are going to be a few problems in the forthcoming months which do not please you. If you dream that you are toothless it shows that you are going to find difficulty in advancing your interests due to limited prospects in the future. To see others’ teeth it generally indicates there are enemies trying their best to make sure you do not survive in a work situation.

To dream of toothache indicates you will have great social gatherings in the future. Seeing a crown or brace in a dream means that something is stopping you from going forward in your work or career. To dream of dental floss it means it is time for you to approach a new project.

Historic Dream interpretation in the 1930s...

  • If you are a man under the age of 30, and you dream of losing a tooth, then you should listen to wiser, older people giving you lots of good advices.
  • If you are male and over the age of 30, then you are likely to lose some type of valuable possession.
  • If you are a male and over the age of 30, you are likely to discover that you have a false friend.
  • If you are a female over 30, then your husband or partner is likely to become unemployed for a short period of time.
  • If you are buying tooth powder (old word for toothpaste) or cleaning your teeth, this means that a visitor is going to enter your home, and you are going to have enjoyable times.
  • If you dream of your teeth dissolving it means that an important problem in your life is likely to end.
  • If your teeth have fallen out, and they are growing back, it means new opportunities are coming your way.
  • Not being able to talk in your dream due to your teeth falling out means you will find it hard to communicate in the future.
  • Gold teeth or a tooth means riches are within your reach.
  • If you have black teeth, then things are going to be hard over the next three months with regards to a project.
  • Bleeding gums or teeth mean that you need to take things easy for a while.
  • Brushing your teeth shows that you need to have a spring clean. If you look into a mirror while brushing it means that you need to reflect on what is important to you going forward.
  • Large gaps in your teeth mean it is time to take a holiday.

Ancient meanings of teeth dreams (pre-1930s)…

The general tendency in dream interpretation is to move away from isolated symbols and to interpret the dream as a whole. The traditional oracles in connection with what teeth mean generally account for one's individual thoughts and feelings. Historic meanings of spitting out teeth generally mean that you are going to eat your own words. Remember what you say and think before you give your opinion to others. Teeth falling out or coming out easily indicate that you are going through some form of transition in your life. This means that sexual maturity is likely to happen in the future. If teeth are dropping out, this shows you have a fear of ageing or are scared about moving on in your life. In traditional folklore, being born with one tooth it generally means that a baby is likely to be a problem child. Ancient dream dictionaries foretell that any dream involving your teeth is generally unlucky, especially if they have actually fallen out completely.

In Freudian times, this dream was likely to be associated with relationships. The dream generally indicates a sense of loss in love. The image of an extracted tooth is symbolic and related to some type of loss. The emotion that you feel in your dream is important, because the extraction of the actual truth may be positive, which completely changes the meaning of this dream from negative to positive. Toothpicks in your dream would indicate that you feel frustration in trying to communicate with other people. If you dream of cleaning your teeth with toothbrushes, then you need to make sure you think before you speak. The mouth is generally associated with the feminine side of a person, so the dream of teeth is often associated with improving relationships and communications with a female people in the future.

This dream often occurs when you are going through a massive period of change in your waking life, as the economic crisis is settling down, and many people are left with a feeling of loss. The loss of your teeth is always puzzling and quite frightening. 
Freud always believed it is impossible to fully interpret teeth dreams. When trying to find the answer to why this dream has suddenly happened in your life, it is important to understand the emotions and feelings that you experienced within your dream. It is important to realize that you are likely to experience a lack of communication from someone close to you the next month.

The individual meanings associated with losing your teeth will be dependent upon how you feel during your dream. Maybe you have had a difficult period of time around work, and it is time to think about what you really want from life in general. It is important to note that this dream has been considerably searched for during June, one of our top performers. Many people in ancient dream interpretation books especially from the 1920s generally associate dreaming of teeth with erotica.

Raphael expresses a general view that to dream your teeth are loose it generally predicts illness of some kind. He also stated that you for your teeth to come out it generally indicate that death is likely, but it is not sure this is a true interpretation. It is not surprising that if you dream your teeth were lost, you are in essence losing something in your life. Famously, Arabian Caliph dreamt that his teeth were dropping out. When he consulted an interpreter, he told him this was a bad omen, and that his parents were likely to die. The Caliph had the dream interpreter whipped. He later consulted a further dream interpreter who told him that his dream was a good omen, and that he can expect to outlive his parents. His parents did not die, but it is interesting to note that the ancient dream interpretation of the loss of teeth is generally connected to death or the death wish. Generally, any dream involving teeth portends aggressive sexuality, but normally this dream means that you are undertaking some type of transition from childhood thought to maturity.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of teeth.

Worried. Scared. Angry. Insecure. Confused. Alone. Abandoned. Controlled. Enlightened. Rage. Self-conscious. Thinking that others are looking at you. Choked. Not able to speak. Fearful. A sense of being different from other people. Feeling a strange pain in your mouth. Embarrassment. Shame. Frustrated at not being able to speak. Lack of communication leads to arguments or lack of understanding.

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