Teeth in dreams have many different meanings depending on the dream, your feelings, and your personal interpretation. One of the most common queries for dream interpretation involve teeth and some sort of their destruction. No one besides you can tell you what dreaming of your teeth falling out means. Consider the symbolism of teeth, your personal associations, and your feelings associated with the dream.
Teeth as symbols of personal power
Teeth are associated with our personal power and attraction, as presented, into the world. They are symbols of animal power, for instance, through the act of “baring one’s teeth” as a sign of aggression. They can be used as weapons in physical fights. Where in your life are you showing signs of aggression?
Teeth as symbols of attraction and beauty
Teeth are a symbol of attraction. The orthodontics and dentistry industries sell us treatments based on the commercial ideals of beauty. We’re constantly sold images of straight and white teeth as a necessary element of beauty. Where in your life are you feeling issues with how you’re presenting in your life?
Teeth as signals of authentic and fake happiness
Teeth are a symbol of happiness and its authentic presentation. For example, people will often request a smile to see your teeth in posed photos. Perhaps you’re feeling pressure to be happy for others or for the sake of keeping up appearances. Where in your life are you being asked to feel different than you actually do?
Teeth as in-between our inside and outside
Teeth exist in a space between your inside and outside the world. The mouth is where things from the outside, like food, enter our bodies and become part of us. They are the tools we use to make the world digestible. Dreaming of teeth may invite you to consider your process of ingesting the world. If you dream your teeth are falling out, then you might consider what in your life you find you’re having difficulty accepting.
Teeth falling out
What does it mean to dream that your teeth fall out? There are many different meanings to dreaming that your teeth are falling out, that they are rotten, or in some other way they are disrupted. People often report having anxiety or recurring dreams about their teeth.
To discover what dreaming of teeth falling out means for you, explore the various things teeth may symbolize. Perhaps teeth, to you, represent your personal power. To dream that your teeth are falling out might mean you’re losing your personal power. Where in your life are you letting go of your personal power? Perhaps if you identify where you’re losing personal power and you change your behavior, then you may no longer have dreams where your teeth are falling out.
These dreams have a sense of being out of control. There’s an element of feeling betrayed by your body, perhaps coupled with an inability to stop them falling out. What would it feel like to take control of an issue you have with your body where you have previously felt out of control? Perhaps you have an issue with addiction, eating too much, not exercising, or whatever. If your dream is inviting you to take control of your life, how would it feel to take just that first step of regaining your control?
You may want to ask yourself:
- Where am I losing my personal power in the world?
- How am I no longer able to show I am a powerful person in the world?
- How am I judging myself according to ideals of beauty from the outside world?
- Where am I having difficulty accepting people, situations, or energy from the outside world?
- Where am I stopping myself from nourishing myself?
- Where do I feel pressure to show up as happy?
- Where do I feel out of control in my life or body?
Teeth dreams as warning
Like all dreams, recurring, anxiety, or scary dreams about teeth might be warnings of your physical health. Dreams often warn about medical conditions because dreams are a way for our subconscious mind, which is deeply connected with our bodies, to communicate with us. Teeth dreams may be your body’s way of encouraging you to heal or to get support for healing.
Dream dictionaries and common knowledge often suggest that teeth dreams are a warning of illness or death. Scary or anxious teeth dreams are very unnerving and they have a feeling of danger to them.
An easy way to tell if your teeth dream is a medical warning is by trusting yourself and your intuition. You might feel like not acknowledging that something is wrong, but there’s always a part of yourself that knows the truth and knows how to bring health, wholeness, and acceptance to your situation. In fact, if your dreams about teeth are a warning about health, then it means that some part of your mind has already accepted the truth and knows a way to bring resolution.
Why not trust that part of yourself who is wise enough to warn you and accept the truth of your intuition? Your body and unconscious mind, both of which have enough intelligence to identify a situation and warn your conscious mind, are wise enough to know how to bring healing and resolution to your situation.
If you’re feeling this way, you’re invited to acknowledge the wisdom of your dreaming self and to ask it for guidance. You can do this now simply by saying aloud, “dreaming self, I acknowledge your message and I will listen to you because I trust you have my good as your intent and you have the wisdom and intelligence to bring healing or resolution to my situation. Tonight, I will remember my dreams and I invite dreams that will guide my actions towards the healing I need, in fact, I will take action tomorrow based on faith that tonight’s dream will be a message of guidance.” You can deepen your intention by remembering it right before going to bed.
The most important thing to know about warning dreams is that they are inviting you to action. Learning about the symbols and finding interpretations of your dreams is not enough. If you do not take action, you will continue to have recurring anxiety dreams. You can start taking action now based on your intuition. If you don’t have a clear intuition now, then you can ask your dreams for guidance.
You can take action even if you’re not 100% sure because you are in touch with your intuition and you can choose to have faith that your dreams will ultimately guide you to the healing, insight, or transformation you need.
Teeth in dreams can be seen as symbols of personal power or beauty as perceived by others. Dreams of teeth falling out invite you to consider anxiety or loss of power in your life. Teeth also symbolize our power to relate with and ingest things in this world.
What interpretations of teeth in dreams speak to you? Comment below with your thoughts or questions.