Dreams about teeth falling out 

Your question:  “I have a recurring dream that my teeth are falling out. What  does this mean?”

Most commonly it is believed to be an anxiety dream, representing instability in some area of your life.  This may be a concern over your livelihood, physical strength, a relationship or a fear of losing something important to you. In some cultures teeth represent money or people – this doesn’t mean you will lose them, but the dream may acknowledge the fear of losing them.

You may worry you are undesirable; in this context the fear of loss would be around your looks, perhaps as you get older.

Dreams can be literal though – it may genuinely be a fear of losing your teeth.

A recurring theme with this dream is that people often say the teeth crumble in to the mouth. Anything in the mouth in a dream is usually to do with communication, so if there’s something blocking it this suggests there is an issue communicating with someone around you. This doesn’t mean you’re a poor communicator but may be that there is a specific person who, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t get your point across to them.

If the tooth is just wobbly it may be you feel something is unstable in your life right now. Take some time to think about any areas of your life where you may need to regain control.

What can help?

Have a think about whether or not you’ve been worrying about something lately, particularly losing something important to you. Identifying why you’re having these dreams will be the first step to stopping them happening or at least reducing the fear around their content

Pay attention to your body and whether or not you’ve been suffering from any physical symptoms which may suggest blockages and therefore problems which can be addressed. If you are suffering with sore throats for example as well as the losing teeth dream, consider whether or not someone close to you is just not listening to what you’re saying meaning your voice is straining to be heard.

Your dream diary will help you notice patterns in your dreaming. You can access a guide on how to keep a dream diary as well as an audio recording of this interpretation in the Members Area of this website – subscribe here.

Book an appointment with your dentist if you’re really worried about the health of your teeth!

Published by Delphi Ellis

Therapeutic counsellor, well-being trainer and author working with grief and mental health, helping people get their sparkle back. Explores dreams on telly. Avid tea drinker. © Delphi Ellis - Helping You Sparkle™ 2006 - 21

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