Now, here’s something to chew on.
According to written records dating back to B.C, teeth have been a fascinating focus of the conscious and unconscious minds, and a subject of great curiosity. Teeth have been a common topic in dreams, and if you’ve ever had a dream about your teeth falling out or searching frantically for a lost tooth, you’re not alone!
According to psychologists, dreams about teeth reflect:
Usually a mirror appears in the dream as a metaphor for self-reflection of soul searching, examining insecurities.
Dreams about teeth may be influenced by: job stress, fear of looking stupid in front of others, looking old, trying to stay young looking, lying to someone, or lacking power in a relationship or at work.
Many cultures, including the Hispanic and Greek cultures, and in Jewish religion, believe that when you dream about loose, rotten, falling, or missing teeth, it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick, or near death. The Chinese believe teeth dreams of teeth mean something negative relating to speech.
According to the Dream Dictionary, certain teeth even have meanings, in dreams:
Something to sink your teeth into, eh?
Some common teeth dreams
Rotting Teeth: Symbolizes fears, anxieties, decay and decline, image issues or death worries
Broken /Chipped/Crooked Teeth: Broken or fractured self-image, insecurities, or hiding out
Teeth Falling Out: Embarrassment, anxieties and fears of growing old, being unattractive, or regrets
Crumbling Teeth: Fears of getting old, lifestyle changes or upheavals, or feelings of inner collapsing
Falling or Losing Teeth: Vanity - appearance and growing older anxieties, poor dental health concerns, money worries, dishonesty, embarrassment, fear of rejection, feeling sexually undesirable, worries about death, communication problems, powerlessness, frustration, malnutrition or poor diet concerns
False Teeth: Dishonesty, gossiping, breaking rules, feeling fake around others, saying something that hurt someone’s feelings
So the next time you have a dream about your teeth, relax. You’re now “Armed to the teeth” and your interpretations won’t be like “Pulling Teeth.”