"My Teeth Are Falling!"
Dreams of falling or crumbling teeth are the most common dreams that Dream Moods receives. The typical dream scenarios include having your teeth crumble in your hands, fall out one by one with just a light tap, grow crooked or start to rot. Such dreams are not only horrifying and shocking, but they often leave you with a lasting image throughout the day. So what does it mean?
Falling teeth relates to vanity:
One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxieties about your appearance and how others perceive you. Your teeth help to convey an image of attractiveness and play an important role in the game of flirtation, whether it is flashing those pearly whites, kissing or necking. Thus, such dreams may stem from a fear of rejection, feeling unattractive, feeling sexually undesirable or from growing older. To support this notion, a dream research found that women in menopause reported a higher frequency of dreams about their teeth. So there seems to be a correlation with getting older and having more teeth dreams.
Teeth are an important feature to your attractiveness and how you are presented to others. Caring about how you look is a natural concern.
Falling teeth relates to communication:
When your teeth is missing, you may also have a harder time talking or annunciating your words. Thus your falling teeth dream may be highlighting some communication issue. You are not speaking up about something or you feel prevented from doing so. Perhaps you are having difficulties expressing yourself or getting your point across.
Falling teeth relates to embarrassment:
Dreaming that your teeth is falling out or rotting may refer to your fears of being embarrassed or making a fool of yourself in some situation. Perhaps you feel unprepared for the task at hand and are afraid of getting ridiculed. These dreams are often an over-exaggeration of your worries and anxieties. In most cases, all your worrying is for nothing. Sometimes what you imagine is far worse than what is the reality.
Falling teeth relates to powerlessness:
Teeth are used to bite, tear, chew and gnaw. In this regard, teeth symbolize power. And the loss of teeth in your dream may be from a sense of powerlessness. Are you lacking power in some current situation? You feel frustrated when your voice is not being heard. You may be experiencing feelings of inferiority and a lack of self-confidence in some situation or relationship in your life. This dream may be an indication that you need to be more assertive and believe in the importance of what you have to say.
Falling teeth relates to health:
In traditional dream interpretation books, dreams of missing or losing teeth pointed to malnutrition or poor diet. This notion may still be applicable to some dreamers. The dream could also be a sign of poor dental health and that you need to visit a dentist.
Falling teeth relates to death:
We don't usually believe that dreams are an omen or a prediction of some future event. However, we have received numerous emails regarding dreams of loose, rotten, falling, or missing teeth and how it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or near death. We are including it as a possible meaning of your falling teeth dream and you can decide for yourself.
Falling teeth relates to money:
To dream that your teeth is falling out signifies that there will be money coming to you. This notion is based on the old tooth fairy tale. If you lose a tooth and leave it under the pillow, a tooth fairy would bring you money.
Falling teeth relates to deception:
According to the Chinese, there is a saying that your teeth will fall out if you are telling lies. Thus the dream may imply that you are being untruthful or deceitful about some matter.
When deciphering your falling teeth dream, look at what is happening in your waking life that could bring about the dream. Teeth dreams may occur when you are in a new relationship, when you switch jobs, or during a transitional period in your life.