My teeth are not actually falling out (thank God!), but I had a dream they all did. It was awful.
This dream is actually pretty common to me, and apparently it’s one of the most common dreams people have. I found this out as I googled its meaning this morning.
Usually when I have a tooth dream, only one tooth falls out (usually the front one!), but last night they all fell out and my old baby teeth started to come back…and I was so uncomfortable in my dream. I had horrible teeth before braces and I was overwhelmed with fear that I would have to get braces again! I was relieved when I woke up….
Here is what this dream could potentially mean:
Tooth loss dreams are profoundly disturbing and extraordinarily common. The dreams take many forms from teeth shattering like glass to crumbling away. But how they disappear is not nearly as important as the disturbing feelings their departure leaves behind.
Tooth loss dreams are symbolic of the deepest fears human beings have. Here is a guide to understanding the meaning of these dreams.
Fear of Death and Growing Old
Think about when teeth fall out in waking life — when children become adults and when adults begin aging. Therefore, losing teeth in dreams may be symbolic of fears of growing old or fears of death, and may occur when one is ill, nearing a milestone birthday, or preoccupied with mortality for some reason, such as during the death or illness of a loved one.
Symbol of Powerlessness
In many dreams of teeth falling out, the dream starts with just one tooth falling out followed by the rest. Dreamers often try to stop the teeth from coming out but to no avail. These dreams may signify a waking life situation that one feels powerless to change or stop.
Tooth Loss Dreams as Fear of Change
Fear of change is one of the top fears many people have and this fear is reflected in dreams of losing teeth. Given that waking life tooth loss is associated with transition, dreams of tooth loss may symbolize fear of change — especially involuntary change such as a job loss or a failed relationship. Lost teeth can be symbols of a loss in life representing the fear accompanying the change.
Fear of Failure or Embarrassment
In waking life, people often cover their mouths when they are missing teeth, usually out of embarrassment. Dreams of losing teeth can mirror the same feelings of embarrassment. They might point to something one has done that one wants to ‘cover up’ for fear of embarrassment if found out. Alternatively, these dreams may indicate that there is something one wants to do but is afraid of doing for fear of the embarrassment of failure. It may be the psyche’s way of saying that there is something one wants to do but fears doing because of the embarrassment if one fails.
Poor Health and Financial Instability
Accidents and aging are two reasons teeth fall out. Improper nutritional is another. Teeth fall out when one’s health is not being properly looked after. In dream-speak, this may take the form of not being nourished spiritually, mentally, physically or emotionally. Since nourishment is taken in through the mouth, losing teeth may also indicate fear of financial loss – the inability to put food on the table or in one’s mouth.
When one is abandoned one is involuntarily left behind, powerless to stop or remedy the situation. Feelings of abandonment can be likened to the feelings one experiences in tooth loss dreams. Feelings of abandonment may feel similar to the feeling of the hole left in the mouth in tooth loss dreams.
Loose Lips Sink Ships
Dreams of tooth loss can have yet another meaning. They may be warnings that one is revealing too much information with the lost teeth standing in for the secrets one is revealing. Alternatively, dreams of lost teeth can symbolize lies or being lied to by another.
The most important thing to remember with any dream, tooth loss dreams included, is that they are not prophecies. Dreams are reflections of what is going on in the psyche and are meant as guide posts to help one be more successful in waking life. So despite the bleak meaning most of these interpretations carry, it is important to realize they are meant to help, not hurt. Read more Here.
This morning I taught a 45-minute Indoor Cycling class, followed by a 2 mile walk with Boo and Sophia. They were a bit crazy this morning and wanted to attack squirrels and birds. I probably looked like a complete loon to the neighbors!
I was craving eggs over easy this morning. I cooked up 2 eggs and had a light whole grain English muffin and an orange along side. Had my usual black coffee as well. Was a delicious meal!
My mid morning snack today was Greek yogurt with fresh strawberries…I love when strawberries are in season, they are definitely my favorite fruit!
*What is your favorite fruit?*