What Your Teeth Dreams Mean

Ever had a dream about teeth? They’re actually one of the most common dream scenarios. The most typical symbolic manifestation in these dreams is losing teeth. Below are a few popular explanations of what they could mean.

Keep in mind that dreams are interpreted in a variety of different ways, and can be seen in two main levels: symbolic and literal.

Symbolic: A symbol can invoke a feeling or an idea and often has a much more profound and deeper meaning than any one word can convey. At the same time, these symbols can leave you confused and wondering what that dream was all about.

Literal: Your subconscious can often pick up an illness or weakness in the body before you are consciously aware of it. In other words, your teeth might be telling you it’s time to come give us a visit!

Different meanings of dreams about teeth:

Life transitions

This type of dream echoes any emotional disturbances you may be experiencing as you or your environment is going through a period of change. Teeth falling out are symbols of a lack of balance in your life; it could be at work, at home, at school, or in one of your relationships.

Loss of power

Teeth are used to bite, tear, chew, and gnaw. In this regard, teeth symbolize power. So the loss of teeth in your dream may be from a sense of powerlessness. 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.


Teeth falling out can mean that in waking life you’ve allowed something out of your mouth that should have remained in there permanently. It might indicate that you’re concerned about your ability to communicate or that you said something embarrassing. Your dreams could be trying to show you that you must be careful about what comes out of your mouth because once it is out, like a tooth, you can’t put it back in.


Teeth dreams can often mean that you’re worried about your attractiveness or appearance and how others perceive you. Teeth are an important feature to your attractiveness and how you present to others. So losing them in a dream may be an indication that your sense of your attractiveness is being threatened in some way in real life.


From the opposite perspective, this symbol also has positive meanings, including a new direction in life and renewal. Dreaming about beautiful, sparkling, shiny teeth could indicate feelings of assurance, contentment, or peace in a given situation.

Think your teeth dreams might be trying to tell you it’s time for a checkup? Click here to schedule an appointment!

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