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Teeth Dreams

Teeth falling out

Even though this is a universal dream found in all cultures, it can still have a variety of meanings.

Our teeth are the hardest part of our body. They are a weapon and a tool and they cannot be put back. All of this makes the teeth a very important symbol. Your job is to work out what the dream teeth are symbolizing. 

Beware, not all tooth dreams are symbolic. Once in a while a tooth dream is telling you to get yourself to the dentist's chair.

Rather than have a blanket answer for all the billion human beings on this planet, 
consider these questions:

bulletHow did my teeth fall out?
bulletWhat is the consequence?
bulletWhat is the emotion?
bulletWhat phrase or saying fits best for your teeth in this dream?
bulletConfirm that this is symbolic:



How did my teeth fall out? Did  you spit them out?
Did they crumble?
Did someone punch you?
Did you pull them out yourself or did they just fall out?
What is the consequence? What suffers? Is it your looks or perhaps your ability to eat or to bite? 
Will your loved one still want to kiss you? 
In the dream are you on your own or is there a consequence in how people react to you?
Does the teeth falling out prevent you from saying or doing something?
What is the emotion? Horror, Curiosity, Humor, Distraught?
What phrase or saying fits best for your teeth in this dream? Bitten off more than you can chew? 
Sink your teeth into something? 
Getting a mouthful? 
Spitting it out?
Have you had a "falling out" with someone?
Confirm that this is symbolic: Almost always when you dream about a body part it has symbolic meaning. But, just to be safe, ask yourself if perhaps this is not symbolic at all and really your dream life is telling you to go to the dentist!
Sometimes a bad tooth is just a bad tooth!

These answers will help you to ground the dream in your own meaning. Of course there is something universal about teeth falling out -- it happens everywhere -- but that is only a piece of the jig-saw puzzle about what it meant in your dream. Consider the fact that a US $5 bill is the same every where in the world but what you can buy with it will be quite different in Manchester, Mozambique and Manhattan.


David Jenkins 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Artwork by Leigh,
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