What are tooth dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like teeth and tooth.
Teeth in dreams is a relatively common dream symbol, occuring in about 2.0% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 50 dreams.
What are the major highlights of tooth dreams?
Teeth is a normal dream symbol. Having teeth in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Tooth dreams seem to lack places or locations
Dreams of teeth frequently do not mention places or locations. The dream may or may not take place in varying locations. But dreams of teeth simply do not mention the location, places, or settings occuring within the dream. Other symbols that are like this include social media, social media, cheating on tests, instagram, snakes, maggots, jackals, carrots, boyfriends, and falling in love.
Dreams with teeth might be a nightmare
Dreams of teeth are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain teeth might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with teeth are not nightmares. But, dreams of teeth are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include exhaustion, death, kitchens, legs, skin, kidnapping, suffocation, trying to scream, guest rooms, and monster.
Tooth dreams have a surprising lack of characters
Dreams of teeth usually contain less characters than 90% of all other dream symbols. This does not mean they do not contain characters at all. Rather, they simply contain less characters than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include Indonesia, jupiter, embarking, lucid dreams, hit the ground, Ukraine, sleep paralysis, winning the lottery, Darth Vader, and sleeping.
What symbols more present in dreams of teeth?
Tooth dreams are notable because they have substantially more emaciation, biting, lips, sharks, teeth falling out, abscesses, blood, black eyes, fingernails, mirror, bones, hair falling out, smiling, roots, noses, losing an eye, skin, red eyes, pulling, Ethiopia, wolves, white eyes, creatures, roosters, falling, worms, fingers, werewolves, ugliness, orange eyes, movement, deformation, vomiting, venom, other fantastic beings, accountants, vampires, eyes, knees, necks, spotlights, camels, pain, goats, ears, devouring, smelling, weasels, bathrooms, rabbits, gray, monster, yellow eyes, tigers, faces, antelopes, infesting, yellow, and suffocation than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of teeth?
Tooth dreams are notable because they have substantially less relationship events, tsunamis, falling in love, planes, characters, finding money, messages, infidelity, love, rockets, weddings, amazed, friends, Harry Potter, the future, funerals, east, places, break ups, raping, objects in space, real locations, sex, things, body parts, precognitive dreams, seeing a dead pet, directors, eclipses, Ireland, miscarriages, paris, ponies, princes, cannons, psyches, scarves, instagram, former partners, spaceships, walmart, close people, old friends, vacations, boyfriends, bees, embracing, and suicide than 95% of other dream symbols.
What are the symbols that help define teeth?
The symbol of teeth in dreams is highly related to mouths.
How does the dream symbol of teeth affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of teeth
Who is in teeth dreams?
Overall, dreams with teeth are much less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teeth are more related to animals, more related to insects, and more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general. They are much less related to different roles, much less related to distant people, and less related to close people.
What are the emotions in teeth dreams?
Overall, dreams with teeth are less related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teeth are more related to fear and much more related to pain than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, less related to sadness, and less related to confusion.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in teeth dreams?
Overall, dreams with teeth are much less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teeth are less related to home, less related to work, and much less related to human places.
What happens in teeth dreams?
Overall, dreams with teeth are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teeth are less related to aggressive interactions, less related to friendly interactions, and less related to sex.
How do teeth in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with teeth are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teeth are more related to nightmares, more related to recurring dreams, and more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general. They are less related to lucid dreams and less related to waking life.
How do teeth in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with teeth are less related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of teeth are more related to taste and more related to touch than dreams in general. They are less related to hearing and less related to vision.
How can you make sense of teeth in dreams?
Tooth dreams are relatively common. Among other things tooth dreams are normally interconnect, lack places or locations, nightmare, and lack characters.
Do you think this is true for your dream of teeth? How might your dream of teeth be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience teeth in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about teeth in dreams. See how you feel about teeth now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of teeth?
Teeth in dreams have a wide variety of uses as symbolism, giving you a lot to consider. But as with other symbols, the meaning is usually found in how teeth connect with other details, especially actions, and the context.
Teeth can be a source of anxiety, especially for their care and appearance, and many dreams about problems with teeth connect with anxiety. Stress too, “the daily grind.” Ground-down teeth is a great metaphor for feeling ground down. See: Anxiety
Then again, the first rule of dream interpretation is to consider the obvious. A small anxiety about your teeth can be turned into a major one in your dreams. It might be time to see a dentist.
Another popular dream theme involves loss of teeth. That can connect with any sort of loss, but it’s especially good as symbolism for losing something close to you. For example, it’s common to dream about losing a molar after having a miscarriage or losing a child or other loved one. Molars are deeply embedded in the mouth, and children and other loved ones are deeply embedded in your life.
Losing a front tooth can symbolize loss of prestige, status, or reputation. Front teeth are part of the face, so losing front teeth means losing part of your face—a dream’s way of saying “lost face.” See: Faces
Losing a baby tooth can symbolize losing a pregnancy or fear of it, or losing what the tooth symbolizes to you: your innocence, your childhood. On the other hand, losing baby teeth and growing adult teeth is a rite of passage and can mean you’re growing, maturing. Your feelings and reactions tell you the difference in the meaning. See: Miscarriages
Loss of teeth in a dream can mean you lose hope, lose touch with reality, lose out on an opportunity, lose a relationship, lose part of yourself, and so forth—anything involving loss.
It can symbolize feeling lost in your life. See: Lost
Losing a tooth creates a gap, and a gap can symbolize something missing from your life. For example, you lose custody of your child, or a child goes off to college, creating a gap in your life.
Crumbling teeth can connect with something in your life or yourself that’s falling apart, such as physical health—your body is falling apart, or you fear it is—or your mind or emotions are falling apart, or threatening to.
Anything involving the mouth in a dream can relate to articulation and speech. For example, dreaming about teeth falling out while you’re trying to speak to a group of people can symbolize fear of speaking in public or in groups. It can connect with lacking confidence in what you say, or lacking honesty. See: Mouths
A young man dreams about having dinner with his dad, and every time he opens his mouth to speak, teeth fall out. It symbolizes anxiety about talking with his father. The young man recently came out as transgender, and his father isn’t taking it well.
Chewing on something too big like a big wad of gum that makes speech difficult can symbolize inability to find the right words or communicate a thought or idea.
Chewing on glass or sharp objects can symbolize saying things that hurt people, or being careful to avoid saying something that could hurt someone.
Chewing can mean chewing on a thought or idea.
False teeth can symbolize lying and other false words that come out of your mouth, or giving off a false impression.
For example, a young woman dreams that she has false teeth that smell putrid. The night before the dream her mom asked her whether she was using drugs and she said no, knowing that she smokes cannabis. False teeth in this dream represent her lie, and the putrid smell represents her guilt about lying to her mom.
On the other hand, confidence in your teeth can symbolize confidence in what you say or how you say it.
Teeth are closely tied with personal presentation and the impression a person gives off. You can tell a lot about a person from his or her teeth, and dreams can use those associations to tell stories about reputation, appearance, self-consciousness, and personal presentation.
The idea of presentation extends to your place in the world and your standing within it—how you present yourself to the world. For example, a young man dreams about having a hollow tooth and being told by a dentist that the problem will fix itself in time. It connects with his worries about paying for college. Getting a degree is tied closely in his mind with the sort of social image he wants, and hollowness in this case connects with the hole in his finances to pay for college.
Food stuck in teeth can symbolize appearing foolish, or bad presentation.
Brushing teeth is connected with preparation—especially preparation to present yourself, such as in dating and mating. Perfect teeth, hair, body, clothes. Perfect resume. Brush teeth before going out or meeting a date. Brushing and preparation go hand in hand.
Here’s a good example. A woman dreams she’s brushing her teeth in her female friend’s bathroom when her friend’s boyfriend steps out of the shower and she gets a peek at his penis, and is embarrassed. In the next scene, she’s trying to get to a wedding when she spills tea on an old chair, embarrassing her again, and she has to clean it up, so she misses the wedding.
The dream is about finding a husband, and brushing teeth symbolizes the woman’s thoughts about how she presents herself as a potential mate. The dream uses the boyfriend as a character because he’s the sort of man she’d like to attract. Her embarrassment when she sees him, and later when she stains the old chair, connects with her embarrassment about her age. She’s no longer a maiden, and in her mind it’s the stain on her presentation.
Teeth are connected with attractiveness. Attractive teeth can indicate attraction to someone, or to something such as a subject or prospect, and unattractive teeth carry the opposite idea. For example, you dream about meeting Mr. (or Ms.) Right, and everything is great until he opens his mouth and he’s missing teeth, or half-chewed food drops out. It helps you realize that the guy you’ve been dating lacks something you want in a relationship. See: Beauty
Removing teeth, or agreeing to have them removed, can symbolize a loss that you initiate or acquiesce to, such as breaking off a relationship, dropping a class, or leaving a job. See: Amputation
See also: Anxiety, Babies, Beauty, Body parts, Faces, Guilty, Lips, Lost, Mirror, Mouths, Speaking, White
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of teeth
Read some real dream reports of tooth dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
Dreamt that the guy I’m seeing had rotten teeth
I have been seeing this guy for about a month, and we’ve been spending a lot of time together. Thing is, we started off as friends and then ended up hooking up. Says he doesn’t think he’s able to be in a relationship. This past week he was at my place twice in a week. Hooked up, next night he stayed over. I had a dream that I turned over in bed and he was asleep with his mouth kind of open. I looked and saw that his top teeth were rotten - like black. About to fall apart, mostly missing already. I rubbed my eyes, looked away and looked back thinking I was just imagining things. When I looked back, they were still like that.
Anyone here that could give me some insight on what this could mean? I mentioned some details of our situation in case that would be helpful.
It’s been stressing me out because I’m at the point where I’m not sure if it was a dream or not.
I have been seeing this guy for about a month, and we’ve been spending a lot of time together. Thing is, we started off as friends and then ended up hooking up....
Source | Show dream
I might be cursed or some shit. I'm posting this dream/hallucination everywhere until I get answers
I was in my kitchen. It was like, midnight. The wood door was open, leaving the screen door. There was a creature outside. Mangled, skinny, at least 14 feet tall, it’s left arm was bitten off, and so were three fingers on its right hand. It had open wounds all over its body. And there were tally marks scratched into its skin. As it focused on me, it took one of its claws and carved another tally mark into its skin. It was a rotting, torn apart... thing. It smelled of Death. It smelled like a decaying body, like blood. It was a Wendigo. Why was there a Wendigo in my backyard? It made a sound. A hiss mixed with a raspy growl. Like if you mixed an alligator with a cat with a lion. My chest felt tight, my vision got blurry, and my breathing became labored. Yet, I opened the door and stepped out. The Wendigo seemed excited at the mere sight of me. It just stared at me with those empty sockets, before reaching out with whatever was left of its hand, and stroked my cheek. It was surprisingly gentle. Why was it so gentle? It kept on circling me. Examining me, occasionally reaching out to touch me. For fuck’s sake that sound, and smell. It smelled like Death. So much. After a few minutes of it just examining me, and making that sound, it looked me in my eyes. And smiled, or bared its teeth. I couldn’t tell which. Then it picked me up, slinging me over its shoulder. For such an aggressive action, it was still gentle. As if it was scared I was glass, and that I would break at the slightest touch. It sprinted, faster than I thought possible. It jumped over fences and cars. Until it reached its destination. The woods behind the school. It smelled even worse than the wendigo. Like..bodies. And I quickly found out why. There **were** decaying bodies. **Everywhere**. I recognized one. Alyssa. It **had** to be Alyssa. It’s hard to mistake hair of that color when I have no ginger friends. For fuck’s sake, her body. It was so *damaged*. Covered in blood, some wounds still dripping blood. I think she was still alive, just waiting for Death to come. I walked towards her, but the Wendigo put itself between me and her body. It made that same sound. That hissing/growling rasp of anger. So, me, not wanting to die, backed up. It just kept on examing me, touching me. Its favorite part of me seemed to be my face. Specifically my cheek, and my jaw. It’s been muttering the same words this whole time. But only at this point had I realized what it said, *“ You are like me. I am like you. You are me. I am you.”* Its voice. Its voice was strange. Calming, yet terrifying. Smooth, yet raspy. It sent shivers up my spine. It repeated those words over and over and over again. Then it hugged me. I already had blood on me from all its touches. But now I was drenched. It fucking hugged me. Why? When it pulled away, it looked sad, yet happy. It looked at me like I was a mirror. Or its child. All of a sudden, my chest got tight again. My vision getting blurry again. My breathing getting heavier again. Then I woke up, panting. And with a pinched nerve in my arm. Not only did my arm feel numb, my body felt weird. I felt...**dirty**, used. But I don’t know why. I know one thing though, I never want to sleep again, or whatever the fuck that was. Of course, though, I passed out the next day and had another disturbing dream which I might post on here too
I was in my kitchen. It was like, midnight. The wood door was open, leaving the screen door. There was a creature outside. Mangled, skinny, at least 14 feet...
Source | Show dream
Teeth falling out
I’m sure this is a very common one, however I have this dream at least 2 to 3 times a week. My teeth are falling out, first it starts with one being loose and then I just pull it out and then another is loose so I have no choice but to pull it out and then it’s all of them. I hate it, what does this mean??? I feel like Google isn’t very helpful or accurate with the answer.
I’m sure this is a very common one, however I have this dream at least 2 to 3 times a week. My teeth are falling out, first it starts with one being loose and...
Source | Show dream
Can you forget a really disgusting dream?
This may sound like a very stupid question, but it is in fact very serious. Monday morning I had really disgusting dream about pulling out a tooth and a really huge ramification of veins came out with it. I pushed it back with all of the veins then really gross dots started to appear inside my mouth. I had no issue that day, but from Tuesday I'm having random flashes to that dream during the day, no matter how busy I am. It kills my mood, it makes my stomach turn upside down, I lose focus, and the tooth I pulled in the dream starts to itch. I never had a dream so gross that is haunting me even days later.
Anyone else had this problem before? I'm not sure how long it will continue, but I'm hoping that talking about it may help in getting over it faster, this solved other kinds of problems in the past.
This may sound like a very stupid question, but it is in fact very serious. Monday morning I had really disgusting dream about pulling out a tooth and a really...
Source | Show dream
Night terror or odd dream
So the dream began with me lying on my left side in my bed with my blanket partially over my face. I could see some of the wall in front of me and the window on the wall to the left. I could feel a presence in the room and was frozen, but couldnt really move. That's what makes me think it was a night terror. Then I could hear rough whispering from a man that I couldnt make out.
Then he said something like "you stay there nice and quiet while I go take care of your family and nothing will happen to you." I was frozen in a cold sweat, I could feel my teeth grinding together and my eyes welling up with tears. All i could do was stare at the wall in front of me and couldnt really focus on that.
I thought to myself something like, "i really thought I'd behave much differently in a situation like this. This man is going to come back and even if he kills me i can warn my family upstairs." I surged with courage and adrenaline, but all I could do was stick one arm out from under the covers slowly and I touched the man's hand. He moved it and I tried so hard to grab it again and his fingers slipped through mine. It was like I was trying to sit up in cement, but i managed to and watched him climb the stairs from my room to the upstairs. (Just like the actual layout of my room) i stood and followed him, again so slowly, and then I screamed and screamed and screamed.
That was when my dad came running down the stairs and I was standing there in a tshirt screaming and crying. I told him I'd had a nightmare and we both went back to bed.
When I laid down I blinked my eyes and I was actually awake. Staring at the wall with my arm outstretched off the bed like I'd been reaching. I'd never actually stood at the bottom of the stairs screaming, yet it had felt so real.
Was this a night terror with a possible out of body experience? What does a dream like this mean?
So the dream began with me lying on my left side in my bed with my blanket partially over my face. I could see some of the wall in front of me and the window on...
Source | Show dream
Explore your own dreams
Download the free DreamWell app to start journalling your dreams.