The meaning of teeth in dream | Dream Interpretation
(1) Teeth may symbolize aggressiveness.
(2) False teeth may symbolize insincerity.
(3) Losing teeth may symbolize a feeling of - or fear of- getting old or impotent or losing sexual attractiveness. Or they may represent a retreat to infancy (when, toothless, you enjoyed your mother’s breasts and nourishment), and hence a refusal to face reality. Alternatively, they may symbolize the start of a new phase in your life (knocking a tooth out sometimes featured in male initiation rites).
See teeth under body.
Teeth represent the power of assertive communication. Decaying teeth and teeth falling out represent losing the ability to communicate your feelings or thoughts effectively. Tooth decay may also refer to a situation where you failed to get your point across, especially with an authority figure.
You brush your teeth: you are in good health • You grow new teeth: your children’s future looks promising • You lose a tooth: your parent(s) may be greeted by a misfortune
Symbolic of a person’s words. Colorful teeth symbolize someone who likes to tell fanciful stories. Cracked teeth can symbolize a fear of dying or aging. Missing teeth can symbolize not having anything to say. Your teeth falling out may symbolize a fast lifestyle, decay, or fear of getting older. Sharp or razor teeth can symbolize that you use your words as weapons, Ps. 57:4. Clean teeth may symbolize not having any food or a spiritual drought, Amos 4:6. Broken teeth can symbolize anguish, mourning, and bitterness in life, Lam. 3:16. Seeing teeth shatter can symbolize God fighting against your enemies, Ps. 3:7
Teeth connect to abundance and prosperity. When interpreting this symbol, please understand that money is only one form of abundance and prosperity. Teeth attract love by revealing themselves in a smile. They can protect you by exposing themselves through a frown as an aggressive snarl. They also assist in the body’s ability to take in sustenance.
It is in this way that teeth symbolize prosperity by virtue of being the arbiter of love, protection, and nurturance.
One’s words; effectiveness is revealed by the condition and/or location of the teeth
False or disembodied teeth portend the breakdown of an important relationship in the dreamer’s life - not necessarily a romantic one.
If the dreamer dreams of aching teeth, this could be a warning of future health problems, possibly involving the teeth but not necessarily. White and beautiful teeth, on the contrary, portend health and happiness.
Broken or decayed teeth imply the need for repair in some department of the dreamer’s life. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge which one.
Dreaming of brushing your teeth implies making major and positive changes in your life. Astrological parallel: Saturn
Popularly, teeth are supposed to stand for aggressive sexuality – although more properly they signify the growth process towards sexual maturity. Teeth falling or coming out easily indicates we are aware of going through a form of transition, similar to that from childhood to maturity, or from maturity to old age and helplessness.
If we are anxious about teeth dropping out it suggests there is a fear of getting old and undesirable, or an anxiety about maturing. In a woman’s dream, if the teeth are swallowed this can sometimes signify pregnancy, a wish for pregnancy, or an issue with sex.
To dream that your teeth are decayed or rotting foreshadows a threat to your health or your business relationships. Consider who you may have spoken poorly to, as this conversation may prove to be your downfall.
To dream that you are brushing your teeth is indicative of your poor self-image. You struggle with confidence and aggression. Until you resolve this, you will see little success.
Something that one can “get one’s teeth into” relates to a power or control issue. Losing the teeth may reflect a loss of power as well as a loss of one’s grasp of life circumstances. Biting or being bitten suggests struggling for control in an aggressive manner. (See also Bite, Dentures).
Adjusting to a situation.
interpreted upon 6 sides: People of the House (ahlulbait) , wealth, usefulness, sorrow & parting, a report from relatives.
(Acrimony; Dice; Grasping; Longevity; Migration) Falling teeth in a dream means longevity, or living past one’s contemporaries. Collecting one’s lost teeth in a dream means longevity, or it could mean having a large progeny.
If one cannot find his teeth in the dream, it means that his family will die before him, or that a member of his clan will emigrate to a new land. Ifone finds a lost tooth in a dream, it means the return of an immigrant to his homeland.
If the upper teeth fall into one’s hand in the dream, they represent profits. Ifthey fall in his lap in the dream, they mean a son, and if they fall on the floor in the dream, they means death.
If the lower teeth fall in the dream, they mean pain, sufferings, sorrows and distress. Falling teeth in a dream also mean paying one’s debts.
If a tooth falls in a dream, it means payment of a loan, while the number of fallen teeth represent the number of debts to be satisfied.
If one’s teeth fall without pain or a cause in the dream, then they represent worthless deeds.
If they fall because of a gum disease or cause pain in the dream, then they mean being forced to part with something from one’s house.
If the front teeth fall and cause pain and bleeding in the dream, they represent one’s incompetence or inability to complete a project.
If the front teeth fall without pain or bleeding in the dream, then they mean losing one’s property. Falling teeth in a dream also denote a long illness that may not necessarily culminate in death. Ifone collects his fallen teeth in a dream, it also means that he can no longer conceive children.
If one’s teeth fall into his lap in the dream, it means having a large progeny.
If one’s wife is pregnant, and if he pulls out a tooth without difficulty or pain in the dream, it means that his wife will give birth to a son.
If his gums bleed, it means that he will forsake his family, except ifhe owed someone money, then it means that he will be asked to pay, or that he will be forced to comply. Collecting fallen teeth in a dream also means saying something one will regret.
If a religious person loses his teeth in a dream, it means that he should be more assiduous in his devotion, and votive fasting will surely help him as a start.
If one loses his teeth and finds himself unable to eat properly in the dream, it also means poverty. Falling teeth in a dream also denote spending one’s money to acquire spiritual knowledge, then recuperating one’s investment through a new and a blessed business.
(Also see Body’; Pain; Tooth)
(Setting the tooth on its edge.) To set one’s tooth on its edge in a dream means a betrayal carried by a member of one’s family the tooth represents. This includes one’s children, wife, partners, or employees.
To set one’s teeth on their edge in a dream also could mean changes in one’s behavior that may lead to a changing attitude on the part of such family members.
(Also see Body’; Tooth)
In general, dreams about losing one’s teeth are common and suggest the dreamer feels powerless or out of control in a real life situation. Here are some more meanings for dreams about teeth: To dream of loose teeth is a warning of untrustworthy friends.
If your teeth fell out or you spit them out, you are anxious about money.
To dream of having a tooth pulled or removed suggests that you have lost, or are worried about losing, someone who has been important to you.
To dream of brushing your teeth represents the clearance of obstacles which have been holding you back.
If you dream of having/seeing wooden teeth, you are feeling apathetic and emotionless. You may be behaving automatically and just going along with the flow. Or you may be acting out without fully thinking things through.
If you dream of having gray or rotting teeth, this may be a sign of health problems - see your doctor.
To dream of getting a cavity in your tooth is sometimes a warning that your health is at risk.
The other possible meaning is, you have uttered some false or mean words and those words are coming back to haunt you.
A dream of having broken or unusually worn-down teeth symbolizes the breakdown of an important relationship To dream of bleaching your teeth indicates a desire to get over bad habits and issues that have been making you unhealthy. It’s also a common dream to have when recovering from an illness.
To dream of having very white and/or even teeth forecasts happiness and prosperity.
If you dream of biting someone, or being bitten by a person or animal, you are engaged in a power struggle with someone.
To dream of having something stuck in your teeth - or picking your teeth - is a warning of false friends in your close circle.
To dream of fangs - whether it was you or someone else who had them - indicates that you have said some words that have been hurtful to others. Also see “Dentures.”
It is always unfortunate to dream of your Teeth. Watch your health.
1. Attack and defense.
2. Stage of life or development (as in “milk teeth” or “cutting” teeth).
3. Ability to communicate.
4. Possible health problems.
Dreams of teeth that are white and beautiful foretell a gratification of the dreamer’s wishes. All other dreams such as the loss of one or many teeth, decayed, broken, dirty, or false, portend a situation that may cause the dreamer much unhappiness. These are symbolic dreams that reflect problems carried over from the waking hours.
Because teeth are located in the mouth, dreams of teeth have a great deal to do with issues of communication and your ability to process, or “chew on”, the data that you have acquired throughout the day.
If you dream of loosing your teeth, then you are venting your feelings of insecurity, powerlessness, financial stress, or your feelings about the loss or death of a family member.
If you dream of false teeth, then you are processing your feelings about lies, broken promises, and falsities.
If your teeth are strong and white, you feel bold, confident and powerful.
If you dream that someone is showing you their teeth, then this is a sign of aggressiveness and intimidation.
If you dream of flossing or brushing your teeth, then you are polishing up your verbal skills, your presentation, and your communication skills in order to make a good impression. Or, this could be a sign to clean up a communication that went awry that has left a bad taste in your mouth. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the meaning for you.
An ordinary dream of teeth augurs an unpleasant contact with sickness, or disquieting people.
If you dream that your teeth are loose, there will be failures and gloomy tidings.
If the doctor pulls your tooth, you will have desperate illness, if not fatal; it will be lingering.
To have them filled, you will recover lost valuables after much uneasiness.
To clean or wash your teeth, foretells that some great struggle will be demanded of you in order to preserve your fortune.
To dream that you are having a set of teeth made, denotes that severe crosses will fall upon you, and you will strive to throw them aside.
If you lose your teeth, you will have burdens which will crush your pride and demolish your affairs.
To dream that you have your teeth knocked out, denotes sudden misfortune. Either your business will suffer, or deaths or accidents will come close to you.
To examine your teeth, warns you to be careful of your affairs, as enemies are lurking near you.
If they appear decayed and snaggled, your business or health will suffer from intense strains.
To dream of spitting out teeth, portends personal sickness, or sickness in your immediate family. Imperfect teeth is one of the worst dreams.
It is full of mishaps for the dreamer.
A loss of estates, failure of persons to carry out their plans and desires, bad health, depressed conditions of the nervous system for even healthy persons.
For one tooth to fall out, foretells disagreeable news; if two, it denotes unhappy states that the dreamer will be plunged into from no carelessness on his part.
If three fall out, sickness and accidents of a very serious nature will follow. Seeing all the teeth drop out, death and famine usually will prevail.
If the teeth are decayed and you pull them out, the same, only yourself, is prominent in the case.
To dream of tartar or any deposit falling off of the teeth and leaving them sound and white, is a sign of temporary indisposition, which will pass, leaving you wiser in regard to conduct, and you will find enjoyment in the discharge of duty.
To admire your teeth for their whiteness and beauty, foretells that pleasant occupations and much happiness will be experienced through the fulfilment of wishes.
To dream that you pull one of your teeth and lose it, and feeling within your mouth with your tongue for the cavity, and failing to find any, and have a doctor for the same, but to no effect, leaving the whole affair enveloped in mystery, denotes that you are about to enter into some engagement which does not exactly please you, and which you decide to ignore, but will later take it up and secretly prosecute it to your own disquieting satisfaction and under the suspicion of friends.
To dream that a dentist cleans your teeth perfectly, and the next morning you find them rusty, foretells you will believe your interest secure concerning some person or position, but you will find that they have succumbed to the blandishments of an artful man or woman.
Dreaming about teeth is very common in all cultures and age groups. Most dreams about teeth leave people feeling uneasy and anxious. Consider the overall content and context of the dream and note if you are having dental problems before making interpretation. Teeth usually symbolize power and/or control. Animals use their teeth for defense and nourishment and show their teeth when angry. Humans often display similar behaviors. Look and see if you are losing or abusing power and control in any area of your life (especially if you are losing teeth in your dream). Old dream interpretations say that dreaming about teeth is a bad omen that suggest financial difficulties.
Falling out; means that you may have an upsetting experience with someone or something. Or, simply put, unpleasant news.
To have your teeth cleaned or brushing your teeth; you have to fight for what is yours. Admiring; good news is coming. Toothless; Powerlessness over progressing.
Although it might be telling you about a physical pain you are not yet aware of, one of the most recurrent and universal dreams is one in which you lose your teeth. Many psychologists agree that this is a clear sign of fear and insecurity. They usually take place during the transition from one stage of life to another, reflecting your concern for growing up or sex appeal. Ultimately, you are feeling equally as helpless as when you were a kid and lost your baby teeth. Teeth also represent your capacity to respond aggressively, both for defense and for attack. In this interpretation you want to know about the condition of the teeth in the dream (if they are sharp, if they move . . .). On the other hand, growing your teeth is an omen of prosperity of all kinds. Healthy teeth indicate a good physical and mental health. Instead, dirty or damaged ones mean that someone around you is not acting properly. False teeth denote excessive importance to physical appearance.
In a region of Sudan, if a woman smiles by completely showing her teeth it is a bad omen. It symbolizes the jaws of a wild animal that scare the cattle. African sorcerers believe that this dream augurs upcoming prosperity. However, according to popular tradition moving teeth indicate illness or loss of affection. And losing them predicts pain and death. However, if the tooth falls on your hand, it is an opposite omen: you will have a son or will receive good news.
One must, of course, correlate the action and other details of the dream, but as a general guide: false teeth signify unexpected help out of a difficult situation; broken or unusually worn-down teeth are a sign of the deterioration of an important relationship; aching teeth portend family quarrels; a dream of having teeth filled promises good news; having teeth pulled forecasts favorable business or investment opportunities; loose teeth are a warning of untrustworthy friends; if they fell out or you spit them out, it is a sign of a season of financial reverses; decayed teeth mean health problems—see your doctor; even and/or very white and beautiful teeth forecast happiness and prosperity; very long teeth predict legal action; one tooth longer than the others portends sad news; buckteeth augur unexpected travel; bridgework is a suggestion that you should be more meticulous in meeting your obligations; a dream featuring the roots of your teeth is a warning against lending money or gambling; to dream of having a nerve removed predicts a season of good luck; brushing your teeth indicates the clearance of obstacles which have been holding you back, unless one or more bristles get stuck between your teeth, in which case you will still overcome the obstacles but only after continued patient effort; picking your teeth is a warning of false friends in your close circle.
Grinding up, tearing something into little pieces in order to digest it; beginning the understanding process. Strength, intention; put some teeth into your position. Discussion. Need to verbalize.
If teeth are falling out, you are unable to understand a problem or situation; something is too tough to swallow.
Dreaming about teeth falling out represents feelings of insecurity or inadequacy, and such dreams often occur at transition times in a person’s life. This is because losing your milk teeth is associated with the loss of childhood innocence. The dream could also highlight anxieties about getting older. According to Jung, if a tooth is being pulled out in a woman’s dream, this represents giving birth and in general it has associations with some kind of painful experience or loss that will lead to a new beginning. Animal teeth represent aggression and false teeth concern about self-image.
If you are toothless or see someone without teeth, this suggests loss of effectiveness or feelings about aging. Don’t, however, neglect the possibility that the dream may have been triggered by toothache or a recent trip to the dentist.
If teeth are rotten or decayed in your dream, perhaps you have said something you regret. Spitting out lots of teeth indicates something you need to spit out or admit in waking life.
If you are brushing your teeth in your dream, this may suggest you are experiencing a hard struggle in waking life; it could also, of course, echo your dentist’s plea to take better care of your teeth.
If something is lodged between your teeth, this suggests that a problem which seemed impossible in waking life may be easily resolved.
If one tooth is far larger than the rest of the teeth in your mouth, you may be worried that something in your personal and working life won’t be the success you hoped it would be. Clean teeth or teeth that glisten are linked to strong friendships or financial security.
If the roots of the teeth are featured, you may be thinking about the stability of your waking relationships.
If the roots are healthy, you are satisfied with these, but if the roots are twisted or unhealthy, this suggests concerns in that area of your life.
To dream of loose teeth denotes personal sickness; to lose a tooth denotes the death of a fnend or relative; for all the teeth to fall out forecasts your own death (Gypsy).
(see Body, Mouth)
Hostility or an attack, such as when dream figures deliver “biting words” or “bare their teeth.”
Losing teeth in a dream may reflect words said in haste, or losing the ability to speak candidly.
Because this bony part of the body endures long after death, it has some associations with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In this context, losing teeth might equate to losing the will to live or having your personal power taken away.
Rotten teeth equate either to the fear of old age, or someone whose words are filled with so much insincere sweetness that decay in that relationship is inevitable.
Having teeth pulled out represents an end to suffering that is aided by an external force.
General Meaning: Positive: The blessing of the Lord. Negative: Bitterness prevalent in your life.
Positive: White and healthy teeth speak of the blessing of the Lord and walking in abundance.
• Genesis 49:12 His eyes [will be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
• It is also a picture of your strength and ability to overcome problems in your life.
Negative: To dream or have a vision of gnashing teeth speaks of the attack of the enemy.
It is a curse of destruction and its intention is to tear you down.
• Job 16:9 He tears [me] in his wrath, who hates me: he gnashes upon me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes upon me.
• To have your teeth broken speaks of being humbled and of having your strengths removed from you.
• To dream of your teeth becoming rotten speaks of something inside of you that is not of God. This is a very good picture of bitterness, and how it destroys you from inside out.
See also: Jaw, Mouth.
If you dream of having false teeth this indicates that you will have unexpected help on a problem.
To dream of rotten teeth shows that you have been telling someone a lie or using your smooth words for getting your own way no matter what.
If your teeth are rotten, crooked, and/or falling out this means that your lies are hurting someone very badly and that you will soon be found out.
If you dream you have swallowed a tooth you will soon have too ‘eat your words’. It becomes much easier to interpret this kind of dream if you think of teeth as representing words. When the dreamer is not the one with the bad teeth you will naturally have to watch out for someone lying to you.