One of the most joyous parts of being a passionate dreamer is sharing my enchantment with our inner world with other people! I love doing media interviews, and I’ve been blessed with quite a few TV and Radio appearances now over the years. Whereas some producers like sharing the questions with me beforehand, there are some shows where I simply show up as I am, without knowing where our conversation will take us.
One thing is for sure though, at some point during our discussion, there is one question that will be asked: “What does it mean when I dream that my teeth are falling out?”
Having our teeth fall out is popularly named as one of the most common dreams “shared” by people around the world, and I believe this is true, because it’s not just in media interviews this question seems to pop up. I get this question all the time! Even as recent as this morning, when I was out walking our little dog, Coco, one of my neighbors rushed up to me asking what it means when her teeth falls out in a dream – and she further shared how she keeps having the same dream over again.
Even though I’ve never had this particular dream myself, because it’s such a common dream for so many people, I’ve taken some time to study the dream in more detail.
Dreams about our teeth can have multiple meanings, and as with all dreams, you are the only one who will ultimately know what the dream is telling you. Your unconscious uses symbols, feelings, and emotions that make sense to you based on your previous life experience and relevant events that you have been through – but may not yet have processed and grown from.
This is my 101 for dreams about teeth falling out, please use my notes as a guide only, not as a definite dream dictionary. No one but you can ever tell you what your dream means. Even the best dream expert in the world can only give you their thoughts based upon their own background, research, and life experiences. No matter how good their advice may be, they are not you, and have not lived through the same experiences as you.
- Since our teeth are used to chew and process our food, dreams about teeth often symbolizes our ability to process challenges, and the way we view our own power.
- Because teeth are located in our mouth, they may also relate to the way we communicate. False teeth could for example symbolize lies.
- A dream about our teeth falling out could come about if we feel we have revealed too much, talked bad about someone, or said something we regret.
- It is also not uncommon for these types of dreams to occur when we feel insecure and unable to handle life’s challenges – that is we can’t “chew on” events.
As with all dreams, consider how you felt in the dream to make sense of it. Feelings are extremely useful and can serve as wonderful guides in our dream interpretation process. When you are working on a dream, also reflect upon what happened the days leading up to the dream. Have you perhaps recently experienced a situation where you felt powerless? Or did you recently say something you now regret? Think about when you may have had the feeling the dream showed you – dreams are here to enhance our awareness and help us on our path of personal growth!
With Love & Gratitude,
Anna-Karin Bjorklund is a Therapist (MFTI) in Newport Beach, California, and the Author of Dream Guidance: Interpret Your Dreams and Create the Life You Desire! She loves sharing her joy and passion for dreams and soul growth, and has been interviewed by Money Magazine and Marie Claire UK, and has also appeared on Fox & Friends, and the Steve Harvey TV Show on NBC.