Friday, December 27, 2013

Dreaming of your teeth falling out

Last night I had a dream that my teeth were falling out and crumbling in my hand. I decided to look up what that dream could mean. I know some people don't believe in dream interpretation but I do. It's your subconscious trying to work things out.

This interpretation is from Dream Moods.

One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxieties about your appearance and how others perceive you. Your teeth help to convey an image of attractiveness and play an important role in the game of flirtation, whether it is flashing those pearly white, kissing or necking. Thus, such dreams may stem from a fear of rejection, sexual impotence or the consequences of getting old. To support this notion, a dream research found that women in menopause report to have frequent dreams about teeth. This points to teeth dreams as being related to getting older and/or feeling unattractive and less feminine. Teeth are an important feature to your attractiveness and how you are presented to others. Caring about how you look is natural and healthy.

As far as I know I'm not going through menopause so let's keep reading.

Many cultures, including the Hispanic and Greek cultures, believe that when you dream about loose, rotten, falling, or missing teeth, then it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or even near death.

Now this is eerily accurate (the very sick part, I refuse to even acknowledge the near death part). Last night my grandmother was admitted to the hospital for seizures. Maybe my being worried about her led to the dream of my teeth falling out? Who knows. She's awake now and very tired but the seizures have stopped. This poor woman has been through so much since her stroke.

The more logical reason is I'm dreaming about my teeth due to the dental work I've been having. I'm worried about my partial crown coming off (even though there's no indication that it will) but maybe it is due to my grandmother being ill. I find that most times it can be pretty accurate with what's worrying you.

Well, except for the menopause thing. That is not accurate.


  1. Or in the words of Freud, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar". :p

  2. I hope everything ends up being OK with your grandmother!

  3. Hi, thanks for commenting!
    Dream interpretation can be such fun! From what my wife says, there isn't any doubt at all about the menopausal thing.
    Teeth are the most permanent parts of our bodies. Perhaps the teeth falling out and crumbling are a symbol in your mind about your fears of not leaving a lasting impact on the world. Then again, it could be the spicy food...

    1. Hmmmm I do often hope that I'll leave a lasting impact. That's a good theory too.

  4. I hope your grandma is okay! I have teeth dreams all the time and I always blame it on the fact that I hate my teeth. I haven't had dental insurance in years and I feel like my teeth are awful because of it.

    1. Thanks!

      Yea I just went after about 4 years and needed all this work done. Dental insurance usually covers crap too.