Broken Teeth Dream

Broken teeth in a dream are a representation of disruptive challenges and stress. Dreaming of a tooth or teeth breaking can be a warning about a costly compromise you are about to make and the difficulties and misfortune that may result from it. Read more dream interpretations to decipher the meaning of your dream.


Broken teeth dream meanings

The main meanings for dreams about teeth breaking or broken teeth are:

  • A primary dream meaning for broken teeth is instability and lack of balance
  • Another common dream interpretation of broken teeth points to issues with reliability and trust
  • Guilt or concerns over broken promises
  • Emotional pain, fear of loss
  • Price paid for costly compromises
  • Invitation to look at your current course of action, path
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Primary dream meaning of broken teeth: Instability and search for balance

Dreaming that your teeth are breaking isn’t generally associated with positive feelings. When you want to find out the meaning of your dream, take it as a useful clue: Because your dream contains imagery and symbols that stimulate negative emotions, it may refer to something disruptive that is undermining your balance in your waking life.

How to interpret broken teeth or teeth breaking? A good starting place is to think about what is or could disrupt balance, pleasure, well-being in your life. Seeing broken teeth indicates that your foundations or stability is being challenged.

Check how this could refer to a situation or feelings in your waking life to get a key on how to interpret your dream of broken teeth.

Dream interpretation of broken teeth: Questioning reliability & trustworthiness

A broken tooth or breaking teeth in dreams denote that something is unreliable in your life. The dream could point to you or other people. Broken teeth could represent doubts or concerns over the reliability of your health, aging of your body, or physical appearance.

Become your own dream interpreter

Accurate dream interpretation does not require you a become a clairvoyant or psychic who can do readings to predict the future, nor an astrologer who knows how to read horoscopes and make forecasts based on your zodiac sign.

Serious dream work compels you to engage your intellect, imagination, and intuition together. It engages both sides of your brain by combining activities associated with the analytical left hemisphere and the intuitive and holistic right hemisphere. Dream interpretation is both intuitive and intellectual, and as such, it can be part of a rich process of personal development.

Unlike the predictions found in horoscopes or psychic readings, dream interpretation relies on your active participation. When you interpret your dreams, put yourself in the shoes of the dream interpreter who understands the symbols and meanings of your dreams the best.

This dream symbol could also point to things you have said that may or may not be really trustworthy. A broken tooth or teeth would symbolize guilt you feel about a broken promise or concerns over promises you or others cannot depend on.

Broken tooth, dream symbol for pain and loss

Broken teeth symbolize pain over losing something that is important to you. You may be currently experiencing changes in your life, transitioning from one place or job to another, ending a relationship or working on modifying your habits.

Dreaming about teeth breaking is a common symbol for concerns over change and loss. Your dream could point to the fear of getting hurt emotionally and perhaps physically as well by an upcoming situation or by someone.

When dreaming about broken teeth means costly compromises

A dream about teeth breaking can be interpreted as a warning about the cost of a decision or action. You may have or are about to make a choice that compromises with your real needs or desires. Broken teeth may represent the emotional pain that comes with such a choice.

A costly compromise is like losing a part of you or denying important needs. Through an image related to the body, a broken tooth or teeth, your dream is most likely pointing to the emotional pain that your decision triggered.

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Broken teeth in dreams: An invitation to look at your life direction

A meaning of a dream about teeth breaking could be that you are “breaking” yourself and your sense of balance in order to satisfy others or goals that do not serve you well in the end. Dreaming about broken teeth could be a warning about a course of action you have chosen and its potential drawbacks.

A broken teeth dream is an invitation to look at the path you have chosen. Check if you are losing sight of yourself and your true needs by going after some ideals that may not align with who you truly are or by compromising too much to fit with other people’s expectations.

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Note about dream interpretation

This site provides information and techniques, so you can become your own dream interpretation expert. Psychics and fortune tellers can tell you that they do readings and predict your future; astrologers look into your astrological chart to predict your horoscope; but to interpret what your dreams really mean, you ultimately need to become your own dream interpreter.

812 Responses to Broken Teeth Dream

  • Abhishek Chris John

    I saw a few dreams that my lower Jaw front theets are falling out and im picking them of the Jaw by my own hands what dose it means?????

  • mehateme

    I dreamed about receiving a few teeth from my late grandma. Even though she gave me her teeth in the dream, i felt like the teeth were plucked out from my gum. The teeth were quite yellowish.

  • Brittney

    I’ve had reoccurring dreams about my teeth breaking or falling out. Recently, I dreamed that my tooth (top, left) was chipped and there was a screw that was sticking out of it. I went to my dentist and he said he couldn’t fix it. He just got up and walked out. I had another dream where I was in the bathroom looking into a mirror and my teeth were partially falling out and I was pulling out the rest. I would love to know what they mean. I’m having nightmares more often than dreams.

  • tarh mamang

    Last night I saw a dream where I happen to eat a meat which was very hard while cutting it through my front teeth my teeth broke and there was a gap in my front teeth and I was watching it in a mirror please interpret it

  • mara

    Where the information from this site comes from?

  • Lor

    I have a recurring dream that I am uncontrollably biting my teeth together..very hard over and over again very quickly.  I try to bite down on my fingers..hands..arm or whatever I can to try to get it to stop or so that I don’t break any teeth while this is going on. It hurts and is quite disturbing in the dream itself and even after waking up sometimes. Sometimes I can feel it as if it has really happened. I do grind my teeth occasionally in my sleep..not sure if that could be it but this dream really has me curious what it could mean since I’ve had it happen so many times even with different scenarios in the dreams themselves.

    • Flow

      I’m having the same dream and I can feel each tooth break and it hurts I just can’t stop biting down ?

    • Lulu

      I have the exact same thing

  • mrs. singh

    i often see dreams of my teeth breaking…and its like not one but adjacent teeth are breaking and i am pulling out all those teeth one by one and its painful.and i see that i am collecting all the blood and saliva of my mouth using my mouth muscles and tongue and suddenly i wake up i often found my self doing the action of collecting saliva and obvious in real blood is not there and many times i feel the pain as well.
    this dream is troubling me since couple of years or so and i am literally frustrated with this dream.i often see this dream like for recent example i saw this dream day before yesterday and just now when i woke up i woke up just because of this fishy dream.
    please help me to sort this dream out.

  • Jass.z

    I had a dream last night that my boyfriend came up to me to tell me he was playing with his retainer and all of his teeth got chipped and were about to crumble off. I kept telling him how o told him not to do that and how I was right. He has Invisalign that I bought for him so I was very mad. Then, I looked at my teeth and the front and side were broken into pieces but not fallen off yet. I have a couple veneers from when I passed out and hit my face, knocking some teeth out. Next thing I’m with my dad telling him about my teeth and my F teeth. I was very worried about it because I was on s timeline. I called the dentist and asked for the lady who helps me with my teeth but she wasn’t working the rest of the week so some lady who didn’t seem to know anything and was rude wouldn’t help me. I was outside when I called and a storm was coming in. I could feel it was electric. I woke up with a terrible migraine. Probably from clenching my teeth so much.

  • N.C.

    so I had a dream about all my teeth falling without any pain or blood. I also saw that I could see my upper teeth falling but even though I knew that all my teeth had fallen, the lower ones, I could not see them. I saw a few of my upper teeth fall into my hand.

    A few days after, I saw a dream in which my sister was trying to break a plastic string (that white plastic thing which is normally attached on new clothes price tags) using her teeth and one of her tooth broke and it fell down somewhere, I don’t know where. Now this dream was after sun rise.

    I know these times because I woke up each time and just looked at what time it was.

    so what do these mean exactly? I mean I can’t find anything exactly like my dreams here.

    • N.C.

      Sorry the dream about myself from just before sun rise and the dream about my sister was a little after sun rise.

  • D.C

    i dream that something hit my face and my 4 front teeth from the top of my mouth just fall out. I hold them in my hand and i wash the. i felt really bad because i knew how ugly my mouth would look if i had no front teeth.

  • Sunny

    Hey everyone! I’ve been having these reoccurring dreams of my teeth coming loose and me taking them out. When I remove each tooth a short tooth remains behind O.o I’m always with my family, dad, sister and everyone. I’ve got a boyfriend whom they do not accept because of their culture, and although I love them a lot I wish to leave them when I turn 18 in a couple of months. I don’t know if this is the right choice. They are trying to get me to marry someone within our culture, and are very strict. (Not allowed to stay home alone) or go have lunch with friends… I’m not sure if my dreams are pointing out my bad decisions with my parents or my bad decisions with my boyfriend. We have been dating for more than a year and… Sometimes I feel like I push it to the back of my head, and ignore it until the time comes… I don’t know what to do with my life :/ should I chose a life of my own or stick with my parents?

    • Renu

      Follow your heart, dont go after who your family finds for you.. if u marry someone who ur parents like, they will be happy, but what about you ? marry who you love otherwise you have to stay regretting whole life ..

    • Jeannette

      Do what your heart tells you to do. You will not be happy if you try to please everyone else but yourself! Sometimes it’s good to be selfish think about YOU and your needs. You will not be happy in an arranged marriage if you already know what the meaning of love is. I understand your parents are very strict and devoted to their religion but they should think about YOUR happiness before anything else.

    • Msg. C

      You are right to feel the need to fly out of the nest. That’s totally normal. But, think things through and think about consequences. If you leave, are you able to support yourself? Are you going to school? Generally, parents know what they’re talking about which is awful to find out the hard way. You are in a relationship but you’re super young. The truth is that no matter what, you’re letting emotion overrule your brain. It really would be a bad idea to get married or even live with someone right now until you both have more experiences with “real life”. It can really be a shock. Find what you love to do. Train in it, get work and then plan to support yourself now and in the future that seems so far off. You’ll change a lot in the next 4 years. IF your boyfriend really is the one you’re supposed to be with, then he needs to do the same thing. Map out 2 paths together where both of you become self sufficient. THEN, in 5-6 years, you will both either be together and ready to commit to lifelong marriage or you’ll both have realized how much you’ve both changed and move on. Trust what parents and people like me who have seen this happen badly over and over again to young people who really thought they were “ready” and ended up divorced with kids in the middle. It’s not fair to them or your families. Those children will be born regardless it’s up to both of you to make sure the children and families you both have are safe, well loved, and have two parents who are solid, stable and work together. Love is only a small part of marriage. It’s way more than you could ever imagine. SO, be smart. Grow, plan, become the best you can be THEN make a commitment. Your dream is more of a warning about the changes you plan as well as not trusting those who have loved and supported you. Please trust them. In time you will literally know for sure. Don’t be in such a rush! It’s too important!

    • Charice Darden

      What is your culture?

    • Anon

      It is hard for someone like me to cone in and tell you not to follow your culture,, Because I haven’t lived that kind of life. But I think everyone should be able to live their life how they want to. No one should have to settle for other peoples choices. You seem like you have already made a decision by asking yourself the questions, you just want some reasurrance. So in my opinion, I think you should follow your heart.

  • Pooja

    I had a dream where I saw sun going down and moon coming up in the dark clear sky and then both of them combine to become one . It becomes a moon and is emitting bright white light. I and my father are viewing this from our old house window and we can see the moon in our line of sight. then we see the moon just comes in through the window and lays on the bed with us.

    Can someone help me interpreting this interesting dream (*_*)

    The next day I dreamt of falling teeths.. Is this dream related or not

    • Anonymous


      • Anonymous

        Looking into the meaning of the sun and moon…Also ask yourself how you feel about your old house and the relationship between you and your father. Your dream sounds like a very clear message but only you can figure out what the spirit is trying to say to you.

    • irfan

      ur first dream states that u going to marry someone

    • Adriana

      Woah. I just had a dream last nights out my teeth too. My Aunt and I were in this long plaza and she was inviting me for an ice cream. As we went in I saw my other two Aunts there. They were working at the cashier. My Aunt and I ordered 2 snow cones. As I was eating my snow cone, one of my teeth from the bottom of my mouth fell out. When I got home I went to the restroom. As I was washing my hands I felt my bottom teeth with my tongue and they all of my bottom teeth(besides my molars and 1 other tooth) all fell out as I cathedral them in my hand. I starting panicking and I put my teeth on the counter. They were cracked as I left them on the counter.

  • Jenny

    I’ve started having dreams about uncomfortable things happening to my teeth. The first dream I had was a few months ago about all of my teeth coming loose and me spitting them out like how you do with watermelon seeds. Shortly after followed another dream about my mouth being wired shut by my braces (which I haven’t had for many years). Since then I’ve had several similar dreams about my mouth being unable to close because my teeth were all different shapes and sizes. Last night I had a dream that one of my molars was sliding out of my gum and I grabbed it and broke it off leaving some of the root behind. I have anxiety so that could explain it but it’s just the weirdest sensation when I have these dreams because I actually feel the pain or discomfort within my dream.

    • Savannah

      I’ve been having dreams about my teeth falling out all at once like crumbling as they come loose in my mouth, and I’m trying to hold them in spot so to not get embarrasses but I start spitting them out into my hand. One time, it was two layers of teeth in my mouth falling out. But the night before last it was the teeth loosening up, and one tooth I kept touching was hollow and empty, I knew it was rotten, I didn’t want the whole tooth to fall out, so because it’s so weak, I just broke it in half, long ways…I looked in the half I pulled out and it had dry rot, like black coal…I could taste that there was more in my mouth…it was the creepiest feeling. Especially because I have a phobia to holes. That’s why I wake up completely disturbed from all these teeth dreams.
      I am under a lot of stress, diagnosed with anxiety, but I’m not taking anything.
      Also, additional stress aside from financial coming from applying to school. But these dreams have been happening for a while.

    • Cas

      You are grinding your teeth in your sleep and the physical sensation (pain, feeling of mouth being wired shut, etc) is manifesting itself in your dream. Happens to me all the time. I didn’t realise the connection until I figured out that every time I had a dream exactly like you are describing, my husband would complain the next morning about my teeth grinding through the night. My dentist confirmed that I do indeed grind my teeth pretty severely.

      You say you have anxiety issues, so I would put money on the fact that this is the reason for your dreams, and nothing more than that.

  • Anonymous

    last night, i was thinking about the thing a did wrong in the past. Then, I dream about losing my bag and my teeth. Probably a guilt from the past. I though it might be a person loss or something. It scared me.

  • Anonymous

    last night, i was thinking about the thing a did wrong in the past. Then, I dream about losing my bag and my teeth. Probably a guilt from the past.

  • Anonymous

    Last night i think about the thing a did wrong in the past. And i dream about losing my bag and, my teeth. Probably a guilt from the past.

  • Jose De Sousa

    I dreamt that my top denture which is false completely broke into to individual teeth and I was trying to put them back in my mouth without success and I was worried about my looks at work

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  • Tahlia

    It was last night, and I’ve never had a broken tooth dream I read about it recently because I had a dream fighting my best friend and I thought was weird to dream about that. In my dream it wasn’t completely clear.. But I remember looking in the mirror and smiling to find out that 2 teeth were broken and decayed ready to be pulled/fall out and another one which was my front top left tooth had just disappeared then I realised that I was holding it and I had pulled it out. I think I may no the reason as to why I had the dream, i am fighting with this girl.. And I know how to she has sent nudes etc, she also cheated on her boyfriend so I told him everything, now he flirts with me… And I said a few things about the girl that maybe I shouldn’t of.. Or maybe it was guilt of having her ex start to like me.

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