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.

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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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Broken teeth dream meaning: 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.

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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.

A 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.

62 Responses to Broken Teeth Dream

  • Karen Mae Bonifacio

    This morning I had dreamed about me losing my teeth both reasons is that one it’s broken ,second I just found it in my hand and that my mouth was bleeding I also dreamed about me and two of my classmates with me had a bleeding head that I can’t remember what happened to us in my dream. I don’t know if we get into accident or what the only thing that I remember about dream is that the three of us was bleeding one boy and two girls and the only medication we did is that we put ice on our bleeding head and the last thing that I have dream before I get back into my senses is that they bring me to the hospital.

  • Arooj Nayyar

    I am getting a dream on broken teeths again and again what does that mean?

  • Shahanara Aziz

    I had a dream i bit something ànd my tooth broke off i found it and was like oh well ill glue it back

  • R.P

    I had a dream last night that my left front tooth broke into three different sections, but still in my mouth, I woke up to feel it, and went back to sleep.
    I don’t get the “three” pieces” but then again, who knows? I’m going through some personal stuff with my self, the way I look, going to have hand surgery, after being clean for 13 months of sobriety, and knowing the fact that I need those pain meds for a couple days, my son is an addict, and I worry about him every day, just some personal past shit of “trust” is bothering me, I don’t know, my mother in-law is always up our ass, I don’t know. ugh.

  • Jessica

    I dreamt I broke three of my teeth’s. And I kept the three on a shelf. I want to really know what it means. Any one please?

    • Emily

      I think it is refering to the need of expressing yourself. Allowing yourself to trust others and let them into your comfort zone (the shelf), and in this comfort zone you are able to express yourself. (Your teeth)

  • JJ

    I am both fortunately and unfortunately a very vivid dreamer, dream and recall almost every sleep and can remember a good deal of the dreams I’ve had since childhood, as tho they are stored like memories.

    Here’s the latest recurring series that seems to want some attention but I haven’t been able to sort out:

    This is the fifth time in a month I’ve had these two themes in the same order.

    I notice my front tooth is odd, I look in the mirror to get a closer look and this time the side of the front left tooth is cracked and hanging on to the remainder of the other by a thread. I can see inside the tooth now. I think “it’s happening, this time for real…” I remove the hanging piece of tooth and prepare to bring it to the dentist for fixing. First I begin to wash the blood and rot like liquid from inside the remaining tooth. As I finish up and go to spit, I notice my mouth is filled with tiny Nerds (as in the candy) like plastic pebbles or bits and I keep spitting them out over and over but there are always still more. I stand at the sink obsessively spitting and scraping these pebble bits out of my mouth for ages it seems. Rinsing with water, scraping at my tounge and teeth and gums with my fingers, etc. Never removing this terrible feeling of little bits in my mouth. I usually wake shortly after feeling slightly sick because of all this.

    Same two themes. Broken or issues with front teeth. Nerds type plastic pebble bits stuck in mouth.

    I’ve had these themes before but never together like this and not constantly the same (front teeth, Nerds type bits)

    Any ideas?

  • Miley

    Last night i accepted my ex’s friends req & i talked to him. I was feeling guilty because i have a boyfriend now. And when i slept i had this dream. My teeth broke down. Maybe its a warning that talking to my ex won’t end up well

  • Morgan Jones

    My broken tooth dream was actually about a tooth that needs a filing in my waking life. In the dream that tooth broke but crumbled into like a million pieces and I kept having to scoop out the tooth remains and that happened for like a while. It was really strange.

  • Cynthia

    My dream was crazy first off it was me and my cousins and family in this room, I look over at them and they was doing this blood virtual on bed with this white girl who I ain’t know, I call the lord and said shut it down.the candle went off and back on I said lord remove them! And it shut off and it got dark and everyone was amazed, then I got up and felt my teeth and it was loose,and felt off. Then my front felt like it had scratches and it broke off. I told them what they do and did they do a spell toward me ,they said no so I made her take back all that she said , then my uncle came and said he will fix it, he was a dentist in the dream.so I don’t know what to think.I get this dream like 2 times a year or so.

  • Someone

    Back in december i had a dream where my two front teeth had broken and fallen out but i fixed it by putting some sort of glue on it and i had put it back and it was all fine
    Then two days ago i had another dream where i threw my brother a green slide and the bottom part of his two front teeth had broken

    I have no idea what this could mean help?

  • Tess

    My teeth started to crumble and fall out, with new teeth replacing them, but someone in the dream told me it was cancer

  • azucena

    I dreamed that my 2 of mullets broke and I pulled them out of mouth…what meaning foes it have?

  • Juanita

    I dreamt that, my front tooth was uncomfortable and I went to check it out and I saw that my right front big tooth cracked and it had a huge cavity from what I saw. I was black. I was so scared in my dream of losing my tooth.

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