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.

82 Responses to Broken Teeth Dream

  • Kelly

    For over a year now I have random dreams every few months of my teeth breaking and it feels so real I wake up remembering how it felt to spit out broken fragments of my molars or being embarrassed that I had no front teeth. It felt so real I remembered what it was like to run my tongue over the jagged broken teeth–I have googled it time and again and every decipher sounds exactly like it lines up with what is going on in my life but I wish I could for certain know why I have had this re-occurring nightmare. Sometimes I think it’s because I don’t have healthcare and I’m afraid of losing my teeth if i don’t see a dentist, sometimes I think it’s because of a loss, I just need to know and fix that part of my waking life so I stop having these dreams

  • Zuri ????

    I had a dream that i was just chilling with my sisters and all of a sudden my front tooth started hurting. I started messing with it and it broke off. I looked down and it was in my hand. I looked in the mirror knowing my tooth was gone and all of a sudden the aching started to come in and I started crying . I showed my sister and they were like shocked and confused. I ran down stairs to show my parents freaking out kind of and my mom was like “oh wow” . Then picked up a phonebook and I was confused on that. I started to search in google for a place to fix it and then I woke up from the dream. The crazy thing is that my tooth felt like it fell out in real life. I still had that aching pain..

  • Saransh saha

    I oftenly see this dreams from past 2-3 years in which I’m forcing my upper jaw tooth’s to break my lower jaw’s right canine and at the point of doing that I can feel a lot of pain and blood all around myself which ultimately results in breaking of my teeth sometimes half or full teeth of mine. What’s does this dream signifies and how I can get rid of these dreams ?

  • Savannah

    Okay so I had a dream few weeks ago and this is the best description of it that I can remember, I could see inside of my mouth of which I would normally have beautiful teeth butnseeing inside my mouth and also down my throat it was ugly and dark my teeth were even different missing teeth or rotten teeth and in the middle of my front tooth I had a single fat tooth that was pretty scary on its own secondly followed by seeing my boyfriend over dosing. Needless to say him and I are no longer together he’s gone to detox so I hear. I miss him everyday

  • Romel

    I was a passenger riding on a bus. I was seated halfway to the left and I had the window seat. Someone else was sharing the seat next to me on the right. She was an elderly grey haired woman. She had a catalogue in her hands and she handed it to me to have a look. I opened the catalogue and it contained many luxury sets of linen. She was telling me the one’s she liked the most and which one’s that were right or good for me. She later handed me a mirror and as I checked my reflection, it was then that I saw my left front tooth was chipped. It was on the left side of my tooth and a quarter of it was slightly chipped off.

  • Gurparvinder

    I felt in my dream that i went to a new place and there are started my career as south east wrestler. I started winning matches and achieving success . As i was a college student i went to attend my college class . In attending lecture i found a bit of pain in my tooth itouched it nd it broke .. like this my three teeth got broken at that place nd I didn’t realised . The girl beside me said that blood is cooming out of my mouth and when i touched i found a small piece of skin beside my teeth i tored it up nd it didn’t got tored rather it came out like a long thread of skin which is getting extended on streching . I ran out of that place and reached the same place where i started my dream . I want to change somethings by talking the men overthere but was struggling .. i was actually saying them that i want to search in their computer that what will happen if your teeths get tourn automatically.and last i woke up in reality

  • tersia

    i had a dream where my false teeth broke and when i got it out in my hand it just crumbled to pieces. And all of a sudden i was packing away some meat like patties. what is the meaning of this 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)

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