What does it mean when you dream about your teeth falling out?

Wondering what it means if you have a dream about your teeth falling out? You’re not alone. Teeth falling out in dreams is one of the most common anxiety dream scenario. Here are dream examples and how to interpret what they mean.

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What is the meaning of a dream where your teeth fall out?

Here are 5 keys to interpreting a dream featuring teeth falling out:

  • Positive meanings: starting something new, period of growth and development
  • Negative meanings: insecurity, ambivalence, cost of inaction or compromising
  • Dreams about teeth falling indicate times of change and feeling of loss
  • Teeth falling out are symbols of a costly compromise, lack of balance in your life
  • Intensity of the emotions in the dream are a reflection of tension felt in life

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Girl with beautiful teeth that are not falling out

What do teeth dreams mean? Questions & answers

Here are interpretations of selected dreams shared by dreamers on this web site.

What does it mean? Teeth falling out and personal tension

“I had a dream that I was in the car with my Mom and a some guy. Then I wiggled my tooth and felt it was loose and it came out. Then after that another another two teeth came falling out. I was freaking out in my dream…”

Falynn describe a dream where she sees her teeth fall out and several symbols, such as a car and her mom, that will help decipher the meaning of her dream. >> Read the interpretation of Falynn’s dream

What does it mean? Bathroom settings in dreams of teeth falling out

“I had the strangest dream about all my teeth falling one by one out my mouth. I was in the bathroom, brushing my teeth in front of the mirror when I feel one of my tooth come loose. I keep brushing and suddenly I see one of my teeth fall out on the counter.”

Sandra shares a dream that takes place in a bathroom, an environment common for dreams about teeth falling out and that carries important clues for her dream interpretation. >> Read Sandra’s dream interpretation of teeth falling out

What does it mean? Teeth falling out symbols and need for support in life

“I had teeth falling out and my mouth filling with blood from where they had come from. I was so scared and crying in my dream, I was at my nans whom I’m very close to and she was comforting me. “

Emma shares a distressing dream where she sees her teeth fall one by one and struggles with her own despair, searching for relief. >> Read Emma’s dream interpretation

What does it mean? Losing teeth dream, job and family anxiety

“I have a pregnant wife and a two year old, and with the new job I will have to do quite a bit of traveling which is new to me/us; this has made me very anxious. In the first dream I was where I currently work talking with a good friend and one tooth fell out, and then all of a sudden the entire top of my mouth came out, gums and all; then all of the bottom teeth fell out one by one.”

Ryan’s dream echoes various sources of stress he’s having in his life: job responsibilities, pregnant wife, lots of work travels… The teeth imagery illustrate concerns and anxiety shared by a lot of us.>> Read Ryan’s dream interpretation

What does it mean? Losing teeth and mirror symbols in dreams

“I had to go to the bathroom for some reason, when I went into the bathroom all of a sudden I feel a lot of pressure in my mouth (no pain at all), so I look in the mirror at my teeth and and felt I should put my hand out.”

Britt’s dream has two common dream symbols: Losing teeth and a mirror. Mirrors and bathroom settings are often featured in dreams about teeth since they symbolize the need for self-reflection and privacy. >> Read Britt’s dream interpretation


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Dreamy scene with fallen teeth on table

Guide to the meanings of teeth in dreams

Losing teeth dream

Losing teeth in dreams is a common theme in dream interpretation. This type of dream could be a useful indicator of:

  • Lingering fears about losing control, fear about “losing it”, whether it’s control over your life, your own sanity or people around you;
  • Fear about losing your edge, your “bite” on life.

See also Falling Teeth Dream.

Teeth being pulled out dream

The dream imagery symbolizes how painful or difficult the experience of change is […] >>Read more about pulling out teeth dreams.

People also have many other kinds of teeth dreams:

  • Animal teeth
  • Chewing on something
  • Fake of false teeth
  • Missing tooth
  • Rotten teeth
  • Spitting out teeth

Fake or false teeth dream

False teeth or a fake tooth in a dream represent:

  • Conventional masks or facades you put in social settings or to protect yourself.
  • Field of illusions; lies told to yourself or others.
  • Lack of trust in your natural gifts, physical, mental or emotional self.

Spitting out teeth dream

Spitting out teeth in a dream indicate:

  • Anxiety about losing your effectiveness or good looks.
  • Desire to say something that has been repressed for a while; contained emotion, especially anger or agressivity, that need to be expressed or acknowledged more fully.

Rotten tooth or teeth dream

Rotten teeth in a dream represent:

  • Something you’ve said that you regret;
  • Feeling bad about something that happened to you or others;
  • Conflict that is of concern, but not yet fully addressed or acknowledged.

Missing tooth dream

Missing a tooth in a dream could represent:

  • Feeling of loss.
  • Anxiety about losing effectiveness or power in social life.

See also Losing Teeth Dream.

Animal tooth or teeth

If you dream about having or seeing an animal tooth, it could refer to:

  • Your instincts or emotions are coming to the surface and need to be acknowledged.
  • Aggressiveness, repressed primal instinct or motivation.

Look at the meaning corresponding to the specific animal.

Dream of chewing on something

Chewing on something in a dream is symbolic of:

  • Ability to analyze or integrate new information or events
  • A situation or habit you need to reflect on in order to better understand.

Look at what you’re eating to see which qualities or information you need to better integrate into your life.

47 Responses to What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Teeth Falling Out

  • Rebecca Oldham

    when my dad would have a dream of getting his tooth pulled, somebody in the family would die. It happened everytime he would have this dream. I had one last night and now I’m scared. But my life is in shambles right now so hopefully it’s just instability.

  • Zainab Al-yassery

    (I actually have bottom braces)
    I had this dream where I was punched in the face by my sister and it broke my braces and the wires broke and jabbed into by gums (there was pain) and blood was coming and some of my teeth started to hurt and the gums around the teeth durned black and they started falling out (could actually taste the blood and feel the pain) but I wasn’t freaking out I was keeping it together (for the most part)when I told people they said they would do something but never did. After a while of this I just woke up. I know it’s a crazy dream and doesn’t seem like it fits this “dream category” but I had to mention it. Thank you for your time and if you actually read the whole thing you get a puppy and or kitty. ????????????????????????

  • Ace paracha

    So I had the weirdest dream .I was just sitting (not in my room) someplace unfamiliar And suddenly I just put my hand on my lips and I open my mouth and all of my teeth fall out (without pain) (no feels) but I was scared to death and confused in the dream And I didn’t Kno where I was …everything was really awkward .and I also couldn’t speak even if i tried to but i couldn’t in the dream.

  • Harshitha J R Gowda

    I had a dream in which I wiggled my tooth and it came of… And 2-3 more… I don’t remember anything apart from this.. I neither remember the people around me nor the place. In a similar manner few days back I was chassed by a snake which was enormously bigger and I ate someone I know and I was harmed

  • Kesha

    My one tooth fell off while playing in my dream then I kept on pressing my 2 front teeth until it got separated. Then my 1 front tooth got cracked. I was scared because of that in my dream,lmao. What does this means?

  • Kayla

    Ok answer me this, i have dreams of losing my teeth physicaly, like i got punched in the face in one of them and another i fell on my face onto the concrete and lost my teeth, mine dont fall out unless im hurt. So what does that mean?

  • Kristi Wheeler

    Ive recently been having teeth dreams. It’s freaking me out. I’m half leaning on a bed while talking to my best friend (who is my ex) I don’t know where I am but I seem comfortable to be there. (My best friend had a bad knee at the time I was having these dreams He had a bad knee in my dream to).
    He was complaining of pain so I went to move to get him painkillers but as I got up my mouth tasted weird. I brushed my tongue along my teeth. There was blood. I started coughing, cupping my hands in front and all my teeth started coming out. It was a mess all over my hands and the bed. Some of them I had to spit out due to choking… after that I was in pain and screaming. My best friend didn’t seem bothered. Told me to calm down and we would go doctors tomorrow… I remember calling the hospital, trying to collect all 29 of my teeth. Then I woke up from it all ,crying slightly and still had that weird taste but everything seemed fine :/…
    I have no understanding of what this means.

  • sarah

    i keep on having dreams where my teeth are really breakable.whenever i chew on something part of my toth chips and when i wake up i believe it for hours until i look in the mirror.in the dream i start crying and screaming.in my real life my family arent doing well my two grandads are both really unwell could this be linked?

    • Dreamster

      Means funeral incoming

  • Skylar Frederick

    I had a dream of me and my boyfriend. We were both talking about our future together and then I felt some strange feeling in my mouth then I reached in my mouth and I just started to pull teeth out, because they were loose, and my boyfriend always tells me that he loves my smile. I don’t know what this means and I am worried

  • Brenda

    I have a dream dat my tooth falk out and i wanna to know if did good and bad

  • Nicole

    I had a dream that I was at a comic con and I was going to meet my idols and, all of a sudden I go up to someone and they invite me to hang out with them. I told them that I had to go to the bathroom, so I went. Once I look at myself in the mirror and smiled all my teeth started to fall out (I have braces btw) and under my teeth I had more teeth (weird) but they weren’t as straight as the teeth that had fallen out. I didn’t wanted to come out the bathroom so I called my mom, and she didn’t know what to do. I calmed myself down and when I came out the bathroom, I tried to act like everything was fine but after a minute I felt like I couldn’t breathe and someone had to call an ambulance and after a few minutes I was fine. What can my dream mean?

  • Aardra

    I had a dream that a teeth is about to fall and suddenly when I started to say about this to my father all tooth started to fall and I was crying uncontrollably

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