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Common Dream: Losing Teeth


What does it mean for teeth to fall out in a dream? I dreamed that my teeth were falling out. In real life, my teeth are perfectly all right even though I’m 39 years old. Why should I have this dream?
Katie P- New Orleans

Psychological Meaning:

Dreaming of teeth falling out may represent insecurity. These dreams often occur at a time of transition between one phase of life and another. When we lost our milk teeth, we also gradually lost our childhood innocence. Loosing your teeth therefore show that today you have similar feelings of uncertainty and self-consciousness as you did in childhood. The dream could also highlight your worries about getting older or your sexual attractiveness.

Animal teeth may represent aggressiveness and false teeth may represent concern about your self-image. The dream could also be triggered by subtle toothache that you are not yet consciously aware of.



1. Do I feel insecure because I’m starting a new phase of life? Katie’s dream may highlight her worries about soon reaching 40.

2. Am I facing reality? Dreams about loosing teeth may represent a retreat to the innocent times when you were a toothless baby and dependent for nourishment on your mother’s milk.


Mystical Meaning of Loss of Teeth Dream

The Nilotes of the Sudan believe that if a woman has a toothy grin it is a bad omen. It symbolises the mouth of a wild animal that will frighten the cattle and superstitious lore insists that maidens with a wide smile be made beautiful by having their front teeth removed. An African witchdoctor would therefore interpret dreams about losing teeth as a sign of prosperity. Some superstitions claim that it predicts a death.

My Video about loosing your teeth in a dream


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Teeth Falling Out in a Dream
What dreams about teeth falling out mean. This common dream may highlight anxieties or loss of self-esteem. Superstition says it represents a death. Extract from my book The Hidden Meaning Of Dreams (1999) ISBN 0-8069-7773-6

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Copyright: Craig Hamilton-Parker CRAIG HAMILTON-PARKER is a celebrated U.K. medium and author of 15 best-selling titles.

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  • Lauricelis June 29, 2015, 8:33 pm

    The meaning and my dream about teeth don’t add up.

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