What does it mean to dream about teeth, such as losing teeth or brushing teeth?

Put on someone’s false tooth…

false toothDream: I dreamt that I put on someone’s false tooth and when I took it off my tooth fell out.

DreamsMaster: A tooth in a dream may represent one’s appearance or image, and it may also represent one’s sense of strength.

If the tooth was in the front of your mouth, putting on someone else’s false tooth could symbolize wearing another’s identity instead of being true to yourself. That your own tooth fell out after you took off the false tooth could mean that you’re at risk of losing your own identity completely if you continue to hide behind someone else’s.

If the tooth was a molar in the back of your mouth, then instead of the dream message having to do with assuming a false identity, it’s possible the message is about borrowing on someone else’s strength. Losing your own tooth after taking off the false one could symbolize that you’ve come to rely so heavily on another’s strength, that you no longer trust your own.

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Teeth rotting…

teeth rotting, self-imageDream: Have to meet a lady in a community place to see my children, teeth rotting in front.

DreamsMaster:  A dream about teeth rotting in front could be a metaphor for the expression “to lose face”, implying the loss of respect from others. I don’t know you or your life situation, but if this were my dream, it would mean that I feel have done something irresponsible in regards to my role as a parent, and I am feeling exposed and ashamed about it. If this interpretation fits for you, I’d take it a step further and suggest that the takeaway message is to reverse the tide and find a way to “save face” – do the needful to regain your dignity, and become the person your children would be honored to have as a parent.

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Brushing teeth…

Brushing teethDream:  I was dreaming of brushing my teeth.

DreamsMaster: This is a great dream to explore both literally and symbolically.

On a literal level, dreaming of brushing teeth could mean you need to pay more attention to your oral hygiene. For example, maybe you’ve recently experienced a toothache, or perhaps you’ve noticed people subtly moving further away from you when you speak (i.e., bad breath).

If nothing fits at the literal level, next take a look at some metaphors and symbols associated with teeth. For example:

– Teeth in a dream often symbolize power or strength. In this context, to brush them could represent the desire to enhance these qualities.

– Teeth may also represent our self-image, or our presentation to the outer world. Were you brushing in front of a mirror? In this context, brushing your teeth could represent a need to “brush up on” your image in a business or personal relationship.

The feeling you had in the dream as you brushed as well as what was on your mind the night of the dream will provide additional clues to the dream’s meaning.

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