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What could losing teeth in a dream mean?

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Dream 511: Personal Loss

I am frequently asked about the meaning of losing teeth in a dream. I came across this extensive post by Jungian dream interpreter Jesamine Mello on the Quora website that tells you ninety percent of what you need to know:

“While it’s true that dreams about losing or breaking your teeth can illustrate anxiety or loss or insecurity, when you’re interpreting your dreams, you always have to ask, “why this image for anxiety, insecurity, loss?” Any number of images can mean the same thing. You could have an image of losing your hair, and that too, says something about appearance.

So, you first look at what teeth mean, both symbolically and biologically because over the eons of our evolution, it’s those aspects that make their imprint. Once we look at what teeth mean, then we look at what it could mean that you lose them.

In short, symbolically teeth are images of power and transformation. Biologically, they are necessary for digestion. In animals, teeth are displays of power, instruments of aggression and defense, as well as tools.

When we say something, “has teeth”, in reference to a law or something, then it means that law has the power to make people follow it. When something has “no teeth”, then it has no power. If a primitive loses his teeth, then he’s lost his power. If he wears the teeth of an animal or enemy, then he’s gained power.

So, in relation to power, dreams about losing teeth could mean that your insecurity comes from a power issue – what we’d call a complex in Jungian analysis. You’d have to ask what your relationship to power is. Do you need to assert yourself more or less? If you are overpowering or too aggressive, then the dream takes that from you and leaves you vulnerable. If you are already powerless, then the dream shows you how that looks. The dream is an attempt at balancing your attitude by drawing your attention to it.

In relation to digestion, teeth play a major role in breaking food down into smaller pieces, thus allowing us to digest and assimilate it, and then, use it for energy. Having no teeth in a dream could mean that you aren’t able to process or digest some experience in your life. It’s too much to take in, so to speak. In this case, maybe you need to learn to reflect more, break things down, take more time to reflect or consider something – in order to make it more digestible.

On the other hand, maybe you overthink – in which case you have worn out your teeth. In this case, learn to stop chewing and just swallow what happens. Let the natural course of digestion take its course. You can’t control everything.

We also say “bite down” on something in reference to “getting a grip” on it. The idea here would be an ability to sink your teeth into something”. To have no teeth, would mean an inability to focus or engage.

If your teeth are crumbling, then perhaps you hold on for too long.

Teeth are for gripping something – similar to what I just said. To lose them would be losing your grip. This could indicate a time to let go of something too long-held. That could be an attitude, a worn out belief system, or a relationship. You’d have to reflect on that.

And finally, losing teeth could very well point to some kind of initiatory transformation in your life. Think about all of the rituals related to children losing teeth. In primitive societies of Australia for example, teeth were ritually knocked to symbolize this kind of passage.”
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My main comment is that, she mentions it briefly at the beginning, but tends to discount it because it is so common. The most common interpretation is that you have lost something of value to you, which could be a relationship, the death of a person, money, status, or even a personal quality. Your reaction to the loss is similar to the loss of a tooth. You don’t like it because you have lost something personal, but you will recover.

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What might being bitten by a dog in a dentist office mean?

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Dream 463: Do I need to be less verbally aggressive?

A woman had the following dream:

“I had the weirdest dream! I was taking care of my brother who had recently become paralyzed ( in the dream, pray that doesn’t ACTUALLY happen) I had to bring him to my regular cleaning dental appointment. As the dental hygeniest walked away to obtain her tools or whatever, this dog ( yes, in THE DENTIST OFFICE) comes bites me on the leg and arm aggressively. So the Hygeniest comes back behaving nonchalntly about the incindent, as if what just happened shouldn’t be a concern! I’m thinking, “WHY IS THERE EVEN A DOG IN A DENTAL OFFICE!”

Interpretation

At the first level of dream interpretation, each person in the dream is a part of your mind. Men tend to go more with action parts of the Mind. Animals usually represent your instincts. This dream is all about teeth in many ways.

First you were getting your teeth cleaned. Secondly, the dog attacks you with teeth. I think in this case, the teeth are being recognized as a defensive or aggressive part of your personality. That your brother is paralyzed, I believe, means that the dream does not want you to act on anger you may have towards some situation. What is notable about this is I think your subconscious doesn’t want you to react with anger even if others are showing anger towards you in a certain situation.

Your subconscious wants you to keep everything clean and above board, at least above the jawline, which I think is a way of emphasizing there that wants you to not show aggression too much in what you say.

In this case, the dream may be overly dramatic to make a point. That is, someone may attack you in anger verbally, but your subconscious believes it will be healing for you not to react in anger. The reason I think healing is involved is because a medical professional is involved.

The dental hygienist represents the part of you that wants you to clean up your mouth, to put it frankly, because dreams are seldom subtle about making a point. The reason I believe it is mostly verbal anger is because the mouth is involved, both in regard to your teeth being cleaned, and the dog attacks you with its mouth.

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What does losing teeth and crystal meth mean in a dream?

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Dream 332: Get Some Self Control

A young man had a dream that he opened an old toothpaste and brushed his teeth with it. All of his teeth fell out. A female doctor said it’s because when the toothpaste expired it turned into crystal meth.

Interpretation

There is a Spanish belief that when you lose a tooth in a dream, it means that someone is going to die. This is just an extreme form of what I also believe. I believe that when you lose a tooth in a dream, it means that you have lost something personal.

It is a loss you can recover from. It is the way you feel about losing a tooth. You don’t like it, but you will recover. The death of someone close to you is just an extreme form of that.

The first question I would want to ask is whether he has been involved with drug abuse or substance abuse of any kind which. If he has been using, the dream is saying that trying to look good, brush his teeth, will not keep him from losing personal things which could be either relationships or actual things he owns. If he is not using, the dream would be about doing things in a timely way to keep what he has.

The problem is that the warranty expired without him realizing it. The implication is that he should have used the toothpaste before it expired, that he should have done things in a timely manner. So the dream is saying that just trying to look good is not going to be good enough, that he actually has to do things in a timely manner or he’s going to lose many personal items or personal relationships.

Dreams are almost always perfect. It is perfect that it references crystal meth because crystal meth is known to make people lose their teeth.

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What Does Losing a Tooth in a Dream Mean?

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It’s Like Losing Something Personal

What does losing a tooth in a dream mean?

The main commonality I have found in dreams of losing a tooth is that the dreamer lost something recently of personal value. It can be a possession, relationship, job, reputation, or even a personal quality such as “losing your bite” with people. It is usually a personal loss that you do not like, but is something you can deal with similar to how you feel when you lose a tooth.

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