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Beyond Oral Health: Interpreting Dreams About Your Teeth

oral health dream interpretationMaybe your child has started to lose her baby teeth. Perhaps you saw the dental torture scene in Marathon Man. You may be feeling conflicted about a major life change. Any of these reasons could be responsible for dreams you’ve had about your teeth. Then again, they may have zero to do with your oral health nightmares. Your teeth play a major role in your life either way, and it certainly doesn’t hurt to explore every angle to find out how to improve your entire world – conscious and unconscious – with a smile makeover.

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Dental Dream Interpretation

Teeth are a common topic in dreams, which has them featured regularly and prominently in dream journals and on dream-interpretation websites. Having a dream about your teeth falling out, or having a dream that is even remotely related to your teeth, is often interpreted as being negative. Psychological reasons for teeth-related dreams could indicate any (or none) of the following:

  • Fear of letting go (of someone or something)
  • Fear of rejection
  • Fear of being abandoned
  • Fear of loss (a person, pet, job, or otherwise)
  • Feeling embarrassed
  • Feeling out of control or powerless in a relationship (personal or professional)

Dream interpretation where teeth are concerned can get even more specific, assigning relatively literal meanings to the tooth or teeth that are in jeopardy in your dream.

  • The loss of baby teeth could symbolize maturity.
  • Molars could indicate that an idea or action needs to be chewed on a little more.
  • An eye tooth may be associated with something you have recently seen or should investigate more closely.
  • A loose tooth could be a warning that you are saying or revealing more than you should.

Whether you believe in dream interpretation or not, know this: Feeling self-conscious about the condition of your teeth and smile during your waking hours can be a living nightmare. You can alter that state of being sooner rather than later.

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Make Your Dental Dreams Come True

Dental dreams could represent the stress you have about your job or worries you are having about aging. There are legitimate reasons you should be worried about the state of your teeth – in real life.

Your teeth and smile are the focal point of your face. If you are feeling embarrassed about your appearance, certainly this inadequacy can manifest itself in your dreams. Create your own kind of dreamland by visiting your Midtown Manhattan dentist, Dr. Michael J. Wei, and discussing your customized smile makeover. Make your appointment today – see if your dreams react accordingly.