Maybe 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.
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.
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.
- Loose teeth in adults or teeth that are falling out typically indicate that gum disease is present. There is hope for an excellent smile makeover with innovations like dental implants. A prosthetic is attached to a permanent implant, recreating your smile so that it is secure and looks natural.
- Crumbling or rotting teeth can also be a sign of periodontal disease, however, aging can often lead to worn-out teeth as a matter of course – and your face may take the fall for oral health problems too. When you need a smile makeover because of broken, cracked, or disintegrating teeth, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry treatments like porcelain crowns, dental onlays, or porcelain veneers can revitalize your smile and your oral health.
- Chipped teeth are an inconvenience, but they do not generally pose any immediate oral health risks. It’s still a good idea to tend to aesthetic dental problems, not only because they could lead to more complicated issues, but also because they just don’t look that great. You can have the five-star smile that celebrities sport. A smile makeover can disguise imperfections and give you a strong, healthy smile.
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.