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😊🤒🤡 Had a weird dream about losing your teeth and not sure what it means? You’re not alone—oddly enough, dreaming about your teeth falling out is among the most common dreams in the world.[1] While you sleep, your brain is doing a lot of work processing your emotions and experiences during your daily life, and it sometimes can produce strange images. If you’re trying to figure out what a dream about losing your teeth means, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn all the major interpretations of what teeth falling out in a dream means.

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Lacking Control over Your Life

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Fearing a Loss

  1. Fearing losing your teeth signifies you fear losing other things too. Your teeth are precious to you, and if you dream about losing them, this can indicate that you’re experiencing an underlying fear of loss. You might be worried about losing a relationship, power, money, or something else of value to you.[9]
    • Think about what things in your life you’re grateful for. Are you concerned about your ability to hold onto these things? If the answer is yes, it’s a good idea to try to work out why so that you can feel more secure.

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Experiencing Family Difficulties

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Feeling Sexual Anxiety

  1. In psychoanalysis, dreams about losing teeth can be sexual metaphors. For the Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, men who dreamed about losing their teeth may be experiencing a fear of castration, that they would lose their sexual capacity. For Freud’s fellow psychoanalyst Carl Jung, women with this dream may be experiencing anxiety over the possibility of being a mother, with teeth representing a future child.[13]
    • When Freud came up with this idea, he was arguing against what was then the most common interpretation of this dream, that it represented death.

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      • Our brains are designed to forget dreams by the time we wake up. If you want to remember more of your dreams, try to wake up as soon as you realize you’re asleep, and write your dreams down.
      • If your dreams are giving you a lot of anxiety, there are several techniques for dealing with nightmares. Overcome the dream by confronting it directly. When you wake up, spend a few minutes imagining yourself with strong and secure teeth.[14]

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      This article was co-authored by Alex Dimitriu, MD and by wikiHow staff writer, Nihal Shetty. Alex Dimitriu, MD is the Owner of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, a clinic based in the San Francisco Bay Area with expertise in psychiatry, sleep, and transformational therapy. Alex earned his Doctor of Medicine from Stony Brook University in 2005 and graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine's Sleep Medicine Residency Program in 2010. Professionally, Alex has dual board certification in psychiatry and sleep medicine. This article has been viewed 3,143 times.
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