The most common affliction our dream bodies suffer is that of losing teeth or cracked and crumbly teeth. Were this a problem with your waking physical body, you’d probably want to get thyself to the dentist ASAP! But when your teeth are a problem in your dreams, you’re better off seeing a communications expert. To the dreaming mind, your teeth, as well as any part of your mouth, are symbolic of your words. Paying attention to your teeth dreams helps you to monitor and improve the way you communicate.
The following teeth dream is from my nationally syndicated newspaper column The Dream Zone. And while more than teeth are lost in this dream, the message still applies…
Last night I dreamed I had braces on all my teeth. I removed all the braces and half of my teeth came out along with my tongue. It looked like a creepy science experiment, but it all grew back instantly. The weirdest part was my tongue. It had all kinds of weird colors and stuff on it, and I put it in a large glass of fruit punch. So creepy! – Dave 36, Cleveland, OH
Lauri: Sounds like you’re having a major communication issue. When any part of the mouth is brought to attention in a dream you can bet it is referring to something you have said recently. The braces suggest you have been trying to “straighten something out” verbally. But since your teeth and your tongue all came out in the dream, you must have said a lot of things that you wish you could take back and put back in. Placing your tongue in fruit punch seems like a totally random and bizarre thing to do but I think it reflects that, after this communication, you felt like you were “punched.” But fear not, your dream is giving you good news despite the embarrassment you must have experienced. It all grew back instantly, meaning that you’ll bounce back just fine. You have, “saved face,” so to speak.
Dave replies: Yesterday I called me ex, told him I was sorry and asked him to take me back, etc. It was a stupid move. This makes sense. Thank you.
Dave’s dream not only reflects his embarrassment after allowing too much out of his mouth, it also gives him encouragement that it will all be okay.
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