There are various interpretations for the dream of teeth falling out. Below are some of the most common explanations of this common dream.
Lack of Self Confidence
According to the book “Dream Interpretation by Example”, written by Wayde Gilchrist, the dream of teeth falling out means that you lack self-confidence, particularly in dealing with a new challenge or situation that you are confronting in your life.
Fear of Causing Castration to Yourself
According to the popular book “The Interpretation of Dreams”, written by the famed neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, dreams of teeth falling out have a sexual interpretation. According to Dr. Freud, the extraction of teeth by another is usually interpreted as castration and relates this to the act of masturbation in males, wherein the loss of sperm occurs.
It can also mean fear of sexual inadequacy.
Anxiety About Your Appearance
Dreams about teeth falling can also be interpreted to mean that you are having anxiety about how you look and how others appreciate your appearance. According to this interpretation, teeth are a symbol of your appearance and how comfortable you are with how you look. When you smile, it shows how comfortable and confident you are about your appearance. Thus, when you dream of losing your teeth, it is a symbol of how worried you are about your appearance or how you are not confident about the current state of your appearance.
More About Dreams
Did you know that although you are asleep, you brain is capable of being as active as it is when you are awake? This was confirmed by a groundbreaking study by Eugene Aserinsky and Nathaniel Kleitman, who were able to record the brain waves of both infants and adults while they were asleep. The study showed that when the body, especially in the eye area, exhibited movement while the subjects were asleep, their brain waves as recorded were found to be exhibiting fast activity, caused by the occurrence of dreams in the subject.
Gilchrist, Wayde. Dream Interpretation by Example. Real Dreams with Detailed Expert Analysis. Tampa, FL: Idea Store, 2009. Print.
Freud, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud … New York: Macmillan Etc. Etc., 1937. Print.