Saturday, November 16, 2013

So I dreamt all my teeth were falling out.

So yeah. 
That was weird. 
It was so vivid that I can still recall the way it felt in the dream - having my teeth fall out one by one. I feel like it actually happened. 
It's funny because my gums, in reality, are quite thin in some places. I've seen a periodontist, and he recommended eventually I get a graft to strengthen them. It's hereditary. My maternal grandmother apparently had dentures quite young. I think. I'm not even sure if that's true, but I have this memory of my mom telling me that when I was little.... mom?? is that real?  
Anyway, of course I needed to know what such a vivid dream to could mean. 
I went to the book of Daniel to see if he could interpret my dream but teeth falling out wasn't in his repertoire. Nor Joseph's. 
So, alas. I settled on google. 

One website offered all the following possibilities for the meaning of a teeth-falling-out dream. 

1. Anxiety about appearances, especially as it relates to being menopausal, getting older, and becoming less feminine. Good gracious, I hope that's not it. 
2. Fear of being embarrassed, making a fool of yourself, or feeling unprepared for an upcoming task.
3. Because teeth are used to bite, tear, chew, and gnaw, a dream where your teeth fall out could stem from a sense of powerlessness, difficulty expressing yourself, feelings of inferiority in a certain situation. 
4. Malnutrition or poor diet. 
5. Putting faith in people's opinions rather than the word of God. (scriptural) 
6. A family member or close friend is sick or near death. (hispanic & greek) 
7. Telling lies (chinese) 

Well, it looks like the jury's still out on this one. 
Plus at the end of the day, I could care less what google tells me about a dream meaning. It's just a dream.
Meanwhile, I'll be brushing and flossing a little more thoroughly :) 

Do you remember your dreams? Do you ever have recurring dreams? Share in the comment section! 


  1. I have had that before. They fall out one by one! It can be rather frightening... But once it starts happening repeatedly, it becomes less scary.

    1. debating whether i want to have it over and over.... i think not!!! :)

  2. Hahahaha! :) I woke up pondering the meaning of my dream last night too - eating peanut butter cookies. So, I tried that fun website you used, and here are the results:

    To dream that you are eating, giving, receiving, or stealing cookies indicate that you are letting trivial matters and minor problems annoy you. To dream that you are baking cookies signify feelings of optimism and increases. You may also experience a rise in status.

    I've been in a cookie-baking mood ever since. ;)

    1. hahaha who knew cookies could be so significant! :)