Surely more than once you have woken up and spent the next few minutes, or even part of the day, wondering what the hell that dream you had meant.
Flying, being late to something important, rushing into the void, dreaming of pregnancy, being naked in public or falling teeth are some of the most common and recurring dreams among the population, despite cultural differences.
The dreams are still a mystery for the human being and, therefore, for science. We know the importance of sleeping for our body, but what happens during the REM sleep phase, when the images are so vivid that the brain needs to deactivate the muscle tone so that we do not hurt ourselves, it remains an enigma. Do those dreams mean anything? More specifically, how to interpret those in which we attend, anguished, to the fall of our own teeth?
Dream that your teeth are falling
A beautiful smile represents happiness, security, strength and beauty. A healthy and careful dentition helps you to convey an attractive image and plays an important role in relationships with others. Therefore, in psychology and at a general level, we can say that dreaming about falling teeth usually means insecurity, lack of confidence in ourselves, low self-esteem, whether in the personal or professional field.
One theory is that dreams related to teeth reflect anxieties about our appearance and the perception others have of us. Although they can appear at any age, recent studies show that women in menopause suffer this type of dreams more frequently, which would support the explanation that relates these dream contents with the fear of aging and loss of physical attractiveness.
Also, the teeth, which serve to bite, break or chew, also tell us about our inner strength. Thus, if we run out of them in dreams, we may feel vulnerable: unable to achieve the goals we had set ourselves, afraid of failing, of being questioned or ridiculed before others. We may be living in a situation where we cannot express ourselves as we would like, we cannot be sufficiently heard or we feel frustrated because someone does not pay attention to us.
Fear of changes
In addition to insecurity as a concept more related to this type of dreams, another explanation may be the fear of changes. The fall of the teeth supposes an event of great impact in our vital development. They grow during childhood, then fall when we go from this stage to adolescence to, later, go back out. Therefore, the fall of the teeth represents a period of transition in our lives. If you are going through some phase in which many changes are taking place and this creates you anxiety, then you are likely to have this kind of dreams.
Recurring and common dreams, most times distressing and unpleasant. Before them, experts recommend becoming aware first of the situations that may be disturbing us, then try to put the solution. A challenge that, although sometimes it seems very difficult, can be faced successfully.