What Do Crumbling Teeth Mean In A Dream?

Out of all the teeth-related dreams, this is up there with the most horrible. A dream of crumbling teeth has a lot to tell you, and generally, the more disturbing the dream, the harder your subconscious is trying to get you to notice something.

Teeth crumbling in dreams imply that a situation desperately needs your attention, especially if you consider that crumbling teeth isn’t a normal problem – it is a severe one.

Let’s take a look.

Why Am I Dreaming Of Crumbling Teeth?

Some dreams involving crumbling teeth stem from underlying insecurity that is affecting every area of your life. 

It may also reflect an ongoing problem that is starting to bleed into other areas of your life, one that you need to sort out as quickly as possible. 

If you consider that teeth are one of the first defenses in the animal kingdom, your teeth crumbling in a dream can suggest that you feel vulnerable, powerless, and unable to fend off a problem or someone who means you harm.

In some cases, a dream of crumbling teeth can refer to how your energy, motivation, or sense of purpose is failing you. You feel that things are tough, and you are doubting your ability to weather the storm. 

Seeing Your Teeth Crumble In A Dream Meaning

How horrible. A dream where your teeth crumble into fragments suggests that you’re ignoring a situation that desperately needs your attention, or this could be some aspect of your health that you’re neglecting.

Healthy teeth in a dream signify a good sense of well being, and you feel capable of handling anything that comes your way, so to dream of crumbling teeth suggests that something is quite wrong. 

In folklore, a dream of crumbling teeth means that you regret something you have said in the past, something that has been said to you, or lies that someone has spread about you. 

A dream like this calls on you to recognize what you can do to atone (if anything), what you cannot change, and what you can forgive yourself for.

Feeling Your Teeth Break In A Dream

A dream where you feel the teeth break in your mouth is a frightening experience, one that might have derailed any situation within your dream, where you then focus on your teeth.

Similarly, a dream like this signals something that will put your priorities on hold, or make things come to a screeching halt. 

It could be that something is about to come to an end, something that has defined your life up until now, and it will be difficult to decide what you want next, or who you are without it.

This dream may signal a loss of direction for a while, but if you keep calm, you will soon find your path.

Dreaming Of The Ends Of Your Teeth Breaking

Dreaming that the ends or edges of your teeth break implies that you need to understand yourself on a deeper level. Maybe something you’ve been working on for a while won’t turn out the way you want, but it can guide you to something better.

A dream like this may also warn you that even putting your heart and your soul into something does not guarantee that you will be successful, but you will still learn something valuable from it, so that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try.

Alternatively, a dream where the edges of your teeth wear away suggests that circumstances in waking life have given you a knock to your confidence. 

Maybe you are in a relationship that isn’t healthy, and it’s starting to affect other areas of your life, or something you thought you wanted is actually quite boring now that you’ve got it.

You may question exactly what you want from life – but then isn’t that the purpose of things going wrong? 

Spitting Out Broken Teeth In Your Dream

A dream of spitting out broken teeth refers to how you should learn to let go of things you no longer need or want in life. A dream like this is common when you feel the need to cling on to something familiar, even if the time for it has passed.

Ask yourself why you want to hold onto this. It might be a relationship, a motivation that served you in the past, a certain lifestyle, or a job that no longer works for you.

This sort of dream usually comes about when change is inevitable, and you need to move with shifting circumstances, not against them.

If you are prone to fight change, and you continue to be stubborn after a dream like this, your subconscious is warning you that your relationships, health, or future opportunities may suffer as a result. 

Dreaming Of Having Broken Teeth Removed

A dream where you have broken teeth removed is largely a good sign. It denotes your ability to confront problems head-on, rather than letting them fester and get worse with time. 

Or, a dream of having broken teeth removed is a call to take a chance that’s a little riskier in terms of what you want, as long as it’s a measured risk, and you’re not hurting yourself or anyone else.

Consider what is holding you back, and find a way to be free of it. Have you outgrown a relationship? A way of life? Is it time to focus on what you want from the future?

Dreaming Of Your Teeth Rotting And What It Means

What a nightmare. You might wake up from such a horrible dream and run your finger over your teeth to convince yourself that they are still there and healthy. 

A nightmare where your teeth rot is actually a good sign, believe it or not. It suggests that while you may be unhappy with the way things are going right now, the bad luck you’re experiencing is not forever, and will soon balance out. 

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you’re not good enough or incapable just because something is proving difficult to solve. You are worth more than that. 

What Makes Your Teeth Break In Waking Life?

Erosion of your teeth can happen at any age, especially if you have soft teeth or very little enamel. If your teeth are breaking, there are a few things to consider. 

Grinding or clenching your teeth a lot (even in your sleep) can leave your teeth broken, so if you do find that you wake up with a sore jaw, or the edges of your teeth change shape, it’s worth investing in a gum shield to wear at night.

When it comes to clenching your teeth during the day, you might try chewing gum or reducing sources of stress. 

Another thing that can damage your teeth is taking poor care of your teeth. This leads to decay, cavities, gum disease, and the erosion of your enamel, all of which can cause your teeth to break.

The Detailed Meaning Behind A Dream Of Crumbling Teeth

Teeth breaking or crumbling in your dream is usually interpreted in one of four ways.

You’re Scared Of Getting Older

As it’s a fact that people’s teeth get more damaged with age, dreaming of crumbling teeth can suggest that you’re scared of getting older. 

Maybe you’ve already noticed the signs of time taking its toll on you in some way, such as a stray gray hair, feeling achy after exercise more than you’re used to, or having a killer hangover.

A Decision Will Cost You

A nightmare of teeth crumbling may suggest that you are making or have made a wrong turn in life. It could be that there is no right answer, but the negativity that comes with such a decision is weighing on you.

You may feel that someone is taking advantage of you, or nothing good can come of a particular situation. Your subconscious is reflecting how uneasy you feel, and how things might get worse.

Something In Waking Life Is Falling Apart

Crumbling teeth in your dream may reflect part of your waking life which is falling to pieces. This could be a situation at work, in your home life, a relationship, or something else entirely. 

Something that you considered to be a constant in your life is changing, and this is causing you some uncertainty.

Feeling Unable To Change Your Life

You may dream of crumbling teeth when you feel you’ve lost something incredibly important to you: the power to change your life. It could be that a situation has you backed into a corner, and you have only one choice ahead of you, or you’re unsure what to do next.

A dream like this encourages you to find a way to claw back your power. This doesn’t have to be anything dramatic, even the smallest step will do.

The Biblical Meaning Of Teeth Dreams

From a Biblical perspective, teeth in dreams represent your spiritual health, as well as your physical well being. 

It’s a way of taking stock of how you might do things better in order to live a more fulfilling life, whether that’s looking after yourself, others, or concentrating on moving forward on your spiritual journey through life.

It’s a call to pay attention in life, and see things for what they truly are. Maybe you have a skewed perspective right now, where from your point of view, things look much better or much worse than they are. 

After a dream like this, it’s worth adjusting your expectations, figuring out exactly what is possible for you to accomplish, and what you should leave by the wayside.

For some people, teeth in dreams represent a tool that God gives us to survive, so this dream is a call to look after what you have, while you have it, or you might not have it for as long a time as you should.

Final Thoughts

Dreams of crumbling teeth are not prophetic in that they represent how your teeth are going to fall out. 

Usually, a dream of cleaning teeth is an encouragement to pay attention, to see what you can adjust in your life to make it better, and ensure that you’re not making the wrong decision somewhere.


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