Brushing your teeth in dreams is generally a positive omen. Teeth in dreams generally indicate power, conflict, strength, and “brushing” your teeth can imply that you are trying to express these important emotions to others. Our mouth also indicates how we communicate and express ourselves.
However, I must say that in terms of strange dreams there is nothing more strange than seeing oneself or others brushing their teeth. In fact, I had this repetitive dream night after night for a week. I saw myself leaning over the bathroom sink brushing my teeth with a red toothbrush. Sometimes I spit blood in the sink and a dream in which my teeth fell out while brushing them.
I asked my priest at church on Sunday to find out the biblical meaning of the dream of “brushing your teeth.” Interestingly, he said that brushing your teeth in dreams could be a fear of communication, and brushing your teeth and then seeing them fall out or bleed could indicate a lack of spiritual vision. He said that I might need some advice on how to manage my own power over others and that I need to redefine my goals and finances. The Scriptures use teeth to communicate how “powerful people are.” After a long discussion, the priest and I concluded that there are phrases in the Bible that include “gnashing of teeth,” therefore, as a biblical symbol, teeth can symbolize inner power and human anger. If you look at Job 41:14 teeth are used for fear and rank in Job 16:9. This makes perfect sense to me! Moving on from the biblical meaning, I will now look at the spiritual meaning of dreaming about brushing your teeth
Brushing your teeth in a bathroom and looking at yourself in the mirror can indicate that you need to be more assertive and “talk back” more about yourself. What really resonated with me was that this is a message that we have heard since childhood. I remember my mother saying “brush your teeth before you go to bed”
Is the dream of brushing teeth good or bad?
I feel that this dream is generally a great omen. Although “teeth” dreams are considered negative in most dream dictionaries. I think that the fact of seeing oneself brushing one’s teeth is much more positive. In Welsh dream lore brushing someone else’s teeth is a kind of dream and that you are about to attend a particular social event such as a wedding. If the dream was a nightmare, then I feel that the dream is still positive and was sent for you to understand what you should reflect in your own image. There are many reasons why we would have this dream. A toothbrush without bristles is an extremely negative sign that can suggest a very difficult situation. Dreaming of your own toothbrush, however, is a lucky omen.
What is the general meaning of the dream of brushing your teeth?
Interestingly, about 80% of all Americans have some form of gum disease. When we brush our teeth in real life we are helping to prevent periodontal or gum disease, which is the main reason for the loss of our beautiful teeth.
Seeing yourself “brushing” your teeth at your own bathroom sink in a dream can indicate that you are trying to make a fresh start, or wash away your problems. Dreaming of brushing your teeth somewhere else (such as a hotel or a friend’s house) may suggest that you are temporarily changing your goals. Dreaming of using your toothbrush may indicate that you need a “clean break”
If the toothbrush was dirty this may suggest that good communication is required to overcome problems. If there is food stuck or something else between your teeth, this can suggest (according to dream lore) that there are outside influences that are going to delay your goals and your progress.
Dreaming of cleaning your white and shiny teeth is a positive dream, it can indicate that you are setting your goals intelligently if you look at your teeth after brushing them. However, dreaming of cleaning rotten or bad teeth suggests that there will be stormy challenges ahead, but you can ride the waves of life, and continue on your life’s journey. To dream that you do not brush your teeth regularly or that your teeth fall out after brushing suggests that you are going to have some difficulties in communicating your point of view.
Brushing someone else’s teeth in a dream means that you have to take the initiative
Dreaming of brushing someone else’s teeth (such as a child) can indicate that you need to be more determined. That you’re letting other people take the lead. It is important that you look at your inner struggles and understand what goals are needed to be more assertive.
The general meaning of brushing your teeth in dreams
- You need to be more assertive in real life
- You feel inadequate in the company of other people.
- Eliminating your problems.
- In ancient dream books, cleaning your teeth indicates that you will wash away problems in life
- In ancient superstition, the tradition of dreaming that you are brushing your teeth and then they fall out is related to the “fear of losing a loved one”
- If you dream that you have yellow plaque and tartar or smelly breath and you “brush” your teeth and clean your mouth, this may suggest that you may feel somewhat inadequate in front of others.
In addition to the above meanings, brushing your teeth in dreams can mean the following:
1. Brushing your teeth is a symbol of resistance
The message of this dream is to be able to feel what you need to do inside and not ignore your inner intuition. Sometimes the act of removing plaque in dreams can suggest that you are worried about unexpected problems or concentration and need to pay attention to remove them. It could be the symbol of being resilient in the face of problems.
2. That you need to be more attentive
Teeth cleaning is also associated with how attentive we are and seeing beautiful teeth can mean that we have great self-esteem. These types of dreams can suggest that you are worried about “keeping up with the Jonses” and it is important not to let things bother you too much.
3. The dentist has caused this dream.
Dentists always tell us that we should clean our teeth better, floss more, or invest in better toothpaste. It could be that you feel guilty about not going to the dentist!
Dream of someone brushing their teeth
According to my 1000 dream dictionaries, seeing someone brush their teeth is a happy omen of appearing in a dream. Yes, it is very positive! It predicts that you are going to receive some successes and riches according to the folklore. If you dream of seeing someone brushing their teeth that you do not know, it can indicate that you can expect a great fortune to smile at you in business matters. Dreaming of seeing someone brushing their teeth that you don’t know indicates a change in direction of some things you have been involved with. It may mean you’re not getting the results you expected, I’m afraid.
What is the spiritual meaning of brushing your teeth?
Dream lore is pretty weird sometimes and I’ve noticed there are a lot of references to brushing teeth in old dream books from the 30’s. After researching my dream library (I have about 1000 books on the subject.) I came across to the conclusion that the dream of brushing teeth can have a number of meanings depending on the details of the dream. I will cover them here. Spiritually speaking, brushing your teeth indicates cleanliness and change in most books. Seeing teeth “fall out” in a dream can mean that we are losing our inner power and it is time to regain it upon waking. Teeth in dreams are generally quite negative. Brushing your teeth as a spiritual metaphor can suggest that you need to gain power again and be more assertive.
Dreams of flossing
Flossing in the dream indicates that you want to remove problems from your life. Having a dream in which you do not brush your teeth regularly or that your teeth fall out after brushing suggests that you are going to have some difficulties in communicating your point of view. Interestingly, about 80% of all Americans have some form of gum disease. If you dream that you have plaque and tartar and you “brush” them off, this may suggest that you may feel somewhat inadequate in front of others. I will now go over some specific brushing teeth dream meanings.
What does it mean to brush your teeth and then “teeth” fall out in a dream?
If you spit out your teeth or they suddenly fall out while brushing, it may indicate that you are going to fall with people close to you (according to ancient dream lore) «As for dreaming that your own teeth suddenly scatter on the ground, but rest assured, this is a popular dream.” From my point of view, from a psychological point of view, dreaming that you are brushing your teeth and then they fall out can suggest that you are worrying unnecessarily about the future.
If you are brushing your teeth and it is painful or you feel restless in a dream it can suggest that you were suffering in the present. Perhaps there is a crisis or a broken relationship that is bothering you in daily life? Any type of pain in dreams can mean that we feel particularly sensitive when waking up.
Is brushing teeth in dreams popular?
No. The dream is not popular. There was an interesting scientific experiment by a Professor Mathes and others in 2014 that investigated tooth dreams in general. It is interesting to learn from this research that the frequency of teeth falling out in dreams was extremely low in all studies. However, teeth are supposed to be one of the most popular dreams in the world. There was a study in 1970 by a professor named Snyder and he looked at 635 people during REM sleep. Strangely, of these people, only 0.47% dreamed of teeth. What I am trying to say is that although it is a fact that “teeth” are a popular dream. The most popular dreams are flying, falling or finding money
What is the psychology of brushing teeth dream?
I also like to consider dream psychology when writing my dream interpretations. The two great dream psychologists of the 1930s known as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung covered the dream of teeth in their books. I couldn’t find anything in Carl Jung’s books about brushing teeth, but Sigmund Freud believed brushing in dreams (the act of) is connected to how clean we are in waking life. I think psychologically speaking, brushing your teeth can mean that it’s a sign that you feel like you need to clean yourself up more psychically. Do you believe it? Our society, in my opinion, has become somewhat too clean
I was flipping through twitter earlier today, I can see a lot of people are focused on dirt and cleanliness. Many believe that dirt can harm their children. There are also many interesting cultural differences. For example, parents living in Japan are particularly concerned about germs on children’s stationery, toys or bedding and this has to be sterile. The Japanese use a horrendous number of antibacterial products and there are almost no infectious diseases like in other more underdeveloped countries. What I am saying is that we as a “society” have become very focused on cleanliness. This can later be transferred to our dreams. We live comfortably with dirt and bacteria, and after brushing our teeth, germs reappear on the surface of the gums as soon as we eat. My advice, from a dream psychology perspective, is to start your revolution and take your life back and try to identify the “problem” you need to “brush out.”
Dream about brushing rotten teeth
If the theme of the dream was that your teeth are bad/rotten this may suggest that you were worried about your strength to move forward in the future. Dreaming of rotten teeth is a fairly common dream symbol. Dream psychologist Sigmund Freud believed that dreams about rotten teeth can be interpreted as what is called “psychological stimulation”, more simply, it can suggest that the dreamer is preoccupied with communication. If you brush your black, rotten and smelly teeth it can suggest that you nevertheless care about what others say or loss of confidence. The most important advice of this type of dream is that you focus on improving your self-confidence.
Dream about not being able to brush your teeth
If you cannot find your toothbrush in a dream or it is broken it is an interesting dream. Sometimes we experience dreams in which we try to achieve something but we cannot do it. These are the most frustrating! And, we never really know why we can’t complete the tasks. Interestingly, trying to brush your teeth but not being able to (because of losing your toothbrush or for whatever reason) indicates that there are certain blocks in life that are holding you back at the moment. If the toothbrush is simply “not available” it suggests that you are going to have to get over the “delay” before you face a difficult situation. Dreaming of a broken toothbrush means that you are about to break an “event pattern” according to Scottish dream lore.
Dream of teeth that break or crumble when brushing.
To dream of breaking your teeth indicates an unsuccessful rebellion against a situation that you can no longer bear. If the teeth are breaking off, falling apart in the sink may suggest that you should not go up to the bait. I also think that this dream can suggest gossip. If we look at it, the two symbols separately stop breaking a crumbling tooth can be related to saying something you shouldn’t and gossiping, however, brushing your teeth indicates that you are trying to assert yourself. feeling that such a dream may result in the fact that you will be criticized but if you stand up for yourself you will be supported by others. Try to be careful not to get involved in difficult social situations by specifically being too ambitious about your future plans.
Dream about brushing your teeth with something strange (other than toothpaste)
A user emailed me a few months ago with a very interesting dream. He dreamed that he brushed his teeth with pineapple juice. Obviously, when we wake up we brush our teeth with toothpaste. If you dream of wearing something super rare, then we need to bring this as a “token” in the dream. What I am trying to say is that it doesn’t really matter “what” you are brushing your teeth within your dream. When it comes to dream interpretation, just look at the dream actions first and then look at the object you were brushing your teeth with and interpret it all together. In the case of the example, I have given the meaning of the dream as follows: the teeth represent power. Brushing represents the attempt to overcome the problems to maintain that power and finally, pineapple juice symbolizes wealth and luxury. So, for the meaning of the dream: the dreamer wants to keep his strength in order to keep his wealth. It is simple
Dream about using someone else’s toothbrush
Dreaming of using someone else’s toothbrush can suggest that there needs to be more communication in your life. Have you been hiding? Using or borrowing a toothbrush reflects your own willpower. If you are borrowing a toothbrush from someone and this may suggest that you need to avoid malicious gossip from people around you. Everyone judges each other and it is important to try to overcome any problem or conflict with calm and satisfaction. It is a warning sign to be more careful in your actions and what you say to other people.
Dream about flossing
Flossing in the dream indicates that you want to remove problems from your life. In 1815 Levi Spear Parmly reversed dental floss. He was concerned about oral hygiene and noted that between his teeth he required a cleaning aid. Dreaming of flossing indicates that you are trying to eliminate a very difficult problem. If you have a hard time getting rid of any food (that a brush cannot reach) this indicates that something will impact you in the future.
Summary of brushing teeth dream
In conclusion, this dream is quite an interesting symbol. When you are “cleaning something”, like your teeth in a dream, it foretells a process in conscious life, of what we have to do. It could mean that there is a new situation in life. Maybe even a new beginning. The most important aspect of this dream is the symbolism of the teeth themselves. As I have already pointed out in the first paragraph, teeth indicate power and confidence. It could mean that you are trying to force your emotions and thoughts.
I have mentioned many times in this article that losing your teeth while brushing in a dream is generally a negative dream, however, it can mean that you are going to overcome some difficulties and changes ahead. I hope my dream meaning was informative and don’t forget to check out the other parts of my website! Flo