It is common that we loss teeth when we grow up and grow old, and tooth loss quite often appears in our dreams. According to traditional Chinese dream interpretation theory, loss-of-teeth dreams could have various meanings: mostly good but some bad.
Chinese Dream Interpretation Theory
'Zhou Duke Interprets Dreams' (周公解梦Zhou Gong Jie Meng) is the classic Chinese text that is the basis of most traditional Chinese dream interpretation theory. It's traditionally attributed to the Duke of Zhou (reign 1042–1035 BC), revered as the 'God of Dreams' and the 'First Sage'.
Psychological Meanings for Dreaming about Tooth Loss
Dreaming of the loss of a tooth can symbolize psychological regression or growth according to 'Duke of Zhou Interprets Dreams'.
Tooth loss can also indicate two opposite feelings depending on the context. One is the sorrow of aging (because people lose their teeth when they are old). The second is the joy of growing up (because when children grow up, they lose their milk teeth and replace them with adult ones).
Meanings for Specific Dreams about Tooth Loss
Dreaming of losing a tooth with blood means that the dreamer lacks confidence in life and is looking forward to getting out of a situation.
Dreaming of tooth loss during a daydream means that your interpersonal relationships are smooth, and your strong mobility and decisiveness motivate the people around you.
Dreaming of a deaf person losing his/her teeth means you'll have good fortune while encountering difficulties.
Meanings for Various People's Dreams about Tooth Loss
Business people dreaming of losing teeth may be currently unprofitable, but they will succeed in business with patience.
When people who are starting a business dream of losing their teeth, it means that they should be prepared for anything, otherwise they will have difficulties and suffer loss.
Those who are preparing for an exam dreaming of losing their teeth are given a sign that they won't perform very well in their tests.
People in their Chinese zodiac birth year dreaming of losing their teeth are being warned that they in a dilemma: they should beware of villains and be careful in everything.
If someone in love dreams of losing their teeth, it means that they should not be irritable, but can get married by communicating slowly.
People who are pregnant dreaming about losing their teeth have an indication that they will give birth to a boy.