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The dental dream we dread...


We've all had it- that dream where our teeth are falling out, turning black, crumbling, or (ew) mushy. It's disturbing on many levels, but what does it MEAN? Some say it has to do with feelings of personal loss, inferiority or insecurity. Freud, unsurprisingly, interpreted it as a manifestation of sexual repression. And yet others have linked it to, well, actual tooth pain and sensation, such as what might be experienced from grinding ones teeth at night.



While we can't yet say for sure, two researchers have actually been studying this phenomenon, with interested results. For those interested the link is below. And in the meantime, sweet dreams! (But not too sweet...no sugary drinks before bed!)


https://www.sleepfoundation.org/dreams/dream-interpretation/teeth-falling-out