Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Why can't I just dream about The Rock?

Last night I dreamed that the orthodontist removed my braces and my teeth came out with them. They unrooted (uprooted? derooted?) themselves one-by-one as he pulled the wire away. It was disturbing, to say the least, so today I Googled dream analysis and got a few potential explanations for my dream.  (Because Google is clearly the place to go when I think something serious is going on in my brain.)

The most common analysis is that I'm afraid to look foolish, either in my actions or my appearance. Yeah, that hits the mark pretty close. That's why I got the braces in the first place. I want to have pretty teeth and not occasionally unintentionally whistle when air passes through the gap in my front two teeth. (It happens more than I like to admit.)

Me before the braces.

Another theory went into menopausal women and I just stopped reading. I am not menopausal. No, really. I'm not that old yet. I'm just cranky.

Stop. We're not going there.

The last (hopefully) applicable source said that dreaming of losing teeth is tied to receiving money and the tooth fairy legend. You know, your tooth falls out, you put it under your pillow and the tooth fairy brings you some dough. And if the tooth fairy looked like this, I'd pull my teeth myself to get to meet him:

The Rock as the Tooth Fairy. A myth I could really sink my teeth into.

I like the idea that this weird dream is a premonition of coming into money. But not at the expense of my teeth. I don't want to have to spend any potential windfall on dentures.

What's your weirdest dream? (And just to be clear, this isn't my weirdest dream, it's just my most recent weird dream.)


  1. Had to come see what dreaming about your teeth falling out was all about. I had a coworker who had a book that explained the meaning of dreams. I loved to consult it. Everything I dreamed about was bad omens. It bothered her far more than it bothered me. Many of my dreams take place in the same location, but to my conscious mind I've not been to these places. However, then this happened: I had a series of dreams about the same office building, it was long and narrow, wood paneled with a hanging plant, lots of big windows. The dreams weren't in a row or anything; I just noticed the same location showing up. Then one day driving home from work at twilight I got stopped in really bad traffic, backed way up so I was seeing buildings I don't normally. There was the office building of my dreams--only it was a barber shop. It was lit up inside so I could really see in. Wow. The hair on the back of neck just stood on end. It was so freaky. I often have people in my dreams I don't know and now I have to wonder are they people I passed during the day that I didn't even notice or are they pure invention?!

  2. Wow. It's amazing how much we take in every day without even realizing it. I have a few dreams that have come more than once. I used to have a jewelry box that played music and had a ballerina painted on it. As a little kid, I dreamed more than once that the ballerina was chasing me down me street and no matter how hard I ran, I couldn't get far enough ahead. To this day, music box-style music freaks me out.

    As far as the teeth falling out dreams, most sources said they are vanity-based; that dreaming of losing teeth means you worry about your physical appearance or the impression you make on others. I totally admit to being vain. I would still prefer the financial windfall though.