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One symbolism that seems very prominent in many dreams is that of the dreamer’s teeth falling out. Or, teeth being worked on. Teeth in a dream is symbolic to relationships in the body of believers or family unit. Or, a group in an organization.
Our Creator gave us this huge and amazing lesson on how relationships work best when he designed TEETH.
Of course, biblical symbolism is regarded as a tool or guideline to begin to understand what certain things mean in a dream. We cannot hard wire known symbolism into every dream we have, because we need to take into consideration “special meanings” to individuals. (For instance a yellow rose has always spoke to me of my grandmother) but may mean something else to another.
So that being said, my primary reference to the meaning of teeth (besides the simple fact that they are individual parts of a group) comes from the most colorful and symbolic books in the bible- The Song of Solomon.
Remember, teeth require a relationship with one another to be fully functional. They are at their best when aligned properly.
In the Song of Solomon they are referred to as sheep.
Song of Solomon 4:2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them. Sheep travel in flocks so they speak of covenant relationships. Many times they are used symbolically referring to a sheep fold which is a body of believers. Solomon gives us a clue when he speaks of the teeth being “as” even shorn sheep- a functional body of believers, washed by the Word. Each one evenly shorn (giving his part) in the group, and equally so. This speaks of a group or body of believers in a relationship.
The upper jaw is the non moving portion of the mouth. It is stable and it is “over” the lower jaw, the lower jaw moves to chew. The upper and lower jaw are, also, in relationship. We are all sheep. The upper teeth represent a unified body of governing believers who have been given charge over the “underling flock” and they are in relationship. A broken jaw could mean broken relationship between a governing body and the people. Wisdom teeth for instance: In a dream are they lower or upper? Being taken out? Or put in? Again in relationship to the rest of the flock as being a wise person, not just wisdom. You cannot look past the fact that teeth come in flocks! I hope that those who have not considered this before can look at this as an explanation or symbol to some of these dreams regarding teeth, and perhaps begin considering- Sheep, Flock, Sheepfold, relationships, etc. This particular understanding has opened up powerful insight for me in the past and I am amazed at the revelation that has come out of it. Being able to see where or how I have set in relationship to the body of Christ, including loss, and gain of relationships, and functions. Eye tooth- seer. Upper jaw Wisdom tooth- Leadership wisdom. Lower jaw, scissor, eye or wisdom tooth- congregational giftings. -blessings NeWine