Psychology Today asks: Are dreams of teeth falling out related to psychopathology or dental irritation?

The current study was designed to test for relationships between teeth dreams and dental tension, other typical dream themes, general sleep disturbances, and factors of psychological distress. A total of 210 participants completed online questionnaires, including the Dream Motif Scale (Yu, 2012), which assess dream themes in 14 categories, including “Sensorimotor Excitement,” which constitutes falling, teeth falling out, among other items.