Though it is explicitly written in the Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary that tooth / teeth loss in the dream is a symbol of “mourning at home (family decease)” and even today it is the most popular dream explanation, with various possibilities, such a sign of “family decease” will not definitely appear:-
1. Tooth / teeth loss hints the teeth illness
Physical stimulation is a major source of dream. Under some circumstances, the meaning of the dream has direct relationship with physiological conditions. Thus decayed tooth or teeth pathological changes and etc could lead to the dream of tooth / teeth loss, and this is purely caused by physiological factors.
2. Problems with social relationships
As the old saying goes, “good teeth, clever expression”, teeth has close relationship with interpersonal relationships. The dream of tooth / teeth loss or teeth loose, is likely to happen when you are in quarrel with others, or you’re in difficult relationship with others. Try to improve your wording.
3. Decease of the elders in the family
Dreaming of teeth / tooth loss could be a sign of really back luck suggesting the serious health problems of the dreamer’s parents. More accompany with the parents and other elder families is strongly recommended.
Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary
In the Chinese culture, dream is linked with a virtual person called Zhougong after a popular book Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary (周公解梦) which has been passed down from thousands of years ago. The book categorizes seven types of dream that people usually have during sleeping. With thousand of years’ history, Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary (周公解梦) has been popular in China as well as in the Chinese communities for its excellence in explaining different dreams, in particular those unusual and weird. While some believe that the book shows people’s superstition, others believe that the objects or scenes that show up in our dream have close relationship with what have happened within our body (e.g. health status), in daily life, or mental status.