Why People Dream About Their Teeth Falling Out

It’s a common dream theme and not just for teeth-obsessed Americans

Illustration: Shuhua Xiong

It happens all the time.

I’m eating and all of a sudden something doesn’t feel right. While I’m chewing, a tooth falls out. Sometimes, even a few teeth are gone. I run to the nearest mirror, and when I see my reflection, I’m horrified by the…