Teeth are assumed, in the interpretation of dreams, to represent relatives or the best friends one may possess; the front teeth bear a relation to children, to brothers, sisters and other near connections; the lower ones signify persons of the female sex, and the upper ones those of the masculine gender. Consequently, to dream of having a tooth lost or spoiled, is an indication of the loss of some relative.
If on the other hand, one dreams of having a more beautiful white and firm set of teeth than given by nature, it signifies that the dreamer will be blessed with joy and prosperity, and receive grateful tidings from relatives, leading to a strong and durable friendship.
To dream of having one tooth longer than the others is symbolical of a disagreement with a relative.
The upper eyetooth (canine) signifies the father; the lower one is taken to represent the mother.
Artemidorous contends that the teeth on the right side represent males, and those on the left, females, but this is contrary to the teachings of the Indians, the Persians, and Egyptians, who were most expert in divination.
Should one dream that one of the large front teeth is decayed or blackened, or that it gives pain, it is a prognostication as to the dangerous illness of a relative or near friend.
To dream of teeth becoming suddenly white and well formed, when otherwise is the case with the dreamer, signifies a sudden acquisition of happiness, of pleasure, and contentment, as well as the proffer of friendship from quarters the least expected.
To dream of cleaning teeth and rendering them white denotes the gift of money to friends or relatives.
Should one dream that the teeth give pain and trouble, preventing the dreamer from speaking or eating, it is a sure sign of domestic quarrels, and the prevalence of litigation among relatives with respect to a will or other inheritance.