Teeth Problems – Spiritual Meaning, Causes, and Prevention

Teeth Problems - Spiritual Meaning, Causes, and Prevention

Oral disease is the most widespread chronic disease, despite being highly preventable. Occasionally, dental issues are caused by the care you take of your teeth, or lack of, while sometimes they are caused simply by your heredity.

Educating yourself about frequent teeth problems and their causes can also go a long way in prevention.

Here is a list of spiritual causes and meaning behind teeth problems

As teeth are used to pulverize and pound food, oral problems indicate constant difficulty pondering new information, situations or ideas. Therefore, problems with the teeth and gums indicate fear of making incorrect decisions.

Teeth are also used to bite; hence, an individual with a tooth problem might feel incapable of defending himself. In addition to chewing, teeth are also and above all, verbal. By offering points to support the language, teeth can produce sounds, the articulated ability of a human being.

Teeth and gums are governed by the throat chakra. Known as the 5th chakra, this energy vortex vibrates in the color of pale blue and is represented by the 16 petalled lotus. The 5th chakra also governs the parathyroid gland, thyroid gland, throat, tonsils, neck and shoulder muscles, ears, and growth as a form of expression.

Moreover, the four front teeth signify the spot you want to occupy in relation to your parents, whose position is represented by the lower incisors.

These types of problems in this area indicate an inability to sink your teeth into what you are doing in order to achieve the outcomes you aspire. Learn to look at events as they are. If need be, accept the help of others to sharpen your discernment.

The right side of the body controls the male aspect and is connected to our relationship with our father. Teeth problems on the right side represent unresolved father issues. Teeth problems on the left side represent unresolved issues with your mother.

Spiritual causes and meaning of halitosis (bad breath)s

What we breathe out is a reflection of what we are carrying around inside, whether this is the mental-emotional unpleasantness or physical waste. If you have halitosis, take a good look at the types of thoughts which preoccupy you.

Are you constant full of resentment, anger, gossip or foul thoughts about your life and other individuals? Beautify your thoughts and words with friendliness, love, and honesty, and your breath will become more pleasant as well.

Spiritual causes and meaning of bruxism (teeth grinding)bruxism (teeth grinding)

Bruxism is grinding of the teeth or the jaw clenching that usually occurs during sleep as the mind ruminates about all the tension and anger that you kept inside during your waking hours.

Teeth grinding comes from the Greek word “brychein”, which represents the gnashing of teeth. You must decide to handle the anger before it becomes a bigger problem than simple teeth grinding.

Spiritual causes and meaning of oral cancer

From a spiritual standpoint, the development of oral cancer could indicate a very strong and chronic 5th chakra blockage. Those who have sexual abuse in their childhood can be vulnerable to this disease.

Spiritual causes and meaning of cavities (tooth decay)teeth cavities (tooth decay)

Tooth decay is the result of an infection with specific forms of bacteria that use sugars in food to make acids. Over time, these acids can make a cavity in the tooth. Cavities usually are caused by the feelings of unappreciation.

Spiritual causes and meaning of cracked tooth syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome is where a tooth has incompletely cracked but no part of the tooth has yet broken off. Occasionally, it is described as a greenstick fracture. The main cause of it can be the feeling that one’s integrity has been compromised.

Spiritual causes and meaning of wisdom tooth flare-ups

wisdom tooth flare-ups
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Wisdom teeth are your 3rd molars (the most posterior tooth in your mouth) and can be one of the most frequent causes of dental pain. Spiritual causes include judging, criticizing, and condemning self for not honoring one’s own needs.

Spiritual causes and meaning of gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease)gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease) teeth

Periodontitis begins with bacterial growth in your mouth. This type of problems indicates an incapacity to assert oneself and come to grips with things.

You are vulnerable and touchy and don’t have the courage to be assertive in your life. Begin to accept and love yourself and you will no longer be dependent on the acceptance of people close to you and will find the strength to assert yourself in your present life.

Teeth problems preventiongirl brushing teeth

Daily flossing, brushing twice a day, eating properly and regular dental check-ups are important steps to preventing dental problems. Also, avoid smoking and tobacco use and alcohol consumption.

Moreover, stress can make oral diseases worse and harder to treat. Stress can also weaken your body’s immune system, hence, it will be harder for your body to fight off any type of infection.

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  1. In my life, dental problems are God’s way of reminding me that the will of the spirit is more powerful then matters of the body. In a sensitive and energetically charged time I had a serious tooth issue where two bottom front teeth were so diseased that removal was the only option. During that time I was heeding the call of utilizing my voice to speak out against injustices that life had presented me with. I also was learning how to sing and express myself again as a healing remedy for the abuse that I had undergone. All of these indicated that my 5th chakra was cleansing itself of any blockages and becoming pure and whole again. When I finally got the courage to make an appointment with the dentist I was much more confident and self-assured that the physical manifestation of my soul’s journey via dental care was a big lesson not to be taken lightly. I am grateful for that lesson and rejoice in the process as it gently guides me to a life filled with laughter, compassion, music and vibrant love!

    Always yours in health, love and light

  2. Hi I am having trouble with my mouth and teeth and I no you can’t give me my missing tooth back but I just want to be pain free thank you Cerrie