Dreaming about getting gum stuck in your teeth and mouth sounds unpleasant, right?
For example, have you ever dreamed of chewing gum that gets bigger the longer you chew or trying to pull gum from your mouth endlessly?
While these dreams can be frustrating and feel like you are dealing with the impossible, they are also warnings to help you escape hopeless situations.
What Does It Mean When You Have Gum Stuck In Your Mouth In A Dream?
As you can imagine, a dream like this generally indicates some kind of problem in your life. Often these dreams mean you’ve taken on more than you can cope with or even have feelings of depression.
Chewing gum is an activity that provides no nourishment but takes effort. We can quickly see how this can be a metaphor for things in your waking life. Here are some common interpretations of dreams where you have gum stuck in your mouth.
You Are Frustrated About a Task
Many people have experienced a dream where they endlessly chew on the same piece of gum and cannot spit it out. In some dreams, the gum gets bigger as you chew. These dreams indicate that you are dealing with a frustrating situation. Though you are working at it, it is not getting any better.
It might indicate that you need to step back and rethink the problem.
Perhaps it’s time to tackle it from a different direction? You may need assistance or look to someone else to help you understand the issue.
You Are Dealing with Too Big a Problem
Sometimes in life, we ‘bite off more than we can chew.’ This literal interpretation indicates that you have taken on a project or task that is too big for one person to do alone. Therefore, your subconscious is telling you it’s time to bring others on board to help.
Or, if you are overwhelmed, break down a big project into smaller ones.
You’re Struggling to Express Yourself
Do you feel like you need to speak up about something, but pressure from those around you keeps you from expressing yourself?
Your dream of gum sticking in your mouth can mean you’re finding it difficult to speak up. The mouth can represent your need to communicate.
Perhaps you’re worried about losing friends if you say what needs to be said. Or maybe your mind is warning you to ‘chew on’ those thoughts and see if sharing them is essential. You might need to have more facts before you speak.
You’re Not Seeing Results
Sometimes when we dream of an action that doesn’t benefit us but only seems to get in our way, our psyche warns us that it’s time to stop what we are doing. For example, chewing gum endlessly in a dream may mean you’ve been working at something for too long without results. It’s time to let go of that thing and move on.
Is there a different thing you can invest your energy into?
You’re Dealing with an Indigestible Situation
We all know not to swallow chewing gum, so dreaming of something hard to swallow or bad for us can indicate we’ve heard some news we can’t accept. Perhaps you’ve heard bad news about work or a friend you trusted, and the situation seems impossible to believe.
When you dream about putting things in your mouth, this often symbolizes trying to understand a situation.
You Are Reliving Trauma
Having something stuck in your mouth and being unable to remove it could echo a distressing situation from your past. This distress could indicate a deep anxiety about something that happened to you, and you struggle to move past it.
Your mouth’s “gumming up” indicates that it is something you struggle to talk about. It may be something that happened to you so young that you cannot verbalize the experience.
You Feel Trapped by a Commitment
If you can’t get rid of the gum, this can show that you feel obligated to finish an overwhelming project. Of course, you want to be free of the obligation, but perhaps you have made a promise, or your boss expects it.
Wanting to spit out the gum shows that you no longer want this burden in your life—you feel the task is fruitless and too much for you to take on.
It’s time to see if you can delegate some responsibilities to others if you cannot undo the commitment.
Dream About Gum Stuck In Teeth
Teeth often appear in our dreams (like the widespread dream of losing teeth). Teeth symbolize our self-esteem, feelings about ourselves, and how others view us.
Having something sticky on our teeth indicates an issue with our self-esteem.
You may feel that something is getting in the way of how you present yourself to the world. For example, you feel self-conscious about a physical or social aspect, such as having money to dress appropriately.
Also, our mouth is the communication gateway. Having something sticky on your teeth makes speaking more difficult. This dream could indicate that people don’t understand or are misinterpreting what you say or that you have an anxiety-inducing presentation or phone call coming up.
Try thinking about what you want to get across and write down a bullet point outline of what to say. This action can help reduce the fear of miscommunication and set your mind at ease by providing a framework you can use when you get stuck.
A Dream Where You Can’t Get Chewing Gum Out Of Your Mouth
When you have something in your mouth that you can’t remove, this shows a problem standing in your way. It could be something that is preventing you from communicating with people.
Wanting to spit the gum out or trying to pull it out both show you are tired of dealing with this issue. You have invested time and energy into something, such as a project or relationship, and it hasn’t worked. You want to be done with it and move on, but something prevents you from escaping the situation.
These dreams where you can’t remove the gum can also indicate your indecision. You want to get rid of the gum, but you are struggling to find a way to do it, and this shows you are still trying to find a way to keep working on the issue, even though it may be time to call it a day.
Dreams About Pulling Gum Out Of Mouth
When we dream of pulling gum out of our mouths, it indicates a desire to eliminate something blocking us. For example, this could be stopping you from speaking your truth, preventing you from being true to yourself.
The act of chewing gum represents a task you have been working on without benefit or progress. It has taken all your energy and commitment but is going nowhere.
If the gum gets stuck in your teeth and pulls them out, you might have something you need to remove from your life before you can move on. You have been working too hard at something, and it feels like it’s breaking you apart. This image can be even more literal in dreams, where you start pulling out parts of your mouth!
Usually, these dreams indicate that you must stop what you are doing in your waking life. Take a moment to reflect on your life situation… Are your current actions proving fruitless? Then, take action to avoid harming your physical and emotional health.