Ultra Brite is an American toothpaste and tooth-whitener marketed by Colgate-Palmolive in the United States. Ultra Brite gained popularity during the late 1960s with a television and print commercial ad campaign, aimed at Baby Boomers, that stated, "Ultra Brite gives your mouth...[bling]...sex appeal!" It was introduced as an imitator of Maclean's adult toothpaste, but was soon reformulated with a peppermint flavor to give it a more pleasant taste.
Colgate-Palmolive introduced Ultra Brite toothpaste in 1967. The paste was sold in the United Kingdom from the late 1970s, but was withdrawn in the 2000s owing to competitive pressures.
- "Colgate Introduces A Value-Priced Multi-Benefit Toothpaste," -Investor Relations Statement, August 20, 1998