Because soapstone contains talc scratches and small dents may appear over time. Most scratches can be quickly and easily removed without any damage by sanding the area and or reapplying mineral oil. Should there be a slightly deeper scratch, simply use a small piece of fine grit sandpaper on the area with the scratch using a circular motion until the scratch has disappeared. Finish by applying mineral oil to the area.
Deeper gouges and dents can easily be fixed by filling the dent with epoxy, sanding it once the epoxy has cured and re-applying a small quality of oil.