Cleaning matte finishes

On the subject of matt finishes, I have found that after an initial
surge of interest about 5 years ago, its appeal dropped off
considerably after many customers found that their pieces burnished
with wear, or , in the case of silver, tarnished badly. I always
teach customers how to maintain the finish themselves, using a piece
of scotch brite( the green buff sold at supermarkets ususally used to
clean pans etc). It’s better to use than steel wool-doesn’t rust or
shed splinters. Someone once told me it is safer to use wet because
the dust is bad for your lungs, but it doesn’t seem to generate much.